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Wing Commander
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Post by Wing Commander » Sat May 15, 2021 1:50 pm

Yes, I know it’s the complete opposite of my low slung, bright yellow, German sports car - but I love these!!

Saw one in the metal this week. Looked awesome!

If I ‘needed’ a more practical car to replace my 911, I’d be sorely tempted...!

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Post by Cheshire Cat » Sat May 15, 2021 3:01 pm

Caveat emptor sir. My experience with JLR products is awful. View a few YouTube videos before you buy, such as below. Savage Geese guys are good.
Dolomite Silver 'S' with red leather 14 way seats, Pano roof, Bose, Air suspension with pasm, Chrono pack, PDLS, Surround view, 911 turbo wheels, heated screen, spare wheel, ioniser,75 lt tank, black tail pipes, black roof rails.

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Post by Guy » Sat May 15, 2021 3:06 pm

I preferred the robustness of the previous Defender 90/110. I can't imagine the military ordering this new one - it just doesn't look soldier proof!

That said, it does look good for a less demanding (perhaps more fashion-conscious) market :D

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Post by pmg » Sat May 15, 2021 3:06 pm

Probably;y about 3 times the height of your 911!!!! :D :D :D
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Post by Wing Commander » Sat May 15, 2021 3:33 pm

pmg wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 3:06 pm
Probably;y about 3 times the height of your 911!!!! :D :D :D

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I’m not gonna go out and buy one tomorrow, but I really like it. Reviews are good. It seems really well designed & engineered. As it says in the above video, the complexity of the thing may be a concern, in view of JLR’s reliability reputation :? Having said that, I ran an Evoque for three years as my last company car and that was faultless.
Simon

Sold: 2016 Rhodium Silver Macan 2.0
Sold: 2013 Platinum Silver 911 (991.1) C2
Sold: 2017 Carmine Red Panamera 4
Mine: 991.2 Carrera T Racing Yellow http://www.porsche-code.com/PJCIIPK4

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Post by pmg » Sat May 15, 2021 4:31 pm

Wing Commander wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 3:33 pm
pmg wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 3:06 pm
Probably;y about 3 times the height of your 911!!!! :D :D :D

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I’m not gonna go out and buy one tomorrow, but I really like it. Reviews are good. It seems really well designed & engineered. As it says in the above video, the complexity of the thing may be a concern, in view of JLR’s reliability reputation :? Having said that, I ran an Evoque for three years as my last company car and that was faultless.
I would agree with that. I was just amazed at the height when I topped across the road from the supermarket opposite the Pulborough dealer. With the now all 6cyl and 8cyl options now probably the best offroader and with the refinement to be an all journey, all-road vehicle.

A lot of their recent group problems have been with electrical, media and nav systems on moving to modern systems and they may have solved those now.
2019 Macan S Porsche code PKW8WKI8

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Post by Rab J » Sat May 15, 2021 4:49 pm

I have one like this arriving on the 2nd July

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Macan GTS Carmine with 21" black sports classics ---Gone
991.2 GTS Carmine 2WD ---Gone
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http://www.porsche-code.com/PL86QK50

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Post by Wing Commander » Sat May 15, 2021 4:57 pm

Rab J wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 4:49 pm
I have one like this arriving on the 2nd July Defender .png

Excellent, Rab! Looking forward to your pics & first impressions!
Simon

Sold: 2016 Rhodium Silver Macan 2.0
Sold: 2013 Platinum Silver 911 (991.1) C2
Sold: 2017 Carmine Red Panamera 4
Mine: 991.2 Carrera T Racing Yellow http://www.porsche-code.com/PJCIIPK4

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Post by Nuclear Nick » Sat May 15, 2021 8:19 pm

pmg wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 4:31 pm
Wing Commander wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 3:33 pm
pmg wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 3:06 pm
Probably;y about 3 times the height of your 911!!!! :D :D :D

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I’m not gonna go out and buy one tomorrow, but I really like it. Reviews are good. It seems really well designed & engineered. As it says in the above video, the complexity of the thing may be a concern, in view of JLR’s reliability reputation :? Having said that, I ran an Evoque for three years as my last company car and that was faultless.
I would agree with that. I was just amazed at the height when I topped across the road from the supermarket opposite the Pulborough dealer. With the now all 6cyl and 8cyl options now probably the best offroader and with the refinement to be an all journey, all-road vehicle.

A lot of their recent group problems have been with electrical, media and nav systems on moving to modern systems and they may have solved those now.
Ever the optimist! :lol:
Nick

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991.2 C2 GTS March ‘18

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Post by Rab J » Sat May 15, 2021 8:23 pm

Nuclear Nick wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 8:19 pm
pmg wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 4:31 pm
Wing Commander wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 3:33 pm



:lol: :lol: :lol:

I’m not gonna go out and buy one tomorrow, but I really like it. Reviews are good. It seems really well designed & engineered. As it says in the above video, the complexity of the thing may be a concern, in view of JLR’s reliability reputation :? Having said that, I ran an Evoque for three years as my last company car and that was faultless.
I would agree with that. I was just amazed at the height when I topped across the road from the supermarket opposite the Pulborough dealer. With the now all 6cyl and 8cyl options now probably the best offroader and with the refinement to be an all journey, all-road vehicle.

A lot of their recent group problems have been with electrical, media and nav systems on moving to modern systems and they may have solved those now.
Ever the optimist! :lol:
We all need a bit of that at the moment :D
Macan GTS Carmine with 21" black sports classics ---Gone
991.2 GTS Carmine 2WD ---Gone
Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe Jet Black
http://www.porsche-code.com/PL86QK50

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