But they won’t be ideal for you I’m afraid. The drivers seat is too close to the door so if you have broad shoulders you will be crammed up against the door. The leg room isn’t amazing either. I’m 6’2" and it’s ok but I think if I were any taller it wouldn’t work.
Mechanically the newer ones are awesome. The older ones have a reputation for being a bit unreliable but my dad had a '96 one that lasted until '08 pretty well. I don’t know if it was an exception.
Heating in the newer ones is good. But I used to live in the north of Scotland and I remember well how damn cold the '96 110 was in the winter. The heating takes about 30min to kick in and doesn’t seem to reach the back seats.
I love Defenders and I will get one in the future. They are amazing offroad and they look great. Just thought I should warn you of some of the shortcomings though.[/quote]
Derek wasn’t joking: I really am almost 7 feet tall, so I worry about fitting.
That said, LRD came to my attention because I spent a fair amount of windshield time in LRDs (military version) in Afganistan because the Humvees could not be dropped by helicopter up by where we were (too heavy for a helicopter that high). The markedly lighter (but completely unarmoured!) LRD were our go-to vehicle — when we didn’t uses horses, that is.
They were reliable, but then, they were new and mil-spec.