The following is a thread that I, a new Land Rover owner, started a few months ago, trying to get a handle on the whole "Land Rover approach to wheeling". Land Rover (even in the early days) has always had a certain air that set it apart. Jeep has a similar, unique aura about it- a result of marketing and the vehicle's role in history. I was trying to put a finger on what set Land Rover apart so I didn't build it out of my project rig. It got a little heated there for a while and the anger spilled out into other threads, for which I apologize. I learned a lot about my new marque and about the different ways people approach it. Here is a slightly edited version. I removed a few posts that started to go a bit negative, but the honest, thoughtful responses are there. I don't think we settled anything (especially the Green/Black Oval thing), but it was fun while it lasted. Enjoy.
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Here's a question for you. I'm new to the Land Rover world, and seeing how my Rover is just a pile of parts and a dream, I have plenty of time to sit around and plan incredible adventures. So, what makes a Land Rover Expedition a Land Rover Expedition? What puts that indelible stamp on a trip sets it apart and makes you think it wouldn't be the same in any other marque (no brand-bashing please)?
Obviously there's the endless games of "what's that smell?", "what just fell off (and do I really need it?)", and "find the Whitworth" (among others), but can anyone quantify "it"?