Originally Posted by Erin
So then, is that a Defender has some better kind of four wheel drive system than Range Rovers, Jeeps and Discos, or is that the kind of person who owns a Defender is more likely to know how to drive it properly?
probably the latter, but a defender does have a lot less "electronic wizzardry" depending on your viewpoint that may be a plus or a minus!
Defender drivers are more likely to have played around off road in thier toys!
Also Defenders are more likely to be fitted with decent tyres. I did say "more" likely, although some of the other more "road biased vehicles will have all terrain, or similar tyres. Tyre choice and of course Knowledge of what your vehicle can handle will count for an awful lot. (plus wading kit, raised air intake, land anchors, winches, diff lockers etc etc do make recovery more probable!)
Now below is a proper off road vehicle!