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Mark Walton’s Norway adventure in the Velar was a brilliant read, as was the Icon Buyer article on Range Rovers in the same September issue.
I had one of the last Classic Range Rovers in 1994, a V8 company car that I drove 108,000 miles in two years.
The Classic with its viscous diff lock and ABS was as good as my Disco 3 that I used to own in the same conditions. You could hammer both all day over rough terrain knowing that the underneath could take it. I wouldn’t like to try it in the latest Land Rovers over the same miles.
It is amazing that the latest cars, brilliant on road and off, have a bias to road where the Classic was biased to off road. When we had decent surfaced roads the Range Rover was better suited to off-road and potholes. New Range Rovers with large rims and monocoque body are now driven on worse roads. Mel Priestley
Roads are getting worse and yet more 4x4s are being speciied to be best on smooth surfaces