Good point. The irony is, 'simple and easy to fix' was a cornerstone of the classic LR. Any bushman in Africa could get you on your way...Here is my take. If you want a very expensive Defender to drive around town and look cool, it might be the right vehicle. However, if the "cool" vehicle breaks down in Dumas, TX with the closest part in Denver, CO (386 mi) it might not be so cool.