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  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon3950 View Post
    The D3/4s biggest problem with corrugations is that you can travel so bloody fast over them.

    I really like the lack of technology in my current Defender and accept the limitations this creates. Equally I enjoyed the technology of the D4. I have no problem with the technology in the new Defender and Iím sure it will prove to be robust.

    The things I donít like about the new one are simply:
    - The styling is way too fussy and goes against the form follows function ethos of the original.
    - The lack of space in the back of the 110 makes it look like a poor choice for a touring vehicle.
    - The bloody price.
    Looking at the actual specs,it is 200mm shorter in the rear with the second row seats up and 100MM lower,than D4.

    Just packed my D4 today for another trip away,and if it was 200mm shorter,i will have difficulty.Thats 8 inches!.

    Remember the D1 to D2 days,well the D2 was only 150mm longer,internally,and it seemed way bigger.

    Yes i know what some will say,leave something behind.....

    Well if it had a larger fuel tank maybe i could turf out the jerry

    So the 130 may be the go for me,but its years away.

    Oh well,life wasn't meant to be easy
    paul

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    Richard Hammond reveals the new defender.
    oops. see if I can fix it.


    richard hammond reveale the new defender you tube - Bing video
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    Sometimes courage doesnt roar, sometimes it's the little voice at the end of the day, that says " I'll try again tomorrow."

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    I didn't like the little lights at the back, as I thought they should be round like the old Defender's/Series', thought they are having a bet each way with rounded off squares, that are being called "squircles". I like them, now that I've noticed they are repeated in the headlights, so the same sort of theme as the old ones, same shaped little lights front and back.

    I must say I am more excited about it than the D5. Especially now that I notice stand out black plastic wheel arches can be had, which the old Defenders had, and have given me confidence to go close to objects besides tracks in my D3, although I think I do have a scratch (pro'ly can be polished out) where a twig has slipped off the plastic and onto the paint, which is why I like the "Satin Wrap" idea (I know this can be done now aftermarket on any car). Even better if it had a rubbing strip like down the side of the G-wagens. I like the styling cues, slanted roof, alpine windows, rounded shoulders, flat sides, square back, jump seat, bar like dash, spare wheel on side opening door, etc. I like that the snorkel is on the left side of the car, so the driver doesn't have to see it every time they get in, as they can be rather ugly, although the new one is nicely integrated.

    So all told, it is really growing on me, although I'd like to see some drive reports, which don't seem to be available yet.
    2005 D3 TDV6 Present
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    Hopefully it works out better than some Land Rover products, where the car reviewers didnít read the manual, or ask about features before going on a test drive and then doing their report slagging off the cars...
    Life is just a series of obstacles preventing you from taking a nap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post
    I'd love to try it but saying it's more linear than a conventional system?
    You can't get much more direct/linear than the force you directly apply to the MC affecting the pistons in the calipers....

    I can see it being advantageous from a TC POV and from a high speed perspective you will be able to generate higher brake forces faster in an emergency.
    Most people don't hit the brakes near hard enough initially in panic stops.

    Or it could be good when doing laps of the 'Ring.....New defender haters gonna hate..........
    Whether it's more linear or not, I'll bet my house it stops better than the old one ever could have dreamed of doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanegtr View Post
    wou;dnt be hard to run rings around a stock 79 offroad - they are not the best in stock form IMHO.

    Yep. Got all the flex of a housebrick.
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