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Safety aspects for Defender???

Discussion in '4x4 Owners club (off roaders)' started by 4x4mad, 3 May 2010.

  1. 4x4mad

    4x4mad New member

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    5
    From:
    South West England
    Car:
    Ford Sierra 1.8 lx
    Hey,
    I'm persuading my dad to buy me a landy Defender for when i'm 17, can any of you give me some hard facts about what safety it has built in (apart from the fact that it's a tank) as standard and also if anyone knows if you can retro fit airbags from a qualified mechanic or any other saftey equitment? please help! i'm on the brink of him not buy one.
    Cheers, Ed
     
  2. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    safely depends on the age of it.
    one advantage is the fact they are so slow ( new ones book top speed is only around 85mph ) disadvantage is 2.5 ton doing 60 as alot more inertia behind it.
    poor body roll as its made for off roading

    reeally unless your offroading alot then i dont see the point even thou i wanted one for years when i was younger
     
  3. lutonmatt

    lutonmatt The Torque Meister

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    1,954
    From:
    chatham kent
    Car:
    82 trans am kitt
    reeally unless your offroading alot then i dont see the point even thou i wanted one for years when i was younger

    what pg said there

    i drive a disco about when its raining and use it off road it does get abused and trashed
    but the only reason why i could get a 90 over a disco is just the overhang on the back wheels

    if i was you i would look into getting a disco much smoother quieter and they seem to be quicker just

    and you can get airbags ect in them std on the later models
     
  4. d2amark

    d2amark New member

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    5
    From:
    Australia
    Car:
    TD5 Discover2
    Looking at the date this may come a little late but what the hell


    "In a Landrover the other vehicle is your crumple zone."
     
  5. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    20,369
    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9

    :blink::blink: I must remember to give Land Rovers a very wide berth from now on ;)
     
  6. d2amark

    d2amark New member

    Messages:
    5
    From:
    Australia
    Car:
    TD5 Discover2
    NO mate no need for that we are very socialble drivers we even wave to other landy owners as we pass on the road, its only if you are silly enough to get in our road at the wrong time :lol:
     

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