Defender at my local dealer

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    Hoofed it down to my local dealer tonight for a look see and have to say it's pretty impressive in the flesh, I really like it. Some nice touches, everything thumps together well and looks suitably utilitarian inside. Endlessly configurable as you might imagine and I'll be interested to see who starts buying them, coming to a school run near you soon?

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    They also had a LWB FFRR in the showroom, very nice:

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    The defender looks like a Skoda Yeti. And the price :eek:
     
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    Aye, strong money I agree. I imagine they'll hold onto their value quite well particularly for the first decade or so!
     
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    Know there’s the true meaning of handsomely ugly
    Can’t wait to see the Hse Autobiography.....
     
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    That LWB FFRR looks well loaded with expensive options, but nearly £200K for a Range Rover! Really? :eek:

    Makes no difference to me though. I don't ever imagine owing a SUV, but each to their own. (y)
     
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    Doesn't look bad, not sure about the rear break lights... and the boot doesn't look that big but maybe different in person.

    The LWB FFRR does look nice. I don't ever imagine i'd be owning either of them at those prices, far out of my league :)

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    Yeah, we all said that!
     
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    I'm giving Porsche Dealerships a wide berth. I've programmed my NAV system with Porker Avoidances. :D
     
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    The price though

    Do like it.


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    I have looked at this one , but fail to see were LR are looking to increase turnover with it.
    I and son have owned a large number of LR's over the years , at present the only one being sons 1952 Ser 1 . truck cab.
    He changed over to DMax back in 2006 and is on his 5th. It replaced a 110 hard top LR , were working tools , which the new Defender ,in my opinion,is not. Far to posh to use as a replacement for the old 90/110. the warrantee is behind truck cabs ---Isuzu are on a 3 year unlimited or if you have not covered 125,000 miles it goes on to 5 year/125,000 miles
    So as far as I can see the main market is going to be people who already run (or looking to buy) an Evoke, Discovery or Range Rover,so will not vastly increasing overall LR sales. It not going to be reclaiming the working tool status the old ones had. Its not an offering for people who are now running Far Eastern truck cabs ,which can be used for throwing everythink in the back , or speced up as a rather nice normal road motor. Also it seems you lose the Tax benifits available by using a truck cab.
     
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    I liked that second pic, the chap with 'bunnet' could have beamed straight in from the farmyard :-D

    But those prices.....:eek:
     
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    £184k :rofll:... the depreciation on that is going to be astronomical :eek:
     
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    Not really sure it merits the Defender name, it has no real resemblance to one, other than a bit of plastic tread plate and a flat rear door.
    To me its like a Discovery but less ugly, which has to be a good thing.
    I am not knocking it, just the name.
     
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    Is it in the showroom awaiting workshop space as it's already broken down and in need of extensive and expensive repairs ?
     
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    Costed one up for fun, largely based on the RRS that I've got just now less the Explorer Pack which is about £3.5k:

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    ^^^@.@ amazing how something so hamsomely and ugly loses all appeal when the price is seen @.@^^^
    That is astomically ridiculous for what it is albeit it’s now specced as a wag tractor! I’m out, though realistically those prices will drop drastically once the first new model cars leave the forecourt,
    I’m suggesting that as I’m following the Evoke/ Velar pricing, but years away yet!
     
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    Big money in anyone's book. The 90 will undoubtedly be cheaper but once you start putting a decent engine in it and some options as well it's still going to be bloody expensive however you look at it. I frequently read people saying things like a farmer wouldn't buy it and so on but to be honest most farms I've seen in Wales and Scotland usually have Jap pick-ups or something similar rather than a Defender. I suspect the horsey-types will lap it up, those that sit between the urbanites and the farmers who have lots of money to throw at these things. Can't see the British Army buying these mind so be interesting to see where they go next. Mind you, there's plenty of life left in those just yet.
     
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    I never got the appeal of the defender, to me it has always been overpriced. A modern day pickup is far more utilitarian and every bit as capable around a farm. This new model is hugely over priced. I don’t think there’ll be too many of them around my end and I’m as rural as it gets!


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    Far too expensive for what it is. And what it is replacing


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