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Thread: New defender...err discovery?

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Branxton, NSW, Australia
    Yeah my old TD5 Defender was definitely a real off-roader and a very practical vehicle. I think part of what made it so was that I didn't mind scratching it and bashing it around the bush. The D3, which I also love, is in my opinion just as good off-road but I don't have the desire to scratch it up. They're both off-road vehicles but one had a more rugged exterior and the other is much prettier. Both great vehicles in many ways, but I prefer the D3 in most ways eg comfort, ride, space, air-conditioner, cabin noise, safety, washers and wipers that work, no drips on the feet when raining, door seals which seal etc etc.

    I think the new Defender is an absolute win, spot on. It'll do everything asked of it and do it with style. Still wont want to scratch it though.
    Current - Silver 2007 SE D3
    2005 Defender 110 Wagon TD5 - Gone :(

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    That 150KG is UK spec only.
    It will be 350KG in Aus,they have said.

    Fuel tank size is disappointing,and as I said on another post,there isnít the luxury of making room for an aftermarket one by relocating the spare.
    Thanks for putting me straight. Thatís a relief. I think one of these will end up in my garage!

  3. #23
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    Sep 2014
    Bathurst, NSW
    Following for the last year as well with interest the concept of the Ineos Grenadier project. 1 Tonne load carrying, 3.5 Tonne towing. Might be an alternative to the new Defender?

    The Ineos Grenadier will be a no-nonsense, British 4x4 | Top Gear

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