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Old 04 August 2006, 07:55   #181
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It'll be a Landrover Discovery Sport for those for whom the Disco just isn't Disco enough
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Old 04 August 2006, 07:56   #182
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I DO know the difference!!! Only saw a small number of Santanas - most of them were the home grown genuine article!!!

Talking of which how the hell does Santana get away with what they are doing now? They used to build Land Rovers under licence - now they sell their "own" vehicle - seems splashing isn't restricted to the boat industry!!!
I have not seen a Santana in the flesh but I have a brochure sitting on my desk right now as it happens. In some respects it is a bit old fashioned even compared to a Land Rover! Part time 4WD and leaf springs, both of which are well past their sell by date, though the engine and interior is probably better, don't like the looks on the outside though, looks like whoever used to make bodykits for XR3i's has found a new job

I think they got a license to develop the old Series 3 as their own vehicle and the PS10 or whatever they call it, is the outcome.

There are spy shots of the new Defender on the web, looks the same outside except for a bonnet hump but the dash is more Discovery 3 in design, which may or may not be a good thing depending on your tastes! It looks ok to me though.
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Old 04 August 2006, 08:02   #183
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yeah, the one I saw looks nothing like the new defender spyshots.

Is lostboy onto something here?
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Old 04 August 2006, 08:21   #184
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yeah, the one I saw looks nothing like the new defender spyshots.

Is lostboy onto something here?
The oldest model in the range is the current Range Rover so that would logically be the one closest to final development but I have no idea when that is being replaced, it was only given a major revamp just recently with the luvverly new TDV8 engine. V8 turbodiesel 272bhp 472?lb ft mmmmmm yes please
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The oldest model in the range is the current Range Rover so that would logically be the one closest to final development but I have no idea when that is being replaced, it was only given a major revamp just recently with the luvverly new TDV8 engine. V8 turbodiesel 272bhp 472?lb ft mmmmmm yes please
At the risk of upsetting you Land Rover fans there is a real problem now with the volume of competition (perceived or otherwise!) for both the Disco and the RR and Landie have done themselves no favours whatsoever with the pricing of the new Discovery when you compare it to the RR Sport and RR models (I did this when buying mine!!). There is a definite need to differentiate the models and move the RR even further upward in order to make it the prestige model that it has always been. So whilst I was only kidding it would make sense if it were the new RR!
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There is a definite need to......move the RR even further upward in order to make it the prestige model that it has always been.
At 73K for the Vogue SE I'd say that's about as far up as the market will stand. You can of course specify your 'Autobiography' RR up to and beyond 100K, if you're really worried about prestige
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Old 04 August 2006, 11:51   #187
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At the risk of upsetting you Land Rover fans there is a real problem now with the volume of competition (perceived or otherwise!) for both the Disco and the RR and Landie have done themselves no favours whatsoever with the pricing of the new Discovery when you compare it to the RR Sport and RR models (I did this when buying mine!!). There is a definite need to differentiate the models and move the RR even further upward in order to make it the prestige model that it has always been. So whilst I was only kidding it would make sense if it were the new RR!
Maybe so but they are selling more vehicles than ever before I think, so the competition can't be causing too much damage
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ITS A PITY LANDY DIDNT REALIZE THIS EARLIER THOUGH

http://www.landyonline.co.za/issues/tdi_problems.htm


http://www.landroverclub.net/Club/HT...iming_belt.htm

I think some owners have even retro fitted cam gear driven timing, ruling out belts completly
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Gavin did you know Ford 1.8 diesels suffer terrible problems with belts? Did you know many other car makers have had problems with belts which is why they are going back to chains? No I suppose not because you only ever look for Landie problems!!!
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