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Tim in Scotland



Member Since: 30 May 2005
Location: Driving along in my automobile
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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

I would go as far as to say that an L494 with Dynamic and ATR/MTR tyres is possibly more competent off road than a standard/ unmodified Defender due to its superior wheel articulation, fantastic electronics and clever optional toys. Not that any sane owner would want to take their RRS to the places that Defender owners don't bat an eyelid at going to! One huge drawback of the RRS and D3/D4/D5, FFRR and Freelander2, Evoque and Disco Sport is their huge width compared to a Defenders narrow girth. Being a Defender owner as well as owning an RRS I think LR has lost the plot with the width of their vehicles and it would appear that the Defender replacement won't get to as many places as a narrow Defender can get to as it will also be a wide vehicle. D5 is also wider than RRS/D4/FFRR.............. 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

Post #511219 Wed Nov 30 2016 5:50pm
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JOCK55



Member Since: 01 Sep 2015
Location: INVERNESS
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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Firenze Red

A bit "off topic", but will there be a replacement for the Defender????? Should have been an announcement and a few strategic leaks by now if it was going to happen!

Ols Jock "Say what you mean, Mean what you say...... and Do it!"
2015 RRS HSE SDV6 Firenze Red with Santorini Panoramic Glass Roof

Post #511224 Wed Nov 30 2016 6:30pm
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david555



Member Since: 08 Nov 2016
Location: east Yorkshire
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I looked into this, the dc100 seems to be there replacement... According to online car websites.

Post #511226 Wed Nov 30 2016 6:40pm
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RRSTDV8



Member Since: 12 Aug 2011
Location: Northamptonshire
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

LR have said 2018 for the new Defender. Expect to hear/see something next year sometime when they start running them on the roads and around the Nordschleife (because a Defender has to handle properly or something). 2008 TDV8 - it's a labour of love

Post #511243 Wed Nov 30 2016 9:51pm
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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

Tim in Scotland wrote:
I would go as far as to say that an L494 with Dynamic and ATR/MTR tyres is possibly more competent off road than a standard/ unmodified Defender due to its superior wheel articulation, fantastic electronics and clever optional toys.


Other than width, the one thing the 90 has over the newer stuff is properly short overhangs. That can make a big difference too. Assuming you can get the nose/arse through the obstacle, the rest generally makes it look easy. 2008 TDV8 - it's a labour of love

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W44NNE



Member Since: 30 Nov 2016
Location: North West
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HSE Java Black

Thanks for the replies. I promise if I get one, I will not just take it to Tesco! Well Aldi more likely as I'm looking at Petrol models Laughing

Post #511256 Thu Dec 01 2016 1:21am
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