Discussion in 'LR4' started by jlach993, Feb 19, 2020.
Damn, had to be some great deals in 2008.
I wish. For some reason there was very little LR inventory that year. The new 2008 LR3 HSE with a rear locker we bought was trucked-in from another dealer 100 miles away. And it showed up with a different color driver's door that we had repainted to better match. There weren't any other HSE's with the heavy duty package within 500 miles.
I remember coming in late to that episode. When I saw the LR4 I recognized it as the ExPortal build. That actually chapped me even more when they laughingly trashed it because I had previously enjoyed the video on the build process. But good point that in addition to demonstrating what idiots they were, they showed the toughness of the Rover. But I'm still bitter, LOL.
From Scott Brady who was the lead on that build...
"We did experience a few damaged parts: a broken compressor mount and a half-dozen fender flare retainers, but this was entirely the fault of Top Gear USA’s “professional” driver, who showed the operating acumen of a 14-year-old. While both items were easily repaired, it is shocking how well the vehicle endured everything that was tossed at it."
Like you all, I was both impressed with what the truck could do and irked at how they drove it. I think that was the first and last episode I ever watched of the terrible US version of that show.
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Good find. I hadn't ventured over there to look for it.
I could have sworn he mentioned somewhere that it needed to be aligned, but it has admittedly been several years and many beers, so I could be wrong.
I do remember wanting to throttle the stupid SOB who was driving it.
Fixed it for you.
Glad he got some public digs in on Tanner Foust, who is supposedly an experienced stunt driver. That explains a lot about his driving style. OK I'm over it.
The advert is footage taken from the Bond filming, not filmed specifically for advertising. Of course it is not normal driving, but it does show that the defender is indeed pretty tough.
NOw I'll have to go find that episode...
I just sold my 2008 LR3 with 131K miles. I drove it almost 6 years, and it was from a long line of LR's over the past 20 years. I got a 2011 LR4 with 80K miles as a bridge to when the first Defenders start coming off lease in 3-4 years.
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