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View Poll Results: Land Rover Defender
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Uncool 6 11.54%
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Definitely cool.
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In the right colour,( khaki, drab olive, desert yellow, a great workhorse, but beware of ied's.) : As a UK trundlebus? :
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I think for many, these days, it's more of a statement. I'd be interested to know how able a well-sorted Defender is in comparison to a Discovery. I've driven a Disco in serious off-road conditions and it was majestic.
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I think for many, these days, it's more of a statement. I'd be interested to know how able a well-sorted Defender is in comparison to a Discovery. I've driven a Disco in serious off-road conditions and it was majestic.
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Cool.

I'd love a Disco 4 however
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Although not quite sub-zero, they will forever be cool. Workhorse of many a farmer and ageless off-road. Sometimes a statement, but rarely (if ever) bought by chavs. Not that quick but works as it was designed. Has been awesome for a long time. Interested if others such as the Disco are better off-road, but I don't that would dent the cool factor.
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Actually, a Defender in standard trim gets stuck easily in mud. However, once you add locking differentials, it is pretty much unstoppable. As long as one wheel has a semblance of traction, you will move forward. In standard trim, a Disco will be better and easier off road - all the ABS trickery to lock wheels really does work. The Defender is tougher, and if you bash it, it is "patina" rather than "knackered"

I have a 4.6 Defender LWB, and whenever something big or filthy needs moving, it is the right tool for the job. I've had a tonne of horse poop loaded in the back, a couple of diesel engines, tonnes of rubble, 2 hives of bees, you name it. Once the work is done, you pressure wash the interior, and it is as good as new.

The downside? I had to commute in it for a week when the 156 was having cambelt surgery. 300 of petrol in 5 days, and it nearly killed me.
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I don't think they are cool. I am not sure other than farmers and green laners if anyone else buys them?
I have been in one or two on the road and they were bloody awful but I always guessed you had to drive to the green lane or field
Mind you a V8 one...
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Yes, it is cool. It doesn't matter what else does the job better, or that it has awful seats, no airbags, crap economy. It is just cool. New or old, even beaten up they still have a certain cool charm.
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The coolest car on my street is an old SWB Landy. They are cool in all forms, whether old or new. They are also an absolute hoot to drive on road.
 
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These are very cool.

Doesn't matter if it's an ex-army lightweight 88 in drab olive, a shiny black soft top SVX or a beaten up County 110 SW there's something just so "right" about a Defender and its various previous incarnations.

To SIF's question - Straight out of the showroom on standard tyres a Disco will go further than a Defender. Even with the locking diffs and change of tyres this doesnt't change, the Disco really is a unbelievable machine but it's helped by clever electronics, fantastic wheel articulation and adjustable ride height. I don't honestly think that other than a Unimog there's anything you can buy that's better off-road unmodified. Mrs RSK has had a D3 and is now on her second D4 and just last week we took this one to our local pay and play off road course where it never ceases to amaze.

What is true though is that on off-road days the Defenders tend to go further and get involved in more extreme situations largely because A) they are much cheaper to buy in the first place and B) they are much cheaper to repair when bravery overcomes sanity in the rough stuff.
 
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Seriously cool and not uncomfortable to drive long (600 miles in a single hit) distances (it was a 54 plate TD5 so not quite as agricultural as some early types). Seats I found were OK.

Don't know why they are seriously cool - they just are, in a way that a Landcruiser, Patrol or whatever just aren't..
 
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Uncool. Sorry
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Driven by Bond villains in Casino Royale, or chinless hoo-rahs on the Chelsea tractor shopping run with tweeds and a black labrador, it is
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Driven by Bond villains in Casino Royale, or chinless hoo-rahs on the Chelsea tractor shopping run with tweeds and a black labrador, it is
I dont know its just not my style. Personal opinion of course



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I dont know its just not my style. Personal opinion of course
Shant, "cool" has nothing to do with your own style and personal preferences!


I'm going to stop saying this to people.....eventually!
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Seriously cool!

And i've got a belter for sale, all ready for the winter if anyone is interested!

2003 TD5 CSW in Epsom Green with only 25,000 miles on the clock and totally flawless!

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I think they're cool. I used one as a support vehicle on a John O'Groats to Lands End charity thing a decade ago and it coped very well.

Personally prefer our old Jeep Cherokee as it does everything the Landy can do and has leather, aircon and heated seats. Great for towing Alfas on trailers....;-)
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Dungarees of the motoring world. They do a job but never cool.
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