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 haha. awesome. i love offroading over here. i drive a series 1 landrover. you probly dont beleve me cos im 12 but oh well. loads of people custermize defenders over here. they are so sick!
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 You live in OZ and you drive a rover??? Persoanly I think it's SACRALIGE that you don't drive a 70-series Cruiser (I lived in S/Central Queensland for 2+ years and the worst part of coming home was leaving my 91 HJ75 Ute there Cry ) in the 4wd world your either driving a Toyota or you're getting towed out/home by one... Series Landy's LOOK cool, and I love how you can remove/swap parts all over the palce with them, but the drivetrains are made out of Lego Technic parts IMO. Toyota or a pair of boots IMO.
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 nah defenders are THE BEST 4x4 by far! most versatile vehicle ever made as well.
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 HAHAHAHA I've seen that sticker too... Not really, but they're certainly neat trucks, just not in the same league as Toyotas when it comes to strength, durability and what not (A large portion of my family lives in Northern Scotland and they've all switched to Toyotas for these reasons). They're def. capable trucks, don't get me wrong. Just keep an eve on your bulkhead/firewall and the frame areas where it meets the body and watch for galvanic corosion... REAL bad on earlier Series Rovers and Defe's... What engine does yours have??? Diesel or Petrol??? A guy on an Expedition web-board I'm abig member of has the SICKEST Defender on the planet, it's a 130 Hi-cap with Portal Axles under it. I think he works for an oil company or something so he litteraly goes out to the middle of nowhere quite often. One thing is though, his truck in basicly only a defender in body, the drivetrain is all swapped stuff. if you want a really good mod for your truck in terms of reliability and strength, swap in 80series Cruiser axles F/R the truck'll last alot longer.
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 how come 75% of all defenders ever made are still on the road then?

if you ever own one you will relies where im coming from...when i say they are the best..
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 land rovers are best by a LONG way! they are SOO cheap to fix and work great! toyotas are just for people who get a new car every week
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 Toyotas are the LONGEST lasting rigs on the road... Sorry, Rovers are poorly made and NOT cheap to fix. You clearly know NOTHING about 4wd's or automobiles in general... THat was just a stupid statment you made, it REALLY shows your ignorance. Rover isn't even in the top 5 list of the "most Durable" 4x4's ever made... Toyota's (EVERY Toyota 4x4 ever made) are at the top.
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 toyotas arnt the longest lasting. over 3 quarters of all land rovers ever built are still on the road today. toyotas DO break and cost loads to fix. have you ever had a land rover?
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 The-Medic: Your use of caps in every sentence is annoying. So is your general point of view.
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 Dunks95: yeah, I know... I hate it when people are smarter and more knowledgable then me too Wink I've been driving longer then you've been alive including driving everything frommCruisers to Rovers to Unimogs for a living in places like Australia and Alaska and may places in between.

Dnlparr: What year/model is your old Series??? I'd love to have an old 109 Hi-Cap Pick-up as a daily driver and a run about truck. You may have seen Pangolin 4x4 on the web but they're from Oregon and they've built some AMAZING trucks including a really neat 109 that had NEARLY an aussie Ute-bed (something we don't have here in the states and I can't tell you why cause they're BRILLIANT things) You're down there in teh wet too aren't you (compared to say NE Australia) how is your truck doing in terms of rust??? Alot of the old Rovers here in the NW succumb to rust pretty badly (although thank GOD we don't salt our roads in the winter like the east coast of the US does... never buy an old truck from the NE US...all I'm saying Wink )
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 ... HAHAHAHA Yeah the other 25% made it home... Rovers can't come anywhere NEAR comparing to Toyotas for longevity and durability. For those of us who KNOW alot about 4wd's it's just a fact. Rovers are great, but Toyotas are by far one of the most durable 4wd's on the planet (G-wagens and Unimogs and Patrols are others) but Rovers just aren't on the list. The Toyota HZJ75 Troupy is THE ONLY truck to ever circumnavigate the African continent with ZERO maintinence and support. AND in places like Australia where the conditions are about as tough as anywhere in the world the vehicle of choice is a Toyota... The Fr4ame under my 89 Hilux Surf is bikker then most American 1/2 ton trucks. Landy's= NEAT trucks for sure, but far from durable. The removable everything makes them SO sweet, BUT most guys who really wheel Rovers swap in either old 22RE "mini-truck" drivetrains (into Series trucks) or 70/80 series gear into Disco/Rangies. I live in Oregon, in the NW of the US where 4wheeling is something we do as a way of life. Toyota is king, Rovers are a novelty.

Bah, whatever, you;ve got a neat rig mate. and you're a Scott so I can't say anything bad about ya eh Wink I'm Scottish by Heeritage myself (W/ tons of family in W.Daviot and Inverness, Family are Davidsons) so I've got love. Mon the Scotts!!!!
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 landy ftw haha who would even touch a toyota
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 Good man Big Grin
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 People who value capability and reliability over "heritage"...
  • + 1
 Sweet. I want one.

Bet your insurance is like 2p.... :L
  • + 1
 yhe it is....
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 its £450 in my dads name with 3 main drivers and anyone over 25 with our permission is insured as well
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 Not even funny.... -_- mines £1700 for me and my Dad.
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 If i owned it personaly with my dad and mum added on its £1600 hahahaha

NFU Big Grin

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