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Apr 9, 2011 10:09AM

Who would buy a Landrover for $70-80k to go offroading ?  Seriously, i know people who brag about how great they are offroading they crush Jeep and so on..


Well i hate to break it to you people who think this, but if i buy a wrangler for $22k and put $10k in it go offroading, your landrover doesnt stand a chance.. and i still spend $30-40k less then buying a Landrover lol.


Landrover is overpriced big time

Apr 9, 2011 2:58PM

Jeep has been setting the standard for offroad vehicles since the 1940's.  Everything else is just a wanna-be.  But realistically, the best offroaders are the ones built at home.  The cheapest vehicle on this list started at 19K dollars.  A gearhead can build an old beater and leave the rest of these wine-and-cheese buggies in the dust for HALF of that amount.  If you really want to offroad, dont be a poser:  Buy a rig (particularly a Jeep or an older Toyota) and build it yourself.  XJ Cherokees, older wranglers and CJs, Broncos, Tacomas and Samurais are good places to start.  The outcome is much more satisfying, off-road effective, and cheaper!  If you cant at least install your own lift kit, then you should probably stick to going to the mall or the golf course in the first place.  Real rigs are built, not bought. 

Apr 25, 2011 4:36AM
Some seriously non 'off road' vehicles in there.  Where is the new Toyota FJ which is quite capable?  Why no mention of the 'real' Jeep; the Rubicon which is extremely capable.  Uh, Mercedes G; hello?!  The Land Rover should have been in there (LR3s, Defender 110 wagons etc).  A lot of hokey pokey soccer mom suv's in there should definitely have been given the boot in favor of the above models imho.
Apr 9, 2011 1:08PM
Our family does hard core off-roading and the only vehicles you will see from this lineup on the trails is the older Cherokees and the 4Runners.  No one we know would drive any of these others for serious off-roading!  You failed to include the FJ Cruzer, whose bloodline began in the FJ40, and the Jeep Wrangler.... next time you want to rate serious off-road machines leave it to the serious off-roaders :)
Jun 10, 2011 6:54AM
Just because they are as big as tanks, does not mean they are "off-road ready."  The Tahoe, Expedition, Armada, and Sequoia little more than all wheel drive school buses. the Range Rover could almost be included. 
Apr 9, 2011 1:42PM
I have never, in my 50 years of off roading, bad mouthed another's ride.  There are many capable off road vehicles out there, old and new, and I have had the pleasure of driving many of them, in many places.  I would simply like to invite J or anyone else to follow me on the Rubicon, it would be my 6th lifetime trip and the second in my Xterra.  I can also show you some great rides in Moab, Colorado and Baja.  let's just all go out there and have fun and, if you haul it in, haul it out, happy trails!
Apr 9, 2011 1:06PM

Where's the Toyota (former) Land Cruiser. .now the FJ?

THAT is right up there with Land Rover. .

How could they miss that one?

Andy in Maine

Jun 10, 2011 8:37AM
I've owned 6 Jeeps and they go where ever I want. They are the best 4x4 for the money. Like they say there's only one Jeep, all the others are just wannabee's.
Jun 20, 2011 11:31AM
Apr 9, 2011 8:12PM
All these "off road warriors" really sucked..Im guessing by "off road" it means literally an unpaved dirt road or something..most of the cars looked like minivans! 
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