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Oh the shame of it, Ford does a better job of it than LR


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Lots of demountable panels, modular roof.

Stuff I don't understand: no leaf springs?!

Automatic transfer box, rock crawler gear, various ride heights.

Lots of evidence of off road thinking in the design talk.

But, I suspect, lots of electronics and other vulnerabilities.

Interesting....

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26 minutes ago, Gazzar said:

But, I suspect, lots of electronics and other vulnerabilities.

Even the Ineos offering will have to have electrickery in it, just to meet current regs. 

I like the Bronco, but it is a lifestyle vehicle still, just with more off-road pretension than the Pretender. 

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Just now, Bowie69 said:

Even the Ineos offering will have to have electrickery in it, just to meet current regs. 

I like the Bronco, but it is a lifestyle vehicle still, just with more off-road pretension than the Pretender. 

There's electronics and there's electronics.

Some are well designed for longevity, with failure prone components easily accessable, and a limp home mode. Good documentation and access to diagnostics at reasonable cost also help.

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Just now, SteveG said:

I think they call it TSRV now Mo, Tough School Run Vehicle. 😉😉😉😉

Thank you for clarifying Steve, though I suspect not tough enough for Waitrose's car park 😉

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1 minute ago, SteveG said:

Whether it comes here probably depends on if Ford plans to sell it in China. If they do, then that will justify RHD version and so it may come here. 

Do the Chinese put the steering wheel on the correct side? Interesting!

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1 hour ago, steve b said:

The concept version of that was on TG a couple of years ago ,  it looked good then and even better now imo .

Will it be available here ?

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We might, but like the Wrangler it will be in limited numbers, limited spec, limited options and wAAAAY over priced. And probably not for a few years.

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37 minutes ago, SteveG said:

Whether it comes here probably depends on if Ford plans to sell it in China. If they do, then that will justify RHD version and so it may come here. 

Australia already take the Ranger in RHD form, what with no vehicle manufacturing going on there any more, it has weirdly made it more likely we will get RHD versions of yank cars, the Mustang is a prime example.

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1 hour ago, Mo Murphy said:

Just makes you want to punch Gerry, doesn't it ?

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he's not even worthy of a punch. a bitch slap would be more appropriate, followed by a solid kick to the nads

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2 minutes ago, Naks said:

 

 

he's not even worthy of a punch. a bitch slap would be more appropriate, followed by a solid kick to the nads

I'll settle for that as long as you're happy Naks.

Mo

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