They are usually driven by people whose elitism wouldn't allow them to drive a far more reliable, far higher quality, and equally off-road-capable Japanese 4x4. Land Rovers are particularly favored by middle aged men who remember waaaay back when Land Rovers were actually better than other off-road vehicles. They longed for one as a child, so now they remain in denial about the unpleasant reality of their dream car.
The main trait all Land Rover enthusiasts share is a desperate need to feel and express superiority over Americans and/or Japanese.
Women who choose Landies do so for the only reason any woman chooses any car - they like the way it looks. This is by far the most logical reason to drive a Land Rover - you go girls!
Contrary to popular myth, Land Rovers are never driven by people on safari - or anyone who needs reliable transportation more than a few miles from the dealership. A few people tried it, but they were all eaten by lions.
Range Rover Passenger: "What? I can't hear you over all the noise coming from engine bay."
Land Rover Driver: "I said... Oh, never mind, honey. We need to go pick up the kids from soccer practice. Now, how do I ask the SatNav for direction again?"
1997 NAS Land Rover Defender 90 Wagon
A '96 Discovery I with 2" OME lift and 265/75-16 BFG MT's
If you buy one, within 6 months you will either a)want another one or b)set it on fire and roll it into a lake.
In stock configuration, it will (and has) outperformed other lifted vehicles.
If you don't have money and wrenching skills, stay away.
This kind kind of tool behavior will result in losing friends and/or becoming worthless.
Thomas is landrovering over that awful new metalcore album. What a tool.
Nick is already landrovering another video game that hasn't even been released yet. He needs to level up.
An amazing vehicle with blindly loyal followers, the Land Rover is capable of amazing off road feats barring common mechanical and electrical malfunctions.
Six Months Later: "Damn, Carter's driving his 330i again, the Rover must be in the shop."
Designer Maurice Wilks in 1948: "Wow, this U.S. Army Jeep that I drive around my property is awesome! I hear that Willys has been selling civilian versions for 3 years now! I'll convince the Rover company to build something similiar with little to none of the pluses of the design that Bantam made and Ford and Willys perfected!" "What's this galvanic corrosion people speak of?"
Many people are now getting them just for the status, and putting 22" chrome rims on it which goes against everything the company stands for and represents.
If you doubt Land Rover then watch videos of the Camel Trophy
Land Rover Owner: I bet you would not have lasted one day with stock Land Rovers in the Camel Trophy
Toyota Owner: MY YOTA IS A BEAST!!
Land Rover Owner: Why do I always tow you out of every trail we go to?