Pandora and more Land Rovers (Post #97) 6/25/2008

Grabbed another screen shot of the adverts on Pandora.

I thought it would be fun to click the link and to ask Land Rover if they would bring us diesel Defenders.

I wrote:
Please give us a diesel Defender in the US. Pretty please…with sugar on top. It’s what the off-road enthusiasts want, not these over priced road machines.

Their response:
Dear OkieRover,

Thank you for contacting the Land Rover Customer Relationship Center.

Land Rover does not have any plans to re-introduce the Defender into the United States. This model requires several design and performance changes in order to be compliant with strict U.S. safety and emissions standards.

We appreciate your enthusiasm regarding this vehicle. I will forward your comments to Product Development. The last year the Defender was offered in the U.S. was 1997.

Have a nice day.


Adam Soto
Land Rover North America

If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-637-6837, option 9, or by e-mail.

Oh I assure you I have more questions.
Like, what the hell are you people thinking?
And don’t you understand who you are dealing with?
Of course someone with passion for a specific model would know when it was and wasn’t available in the US.

It’s all about the disconnect boys and girls.

Land Rovers and Music (Post #95) 6/19/2008

So I’m firing up and what do I see in the advert section? LAND ROVER! That made for a pretty nice start to my day. Sadly though it was an advert for LR2 and LR3. Neither of which I own nor will anytime soon. I’m not going to rant about diesel motors again…I’ll just let it go.

This weekend is going to be warm and I’m going to change out the plug wires and the plugs. I’m also going to swap the transaxle fluid again. It looked burned a bit when I checked it the other day. I’ve been getting the classic high pitched hum from the transaxle and decided I might see if another fluid swap will help with that.

I still have to find the time to do the bushing job on the Classic. I really don’t want to wait until fall when it’s cooler. I’ll probably just see if JagGuy will let me use his lift again. Some day (after I win the lottery) I’m going to get me a lift.

For Father’s Day my dear sweet wife let me road trip it to Frisco, Texas, aka The Surface of the Sun (108F after the game ended at 5pmCDT), for a Chicago Fire (my team) and FC Dallas soccer match. It was a great time. I got to meet a bunch of Fire fans I’ve been messaging on boards with and got to meet the Head Coach. Which is a funny story. The guy on the back row, far right is the Coach’s brother-in-law, and said we needed to pick up the tickets at a hotel. So we stroll into the hotel and Denis Hamlett stands up and introduces himself and hands us the tickets. SO AWESOME! So where’s the photo of you and the coach you might ask? Well my buddy and I had no idea who we were getting the tickets from so we were totally surprised and left the camera in the car. Well we’ll get pictures next time.

Thanks for reading and happy rovering.