1985 Land Rover 90 hardtop now 4.6 V8 from UK and Ireland
My favourite big toy
3.5V8 replaced due to emissions failure at 80,000 miles.
Radiator core leaked at 81,000 miles, replaced with upgraded rad for same cost.
3.9 V8 replaced due to "porous" block syndrome that is common with 3.9+ V8's 4.6 installed - very good, better fuel consumption than 3.5/3.9.
Replaced seats with ones from Audi 80 Sport, simple modification and cheap, now much more comfortable.
Replaced a Discovery with this 90 as I compete in off-road trials, the Discovery was very good, but too expensive to damage. Not as comfortable and everything is manual for example windows, mirrors etc :-)
Installed a LPG conversion and this makes the V8 affordable - now the equivalent of 26-28MPG which is the same as the Tdi diesel, but much better performance and it has that gorgeous V8 noise.
Superb off-road, not too good on road, but it is easy to fix, the parts are cheap and it will last a lifetime if serviced and waxoyled regularly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th May, 2003