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Why I'm buying a Grenadier......, to scratch a 30-year-old itch!,.......or a mid-life crisis!

chriscroft

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I've only ever had 1 vehicle that would get me up early & keep me up late to clean it, and detail it....I would take it driving all the time just for the hell of it, and just love it, a bit irrational maybe.
It was a Defender 110CSW 1993 light Metalic Burgandy 12 seats; like the one below but with steel white wheels, and no side runner/steps
I've had VW Transporter Multi-Vans / Caravelles that I've really enjoyed modding etc..but just not bonded the same as with the LR
I thought long and hard about a metallic Queens red Grenadier, but I made my mind up a while ago it's a green vehicle for me now; and whilst the Grenadier's Sela green is a solid green, it just looks right imo.., similar to my favorite ever vehicle colour Porsche Irish Green, oh and I think all the pictures recently with HRH the Queen and Duke with green LR 110's may have helped.
I would have loved a front-center jump seat, but other than that, I think the Grenadier at this moment looks pretty perfect to me.
But I really really hope that the Grenadier will grab me like I was grabbed 30 years ago by a LR Defender.... and so far I,m feeling confident.

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šŸ„°:love:
 

muxmax

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I hear you, even though my itch isn't quite that old. I just decided to start my midlife crisis a bit early to be done with it once my children hit puberty.
 

Tom D

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Thereā€™s something about defenders that does that to some peopleā€¦ some people hate them. I had 3 and they all had that effect to some degree. When my last one died I found myself driving a hastily purchased ranger to tide me over until the grenadier arrives. In many ways the ranger is a better truck than the defender but I hate it. Somehow its easy to forgive the defender for its many idiosyncrasies whereas so much about the ranger just annoys me.
Iā€™m hoping that the grenadier will give me the same feeling as the defender.
 

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White roof and green looks good, I've gone green + black roof.

I'm certain the Grenny will have the same draw as the Defenders of old on the new buyers.
 
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