Land Rover Defender
Many car enthusiasts write off British cars as quirky, rust prone and problematic, and some of them are like that. But there are several examples where British cars are durable, dependable and legendary. One of those machines is the epic Land Rover Defender. Beginning in 1948, Land Rover built simple, but effective off-road vehicles. Along with the Jeep Willys, it was the pioneer of the segment.
Land Rover built the Defender out of necessity and the need for a capable vehicle for military and civilian purposes. Soon, Land Rover started exporting these cars all over the world, so millions of buyers discovered them. The Defender had a tough chassis and permanent, capable all-wheel drive. It provided decent power and had an all-alloy body, making it light and extremely capable on rough terrain.
They stopped production of the Defender in 2016 after 68 years. Over time, they changed the design and the names, but Land Rover never changed their original concept and character. You may be amazed to find out over 70 percent of all the Land Rovers they built are still on the roads all over the planet. This fact says a lot about the quality of British cars.