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    Default Warning: stay away from your LR dealer

    Yep I'm serious!!

    They have a new "special edition". It is a Defender 90 Bakkie

    Comes with some extra's including rock sliders, and fitted with agressive muds. The one I saw is in a dark metallic red with black Landy rims!!!!

    Now I know, this is probably the most impractical vehicle in the world.
    It is cramped to the point where it is more comfortable to sleep on a bed of nails.
    That red colour is not going to like scratches
    The spare fills the whole load bay (so you'll have to spend on fitting it to a swing out arm behind)
    The price ticket is a ridiculous R390k

    There is just something about a small compact 4x4, makes it look like a dinky toy, you want to pick it up and put it on a shelf in your house. Probably the same thing that makes me like the Suzuki Jimny!!!


    I'm driving wide circles around the dealerships. A few more of these sightings and there is no telling what mischief I may perpetrate on my bank account!!!!

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    I saw a 90 pickup with the Puma bonnet the other day. I tought it was a special conversion or something.

    Luckily no LR dealers on my way to work
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    Jip I saw one the other day at a LR dealership.

    Mens mag nie begeer nie, maar daai 90 maak dit darm maar moeilik.

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    Where,s the picture for those of us that havent got a dealership close by
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    Don't think Dirk will allow that kind of P@ r n on the forum!

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    My agterwereld juk juis vir n 90, maar gelukkig het ek nie R390k nie
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Africa View Post
    Don't think Dirk will allow that kind of P@ r n on the forum!

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    Maybe just a link

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    Looks like very nice expensive toy...

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    There are 2 at LR Durban and they already have the spare wheel carrier fitted on the back. No excuse now so go and buy one!

    They letting them go cheaper - probably R 375 k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew5336 View Post
    There are 2 at LR Durban and they already have the spare wheel carrier fitted on the back. No excuse now so go and buy one!

    They letting them go cheaper - probably R 375 k.
    Soooooo Andrew, what are you waiting for then?

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    Very desireble. Saw one yesterday at a dealer.

    You would probably sell one 2nd hand in a
    couple of years for the same price that what
    you've paid for it.

    At 6.6ft i'm unfortunately far too uncomfortable in it.
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    Yip a nice white one is outside the Nelspruit agent. Its less practical than the 90 SW will be quite cramped inside. How can something so wrong be so right ?
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    Ja, that red one is at Centurion LR. On our way past LR Centurion the other day my wife spotted it, made me stop to go and look and for the rest of the day she had a very long face because I did not want to buy it for her

    It is a thing of beauty: Metalic red, khaki canvas cover, black rims.......drooooooolll.....
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    hiers hy!! een of ander spoiled brat gaan een kry vir sy 18de daar in sandton hehe eks seker van dit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regard View Post
    Ja, that red one is at Centurion LR. On our way past LR Centurion the other day my wife spotted it, made me stop to go and look and for the rest of the day she had a very long face because I did not want to buy it for her

    It is a thing of beauty: Metalic red, khaki canvas cover, black rims.......drooooooolll.....

    Being able to resist the love of your life, and that 90? It must be some sort of dark art that...

    Not sure if I should say respect, or chicken
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    Quote Originally Posted by greentree-sa View Post
    Soooooo Andrew, what are you waiting for then?
    Haha, my lotto results to come right!
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    Let Ryno come share his Puma experience with you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurard View Post
    Let Ryno come share his Puma experience with you all.
    Hi, howzit

    Wrong part of forum I think, were you not looking for the Mitshu forum?

    I can also ask 3 of my friends with Mitshus to share their overheating experiences with you on the Mitshu forum and then you guys can sort that out.
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    It is so amazing....I have been thinking of converting mine (I actuall have the roof allready), but Swambo is not falling for it.

    Ry Nou had problems with his, you are absolutely right, BUT he went everywhere with that poor Landy, and he put it through hell (he has even admitted to it). No car would last, when putting it through that much hell. Had my Pajero 3.2DID clutch replaced on 100 000kms, not due to poor quality, but due to sheer abuse.

    All his problems were on the drivetrain, and brakes, which indicates as a combined problem exessive wheel spin, with a fairly simple design in traction controll trying to stop same by braking as hard as possible on the loose wheel. I have seen him go yp places, my poor Landy wont, and Icant believe it lasted so long.
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    That little box of fun was the reason I bought the new 90. It caught my eye and that was that- I just could not fit behind the wheel so I "settled" for the 90!

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