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Old 21 April 2016, 05:43   #11
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There's nothing like an old utility LR but you have to 'want' one and many people don't 'get' it once they try them! Personally I could never see myself being without a 'proper' Land Rover - in that I mean anything Series/90/110/Defender/Classic RR/MK1 Disco. As for the Freelander/post 2000 Disco/RR etc forget it. But a Mk1 Disco (which is a Classic Range Rover with a different body) will do *anything* a Defender will do for truly a fraction of the cost and can still be very 'off-roady' and utility like if you want to make it that way.
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Old 21 April 2016, 05:44   #12
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I think I need to go and have a proper measure and experimentation with a 90... with 3 in the front and potentially 1 in the back it might work...
Been there and done it (three in the front one (wife!) in the back with gear falling all over her, freezing to death and wet on the long haul through France - canvas roof!) but the one in the middle was six or less. Really a 90 is a crap family/hauling vehicle!
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Max, you know this is never going to be a rational discussion, it's like arguing with the wife, you'll never win no matter how hard you try to lay out the logic, facts, truth, etc...

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Old 21 April 2016, 05:51   #14
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Just for interest here is our old Discovery... a never messed about and super clean 200TDi... Mrs F still says she enjoyed travelling in that more than any other vehicle we've owned... I wouldn't go quite that far... as purchased it was a roly poly thing... and after I'd fitted a genuine LR F/R anti-roll bar kit every bump connected with your seat bones.
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So long as I have a ball hitch i can stick the SIB on the bike rack which should leave plenty of room (famous last words)
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Old 21 April 2016, 05:51   #16
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Your wife needs to love them too!
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Imo if you really want a Defener get a 110 or if you want a proper Defener a 130 😁
90 are so bouncy and lack room but as above so nick able at the mo but I could give you some security pointers
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Old 21 April 2016, 06:03   #18
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Kids a bit older now but still loving the green oval:
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Your wife needs to love them too!
My wife already hates them (although she's never been in one) so that is not being factored into the equation...

I'm really not sure about a 110... it just doesn't do it for me... I know that they are infinitely more practical, but as above, I'm not sure rational argument will sway this one.
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Here's our 90... a 2.5 non-turbo diesel cab version. Chose the cab style to cut out all the hay dust that would float through with the previous SWB series models and to keep the heater output in a smaller area. We could pop off the Ifor Williams back in a couple of minutes to load larger things that wouldn't have fitted through the door of a normal back.

That one was a working vehicle to us but it was so much more civilised than the previous Series models.
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