Reasons to own a Land Rover

8 reasons to own a Land Rover
Added 49 months ago by DaveB
Reasons to own a Land Rover

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The smell of diesel hides that of the oil leaks. No more resprays, just get out the tin of Nato Green!!!
Reasons to own a Land Rover - The smell of diesel hides that of the oil leaks. No more resprays, just get out the tin of Nato Green!!!

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Because every drive is an adventure (whether you'll get there or not)
Reasons to own a Land Rover - Because every drive is an adventure (whether you'll get there or not)

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Ease of maintenance and total simplicity
Reasons to own a Land Rover - Ease of maintenance and total simplicity
Die-hard Defender fans will often state the 300 tdi was the last 'proper' engine to be fitted to the Defender. In reality, all engines fitted to the Defender have their fans and their detractors. One thing all iterations have shared is relative ease of maintenance and simple construction. You can still quite easily knock down even the latest Defender with a 19mm, 17mm and 13mm spanner. The high ground clearance means a lot of jobs don't even require the car to be jacked up. There's no plastic trim hiding the nuts and bolts and the internet is chock full of information on how to strip down, repair and replace just about any component. It's the perfect vehicle to learn about the mechanisms of a car and to be able to have a bash at fixing it yourself.

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Out of the box off-road abilities
Reasons to own a Land Rover - Out of the box off-road abilities
Land Rover's history is off-road. Farmers love Land Rovers for their go anywhere capability. Mud, wet grass and rutted farm tracks prove trivial. Snowy roads, even under thick drifts of snow are completely passable, crucial if you live in a secluded village with limited access. These vehicles are designed for trips across a beach, into the sea, through fords and across side slopes that would topple a lesser vehicle.

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Practicality.
Reasons to own a Land Rover - Practicality.
There's no denying, Land Rovers are tools on wheels. Interiors are made of rugged, hard-wearing materials and can be hosed down. Fabrics and carpets resist mud and moisture well. The rear load space is perfect for carrying anything from a concrete mixer, to a 50 gallon drum, several dogs, boxes of tools, the queen or a combination of the above.

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No hill too steep, no valley too deep
Reasons to own a Land Rover - No hill too steep, no valley too deep

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In the event of a nuclear war, you can roll your melted window down and ask 'where did everybody go?'
Reasons to own a Land Rover - In the event of a nuclear war, you can roll your melted window down and ask 'where did everybody go?'

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There is nothing more instantly recognisable than a Landy! Especially on the kerb..
Reasons to own a Land Rover - There is nothing more instantly recognisable than a Landy! Especially on the kerb..