The Land Rover Defender is a British Icon, the definitive off-road vehicle that transcends class.
Recently the Defender was chosen by viewers of Top Gear as their 'greatest car of all time' and deservedly so.
Of course there are more modern and refined vehicles out there that perform better on-road but if it is off-road ability and kudos that counts then the Defender is your vehicle and best of all its made in Britain!
It's just a very very cool car.
This is an all time great car! Yes it’s comparatively expensive, but its hand made, will last as long as you want, has great residuals and is as individual as yourself!
Asked once by a friend, a senior German BMW engineer, as he was inspecting the door shuts, “how can you accept the build quality” (myself also using an M3 at the time) I asked him about the real, not perceived, character of his BMW’s? He came some way towards agreeing that a mass produced car, whatever the quality, has limited character. Full marks here for the Defender! So, you forgive the foibles, NVH and the lack of some luxury and enjoy the car for its honesty and the warmth people convey.
Why do I keep being drawn to the Defender, and thoroughly enjoy driving them 20,000miles PA when the company provides nice cars? Because I can convert the Defender to my dream specification, with a choice of thousands of specialist parts and accessories. I may even drive it around the World one day, should I ever make the opportunity!
The whole point of the Defender is this total adaptability, the only other vehicle that is so versatile and unique is the Harley Davidson, and they too are timeless and will last forever, like the Harley, it may take time to add all the bits you may desire, but gradually you do! If all this makes no sense at all, stay away, only we will know what you are missing!
This is the second new Defender that I have owned, the first one was a 90 XS Station Wagon. I drive 50 miles each way to work every day crossing Dartmoor, in all weathers, and at all times of the day and night.
The defender gives you confidance to drive a journey such as this, even in the winter at 3am. It will leave boy racers standing at the lights, but this does not help with fuel consumption.
I would say that I get approximatly 30 mpg on my work run this route consists of narrow lanes, A roads, and about6 miles of duel carrigeway, including city traffic.
During the summer of 2005 I took the 90 to France, and some of the routes that we drove I would think twice about walking up, but the Defender took it in its stride.
I would recommend the Defender as a no frills solid dependable vehicle.
The saying 'Less is more' was made for the Defender.. but that's no bad thing...it protrays the Defenders honesty and unpretentiousness off to a tee. Mind you the Defender makes a bit of a attempt to cosset its occupants in XS form.
If purchasing new from a Main Dealer ask What are your Hourly Servicing Rates? Don't forget to include the Vat...they like to quote you without including the Vat!...... 12 months ago 2004 I was quoted from a Bury Lancashire Dealership... £100.00p per hour inc VAT for a Defender...dont forget you still have to pay for servicing when your vehicle is still under manufacturers warranty...otherwise look for a good back street Garage to Service your Land Rover after the precious Warranty expires
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