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Old 13 September 2004, 10:16   #31
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Yes, but for Gods sake don't mention that they also make them in South Africa.

OOOpppppps
allso don,t mention the fact soon to be made in a jaguar plant at halewood
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Old 13 September 2004, 11:44   #32
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allso don,t mention the fact soon to be made in a jaguar plant at halewood
If it keeps going that way they will be made in Dagenham next, and then the quality will have to improve.

I think the last factory fitted loose bit has just fallen off my 1990 3.9 RR Vogue. Good thing about old Solihul stuff is that all the bits that go wrong are in previous owners dustbins.
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Old 13 September 2004, 11:51   #33
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ive had the lot

series 2a 3

90/110 1985 /1987

range rover 1986/ 1989

all the discos

but the company said i could have a new one but they are way to over priced
for the TD5 110 crew cab
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Old 13 September 2004, 12:12   #34
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What about the Disco III......

......has anyone had a look at one close up yet ? I ask as I may, if I'm really really lucky receive a substantial increase to my Company Car allowance (A4 at the moment) and this may just fit in (25000 ish).
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Old 13 September 2004, 13:08   #35
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......has anyone had a look at one close up yet ? I ask as I may, if I'm really really lucky receive a substantial increase to my Company Car allowance (A4 at the moment) and this may just fit in (25000 ish).



unless the new peugot V6 diesel has a better co2 its not worth a look with 35% co2 0n the price and 35% on the fuel its a no no

been and done that the boss at work his Td5 es disco is now a pool car
as no one wants to pay the tax
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Old 13 September 2004, 13:25   #36
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......has anyone had a look at one close up yet ?
Saw one on the M1 at Leicester about a month ago, although not officially on sale until October - presume it was a Solihull development hack. Front end looks gorgeous, rear end looks exactly like a Ford Transit Connect, very odd, and overall perception is very slab-sided. More road presence than outgoing Disco and I'm sure the vaguely bizarre styling will grow on me in time. It will, of course, sell in its tens of thousands to the gymkhana set, completely regardless of the fact that it'll undoubtedly nearly bankrupt Land Rover with a predictably endless array of warranty claims in the first two years
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Old 13 September 2004, 14:21   #37
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i hear landrover have lost the contract with the MOD due to 5 out of ten
wolfs being unfit for service when new and the repair rate is to high
I dont think they have, they have confirmed that they are talking with Land Rover about the relacement Defender for 2008 ish and fully expect to continue to use LR's....Also think that the stories about reliability are hyped up mine has done nearly 100k with no serious problems and my previous did nearly 150k and never let me down. They also make them in Australia by the way but they are wider. The Spanish one is as ugly as sin and still uses cart springs, why anyone would want one of them is beyond me.
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Old 13 September 2004, 15:43   #38
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I dont think they have, they have confirmed that they are talking with Land Rover about the relacement Defender for 2008 ish and fully expect to continue to use LR's....Also think that the stories about reliability are hyped up mine has done nearly 100k with no serious problems and my previous did nearly 150k and never let me down. They also make them in Australia by the way but they are wider. The Spanish one is as ugly as sin and still uses cart springs, why anyone would want one of them is beyond me.

landrover lost the 101 replacement as the 130 defender was not up to the job
merc have it with the little gs truck

land rover have set up a full inspection and test centre at a mod base for putting right problems on brand new wolfs before they hit service read LRO.
they find five out of ten wolfs have unfit for service problems
the mod have expressed concern about wolfs having to be return to dealers
for repairs my local agent as about four wolfs each time i go from woolwich
not good during a war

the royal salute guns are now pulled by german merc gs trucks with 30 k service intervals

don, t get me wrong its so wrong when i have to replace my company truck yet again with an other mitsubishi l200 when the TD5 crew cab is the same price on the road but landrover as nothing at all inside you have two pay for two more speakers and a cd player met paint ABS AC all cost more. buy the bits
and add four grand two the price

and don,t tell me the L200 is crap off road it will do all what a defender will
do and more as the landrover will break down on a monthy basis

this is the first year i did not renew my LRO mag for the year

and i hope they close solihull down and build at halewood to improve the product
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and don,t tell me the L200 is crap off road it will do all what a defender will
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You have got to be joking

The L200 is not even full time four wheel drive, has Cart springs at the rear so has a poor ride, an old fashioned engine that is not as powerful as the LR, not as good as a tow vehicle, no traction control, nowhere near as much axle articulation, not such a good payload, a chassis nowhere near as strong as the Landy and that includes the axles. But i will concede it may be more reliable and a good bit cheaper so why didnt you just say thats why you chose the L200 instead of saying it was better than the Defender
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chris

ok the defender is a better buy than the l200 i agree

but i can,t have one and i would
love one

due to cost and spec and over all its got to be reliable

and after my last disco TD5 fell apart and my bosses new disco TD5 ES fell apart the three freelander vans we had fell apart i just can,t risk it

we ran four l200 pick ups up to 80k no problems at all not one at all
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