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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Unfortunately, that is a bed Land Rover has dug for themselves.
    that is indeed a strange mix of sayings
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    that is indeed a strange mix of sayings
    Eish... doing 3 things at once..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    that is indeed a strange mix of sayings
    And this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    If the public's opinion does not fit into the narrow minded views of some Land Rover owners then tough.
    Hedgehog, this seems like an unfinished statement, or something.. unless I've had a brain explosion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontuin View Post
    And this?



    Hedgehog, this seems like an unfinished statement, or something.. unless I've had a brain explosion.
    Are you referring to the "tough" and "Land Rover" in the same sentence? (I might have intended that contradictory pun)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    I agree!

    The new Defender is of interest to any 4x4 owner or enthusiast, and, this thread is posted in a public forum with 4x4 owners and enthusiasts, and thus open for public opinion......

    If the public's opinion does not fit into the narrow minded views of some Land Rover owners then tough.

    Absolutely true, it is public, blah, blah...

    Now I ask you, let's say that I absolutely hate a LC 79/76.
    And all I do is to give negative comments on every LC thread that starts in the Toyota section on a daily basis about how useless they are, how you have to mod the hell out of it just to get it to crap standard, how I think they look common, how those under powered V8 diesels that can only take 50ppm is the most stupid thing in the world and how they obviously support terrorism, etc, etc, etc, etc................................
    What will I reach by doing so?
    Just stroke my own ego?
    Maybe sooth my own insecurities?

    Do you think I am going to change the minds of all those narrow minded LC drivers?

    Will you say I am right and you never thought of all those points?

    NO...I bet you will defend the hell out of your vehicle choice and tell me how wrong I am and how I should go play on my own brands' forum, etc...



    And it is for that reason that I stay off the sections where I have no interest.

    I maybe expect a little to much from people I thought have a higher EQ and more common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regard View Post
    ... and more common sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Regard View Post


    And it is for that reason that I stay off the sections where I have no interest.

    I maybe expect a little to much from people I thought have a higher EQ and more common sense.
    You see Regard that is where you are wrong. I think I speak for most of us, even the most ardent Japanese owner, that we all view the Defender as an absolute icon. That most if not all had some of their earliest 4x4 experiences with a Defender or Land Rover for that matter. And that all of us, no matter what we drive still find the brand to be special.

    I think most of us are really hoping and praying that Land Rover does not F... the new Defender up! And when we see news that is contradictory to our hopes and prayers, we voice our opinion and our disappointment in a negative manner (This might be improper, but it is all we can do)

    So bear with us, for we are not anti Defender the ICON and legend, we are anti Land Rover the new metro 4x4...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    ....for we are not anti Defender the ICON and legend, we are anti Land Rover the new metro 4x4...
    perfect summary Andrew
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    The curse of Solihull continues............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regard View Post
    Absolutely true, it is public, blah, blah...

    Now I ask you, let's say that I absolutely hate a LC 79/76.
    And all I do is to give negative comments on every LC thread that starts in the Toyota section on a daily basis about how useless they are, how you have to mod the hell out of it just to get it to crap standard, how I think they look common, how those under powered V8 diesels that can only take 50ppm is the most stupid thing in the world and how they obviously support terrorism, etc, etc, etc, etc................................
    What will I reach by doing so?
    Just stroke my own ego?
    Maybe sooth my own insecurities?

    Do you think I am going to change the minds of all those narrow minded LC drivers?

    Will you say I am right and you never thought of all those points?

    NO...I bet you will defend the hell out of your vehicle choice and tell me how wrong I am and how I should go play on my own brands' forum, etc...



    And it is for that reason that I stay off the sections where I have no interest.

    I maybe expect a little to much from people I thought have a higher EQ and more common sense.
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    Funny thing is, the "negative" comments regarding the new Defender are mostly from current or previous owners of Defenders. I don't know why the poor Jap drivers had to be dragged into the argument
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ejay View Post
    The curse of Solihull continues............
    You mean New Dehli....

    Oops, its actually mumbai
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    In fairness, Land Rover stopped designing off road vehicles long ago. Nothing released after the D2 is really a 4x4 anymore, more like a laptop with AWD. Selling to the Joneses and their upkeepers is far more profitable.

    And I think they know that they've lost their heritage.

    Let us wait for the official specs and photos to be released before we slaughter their attempt at a comeback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Funny thing is, the "negative" comments regarding the new Defender are mostly from current or previous owners of Defenders. I don't know why the poor Jap drivers had to be dragged into the argument
    Baie dankie

    I also don't know why LR decided on another hyper tech marvel when their line-up is filled with hyper-tech jelly moulds at varying price points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan Slabbert View Post
    In fairness, Land Rover stopped designing off road vehicles long ago. Nothing released after the D2 is really a 4x4 anymore, more like a laptop with AWD. Selling to the Joneses and their upkeepers is far more profitable.

    And I think they know that they've lost their heritage.
    Well said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Well said.
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    So don't expect any more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post

    So bear with us, for we are not anti Defender the ICON and legend, we are anti Land Rover the new metro 4x4...
    I accept.

    But that supports my point even more......why then hang around here? Nothing more to see here.

    The old Defender is no more, the new is here now. Make your peace with that.

    And calling my choice of vehicle "metro" or whatever else will not change my mind and I suspect no matter how much I tell you how stupid your choice is, it will still not change yours either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post
    Answer this poll for yourself
    So this makes them good?
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    The rear view looks just like a hearse, future use if they flop horribly?

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