SO WHO WINS?
You can carry more mates in the Land Rover, so long as they don’t mind sharing with the spare wheel.
When it comes to on-road ability, these two workhorse icons are neck and neck. Slow, noisy, uncomfortable yet oh-so-cool, choosing to own one or the other boils down only to club support and parts availability depending where about you are in the world. But move things onto the rough stuff, and the Land Rover
Series III’s practicality means it takes the top step of the (oil-stained) podium. Unlike the gruff Land Cruiser, the Land Rover is sheer good fun and plucky in a way only Blighty’s offerings can be. It’s also cheaper to buy and maintain and we would challenge you to find one way in which it fails to measure up. Mud-plugging on the family farm? Tackling the Borneo jungle? Picking Princess Anne up outside the Savoy? The Series III can do it all and remain proper. Just make sure
your Haynes manual is handy…