Anyone end up buying their Grenadier order

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ryanjl

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Looks good, but does the rear fold flat? :D

Ha. Nope. And Toyota's seats are decidedly really old tech, especially in the 1958 Edition. The rear seats sort of tumble forward and not fold down.

That said, I've never really used the fully flat feature of my LR4 all that much, especially when I have a cargo/dog guard separating the front from the back all the time anyway. To me, the biggest crime for the rear of the Land Cruiser is no traditional split tailgate, meaning there is no instant table or bench back there.
 

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Until you can't find parts in North America for your unicorn euro diesel. The fact of the matter is the D5 was a step backwards and the sales reflect that which is why you are in a D4 forum telling us about how great your D5 is. There is no activity in the D5 forum :) Then again perhaps you are brilliant and the rest of the off road market is wrong. Who knows.
There is a wealth of activity in the D5 forum but I ended up in the D4 forum because this thread about the Ineos Grenadier caught my eye. Grenadiers were ubiquitous at Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ 2 weeks ago. I'd be tempted to order one if they weren't so pricey. I apologize if my defense of the D5 Td6 has offended anyone in the D4 forum. If the D4 had been available with a diesel engine I probably would have been a Land Rover owner sooner.
 

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That tailgate is a beast, I would sorely miss it, the suspension and the cargo area, plush Windsor leather and the V8 power over the Bronco or Toyota. I was out today offroading and didn't need bigger tires or offroad tires. I needed bush trimmers and I really wanted to climb the hill in the picture below but it was so steep. It seemed like a knife edge at the top that would high center the LR4 w/out being able to see down the other side.
It was too steep to hike up so I moved on. I might go back tomorrow to see if anyone is out there climbing over the ridge. It was at an unmarked offroad area in the desert and I'm pretty sure its a dirt bike trail. The LR4 is such a treat to drive. Afterwards I dropped the suspension, put it in 4HI and got back on the highway in style then went swimming in the Colorado River. All for free!


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There is a wealth of activity in the D5 forum but I ended up in the D4 forum because this thread about the Ineos Grenadier caught my eye. Grenadiers were ubiquitous at Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ 2 weeks ago. I'd be tempted to order one if they weren't so pricey. I apologize if my defense of the D5 Td6 has offended anyone in the D4 forum. If the D4 had been available with a diesel engine I probably would have been a Land Rover owner sooner.

Huge activity. I was wrong... It's a literal beehive of activity. :)
 

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Submitted all the stuff to put my LR4 on Cars and Bids. After going through that, it's clear why all the listings there look similar. You do not write your own listing but rather Cars and Bids just asks you to answer specific questions and then they write the listing around that.

Decided to keep some of the aftermarket stuff on it for the sale. Defender steelies, dog guard in the back, shelf in the back, Terrafirma sliders, and ARB air compressor under the hood. We'll see how it does.
This process takes an unbelievably long amount of time. I submitted everything on Wednesday, including over 100 pictures. On Thursday I get a message saying they need a few more pictures. I submit those within a few hours (even though they are pictures that I pretty much already submitted). On Friday they say they still need another picture. It's one that I had already submitted. On Monday morning I get a message from a specialist saying they had written the listing and it's going to an editor, who will then give me access for my input. I haven't heard anything more since then.

Most messages I get from them I respond to within an hour, and it takes them over 24 hours to get back. My guess is they are dealing with a very high volume of listings. Still, it's a little frustrating considering I feel I am imminently capable of writing my own listing, and could go from nothing to a listing with 100+ pictures in the span of a few hours. At this point, I'd be surprised if this gets put online within 2 weeks of me starting the process.
 

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This process takes an unbelievably long amount of time. I submitted everything on Wednesday, including over 100 pictures. On Thursday I get a message saying they need a few more pictures. I submit those within a few hours (even though they are pictures that I pretty much already submitted). On Friday they say they still need another picture. It's one that I had already submitted. On Monday morning I get a message from a specialist saying they had written the listing and it's going to an editor, who will then give me access for my input. I haven't heard anything more since then.

Most messages I get from them I respond to within an hour, and it takes them over 24 hours to get back. My guess is they are dealing with a very high volume of listings. Still, it's a little frustrating considering I feel I am imminently capable of writing my own listing, and could go from nothing to a listing with 100+ pictures in the span of a few hours. At this point, I'd be surprised if this gets put online within 2 weeks of me starting the process.
Not exactly prompt customer service for what is basically a template they are operating off. I get they have a stake in the outcome and they think they are making the highest quality ad to bring high dollar, but at the end of it the truck will speak for itself.
 

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They probably have ****** website software and have to jump through hoops.
 

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Hate to say it, but I have a hunch some of this delay was just someone checking me off a list of things to do by clicking a box that says "need more photos" instead of acknowledging I had everything submitted, which would have required more work for them.
 

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