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  1. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    In case anyone was wondering if it was going to fit in their garage.... (Explorer pack, 19 inch wheels, P400)

    Looks like I'm 3cm short for it to fit.

    Should take delivery of it by tomorrow and...
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    Re: Range Rover 50th Picture Challenge

    2013 Range Rover Evoque
  3. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Love the car, but i feel the boot could have been packaged better considering the outer dimensions....
  4. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Well you can't very well go back on all those countless arguments around the campfire explaining why it is the best 4x4xfar ! ;D

    Sorta like if that's your story, you have to stick to it!

    And...
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    Re: Show us your Mountain and Road Bicycles

    The Lamborghini Urus of mountain bikes:)
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    Re: New Defender arrived today

    Test drives only from official sale date (I think they said I could only drive the one I ordered on the 9th of July).

    The blue one in Menlyn was the same pre-production model they used on the...
  7. Thread: July Brekkie Run

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    Re: July Brekkie Run

    Sounds like fun. Will have to let you know closer to the time, but tentatively, you can count another softroader in :cool:
  8. Thread: June Brekkie Run

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    Re: June Brekkie Run

    Thanks everyone, was a nice day out!

    Thanks again Sean for organising! More people like you are needed :)
  9. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    The answer to the headline of this thread is this:

    Yes. It is!

    My P400 HSE, Explorer package, Advanced offroad pack, E-diff, just arrived at my local dealership. I'll go have a look at it in...
  10. Thread: June Brekkie Run

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    Re: June Brekkie Run

    Confirming my spot. I'll be there ;)
    If my family will be up at 5am on a winter's morning remains to be seen though....
  11. Thread: June Brekkie Run

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    Re: June Brekkie Run

    Pathetic....

    Ruin things for everyone!

    You know, it's people like you, that give our 4x4 club a bad name....

    Crack a beer at 0730 ???
    Don't be absurd. That's way too late ;D

    Seriously...
  12. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    I've been wanting a short back bakkie like this since I was 8. True story
  13. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    I ordered one.
    Put a 50k deposit down. But I'll need to cancel now. Will probably be joining the UIF queue soon . I just can't get it over my heart to tell them yet. (Not for their sake but more...
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    Re: Evoque Fuel Consumption

    I have a 2011 Si4 Prestige. One of the first in the country. Originally bought it to sell it, but I fell in love.

    Yes, the fuel consumption isn't great. Infact, its pretty poor. But half the...
  15. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Here's what I mean with the lights...
  16. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    I was at the reveal tonight, and I've come away with a list of things I like, and list if things I don't.

    Here's the list of things I like:

    pretty

    much everything.

    The list of things...
  17. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Where and how its built:

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/land-rover-defender-story-behind-4x4s-production

    "To achieve the required stiffness in the aluminium structure (and this...
  18. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Indeed. But judging by the pricing on the US land rover website, I'm expecting it to be far too costly...
    So I'll probably do the same as Bruce...
  19. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Ditto ditto ;D

    Great minds...

    But I decided against the black exterior pack. Its all that glossy black stuff that's around the windows on the Evoque and RR. It scratches super easy and it's...
  20. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Nearly... but the base price of the Land Cruiser VX-R is still an eye watering R1 510 000!
    So the question is, would you rather buy that?
    Sure it has advantages like already proven reliability,...
  21. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Well that should test the new ip67 waterproof rating of the electronics nicely...

    I've heard the 900mm wading depth is only limiting in the sense that it then starts to float... :o
  22. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    I guess ....if diesels are your thing....


    But for the pleasure of on road driving, I've gone off diesels. I've owned a couple, and I've decided that the decreasing power as the revs go up (to...
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    Re: Freelander won't start!!

    FL2s and Evoques eat batteries for breakfast.... especially if your commute is short.

    If you're stuck somewhere, and you need it to start, very often this can be done by disconnecting the...
  24. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Really?:confused:

    Could someone point me in the direction of the Land Cruiser vs Range Rover debate before we derail this thread please :cool:
  25. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    A RR is probably the closest in terms of off road - on road, ratio. Because what it loses out on off road ability, it makes up on the road.... almost....( Because it's just not going to offroad like...
  26. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Funny, for me its quite the opposite...
    I feel like people want to shoot me for not "getting" the old one...
    Yes, it has character, but so do some of the worst cars ever built...

    For me, in...
  27. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Same here. See you then! Just look for the source of all the drool on the floor. That'd be me :D

    If you know people who know people, they're also handing out tickets for the launch of the new...
  28. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    There we go, image all fixed up ;)
  29. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Totally agreed.
    And,
    It has more power, more torque, uses less fuel with 2 fewer cylinders, and for us in Gauteng, we don't lose the 25% power because its turbo (and super) charged.

    It will be...
  30. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    My guess is that that picture was taken through the windscreen of another vehicle, and hence the distortion. I find the paranoia somewhat humorous though ;D

    No, they don't come out with Duratracs....
  31. Thread: Camping in KNP

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    Re: Camping in KNP

    If you want to see lions, go to Satara.

    If you want to see Jeep Jockeys (the guys that have a bad reputation of showing their international guests the best possible sightings as their tips are...
  32. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Well luckily WE all know the older Defenders don't like crossaxles...;D

    And you certainly didn't look like a chop when you were the only one to get over here :

    https://youtu.be/Yr4AGJTUByI
    ...
  33. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    I think you're 100% correct Pieter.

    Maybe like a "weight-on-wheels" squat switch or similar. So it senses the wheel is in the air and brakes it, making it then the most resistive wheel.

    Now...
  34. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Wow, that's seriously impressive.
    At 00:11, it looks like it has a front difflock... just how do they get the electrics to do that? That front left doesn't spin up at all! So how does it apply the...
  35. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    https://youtu.be/Jf-hxWVrsLg
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