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  1. #111
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    The July 4x 4 Australia magazine I bought today has a good rundown of the Defender options available here and local prices. Worth reading. Good value magaine, I think, I'm going to subscribe.
    2009 Defender 110 2.4. ARB bulbar, Ironman winch, Safari snorkel, Steinbauer chip, AP HD clutch, Lightforce spots, larger tank, Off Road Systems drawer, Traxide 160 controller, Tekonsha brakes, Mulgo seat runners, Uniden UHF, Nuggetstuff seat corners, breathers, Polaris GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob66 View Post
    Maybe the forum members are excited about the Defender-2 replacing a model that has been around since the early 80's .. maybe forum members will ignore the pointless negative opinions of others .. maybe forum members do not care if some members go and buy a Toyota (as long as they take their drivel with them).
    Maybe forum members aren't convinced the new Land Rover should have been called a 'Defender' (when did it become a Defender-2 ?)
    Maybe forum members see it potentially as a luxury 4WD rather than a down to earth workhorse it's replacing.

    So far masses of hype, launched well before it was ready for sale, lots of 'controlled' testing.....it'll be interesting to see how the sales go once it's finally launched in Australia.

    I wish them all the best with it but it certainly isn't something I'd buy.....OK maybe years down the track when it's price is down to a sensible level.


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    Video reviews

    Possibly already posted - certainly an impressive climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post

    So far masses of hype, launched well before it was ready for sale, lots of 'controlled' testing


    Colin
    They say it was released early, because it 'Had' to be in the Bond movie.

    How much truth is in that,who knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblingboy42 View Post
    I wonder if forum members might give a reason why they are posting videos of the Defender. Every one I have seen is the same, nothing different. Seems I'm wasting my time opening another review.

    I guess until next year or when ever Land Rover Australia honestly , really, actually, release this vehicle here there is nothing more to see.

    3 years of so much bull**** has just about turned me to Toyota.

    In the meantime other manufacturers world wide have designed and released about 40 new vehicles onto the market.
    Gotta factor in the Covid issue too which has affected all car makers. Daughter's partner's boss waited 8 months for a new 200s recently. He cancelled the order due to business issues. But when things picked he was able to get one within weeks. So...its all about supply and demand and Aus is 3/5 of 2/3 of the global market..even for Toyota.

    Go buy one..I'm sure you will be impressed by the high price and lack of features and dinosaur looks. But love the resale value after it dissapoints on just about every metric. Just my HO tho.

    Where is the new 300s which a Toy salesman last Dec said would be here early this year?

    Me I love those vids ..keep em coming☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by INter674 View Post
    Gotta factor in the Covid issue too which has affected all car makers.
    The Defender was 'launched' well before Covid which has further added to the delay.

    Colin
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    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
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    Aus prices start at $69,900, I read, while a 200 starts at $80k and a Sahara is $125,000.
    4 x 4 Australia specced up their idea of an ideal new Defender and it totalled $95,000, so that's a significant saving on a 200 with desirable options.

    Incidentally, their July issue has a story on the Bruce Davis auto conversion for Puma Defenders using the Ranger auto.
    2009 Defender 110 2.4. ARB bulbar, Ironman winch, Safari snorkel, Steinbauer chip, AP HD clutch, Lightforce spots, larger tank, Off Road Systems drawer, Traxide 160 controller, Tekonsha brakes, Mulgo seat runners, Uniden UHF, Nuggetstuff seat corners, breathers, Polaris GPS.

  8. #118
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    Here is a recent Carsales comment re the 300s launch:

    Originally slated for a*July 2020 reveal*but now pushed back to 2021, the LC300 is expected.....

    Like the Defender...there's been media about the new Cruiser for at least 2 years I know of..which has also caused some panic buying esp amongst vehicle modifiers who know the 300s won't be able to be chopped...hence SILs boss getting a pov pack 200s now. Pity cause he makes shed loads of cash cutting them up. I laugh everytime i see the back of a brand new 200s sitting on the scrap heap🤤

    Mmm wonder what the problem is😞

    Anyhow..at least the Defer is now on the road and looking good too.

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