Originally Posted by mgreenspan
Your initial observations are exactly why Land Rover probably never really bothered with diesels in the US. If you think a Disco cockpit is cramped then you will never be happy in a Defender. Plus it's a 97 so you are driving a 17 year old automobile, it's going to rattle. Enjoy the truck, though. You'll probably like it a lot more than your Toyota in the end.
maybe not a defender but an early 110 county for sure! Has never let me down ever and the 3.5l v8 jet engine under the hood with a massive 113hp does actually keep up with traffic. The best feeling ever is passing everyone who overtook you during acceleration. Also, the early springs were from the classic range rover and is actually taller than a standard defender. Just saying....
P.S. Congrats on the disco!