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    New Defender spotted

    Driving south on the Pacific Highway at Pymble this morning at 0800. A northbound 110 Defender in grey was observed.
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    Almost spotted.... had my car in for service today at NSW Central coast Landrover. They received their 1st Defender today, but I didn't get to see it... it went straight into their workshop, not available for public viewing for a few days.
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    New Defender spotted

    Land Rover Melbourne have posted pics on FB (a green 110 and a silver 110) - inviting people to book a test drive.

    (I wonder if we are allowed to given the current restrictions in Vic?) New Defender spotted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregz View Post
    Almost spotted.... had my car in for service today at NSW Central coast Landrover. They received their 1st Defender today, but I didn't get to see it... it went straight into their workshop, not available for public viewing for a few days.
    I was at my dealer today to pick up a lost lock nut key and got talking to the service manager about the new defer. He mentioned that they got two delivered yesterday that were going through pre-delivery. He took me around to the workshop so I could have a good look. They had a P400e SE and a D240 First Edition.

    A very nice vehicle and weird to see it in the flesh after all this time. It's almost like it's not a brand new model because I have seen sooo much of it over the last few years. I am sure it would be very different if it was moving with me in the driver's seat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grey_ghost View Post
    Land Rover Melbourne have posted pics on FB (a green 110 and a silver 110) - inviting people to book a test drive.

    (I wonder if we are allowed to given the current restrictions in Vic?) New Defender spotted
    Essential shopping? The restrictions in Melbourne seem to be very loosely applied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoDB View Post
    Essential shopping? The restrictions in Melbourne seem to be very loosely applied.
    I received a reply saying that vehicle purchases are permitted under current restrictions. On the radio this morning (3AW) Lexus of Blackburn advertised test drives. Seems strange too me...
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    ....hmmm - could be a good reason to go for a drive. New Defender spotted

    Just don’t pick up any butter chicken take away from the city on the way home....

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    I got the chance to look over a couple yesterday too and I must admit to being pleasantly surprised.

    Initial impressions:
    • It looks better in the flesh than in the photos.
    • The P400 has no room under the bonnet. The diesel is a little better but not by much. Would be more than my Puma though.
    • The interior is very good. Very comfortable but looks quite practical and hard wearing.
    • It is huge inside - at least in the passenger compartment.
    • Space in the back doesn't look as bad as the numbers suggest. Certainly a lot better than a Disco 1 and probably not too far off a D3/4. If you put the back seat down its cavernous and probably similar to the old 110.
    • The rear seat can be slid forward, giving you another 100mm or so of space in the back.
    • The wheel and tyre package is a big improvement from the D4 and they were all shod in A/T tyres.
    • The roof line is quite low, at least compared to the old one.

    Overall I think it looked like a good package and would make a good replacement for a D4. I can't see it replacing my old Defender but one would look good sitting next to it. I'd certainly look at it if I were in the market for something new.

    Cheers,
    Jon

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    Where did you see them Jon? I feel like going for an essential drive tomorrow.

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    I've received an invitation for a pre-release test drive next weekend. I wonder if I should book one.
    Cheers,

    Sean

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