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Everything posted by Happyoldgit

  1. Some more arty farty slo mo shots of the Skoda Yeti lookalike doing ordinary stuff in a pretty controlled environment driven by the same baldy bloke. Next?
  2. Seems years since a few of us started that 127/130 group. Nice to see it's still ticking over.
  3. Of course you could advertise it in the for sale section on here Rob... ...oh, looks like you have😁 What sort of price are you looking for it?
  4. Judging by the tumbleweeds blowing about in the Evoque section here I imagine that some new style Defender owners will look at the flavour of this place in much the same way as we would view a Ford Model T owners forum.
  5. Jeeez 63 pages and much like similar threads in other places they just end up going around in the same old circles. The vehicle is now a physical reality. Like it, can afford it, buy it. Don't like it, don't buy it. Can't afford it, go without. All the what if's and maybes won't change a thing. Simple really.
  6. Saw it at the cinema the night it was released, best thing I've seen on the big screen for years. Shame that Tom Neil, Mary Ellis, Joy Lofthouse, Geoff Wellum and others featured have passed.
  7. I think my days of buying new Land Rover vehicles has passed, it appears that you have to be one of the brown nosers in other forums to get any attention from dealers, let alone JLR themselves. Well let JR court their metrosexual weekend rock climbers, surf dudes, country park explorers and lovers of beige canvas. Sod 'em. This new venture though, I quite like what I'm seeing. Time will tell.
  8. 10, 20, 30 or 40 years ago I might have been able to get enthused or irritated with the new model but pah, in the grand scheme of things it's just another vehicle full of gizmo's and marketing BS to enable the great unwashed to believe they can conquer vast tracts of wilderness while sitting on their arses. It's just another car FFS
  9. I'm just not getting that cosy warm feeling that I get when I feel something is good value for money. For a lot less outlay I can buy a 4wd pickup that will enable me to drive in near car like comfort yet carry a load of messy materials out of harm's way in the buck locked away under a canopy if needs be. I won't be buying another one of JLR's new pseudo Defender offerings just yet.
  10. Usual marketing formula, lots of lean, unshaven Islington outdoorsy types climbing glaciers and exploring in the woods on their days off.
  11. Quite a narrow customer base then. Outdoors as in "adventure" sports, "saving" African wildlife and with a beige canvas edged in leather fetish?
  12. Look, the poor bugger has already tried to cut his wrist in despair.
  13. All very formulaic. Designed to appeal to the urban dwelling metrosexual with surplus income who dreams of hugging lions and conquering the last of the remote places on the planet.
  14. Before I became happy I used to be miserable. Now I am happy that 110 would still make me miserable, why? Products, other than refrigerators and deep freezers, that use the "cool" word for marketing is beyond contempt.
  15. That's easy: Enough to make the vehicles appear higher up in the reliability ratings.
  16. Well whatever, it's still all urinating in the wind until they eventually get around to unveiling the damned things and then sheeple start laying out their cash in order to be real world test pilots for and on behalf of JLR. Mind you Defender production ended [after how many years was it?] but the last model was still full of known issues such as gear to transfer box intermediate shaft splines failing just in gereral UK road use etc.
  17. Very true. Wait a while and I'm sure a certain Mr Packham will be sticking his oar in...
  18. This long, long, drawn out peek a boo, drip, drip, drip of a debut is a real turn off. Nothing but BORING [to me] marketing bull-hype which does not excite me in the least, it's akin to a kids game and with that display JLR are doubtless hoping it has created an air of expectation and desire among the wannabe bush hat / canvas with leather trimmed man-bag crowd. Pathetic.
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