Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driven -

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…

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