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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    It'll probably be on Redbull TV as well - they're showing a lot of the runs up the hill.
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    Latest spy shots via Autocar: Not the first time that vehicles have been released via model images...
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    According to Wonkipedia, California is 770miles long. France is 595miles from Calais to Andorra (the longest diagonal) So, Califonria is nowhere near the same size as all of Europe... if you took it as the line that you could continously drive, then I think you'd be looking even further as...
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    Spoke with my parents back in the UK, and by the sounds of it there are going to be quite a few more sightings as they've been told to get them out on the road testing them. They've already seen one (West of Birmingham) on the road, so they're out and about.
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    4WD Camper rental NZ. Troopy or LR or similar suggestions

    Also, the Kiwi's are hot on campers being self contained if wild camping and the hire campers will have stickers to denote that. Maui/Britz explain this here Official line here...
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    Truck loads of Land Cruiser double cab pickups in South Florida this week

    Pretty close - tie it to the market perception/positioning for the brand and that's a starting point. The 1980s and 1990s, the Mercedes W123 and W124 were basic taxis for much of their product life in Germany, in contrast in the US and (to an extent) the UK, they were a bit more of luxury car...
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    Queensland road trip July

    You should be pretty good to turn up on the day - maybe have a rough idea (check on WikiCamps in advance) of where you want to go, and then about lunchtime give them a call to see how they're looking for that evening. We did that area a few years ago now, and at about the same time of year, and...
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    Expo 40 Series Registry

    Slow conversion to a tourer has suddenly gained more speed after keeping an eye out for stuff in a 300km radius of home. Long way with no heater, radio or passenger... 5minutes short of 10hrs door to door in the Land Cruiser... Didn't do too badly really though for a 1978 HJ45. Now, that...
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    2020 Defender Spy Shots....

    The Land Rover is a work vehicle in the UK (and much of Europe), much the same as an F-Truck or similar from the other Domestics. It's not been sold in the USA for 20(?) years, so there is no real market knowledge there for that type of vehicle - but they do know that the Discovery etc are very...
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    Are they coming for us...(Kia, etc.)?

    Look up the Hyundai Galloper or Terracan - both based off of the Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero/Shogun of one generation before. The Galloper is really obvious, but the Terracan is less so.
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    Queensland road trip July

    +1 to FlashKiwi's comment. CANCEL YOUR BOOKING WITH THEM NOW! As he says, they've got a court proven reputation of being crap to deal with and willing to fleece you for thousands of dollars.
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    Wanted Amesz Dual Cab rear Coach

    This isn't quite right is it?
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    2019 Honda CRF 450L

    Just a quick one of it in the shed: The other bike is a big rough, ugly old thing: The XT runs a D606 on the back and a Mitas on the front - a nice combination for how it's used.
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    2019 Honda CRF 450L

    Interestingly we swapped from a D606 to the IRC! In the size that's run on the WR it was actually quite a rough ride on hard dirt roads (we've been in drought, so the roads are just dust), whereas on the XT it's fine so there are some sizes that it works better than others. I've heard lots of...
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    Any Hiace 4x4 Van owners out there?

    Great confusion here guys... One is talkimg about a Land Cruiser Prado, of the era old enough to be imported into the USA it'll be a coil sprung 70 series. The other is talking about a Fiat Panda... quite a different beast... :P