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Old 03-01-2017, 09:44 PM
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Personally think the defender is one of the most over rated motors out there granted only driven a 2006 110 and a 1988 90 but they are horrible ok if your on a farm moving trailers through a field but having to pretty much drive everywhere with the window down for comfort, your knee constantly banging against the window winder, piss poor economy (fair enough the 90 is modded and goes like fook) but day to day life they are horrible
They are horrid full stop.
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Personally think the defender is one of the most over rated motors out there granted only driven a 2006 110 and a 1988 90 but they are horrible ok if your on a farm moving trailers through a field but having to pretty much drive everywhere with the window down for comfort, your knee constantly banging against the window winder, piss poor economy (fair enough the 90 is modded and goes like fook) but day to day life they are horrible
They do look good though.
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:19 PM
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and stupid money to buy
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Personally think the defender is one of the most over rated motors out there granted only driven a 2006 110 and a 1988 90 but they are horrible ok if your on a farm moving trailers through a field but having to pretty much drive everywhere with the window down for comfort, your knee constantly banging against the window winder, piss poor economy (fair enough the 90 is modded and goes like fook) but day to day life they are horrible
Wouldn't make any odds if you'd driven one of the newer ones, they are still crap!
In their defence there is nothing that will touch them in terms of depreciation, they look great (IMO) and they are pretty classless (by that I mean you can turn up just about anywhere in one and people don't look twice - you could be Lord of the manor or the guy who empties the septic tank). The jap 4x4s are all miles better in every way, but they all look a bit flashy and tacky with all the chrome etc I reckon.
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Wouldn't make any odds if you'd driven one of the newer ones, they are still crap!
In their defence there is nothing that will touch them in terms of depreciation, they look great (IMO) and they are pretty classless (by that I mean you can turn up just about anywhere in one and people don't look twice - you could be Lord of the manor or the guy who empties the septic tank). The jap 4x4s are all miles better in every way, but they all look a bit flashy and tacky with all the chrome etc I reckon.
Agree completely ... I have had 15 years of defenders and a nice allisport 90 that went well - we went everywhere in it and they are completely classless as you say - but eventually got tired of the hassles of landrover ownership - doesnt seem to be much choice though - one or the other.
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Anyone tried a new hilux.dont look as good as older ones in my opinion.i also hate land rovers.if youre over 5 foot you need the windows open to make space for your arm and no leg room even in passenger side if air con fitted.
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picking the ranger up monday went for the 3.2 wildtrak auto looking forward to it
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picking the ranger up monday went for the 3.2 wildtrak auto looking forward to it
That is what I've got. I'm sure you won't regret it. Been really pleased with mine.
Only thing I wasn't happy with is the tyres. Ford says they are all terrain, but they must have a different understanding of all terrain than I do. First time on wet grass side slope I slid rapidly towards a parked dumper I was going round. Changed them for proper all terrain after that and had no more problems. Have the original set with only about 300 miles on them stored in my container if anyone wants them.
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Have the original set with only about 300 miles on them stored in my container if anyone wants them.
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Can you PM me the make etc? might be interested.
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picking the ranger up monday went for the 3.2 wildtrak auto looking forward to it
Fair play, I hope it fulfils your expectations.

When I set up alone back in 2001 it was a ranger I set my eye on but things took a different path, 4x4 off road and tow ability were not required and I went the van route.

Incredible how those vehicles have changed in that time
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