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Old July 3rd, 2006, 02:46 PM
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Land Rover Extraordinary In Action Tour

Check out:


http://www.extraordinaryinaction.com/


The tour will be in Los Angeles August 9-13 at the Home Depot Center in Carson. Supposedly there will be free gourmet food and driving on the test tracks.

Did anyone else get an invitation for this? Ho got an invitation and I didn't, but each invitation is good for two persons so both of us are going to hit the tour on Sunday (08/13/06).
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 02:51 PM
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Yes I did. Are you going to be my date?
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 03:05 PM
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Let's hit the tour on 09/13/06.
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 03:06 PM
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Let's hit the tour on 09/13/06.

8/13/06 no?
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 03:12 PM
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Oops, my bad.

Yes, 08/13/06.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 02:15 PM
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So are you in or not?
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Old August 15th, 2006, 09:21 AM
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It was a nicely put together event. Great sales tool. This event got a lot of the LR owners pumped up about "Land Rover". I bet everyone that was there now "bleeds green".

It started off in the VIP lounge at the Home Depot Center with this:





and some of this:



Then it was my turn to drive a Range Rover thru the little dirt playground:

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Old August 15th, 2006, 09:26 AM
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I drove a Zambezi Silver 2006 Range Rover. I had a driving instructor telling me when to do this and that. I just did as I was told. The HDC worked amazingly well. I think the Range Rover's HDC could have handled heart attack hill. LOL

The traction control was very predictable. It felt very much like the CDL equipped 04 Disco.

driving instructor: "now the Traction Control will be put to work..."
driving instructor: "apply just a bit more throttle..."
driving instructor: "you've done this before, haven't you?"
me: "a little"

Han should have no problems kicking ass with his G4 RR.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 09:29 AM
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They had in display: LR3, RRS and RR. I was in and out of the 3 vehicles, comparing and getting the feel.... well... nothing touches Range Rover feel. In every detail, the Range Rover feels much nicer than the RRS and LR3s. Of course, with the price tag difference, that's to be expected.



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Old August 15th, 2006, 09:31 AM
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I think LR should have invited the owners of the competition brand vehicles. And introduce them to the LR way of things. It would have been awesome.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 09:46 AM
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Quote:
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well... nothing touches Range Rover feel.



Damn ! I can't take much more of this MKIII talk.

LOL
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Old August 15th, 2006, 09:49 AM
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wow... that looks like fun. very impressive indeed what LR did.

i wish i had this...





yeah, i can't wait to take mine out.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 09:53 AM
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at first you'd think it's cool to see where the wheels are, the articulation, the front wheels turned, etc. but it's just distraction.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 10:02 AM
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yeah... the animation is interesting to see and actually educational but distracting. i think i like the overall software is much better then what i have. the navigation software is very nice compared to the 03.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 10:33 AM
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MKIII love at the Chateau Montebello,

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Old August 15th, 2006, 12:02 PM
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exactly, now go and get yourself one.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 12:21 PM
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I read that the 2007 Mk3 has the center and rear lockers, as well as the terrain response. If so, that is one awesome truck.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 01:06 PM
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I read that the 2007 Mk3 has the center and rear lockers, as well as the terrain response. If so, that is one awesome truck.


seriously.

with a rear locker I think that truck could do plenty.
not that it isn't very capable now, but throw that locker in for insurance and you'd have the wingshooter's vehicle par excellence.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 01:26 PM
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We recently spent a morning trying out the RRS at The Land Rover experience over here. It was the 4.4 non supercharged petrol version and had centre and rear lockers,even on road tyres I believe it would have put my 90 TD5 with Traction Control to shame in almost any situation.
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