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I have recently joined this forum as I have just purchased a vehicle I have been longing over for since I was a child (I’m now 30+) – a Land Rover Defender 90.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved going out and getting muddy; the Defender is just my Big Boy Toy!™
I’ve wanted to help people out with a Defender for years but never had the funds to purchase a good one until last week.
I respect what the 4×4 Response groups do all around the country (and even in countries abroad). Being able to help people out with the only rewards being the pride of helping someone in need, as well as adding to ones own recovery experience… that really strikes a chord with me.
My D90 currently has two front passenger seats but I signed up as saying it only has one, as I will be replacing the middle seat for a cubby box as soon as I can, as quick-and-easy storage space is far more beneficial to me than a middle seat that I’ll rarely ever need to use (even outside of responding).
I am very new to the whole 4×4 scene as I’ve only ever owned front-wheel and rear-wheel drive cars. I’ve joined GLASS, done a little bit of green laning around some easy, local lanes (based on my own research (TrailWise and Google Maps/Streetview)) on my lonesome to get a bit of experience off-tarmac without sticking my neck too far out of my comfort zone. I will also join a local Land Rover club (Hants and Berks Land Rover Owners club looks tempting) to get myself fully involved in the scene.
My Defender is very much a blank canvas so in the pipeline will be a snorkel, winch, a recovery kit (still unsure which one to go for), maybe some different wheels & tyres as I’m not too sure about my current tyres (Maxxis Mudder Buckshot, with a Maxxis Mudder Bighorn as a spare). I’m in no hurry for any of these except for the recovery kit as that will be extremely useful.
I live in Basingstoke but work all day in Farnborough.
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