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These other 4x4's just don't cut the mustard


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The pictures on the TV showed a the roof cut off to allow the crew to get out - not sure what the vehicle was but it was a mitsubishi style crew cab thing

Hope the crew are OK

I trust everyone remembers the LR that fell off a cliff... :D

I'm not sure what you are trying to say. Do you believe LandRovers are structually stronger than other 4x4's and offer better protection to the occupants in the event of a mishap? My experience with Defenders suggest that certainly isn't the case, and unless fitted with a full roll cage are absolute deathtraps. The aluminium foil my wife wraps the Sunday roast in has more structural integrity than Defender bodywork.

Series 2 and 2A Landeys however,were better built and used a much tougher grade of alloy that would stand up to a bit of awfulness.

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I'm not sure what you are trying to say. Do you believe LandRovers are structually stronger than other 4x4's and offer better protection to the occupants in the event of a mishap? My experience with Defenders suggest that certainly isn't the case, and unless fitted with a full roll cage are absolute deathtraps. The aluminium foil my wife wraps the Sunday roast in has more structural integrity than Defender bodywork.

Series 2 and 2A Landeys however,were better built and used a much tougher grade of alloy that would stand up to a bit of awfulness.

IIRC a 110 went over a taller cliff and the CG peeps came away with less injuries than this articles occupants, so read into that as you like I guess

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I'm not sure what you are trying to say. Do you believe LandRovers are structually stronger than other 4x4's and offer better protection to the occupants in the event of a mishap? My experience with Defenders suggest that certainly isn't the case, and unless fitted with a full roll cage are absolute deathtraps. The aluminium foil my wife wraps the Sunday roast in has more structural integrity than Defender bodywork.

Series 2 and 2A Landeys however,were better built and used a much tougher grade of alloy that would stand up to a bit of awfulness.

I realise that the body has all the structural integrity of a wet paper bag, however in a similar incident a LR (90 I think) reversed over a 80ft cliff and the occupants had less injuries - obliviously this is highly likely to have more luck involved than strength - however LR did commission a advert based on it.

I have to admit I'm biased... :unsure:

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I'm not sure what you are trying to say. Do you believe LandRovers are structually stronger than other 4x4's and offer better protection to the occupants in the event of a mishap? My experience with Defenders suggest that certainly isn't the case, and unless fitted with a full roll cage are absolute deathtraps. The aluminium foil my wife wraps the Sunday roast in has more structural integrity than Defender bodywork.

Series 2 and 2A Landeys however,were better built and used a much tougher grade of alloy that would stand up to a bit of awfulness.

I have some interesting photos of post-accident Defenders and I couldn't agree more....

The safest vehicle to be in during an accident? Not if you roll it!

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