Twin defenders

Jan 21, 2023,18:27 PM

Last night, my daughter and her husband joined us at our country home to spend the night.

I’ve had range rovers in the past and swore that I would never buy another one. However, the defender caught my eye, and it certainly so far has met my expectations. Anybody else have any experience?

Thanks for looking, Tony.

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None myself,

 By: InHavenPro : January 21st, 2023-18:35
but I do hear they are rather excellent ....

Did you have bad experiences with them in past?

 By: ArmisT : January 21st, 2023-19:14
I thought Range Rovers are top of the line, but no personal experience.

I’ve owned 4 full size Range Rovers over the last 10 years.

 By: jp884 : January 21st, 2023-19:37
And I can say they just get better with each new edition. More reliable and better ride which is already top of the line. I like the Defender both old annd new, almost bought a V8 Carpathian edition over the summer but didn’t want to pay the $50k ADM. So ... 

Nice! I had the new defender for a week in Iceland and came away really impressed

 By: Fastwong : January 21st, 2023-19:43
Whiteout conditions, more snow and ice than asphalt, below freezing all day everyday, wind speeds blowing smaller vehicles off the road, the defender was a great companion, it's the grown up wrangler I would actually buy. Tbh, I'm tempted to trade my spor... 

My BIL has one, he said shortly after

 By: Thomas_3 : January 21st, 2023-20:26
he bought it the dealership called and wanted to buy it back offering him a HEFTY profit, he kept it.

Land Rover's reputation is still recovering from when they were owned by Ford 20 years ago

 By: j.jota : January 21st, 2023-20:46
The new JLR ownership is much more competant and produces an excellent product, with the Ingenium engines being designed and built by Jaguar. I own a Discovery Sport and love the build quality and value.

Disco Sport is a nightmare

 By: VinnieD : January 25th, 2023-12:46
There is a class action lawsuit ongoing in the US and they try to keep the EU situation under a lid. All people I talked to (5-yr old diesel engines) had blown their engines! It also occurred to me: some turbo parts are clearly built cheap and they have n... 

Modern is much better

 By: TeutonicCarFan : January 21st, 2023-22:19
I've had 2 discoveries and a full size RR. Loved the full size but no third row so I ordered the discovery. No major problems, the 2021 discovery had the new pivi pro system and the surround sound amp had an issue that took a few weeks to diagnose. No big... 


 By: Michael Reilly : January 21st, 2023-22:57
I’ve had 3 sports and now have the big one HSE. All 4 had big 8 cylinder engines. Never had 1 problem.

Speaking of v8

 By: TeutonicCarFan : January 21st, 2023-23:21
I have been trying to convince myself that a ram trx would be cool... supercharged v8 ... but I think the novelty would wear off as the rest is a dodge🤷‍♂️

My neighbor just got one last weekend

 By: Aquaracer1 : January 21st, 2023-23:32
Very eye-catching

Nice spec

 By: TeutonicCarFan : January 22nd, 2023-00:47
What size are those aftermarket wheels, 23? Fwiw I have 3 friends with defenders all about 2 years of ownership with no issues👍

Mine came with 22s (still some sidewall)

 By: TeutonicCarFan : January 22nd, 2023-14:59
For winter I put on 20 with snows ...  

I’m in the Asia tropics so all good

 By: Complicated3some : January 23rd, 2023-02:15

Engine combination

 By: Seconds : January 23rd, 2023-03:37
Do you think the D240SE would be good for the Defender. If not can you recomend an ...engine combiation. Regards Seconds.

I still have to try one!

 By: amanico : January 22nd, 2023-18:44

Ready for the first adventure?

 By: brauner : January 22nd, 2023-05:40
Here Defender AD from 2012. ...  

Wow, very cool, this ad!

 By: amanico : January 22nd, 2023-18:44


 By: amanico : January 23rd, 2023-04:59

Love how these Defenders look

 By: MichaelC : January 24th, 2023-03:33
LR did a solid job with the design.

I have known many folks with Range Rovers, Defenders, Discoveries, and Landies

 By: cazalea : January 25th, 2023-18:01
I went to the launch of R-R in the USA, and several other LR press events, and did some service development work with the dealer in town. Some of my pals were quite fortunate while other owners had their share of problems. 🙁 I have a LR scan tool if you n...