Disco V L200
Having owned various jeep , 92 Disco , 96 lwb trooper , 95 swb pajero , 02 l200 , and been a big LR fan , and love 110, and 90 I have to say , But it is like compairing apples to oranges.
With the Disco , the cluch went(from blown oil seal), then the cluch fork broke, then the cluch slave cylinder went, then steering damper, and finaly it needed wheel bearings in the front......... Sold it and never look back
I have covered a couple of hunderd thousand miles in Jap 4x4 and the only part I have ever replaced is a cv jiont rubber........
I towed a j24 sail boat From Italy to Ireland (l200) , and I had the option of using 2 year old RR , but AA Ireland refused cover!!!! L 200 no problems.
OK the Jap stuff might not be techainal as agile as a LR or RR , but 90% of the time these 4x4 spend there life on tarmac, not up a mountan or in up to there ears in mud, I am a builder and tow a lot, I am in sites a lot, and I also do about 22,000 miles per year.......
I would not swap the comfert of a Jap jeep for a Defender, or risk scratching and dinging a disco or RR on a site..........
JAP jeeps are overall far superiour to any LR product ...... to to people who say RR to me , I would like to piont out Toyota VX landcruser....... might not be as pretty but it much better all over, infact I know a few ribs with the same engine !
my cousin has bough 2 new RR one in 2001 and one in 2004 , the 2001, was replaced after 3 months with a new one , over 60 problems , and the 2004 has had 47 faults repared, things like passanger window wont open every time , driver door handle coming off when you open the door , etc .........
HAving said all that against LR products, they do have a certain class that no Jap jeep maker can touch...... MY wish list is defender 110 crew cab , followed by the new RR,
As for the L200 , its just good, reliable, comfetable, and does exactly what it say on the tin, so to speek , with no suprises , and AC, EW, CD, rear diff lock etc etc
NOT THE SHARPEST KNIFE IN THE DRAWER