1995 Land Rover Defender
THE VEHICLE OFFERED
Back when the Defender was new, magazines said it did 0-to-60 in 12.5 seconds, which would make it an excellent contender for a drag race with a Nissan Leaf, or an early Toyota Prius, or a thunderstorm. The Defender doesn’t have power windows. It doesn’t even have crank windows. The windows slide from side to side—and even when they’ve slid as much as possible, half the window opening is still covered. Air conditioning was an option. So was carpeting. There’s only one reverse light. There aren’t any anti-lock brakes. You want to get in the cargo area? First, you open the tailgate. Then, you open the rear window. With a zipper.
The point of the Defender is that it is unique and special. It’s unusual. The Jeep Wrangler is for people who leave their dealership license plate frame on. But the Defender justifies its price because of its unique look, its limited production, and the fact that anyone can buy a Wrangler—but only a limited few can get their hands on a “Land Rover jeep.” If you still don’t get it, I suspect you probably aren’t alone. I also suspect Defender owners don’t really care what you think.
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