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  1. Thread: Is this it?

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    I still do in my D5. Get some funny looks
  2. Thread: Is this it?

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    nice write up. Laughed at the comment about the keyboard warriors! So true.
    What was your opinion of the D240 motor?
    im battling to choose between that and the P200 so Iíve told the salesman...
  3. Thread: Is this it?

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    thats one of the best reviews I think. Enjoyed this guys honesty in the way he didnít claim to be an expert off roader
  4. Thread: Is this it?

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    you right I watched it again on the tv and you can see it.

    maybe they have those wheel clamp things for the hilift. Or itís just to look cool like many who carry them 😂
  5. Thread: Is this it?

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    As we have to do for many companies and people.
  6. Thread: Is this it?

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    I didnít know that and tried to find one but couldnt. Will take a look at the others. But having looked at the defender closely I doubt you could use a hilift jack on it.
  7. Thread: Is this it?

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    no itís not. Here is another view of the RR
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    Apparently the battery is under the drivers seat. Not sure about the rest.
  9. Thread: Is this it?

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    Come on guys, no it’s not perfect and nothing ever will be with different tastes and opinions. In a way this was a test as well as a launch for a new vehicle using a bunch of experienced and...
  10. Thread: Is this it?

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    Not always. My D1 was 15 years old and two of my defenders were around 10 years old also. And if you consider all the noise about Disco 3s and 4s which I bought second hand, you would think I would...
  11. Thread: Is this it?

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    Real LR owners never worry about reliability.......Ive owned 5 Disco's (1,3,2x 4,5) and some other LR's (Defenders) reliability has never concerned me or affected me. Touch wood. I have had 3...
  12. Thread: Is this it?

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    I also think that LR have proven how confident they are in the new defender. You cant invite all the "top" reporters etc to test your vehicle out on a 700km tough trip through Namibia, without being...
  13. Thread: Is this it?

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    haha possibly.

    I must say after watching a few Youtube reviews last night, i like it even more. One reviewer made the comment, that the disco 5 would be able to do most of what they did on the...
  14. Thread: Is this it?

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    The problem with the new defender and Discovery 5 is that they start floating at anything deeper than 900mm. In my old defender (2011 and 1999 models) anything deeper than the top of the wheels...
  15. Thread: Is this it?

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    Latest info from the dealer is they are not sure when stock or what stock will arrive due to whats happening in the world now. So I may just wait and see what happens first. I have given a lower spec...
  16. Thread: Is this it?

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    You right......sorry let me explain what I meant.... it may not be the best motor but for over R100k less than the 6 cylinder I think itís a better option.
  17. Thread: Is this it?

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    Sorry for contributing to the off topic but the word "warrior" never came into the translation of either set of Bach's fugues and preludes as far as I can remember. Clavier was certainly a term used...
  18. Thread: Is this it?

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    ;D;D Nice!
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    I also think the P300 is the best motor. What is the difference between PEV and MHEV setup? I think they both have batteries but not sure about how they work.
  20. Thread: Is this it?

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    flip i wish that was true. If it were I wouldn't be questioning the purchase at this time.

    Jelo Im impressed you seem to have matured. ;D
    PS. I also agree with George about the D5 vs Defender...
  21. Thread: Is this it?

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    ;D;D;D Im actually not 100% sure im going to as much as I would like to.
  22. Thread: Is this it?

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    ;D Wow Jelo you are still alive? Thought you would have been all over this thread carrying on about crank shafts and whatever else turns you on now... :) Funny enough I ride to work on a motorbike...
  23. Thread: Is this it?

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    There is always one! The question was a simple one and its irrelevant of what you own/owned or anything else! Haha :)


    DiscoMatt your last point is the biggest concern tbh and I think that’s the...
  24. Thread: Is this it?

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    PS. Currently this is my screens background.... ;D Now picture a D5 in the same place. It will handle it but there is just something missing. And yes a old Defender would look even better
  25. Thread: Is this it?

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    Only towing I will be doing is of the race car. We keeping it simple now, no trailers, no caravans, no roof top tents.

    Sometimes 4 of us but mostly 2 as my girls are in their 20's now and...
  26. Thread: Is this it?

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    Because I am very bad at waiting for things I want ;D

    I must say that the discussion here, although I dont agree with everything being said, as well as whats happening in the world, is making me...
  27. Thread: Is this it?

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    Very good question......
  28. Thread: Is this it?

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    If anyone even cares about what I say or what I do drive, I think they need some serious help, except obviously for my wife and two daughters. ;D
  29. Thread: Is this it?

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    You guys are starting to make me think........Im possibly being stupid getting rid of the D5 for The New Defender............or possibly im not.......or ???

    One thing I can say, having seen the...
  30. Thread: Is this it?

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    Niela, someone said earlier in this thread that the new one was too expensive for a Defender so I did a comparison of the pricing. I do agree they are totally different but some of us will use them...
  31. Thread: Is this it?

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    Yes I asked the question and they werenít sure but if you look on the accessories page on the website they say only available mid 2020
  32. Thread: Is this it?

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    I bought it into the conversation after someone said the new was too expensive for a defender. So all I’m saying is, based on the old 2nd hand Defender pricing, the pricing of the new is not that...
  33. Thread: Is this it?

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    How can you compare a Prado to an old Defender? Or am I reading wrong?
  34. Thread: Is this it?

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    If you compare the New to the old its not that much more expensive. Yes I could get one for a lot cheaper, but I want something new with no mileage, in excellent condition, that no one has picked...
  35. Thread: Is this it?

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    The point I was making is the New Defender is not much more than what some owners are trying to get for their second hand defenders. I am lucky enough to be in a position where i do not want to...
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