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Old 16 October 2006, 04:57   #21
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Old 16 October 2006, 11:13   #22
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Jono,

Whats happened to your details. Very funny. LOL.
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Old 16 October 2006, 14:35   #23
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I ve personally not used LR much but they seemed very spacious. We road tested it with 5 of us plus the salesman - 3 across the back seat was cosy but not unplesant. The one we tried also had the side facing seats in the cargo space. The others that had used LR said these were roomier.

Also the payload is 1 tonne so is classed as a commercial vehicle and the VAT is reclaimable.

Actual towing capacity is 3.5 tonnes with max train weight of 6050kg without a tacho.

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Side facing seats have now gone. EEC directives!!!! The seats are now forward facing. The engine will be the new 2.5lt Ford Dura Tech engine and yes it has aircon. We are still awaiting ours to turn up.
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Old 16 October 2006, 15:24   #24
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LR is run by accountants and we wonder why the finish is shabby rant, moan, etc etc etc

LR is part of Uncle Henry's empire so is of course run by accountants Jono is absolutely right there. That's the bad thing about Ford taking over LR. The good thing is bringing small things like process repeatability and quality tools to a manufacturing operation that lived in the dark ages.

Jono, I'll forward you via email or pm, the Honda vs Ford guide to making a baked potato. It'll raise a smile I'm sure. In the meantime I'll quietly mention that as part of the cost down activities post the Ford aquisition of LR the galvanised cappings were first against the wall and, well, I must confess to having had something to do with that.......... (Although I'm not a Bean Counter I hasten to add!)
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Old 16 October 2006, 15:38   #25
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Side facing seats have now gone. EEC directives!!!! The seats are now forward facing. The engine will be the new 2.5lt Ford Dura Tech engine and yes it has aircon. We are still awaiting ours to turn up.
Sorry but having sat on them I can assure you that they are side facing! (and were in all the models they had there).

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Old 16 October 2006, 17:39   #26
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Sorry but having sat on them I can assure you that they are side facing! (and were in all the models they had there).

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If they were side facing then it wasn't the new defender. You were probably in anything upto a 2006MY vehical. Working for Landrover Experience, we tend to get the lowdown on new models before the general public.
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Old 16 October 2006, 18:14   #27
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If they were side facing then it wasn't the new defender. You were probably in anything upto a 2006MY vehical. Working for Landrover Experience, we tend to get the lowdown on new models before the general public.
Not any of the the LRs! It was the Santana models! Sorry if I confused the issue...

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Old 16 October 2006, 18:14   #28
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All the pics of the new one have forward facing seats - flipping stupid - can't pack enough people in any more - many 110s are used for site transport etc.
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All the pics of the new one have forward facing seats - flipping stupid - can't pack enough people in any more - many 110s are used for site transport etc.
That'll be down to your favorite people in Belgium then

SG, no problem mate

Just to throw summat different in to it, If any of you get to have a test drive in the new Range Rover TDV8 then take it. That is one seriously quick diesel engine
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Old 17 October 2006, 08:42   #30
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The price and the spec on the Santana is very good.
Shame they don't do a copy of the 90 as yet!

Will have to see if I can arrange a test drive locally.
Have mailed them and awaiting a reply.

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