Before leaving the old country (UK) a few years back I was the proud owner of the ultimate road going work horse… a Landrover Defender 110.
It was an early 1994 model with a 2.5 Liter Turbo Diesel engine and a hand painted exterior I used it for construction work every day and it’s farmyard rugged skills and ultimately basic controls made me chuckle on a daily basis. I remember getting it really dirty one weekend and taking it to the car wash… opening the doors and jet washing the interior…. *INTERIOR*… yep it started first time and trundled off home with its diesel engine burbling. The kids christened this car BORIS and it became a well known vehicle around Camberley, Surrey.
Three years later, on the other side of the world I’ve just got the next Landrover to join my family.
It’s a 2006 Landrover LR3 (the successor to the venerable Landrover Discovery) which is basically a very posh road going version of my old Defender.
Initial impressions are great. I love it. Lots of fun, a good road presence and it’s super comfy for long runs. I’ve been on a couple of dirt roads and pretended I was offroad in an African jungle and it was quiet happy.
Obviously, its called BORIS2 and I’m contemplating ordering a vanity plate. I just hope this one is as reliable as the Defender, which seems to be contrary to some of the reports I’m reading about…. fingers crossed…
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Alas Poor Boris… aka… DEATH of a Landrover
(Cost of Ownership + Recovery Fees) / Breakdown Anger = Landrover LR3
Landie breaking down (again) – Landrover Napa Fail
Land Rover LR3 V6 2006 – the Big Boris Breakdown
F$%#^K#$ing POS Landrover LR3
Caveat Emptor with Boris the Landrover LR3
Is Boris Dead? Did Boris the LR3 finally suffer his final breakdown?
bloody nails – LR3 suspension failure
July the 4th with a Bloody Landrover LR3 makes me curse