Originally Posted by Azarur
well, there's something else very personal too: making a statement. the statement im trying to make is " I need a vehicle that can carry three pre-teenage boys and two 100 lb+ bernese mountain dogs through acadia national park, or 3 ft of snow in VT, while respecting the planet". that alone actually narrowed down the number of choices to the defender and something like an AWD Toyota sienna.... and im not driving a Toyota sienna!!!!
You mean you're not man enough to drive a minivan????
Nothing wrong with a Suburban!
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.
I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.