posted 4 years ago

Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon

The Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon is the 'worst best' four-wheel-drive money can buy. Let us start with the negatives.

The Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon is the 'worst best' four-wheel-drive money can buy. Let us start with the negatives. The Defender's on-road handling is cruder than a struggling comedian. Driving it feels like wrestling an angry bull. Also, the ride is less comfortable than sleeping naked in the gravel car park of a naff hotel. That brings us to the toys. Standard features include power steering. That is about it. Air-conditioning, electric windows, the CD player, alloy wheels, and MP3 connectivity are all optional extras – and air-bags, power mirrors, and cruise control are unavailable. And guess what? The privilege of struggling around in this crude, uncomfortable, poorly equipped machine costs £24,255.

Fortunately, there is more to the Land Rover Defender 90 Station Wagon than meets the eye. It is, in fact, one of the toughest mud-plungers on the planet. It could probably drive over that bull, and our naff hotel. Consider it a 4x4 that travels on-road, not a road car that tackles the rough stuff. Furthermore, the Defender feels robust enough to last until the end of time. And consider its iconic image. This can be traced back decades, before angry bulls and hotels were invented. Is there a more fashionable four-wheel-drive in the United Kingdom? It may be limited and basic, but this machine's status outshines every one of its siblings. Long live the Land Rover Defender - the 'worst best' four-wheel-drive in the world.