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That was one good thing about the new Defender when it did it’s first tour of the country, you could get into it, feel how the doors close, how the seating position felt, opened the bonnet, move all the seats up and down.

In a way it’s a shame that they did not hold off until the end of August and had a couple of more ‘complete’ vehicles to inspect.

It’s not as if anyone was standing there with a credit card machine taking deposits.

Apparently when it goes to Silverstone you can sign up to be a passenger for a drive round so maybe that when the next generation test vehicle (which I was told will be in Wales testing this week coming) will be ready.

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Grenadier wrote:
No notice of anything here in France. Knowing how the French think about cars, both the buyers (prefer French brands and very budget oriented) and the Govt (heavy pollution taxes), I think this will be a very rare sell here. As such, marketing/launch seems to be very low key.

It will be interesting to see if once production starts in France there is any increased "Frenchness" injected into the project.

Grenadier wrote:
I think this UK ‘tour’ (the first), shows that despite it being designed in Austria and being built in France, Ineos/Ratcliffe see this as a British car. Thumbs Up

One (or more) of the blue vehicles is often photographed with Union Jack and German flag on the side:



But there's space for a 3rd flag, and I assume this is the Austrian one:

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'It will be interesting to see if once production starts in France there is any increased "Frenchness" injected into the project.'

So some hooks on the Alpine grab handles for strings of onions and a revised gearbox giving six reverse gears and one forward...... Whistle

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I always thought the reverse gear thing was attributed to Italian tanks? Although, given last night, that might come across as sour grapes right now.

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Rolling with laughter

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Update:


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Does anyone have any info on the Rosedale event next weekend?
Can anyone just turn up on the day and is it connected to a cycling event?
I've been looking and can't find an exact match for "Rosedale Caravan Park", but 2 possibilities are 'Rosedale Abbey Caravan Park' or 'Rosedale Caravan and Camping Park' Confused

A comfortable cabin, auto gearbox and 300bhp sounds very appealing. Laughing [/i]

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Their PR team does need a bit of a kick up the arse - not doing the very basic things right at the moment...

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DSC-off wrote:
Does anyone have any info on the Rosedale event next weekend?
Can anyone just turn up on the day and is it connected to a cycling event?
I've been looking and can't find an exact match for "Rosedale Caravan Park", but 2 possibilities are 'Rosedale Abbey Caravan Park' or 'Rosedale Caravan and Camping Park' Confused

A comfortable cabin, auto gearbox and 300bhp sounds very appealing. Laughing [/i]


At Newlands Corner the other week, the cycling event I am guessing was a Sportif.

I.e turn up on a road bike, get a map and go…….so when we arrived at lunchtime to see the Grenadier, the cycling event had long gone….

They did not even have a couple of team Pinarello’s to drool over.

The saving grace is that there has been a backlash over parking charges for open spaces so we did not have to pay £5 and only be there for half an hour……..

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DSC-off wrote:
Does anyone have any info on the Rosedale event next weekend?
Can anyone just turn up on the day and is it connected to a cycling event?
I've been looking and can't find an exact match for "Rosedale Caravan Park", but 2 possibilities are 'Rosedale Abbey Caravan Park' or 'Rosedale Caravan and Camping Park' Confused


Email reply just received :

"Yes, it is being held here in our Car Park at Rosedale Abbey Caravan Park, YO18 8SA, but not hosted by us."

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Thanks, that's great. Thumbs Up

Will have a run down at the weekend.

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Can’t decide if it’s worth a run out to Rosedale. It’s a good 2 hours for me, but the nearest place on this tour. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

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TBH, I wouldn't travel 2hrs both ways, just to see a vehicle that I can't sit in or drive.
But an hour is fine and it's close to the brewery at Cropton.

http://www.newinncropton.co.uk/the-brewery/

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It's only a prototype. Several of the prototypes that appear in photos have different fixtures and fittings. All are not production spec. So other than it would be nice to kick the tyres; it's a way off before you could make a reasonable buying decision based on a viewing.

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Bluest wrote:
Can’t decide if it’s worth a run out to Rosedale. It’s a good 2 hours for me, but the nearest place on this tour.


Sadly I am away at the minute - only only 45 mins from me and I would have loved to have a proper look at one. Big Cry Rgds.

Chris

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