Land Rover Defender 90 – First month of ownership could prove expensive ! | 4K

My very first month of living with the Protector 90 75th Anniversary Edition could show extremely costly as we absolutely enjoy it and do not want to provide it back! However it is not perfect. The Protector 90 has the fastest wheelbase of the variety and this means the boot is not that huge. For our lifestyle that isn't really an issue however it could be for a household requiring more load space.

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00:00 – Let's begin on the roofing!
00:28 – 'That' colour!
01:51 – The 90, 110 and 130
02:55 – The Side Ladder
04:44 – The Equipment Provider
06:14 – Boot area
09:02 – Fitting a roofing system box!
10:56 – Interior
13:27 – Local driving
15:24 – Green Laning
19:47 – On the freeway
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32 responses to “Land Rover Defender 90 – First month of ownership could prove expensive ! | 4K”

  1. Jim Cabezola Avatar
    Jim Cabezola

    I like the body-coloured wheels. The original Land Rover had steel wheels that were painted body-colour, so this scheme makes stylistic sense. Tired of all the funereal black wheels myself… It’s as though customers are embarrassed to reveal their vehicles have rubber tyres… When Land Rover make this model an EV, they’ll really have done something! I like the overall design. Glad to hear you and all the Peds enjoy it!

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped


  2. db Avatar

    Love the Defender but with 2 dogs and one of them a leggy Dalmatian I would opt for the 110. Which engine? – the V8 obviously 😁 I actually followed a 90 on the way to my local shop this evening, up a narrow Cornish country lane and they are rather chunky. I think the 110’s balance it out by being a fair bit longer. A neighbour has a 110 hybrid and I always give it admiring looks in his drive when I walk past with my dogs. Alas though, it just be a dream car for me 😒. Keep up the great work Ped – brilliant as always πŸ‘

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Yeah. Big dog = 110 πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚

  3. steven bennett Avatar
    steven bennett

    I quite fancied the commercial 90 at launch in green with the white roof and white steel wheels but they have made it special order I think as a commercial vehicle. I can definitely appreciate the car you are in Pete but it is hideously expensive in that spec.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      It is quite pricey 😬

  4. Chapps Avatar

    If the wheels were the steelies rather than the alloys it would look amazing in that colour. I know there were limitations with the bigger engine defenders having bigger brakes but I’m sure it could have been made possible

  5. Dave G Avatar
    Dave G

    Saw the same car and colourway, inc the wheels during a visit to N Devon – said that before. I thought it looked grand!.
    Not sure about the idea of swapping the silver for black.
    Nice to hear you’re (both) happy with the beast and I love the thought of a 3L straight 6 diesel. The boot space looks like it would struggle with our planned 2 folding E bikes. Mind you, finding the dosh to buy one would be more than a struggle. but if you can afford it, why not? Looking forward to the the report. D

  6. Robert Nightingale Avatar
    Robert Nightingale

    Thinking that the silver part of the spare wheel cover and the external gear box would look better in matching body colour.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Cool idea πŸ‘

  7. graham west Avatar
    graham west

    Will be a tough day when you have to sell the Porsche to help finance the 90 but will make a good YouTube video.
    Dont think you needed locked rear diff or even centre diff engaged for that track but its nice to have them available.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Very true!

  8. kizzy p Avatar
    kizzy p

    Finally a car reviewer admitting its more of a Disco 5 than a replacement for the old Defender !

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      It so is though πŸ˜œπŸ‘

    2. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      It so is though πŸ˜œπŸ‘

  9. Erwin S Avatar
    Erwin S

    I tried a 90 D200 myself two years ago here in Belgium and I loved it. It’s a proper SUV! In the end I didn’t buy it because my lifestyle doesn’t ask for a rugged SUV and by 2030 the diesel will probably not be allowed in many places. But the Defender is so lovable!

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      It sure is πŸ‘

  10. John Brown Avatar
    John Brown

    First car I would buy funds permitting no question but the 110 even though I am a bigger fan of the 90 in the previous generation. Having driven 3 separate new variant 110’s including some serious off roading in the snow up a Scottish mountain I think it is without doubt the perfect all round car. I was not a fan of the colour scheme until I saw this heritage version outside one of the game keepers houses on the Royal Estate at Balmoral and it certainly fits the bill there. There were three examples at Jaguar Braehead Glasgow recently and not so much. The only thing to watch is if you are continually doing short journeys the DPF filter doesn’t like that and a longer journey is required to clear it out. With regards accessories a snorkel is a pre requisite as you never know when the next dust storm from the Sahara is about to strike and the rear view mirror camera system, as it is brilliant after the 5th minute of use.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped


  11. Andrew H Avatar
    Andrew H

    Β£86k is ridiculous, the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser at about Β£50k looks incredible value, wish Toyota would do a SWB Land Cruiser too!

  12. Paul Avatar

    I get JLR had to move on from the old defender. I have a 2014 puma 110 as a working vehicle. Great on the farm, poor on the road. But having the pain of 12 months ownership of a Disco 5 and the incompetence of two Hendy main dealers, I wouldnt buy JLR again. Design is great but reliability and dealer support questionable

  13. DragonSlayer21 Avatar

    Great looking vehicle .Just stands out.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Thanks πŸ‘

  14. Beano Avatar

    Land Rover is laughing at us with that price.

    1. Lewis McNicholas Avatar
      Lewis McNicholas

      Especially as it’s made in Slovakia

  15. bobsterd1973 Avatar

    Took a 90 out at Eastnor for the Land Rover Experience, incredible off road, so capable, thoroughly recommend to anyone as it’s a giggle and makes a change from track days, those cameras looking at the front wheels become invaluable, and wading to the point of submerging the front camera was interesting (Think it’s at approx 90cm if I remember correctly). I love the look of them, and the interior is a fantastic place to be. Not the vehicle for me to own, but great fun none the less.

    1. Petrol Ped Avatar
      Petrol Ped

      Mega things πŸ‘

  16. DM 800 Avatar
    DM 800

    Great review of what is a great vehicle. Always remember, “man maths” can make almost every situation work for us all ……..

  17. Keith Myerscough Avatar
    Keith Myerscough

    Always loved a LR. The new defender has grown on me, looks good in most colours I’ve seen. Have now seen a few ineos grenadiers locally as well I think in the style stakes defender has it. πŸ‘πŸ‘

  18. Nigel K Avatar
    Nigel K

    I liked the 90 but found the width intimidating down the back roads and its why I sold my F Pace SVR which had the same issue . I’ve had the shoguns and land cruisers etc which seemed narrower but for most needs the Yeti was the best we had and still is but now replaced with a Q3 – 70% of our miles are towing btw.

  19. Rhys Whitbread Avatar
    Rhys Whitbread

    Looks great! Love the colour and wheels as is! Reckon I’d have the dog wash box on the side, for the few times my Mini Schnauzer has got dirty πŸ˜…. Im glad you pointed out it would need a different tow bar bike rack, that didnt cross my mind! This car is very much on my wish list! Thanks for the video!

  20. Nick Webb Avatar
    Nick Webb

    Nice review as always πŸ‘
    I like the silver bumper etc but still don’t like that clutter on the rear sides.
    I really like the Defender, would have one if I could afford it.

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