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  1. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    That rear view picture shows exactly why the new Defender is a brilliant 21st century design incorporating the key nostalgic Defender traits. The side profile , square back, side opening rear door,...
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    Re: When are campsites opening?

    That is the reasonable assumption everyone is making.
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    Re: When are campsites opening?

    I see that lots of caravan parks are opening up, although this section in Gazette doesn't explicitly mention caravan parks and camping (unless they are categorized as resorts). I guess a matter of...
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    Re: camping sites open?

    This is incorrect. Camping is not specified anywhere as being open as of yet.

    I do however know that several privately owned campsite are open for business. Just don't expect an invoice...
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    Re: Bush Lapa : experience HIS beauty @

    At least my BL is experiencing that straight from the carport where she has been parked for the past 4 months. >:D

    It's on my to do list for today to take her out and get the wheels rolling a bit.
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    True, although they've started that repositioning process long, long ago already. Some people just chose to ignore the progressive change and now it's to much to cope with in one go. I promise you...
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    Re: Bush Lapa general discussions

    That's quite strange. I've queried my premium twice already and it can't be lowered apparently. All my other insurance (house, 2 cars, all risk items etc) are with them and I'm on the best risk...
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    Re: Bush Lapa general discussions

    Myne is ook dit by Santam vir R640, maar in die groter prentjie is my premie en diens heelwat beter as die ander waar ek al by was. Kyk bv jou bybetaling ook. My vorige versekeraar wou n 30%...
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    Re: Tankwa Karoo and Old Postal Route

    Thanks. The 1st crossing is the big one so you would've approached it similar to my picture above (from the left). 400mm wow, so it was pretty much a full flowing rivier.
  10. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Hmm ... I wonder if soldiers also moaned back in the day when they got upgraded from a Lee-Enfield to a machine gun for warfare? Imagine the unions staging strikes demanding their old weapons back....
  11. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Reading through the comments and the utter useless arguments with the intent of going absolutely nowhere, I've realized again us humans are really a funny species.

    Believe it or not, but the new...
  12. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Very true Francois. I'll have to take a couple of test drives still.
  13. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    That is one of the reasons why it probably won't be practical for me unfortunately (the other one being the price tag and the % drop it'll take over the 1st three years). My sons are 5 and 6 so I'm...
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    Re: camping sites open?

    I also understand some camp sites are open (I suppose it is now up to them to implement applicable social distancing measures), although inter provincial travel is not allowed. Best to phone a...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    You're 100% correct. It could be an awesome Defender (or Cruiser / G Wagon / what else?) replacement possibility with the overall market not really focusing on those rugged "basic" type vehicles. ...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    I don't think it's a matter of criticizing the vehicle as such, but more a matter of pointing out that this is not a Land Rover and shouldn't be regarded as a Defender or its replacement.

    It is...
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    Re: Tankwa Karoo and Old Postal Route

    I'm quite interested how much water was in the river? Last time we were there, there was no drop of water in sight. (Apr 19)
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    If they're happy to move away from Land Rover, yes by all means. I would honestly then rather go 76 series Cruiser.
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    Totally understandable, but that's not a manufacturer problem, but a consumer change management problem. They seemingly made a great product that will appeal to many more than just the old Defender...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    If thinking in a brain dead type of way yes. >:D

    One is a 21st century Land Rover and the other is a wannabe lookalike
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    Ek't het nie regtig 'n verskil agtergekom aan temperatuur tussen my Xplorer en my huidige Bushlapa nie. Beide het ook maar kondensasie wat binne vorm oor koue nagte. Ek weet egter op die Commander...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    The sad reality is that, although it very much looks like a Defender and might be based on it, it is not a Land Rover Defender, will never ever continue the legacy of a Defender and is made by an...
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    Re: Jurgens Xplorer Fan Club

    Dit is nogal van die lekker penaries om in te wees. So baie opsies en eerlikwaar, nie een is 'n slegte opsie nie. Ek vat ook maar altyd daardie tydskrif vergelykings met 'n knippie sout, want almal...
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    Re: New Defender arrived today

    Now that's funny! I assume it'll then be reported on negatively.
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    Re: New Defender arrived today

    My local dealer (N1 City) should receive their first ones tomorrow. I'll be there to have a look. :)

    My only concern is the kids start to expect me to take along bicycles and other random crap,...
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    Re: Custom leisure tech roof top add a room.

    It has it's pros and cons and very much to a specific persons liking. I once had such an extension to my RTT but never used it. Mostly when I used the RTT it was for one night stay overs so I...
  27. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    Charl is julle nou permenant in NZ? Wie moet nou my oe toets? hahaha
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    Re: Bush Lapa general discussions

    Thanks, I assumed the offroad setting does change the gearing also (versus only playing with ABS on downhill as the salesman said). I simply couldn't understand how the normal 1st gear on tar can...
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    Re: Bush Lapa general discussions

    Thanks. There's already a new lesson learnt. What does that offroad button actually do apart from activate something similar to the Hill descent control on die Discovery? This concept of the...
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    Re: Amarok built by Ford

    Just wondering what the pricing would be on these new Amarok models and if its worth getting one of the current models instead or waiting for the new ones.
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    Re: Bush Lapa general discussions

    Any Amarok V6 owners that can comment on towing a BL in offroad conditions with the lack of low range?
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    Re: Bush Lapa general discussions

    Ditto - and adds much more stability to the front of the van because its nearer to the sides and not just on the front of the A-frame.
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    Discovery 4 Re: Discovery 4 tdv6 buying advice.

    Ag nee Jelo, net nie dit nie >:D
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    Discovery 4 Re: Discovery 4 tdv6 buying advice.

    True words, but... once you've driven a D4 you'll just not care about the above. I'm thinking of selling mine but on the other hand I keep reminding myself that nothing else out there matches its...
  35. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    TC gaan nie werk vir die Toyota manne nie, want jy moet juis jou voet net rustig hou sonder 'n gerev en sonder enige manewales. >:D
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