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Red Merle
 


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Yes please Nick Thumbs Up

I may be no fan of the ‘5, but I’d still rather it was a car from Solihull than any one of the alternatives Thumbs Up
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LT
 


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United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 Landmark LE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

Good pics. thanks. Thumbs Up

Have they got rid of the drop down flap thingy?
 2006 D3 HSE (Original & still the best)-GONE
2010 D4 HSE (A bit bling)-GONE
2014 D4 HSE (Almost too bling)-GONE
2015 D4 HSE (A heated what?)-GONE
2016 D4 Landmark (Written Off)-GONE
2016 D4 Landmark (Surely the last!) PD1881 rims-GONE
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Post #187928414th Nov 2017 1:17 pm
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Nick H
 


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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Yulong WhiteDiscovery 4

The 'activity platform'?

Not sure, will ask when it comes into service.

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Edit: Just had a zoom in on the third picture and there's no sign of it.
  
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James W
 


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Is that a radio PTT on a gooseneck arm above the steering wheel? Any chance of a closer picture of how that's installed?

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Nick H
 


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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Yulong WhiteDiscovery 4

James - will ask for you when one arrives Thumbs Up
  
Post #187932714th Nov 2017 3:20 pm
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J77
 


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Unless I’m mistaken, that looks like a 2.0 SD4 Shocked

Exhaust on one side only. Need a close up.
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Russell
 


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Nick H wrote:
James - will ask for you when one arrives Thumbs Up


Any update on this please Nick
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Post #214794521st May 2020 9:19 pm
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Bleeding knuckles
 


Member Since: 10 Jan 2019
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

If you look at my posts I uploaded lots of pictures in the posts called “my office”.

The 17 plate car was a test vehicle and was only a 2.0

All the cars in service now are 3.0

So far they’ve been fantastic but I’d prefer a D4 any day

Hopefully we’ll be looking at the new defender as that’s ore of a successor to the D3/4

Or maybe the Ineos Grenadier??
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V8 brake upgrade
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fat bloke
 


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Saw one going north bound a34 toward Oxford 68 plate along with a 18 plate shogun.
  
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fat bloke
 


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United Kingdom 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 SE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

RBP wrote:
Interesting- thought they may be too expensive for plod. Photoshopped image anything like real life?


Click image to enlarge


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Saw one of these with real police in Oxford even better didn't notice the plate due to police markings and it was a 68 reg .Unless it was on trial I hadn't realised TVP were using them as normally Beamers with old Volvos going as well???.
  
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defector
 


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Just recently noticed that both National Highways officers and the Greater Manchester police are now using Volvo XC90's around this area at least.
Don't know if they are on trial or if Volvo have managed to gain the supply contract.
Having spoken to a few Traffic officers, they did like their V70's in days gone by.
  
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Moo
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Wiltshire Police have been running XC90's for a while. Avon and Somerset run a lot of V70's as well.


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Trailered Movements
 


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Response vehicles have to be reliable, common sense says that product and franchise capabilities have to be considered in an overall package, why would any 'service' consider a vehicle that both isn't ultra reliable, or able to be competently fixed by its dealers.

Not knocking LR totally, but lets be honest, if your life depended on a vehicle getting to you ASAP, I'd much rather it was one that was boringly reliable as opposed to one that isn't.

Dave
 2011 Discovery 4 Commercial SDV6 (Gone)
2010 RRS TDV8 (Gone)
1980 OBLIC 4.0ltr Range Rover (went a long time ago) 
 
Post #22901834th May 2022 8:05 am
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Bleeding knuckles
 


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The reason we Highways traffic officers are using XC90 and BMW X5 now is the Gov want the carbon footprint reduced so the ones we use are PHEV ones rather than diesels.

The Disco is not available as a PHEV yet and Defenders are hard to get hold of.

I think we will get LR stuff again soon but their wait times are too high and Volvo are more than happy to supply stuff to us.
 2005 D3 SE Auto, zermatt silver
Gearbox flush by terrain vehicles
V8 brake upgrade
Will always ask silly questions 
 
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robpenrose
 


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Trailered Movements wrote:
Response vehicles have to be reliable, common sense says that product and franchise capabilities have to be considered in an overall package, why would any 'service' consider a vehicle that both isn't ultra reliable, or able to be competently fixed by its dealers.

Not knocking LR totally, but lets be honest, if your life depended on a vehicle getting to you ASAP, I'd much rather it was one that was boringly reliable as opposed to one that isn't.

Dave


So you want them to turn up in a Toyota Landcruiser then Laughing
 

Current: D4 HSE
Previous: BMW Z4M Coupe
Previous: Land Rover Defender 90 CSW Td5
Previous: Land Rover Discovery Td5 ES 
 
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