REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Auto Chat

Vancouver Auto Chat 2016 VAC Community Head Moderator: Raid3n

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-14-2009, 05:44 AM   #26
Witness protection
 
thumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: GVRD
Posts: 14,426
Thanked 5,339 Times in 2,221 Posts
"DEFENDER" HK personalized license plate?!?
Advertisement
thumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 09:49 AM   #27
NNT
RS.net, where our google ads make absolutely no sense!
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Van
Posts: 926
Thanked 53 Times in 30 Posts
It might be a stupid question but how does it (offroad capabillity) compare (or how much better should I ask) to something like Jeep Wangler, Land cruiser?
NNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 11:29 AM   #28
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
1983 Z28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bus Stop
Posts: 2,668
Thanked 37 Times in 11 Posts
The SVX? Not well, it's damn near useless. It's been pretty well criticized by journalists in Europe for being everything a Land Rover shouldn't be.

But the Defender is pretty good. It has shorter overhangs than the Land Cruiser/Wrangler, which helps it get places they won't. Then again, the Wrangler and Cruiser have mechanical locking diffs, although the Land Rover traction control makes it easier to go 99% of the same places without locking diffs... so it's really a mixed bag. But when it comes to practicality, they're untouchable. Good on gas, spacious, and adaptable.
__________________
"We're not the public service of Canada, we're not just another department. We are the Canadian Forces, and our job is to be able to kill people." -Gen. Rick Hillier

Through the mud and the blood to the green field beyond.
Faugh A'Ballaugh.
1983 Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 02:34 PM   #29
RS.net, helping ugly ppl have sex since 2001
 
shenmecar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 8,857
Thanked 2,420 Times in 669 Posts
thats freaking expensive, 38000 Euros = 62,000 Cad.

62000 for a car thats designed like a matchbox, with not much luxury. I rather get a jeep.

or save up for a G55. =)
shenmecar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 03:41 PM   #30
y'all better put some respeck on my name
 
Harvey Specter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 17,997
Thanked 8,928 Times in 2,242 Posts
I love this truck.
Harvey Specter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 03:54 PM   #31
I Will not Admit my Addiction to RS
 
dinfung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: vancouver
Posts: 584
Thanked 297 Times in 45 Posts
is a sick truck, I loved it. if my memory serve me right, the body is build out of aluminum, collect me if i am wrong.
dinfung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 06:14 PM   #32
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
1983 Z28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bus Stop
Posts: 2,668
Thanked 37 Times in 11 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by shenmecar View Post
thats freaking expensive, 38000 Euros = 62,000 Cad.

62000 for a car thats designed like a matchbox, with not much luxury. I rather get a jeep.

or save up for a G55. =)
It is expensive; but it's also quite rare and built to commemorate the 60th Anniversary. It's not really another model of Defender, more like an extensively modified celebratory version of a top-spec model. You can't compare it to a G55 either; it's built to compete with things like the Hummer H1, not side-exhaust equipped G-wagens.

And yes they are all aluminum. But the frame is steel.
__________________
"We're not the public service of Canada, we're not just another department. We are the Canadian Forces, and our job is to be able to kill people." -Gen. Rick Hillier

Through the mud and the blood to the green field beyond.
Faugh A'Ballaugh.
1983 Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 07:11 PM   #33
Even when im right, revscene.net is still right!
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,371
Thanked 299 Times in 45 Posts
It will be cool to see the Hummers compete in an event like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r91CtE6xHQ8

Last edited by spoonek4; 01-14-2009 at 07:11 PM.
spoonek4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 09:11 PM   #34
What hasn't Killed me, has made me more tolerant of RS!
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: vancouver
Posts: 152
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
definitely kicks ass for what it is
the old ones are complete gems
wyattH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 11:20 PM   #35
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Richmond
Posts: 628
Thanked 152 Times in 35 Posts
I really can't find an argument for taking the Defender in any trim level over a Land Cruiser 70.
Prostrho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 11:45 PM   #36
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
1983 Z28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bus Stop
Posts: 2,668
Thanked 37 Times in 11 Posts
Less adaptable. The Land Rover platform is just that; a platform. You can rivet mounts to the body, gut the back and have anything from a 12 passenger vehicle to a pickup truck bed, or lift is and use it as an ambulance in the Alps.
__________________
"We're not the public service of Canada, we're not just another department. We are the Canadian Forces, and our job is to be able to kill people." -Gen. Rick Hillier

Through the mud and the blood to the green field beyond.
Faugh A'Ballaugh.
1983 Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2009, 01:27 AM   #37
Proud to be called a RS Regular!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: van
Posts: 102
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i would love to have this in China
ride98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2009, 01:29 AM   #38
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Richmond
Posts: 628
Thanked 152 Times in 35 Posts




Prostrho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2009, 09:53 AM   #39
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
1983 Z28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bus Stop
Posts: 2,668
Thanked 37 Times in 11 Posts
^ Factory models.

You don't need Land Rover to modify the sheetmetal to turn your Defender 110 from a pickup truck to an ambulance to an expedition van; you can do it in your driveway.

As well, it has better clearance and shorter overhangs, so it requires less modifications to the bumpers. Also, the Land Rover is less prone to rusting, and gets better fuel economy. Comparing brand new models, the new Defender interior is also supposed to be MUCH more comfortable.
__________________
"We're not the public service of Canada, we're not just another department. We are the Canadian Forces, and our job is to be able to kill people." -Gen. Rick Hillier

Through the mud and the blood to the green field beyond.
Faugh A'Ballaugh.

Last edited by 1983 Z28; 01-15-2009 at 09:56 AM.
1983 Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2009, 01:26 PM   #40
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
tonyvu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Van.
Posts: 2,929
Thanked 1,967 Times in 290 Posts
looks too boxy...
__________________
RIP JN

UNCE UNCE UNCE!

Quote:
Originally Posted by strykn View Post
Comparing A&B with deadmau5? Really? I should fucking slap you

2007 Acura TL
2005 Acura TL....RIP
2003 Honda Accord Coupe V6....RIP
tonyvu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2009, 02:01 PM   #41
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Richmond
Posts: 628
Thanked 152 Times in 35 Posts
I could counter with points such as reliability, parts availibility etc. but each has its good points. I still think the LCs good points far outweigh the advantages of the Defender. Terrorist groups in middle east seem to agree with me
Prostrho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2009, 02:19 PM   #42
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
1983 Z28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bus Stop
Posts: 2,668
Thanked 37 Times in 11 Posts
It's no more common nor is it more reliable. In all reality, they're damn near interchangeable.
__________________
"We're not the public service of Canada, we're not just another department. We are the Canadian Forces, and our job is to be able to kill people." -Gen. Rick Hillier

Through the mud and the blood to the green field beyond.
Faugh A'Ballaugh.
1983 Z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2009, 08:56 PM   #43
NOOB, Not Quite a Regular!
 
spagheddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 40
Thanked 66 Times in 17 Posts
reminds me of one of the mercedes.
spagheddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net