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Hello from Suffolk, UK

JSP555

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Just reserved my Grenadier (3rd June) and currently trying to swap my petrol engine for a diesel (why did I do that?).  I’m a farmer from Suffolk in England and we have 3 Defenders on the farm and my daily mode of transport is a 90 that has done 75k miles and I want to retire it and buy something that does all my Defender does and everything that it doesn’t, hence (hopefully) my Grenadier reservation. I also have a bi-turbo diesel BMW X5 which is just hitting 200k miles which has been abused on the farm for a number of years with absolutely no problems at all apart from the fact that it’s white and I am near the Essex border. We affectionately call it our Essex Range Rover. It has been brilliant. So a cross between my Defender 90 and a trashed BMW X5 makes me the perfect Grenadier customer? My off-road experience is pretty much every day trying to negotiate muddy farm tracks and not putting something in a ditch. Very little exploration stuff but currently have an iKamper on my (retired) Defender for light camping. Currently trying to work out how I can get a Grenadier on the farm before June 2023.
 

rovie

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@JSP555 Nice to hear, that you have no problems with your X5 engine. It is same as in the Grenadier. I have driven both, the petrol an the Diesel. For me the Diesel is right one, because of towing heavy live stock trailers. Best regards to Suffolk.
 

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Thank you! Yes, we too have livestock. Can’t quite think what I was doing ordering a petrol engine!
 

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Hi from Wiltshire.  no farming stuff for me just retirement car for a rural area and picking up in the winter. Have a field master due for Oct build. Thanks so much for reassuring diesel info.nearly went petrol but pressed diesel on the configuration as head ruled.
 

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Thank you Simon. Hopefully this will be my last diesel but it’s definitely the choice for the job it will have to do on the farm. Very best. John
 
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