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« Reply #15 on: 11 November 2020, 16:24:00 »

I just don't get them. People who buy them have no intention of going anywhere near a muddy field. They look a bit silly and they're really no more than a status symbol.


I've had various 4x4s since 1987 mainly because of where we've lived and because of the journey to places of work, now I am retired I don't really need one apart from towing the caravan because of its size, but when we change it for a smaller one I'll get shot of the RR but I enjoy driving it.
I didn't mean all 4x4's look silly, I meant the latest, shiny iterations. I'd have a 4x4 if I needed one, but it would be a workhorse, not something that cost a fortune and was never put to work. Trucks come into the same category. A fella who visits over the road has a gold Ford truck thingy, with a crew cab. He lifts the cover at the back, takes the kids pram out, and puts the cover back. What's all that about?
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« Reply #16 on: 11 November 2020, 16:55:14 »

I just don't get them. People who buy them have no intention of going anywhere near a muddy field. They look a bit silly and they're really no more than a status symbol.


I've had various 4x4s since 1987 mainly because of where we've lived and because of the journey to places of work, now I am retired I don't really need one apart from towing the caravan because of its size, but when we change it for a smaller one I'll get shot of the RR but I enjoy driving it.
I didn't mean all 4x4's look silly, I meant the latest, shiny iterations. I'd have a 4x4 if I needed one, but it would be a workhorse, not something that cost a fortune and was never put to work. Trucks come into the same category. A fella who visits over the road has a gold Ford truck thingy, with a crew cab. He lifts the cover at the back, takes the kids pram out, and puts the cover back. What's all that about?

He doesn't want the kids pram to get wet?  ???
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« Reply #17 on: 11 November 2020, 17:01:35 »

I just don't get them. People who buy them have no intention of going anywhere near a muddy field. They look a bit silly and they're really no more than a status symbol.


I've had various 4x4s since 1987 mainly because of where we've lived and because of the journey to places of work, now I am retired I don't really need one apart from towing the caravan because of its size, but when we change it for a smaller one I'll get shot of the RR but I enjoy driving it.
I didn't mean all 4x4's look silly, I meant the latest, shiny iterations. I'd have a 4x4 if I needed one, but it would be a workhorse, not something that cost a fortune and was never put to work. Trucks come into the same category. A fella who visits over the road has a gold Ford truck thingy, with a crew cab. He lifts the cover at the back, takes the kids pram out, and puts the cover back. What's all that about?

He doesn't want the kids pram to get wet?  ???
Of course, silly me. But wait, wouldn't it stay dry in the boot of a car?
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« Reply #18 on: 11 November 2020, 17:23:52 »

The new one is more capable than the old one, it does seem odd to be doing 120mph on the track in a Defender whilst having a conversation  :y :y
Handy if you live next to an autobahn then. ::)

Maybe Mr DTM was talking about those pop up autobahns that appear from time to time.  :)
I suspect he has regular access to the test track at Gaydon ;)
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« Reply #19 on: 11 November 2020, 17:35:10 »

I just don't get them. People who buy them have no intention of going anywhere near a muddy field. They look a bit silly and they're really no more than a status symbol.


I've had various 4x4s since 1987 mainly because of where we've lived and because of the journey to places of work, now I am retired I don't really need one apart from towing the caravan because of its size, but when we change it for a smaller one I'll get shot of the RR but I enjoy driving it.
I didn't mean all 4x4's look silly, I meant the latest, shiny iterations. I'd have a 4x4 if I needed one, but it would be a workhorse, not something that cost a fortune and was never put to work. Trucks come into the same category. A fella who visits over the road has a gold Ford truck thingy, with a crew cab. He lifts the cover at the back, takes the kids pram out, and puts the cover back. What's all that about?

He doesn't want the kids pram to get wet?  ???
Of course, silly me. But wait, wouldn't it stay dry in the boot of a car?

He doesn't have a car.  He has a pick up.  Silly.  :)
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« Reply #20 on: 11 November 2020, 17:37:44 »

I just don't get them. People who buy them have no intention of going anywhere near a muddy field. They look a bit silly and they're really no more than a status symbol.


I've had various 4x4s since 1987 mainly because of where we've lived and because of the journey to places of work, now I am retired I don't really need one apart from towing the caravan because of its size, but when we change it for a smaller one I'll get shot of the RR but I enjoy driving it.
I didn't mean all 4x4's look silly, I meant the latest, shiny iterations. I'd have a 4x4 if I needed one, but it would be a workhorse, not something that cost a fortune and was never put to work. Trucks come into the same category. A fella who visits over the road has a gold Ford truck thingy, with a crew cab. He lifts the cover at the back, takes the kids pram out, and puts the cover back. What's all that about?

