What is it?
Forget the iconic bunkum, the Defender was past its best decades ago. Its replacement can’t come soon enough. Thing is, like the return of the Messiah or the end of the world, the date when that might happen keeps changing.
Crude. It’s like driving gym equipment such is the effort required. You don’t get much back for the effort put in, either.
On the inside
Designed in a pre-ergonomics time. Set-square edges, appalling materials and haphazard controls. You might say it’s got charm, but it’s rubbish. There’s no space inside – you really do need the window open to turn the steering wheel.
Crude and expensive, it really should come with a wax jacket for that uncovered arm hanging out the window.