rovers

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Series or Defender

Series

  • the classic Rover everyone always thinks of.
  • parts tend to be a little cheaper
  • overall vehicle cost is cheaper
  • great entry level rover
  • 4 speed transmission
  • no central locking Diff
  • harsh ride on ruff roads from leaf spring suspension
  • resale prices fluctuate widely from year to year

Defender

  • took all the good parts of the series and carried then forward
  • 5 speed transmission
  • coil spring suspension smoother ride
  • stable high resale value
  • more Diesel engine choices
  • power steering on most models
  • central locking diff
  • higher parts cost
  • higher initial cost

Short or long wheel base?

They both have their advantages and disadvantages

90 : short wheel base

  • better steering around tight spots
  • better break over angles
  • lighter (when not loaded)
  • better fuel economy
  • anti-mother in law
  • easier to recover when winching / pushing is involved
  • much easier to park
  • cannot carry much
  • less stability
  • cannot install center winch and side boxes
  • a little to light in the snow during winter driving

110 : long wheel base

  • passenger carrier (5 door version)
  • stable at higher speeds
  • more stable on rough terrain
  • easier hill climb (once over the break over and approach angles)
  • better on soft grounds (traction) as it’s weight is spread further
  • lotsa space to mount air tanks, LPG tanks, winches, storage boxes
  • better in winter driving as long wheel base and heavier.
  • turning circle
  • body flex (rattle)
  • fuel economy
  • not fun for city driving
  • parallel parks like a battleship

The wild card 101

  • it’s awesome
  • the looks you get while driving it are priceless
  • you will be the coolest person at any show /drive/event/trip to work or school
  • it’s fun to look down on people from the 101
  • lots of load area space
  • sounds like American muscle car
  • shorter then a 110 so parallel parks like a frigate
  • nice to have the ability to crush the Prius in front of you
  • was in judge dread also in the wild geese
  • chicks dig it
  • they only made 2600 so it’s super rare
  • people some times think they are being invaded when you pull into the parking area
  • if you make a misstep getting out its going to hurt as its a long way down.
  • everything will take 30 minutes longer as people will always want to talk you you about it
  • you get tired of saying its not a Unimog