He doesn't want the kids pram to get wet?  ???
Of course, silly me. But wait, wouldn't it stay dry in the boot of a car?

He doesn't have a car.  He has a pick up.  Silly.  :)
I'm getting worse, aren't I?    :-[
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« Reply #21 on: 11 November 2020, 18:29:49 »

I just don't get them. People who buy them have no intention of going anywhere near a muddy field. They look a bit silly and they're really no more than a status symbol.


I've had various 4x4s since 1987 mainly because of where we've lived and because of the journey to places of work, now I am retired I don't really need one apart from towing the caravan because of its size, but when we change it for a smaller one I'll get shot of the RR but I enjoy driving it.
I didn't mean all 4x4's look silly, I meant the latest, shiny iterations. I'd have a 4x4 if I needed one, but it would be a workhorse, not something that cost a fortune and was never put to work. Trucks come into the same category. A fella who visits over the road has a gold Ford truck thingy, with a crew cab. He lifts the cover at the back, takes the kids pram out, and puts the cover back. What's all that about?


We've got a couple of guys in town who have huge American pick ups ( they sound awesome) but they never appear to carry anything in the back of them , as you say Steve can't see the point.
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« Reply #22 on: 11 November 2020, 18:45:49 »

The new one is more capable than the old one, it does seem odd to be doing 120mph on the track in a Defender whilst having a conversation  :y :y
Handy if you live next to an autobahn then. ::)

Maybe Mr DTM was talking about those pop up autobahns that appear from time to time.  :)
I suspect he has regular access to the test track at Gaydon ;)

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« Reply #23 on: 11 November 2020, 19:26:37 »

Valiants?
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« Reply #24 on: 11 November 2020, 19:38:08 »

I believe Gaydon is the Aerodrome where the famous wing spar fatigue was discovered, the aircrew heard an almighty crack and returned to Gaydon, got out of the plane, looked up at the wing and saw daylight!

My mum lived in Kineton as a youngster so seeing Valiant's at low level would have been normal in her childhood, I guess if the Cuban Missile crisis had turned the Cold War hot, Kineton would have ceased to exist having a V bomber base and the CAD either side of it. :o
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« Reply #25 on: 11 November 2020, 20:36:10 »

Kineton is still Europe's biggest munitions store (although its being downsized at the moment)
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« Reply #26 on: 11 November 2020, 20:37:00 »

Valiants?

Yes, we still have a 'Gaydon Hanger' which is now one of the vehicle workshops  :y
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« Reply #27 on: 11 November 2020, 21:00:28 »

Kineton is still Europe's biggest munitions store (although its being downsized at the moment)

Aye, my Aunt's farm backs onto the site (on the side where the railway sidings are) and I drive past it two to three times a week en-route to the stables, I just hope they complete the new entrance sooner rather than later as the northbound lane of the B4100 roadworks is shaking my car to bits  ;D
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« Reply #28 on: 11 November 2020, 21:07:10 »

Valiants?

Yes, we still have a 'Gaydon Hanger' which is now one of the vehicle workshops  :y
Spent holidays as a sprog to the backdrop of Victors (albeit tankers by then) and Tornados from Marham along with Jaguars from Coltishall all playing tag with the F111s an F15s from Lakenheath and Mildenhall.  8)
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« Reply #29 on: 11 November 2020, 21:59:21 »

Have you guys seen the TFL (non) of the defender?

https://youtu.be/BtdBunnvnq4

Synopsis:
Purchased a brand new defender, took it on a rough track/light offroading, CEL comes on, off it goes to the dealer. Dealer 'fixes' the CEL but also does a software update that bricks a module that controls the cameras, new module required.

They ask for it back to shoot some footage with the car without the onboard cameras while they wait for the module. CEL reappears at the dealer on collection. Dealer can't fix, LR bring in a specialist to address the issue, that can't fix it. Car goes to a 'technical centre', they can't yet fix it and the ECU is keeping schtum about the actual cause of the fault. Total time owned, 24 days. Total time at the dealer 21 days.

I'm glad to see that JLR are really capturing the essence of the brand in the new defender and giving purchasers that authentic LR ownership experience  ;D
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