I purchased my go anywhere Rover used from a private party. I have had the typical problems and repairs, but what other vehicle will let you drive in comfort to a nice trailhead, and then once on that trail tweak her in all sorts of ways. There are not too many vehicles out there where you can just get in and drive just about anywhere on the planet. This vehicle will require maintenance as any high end European automobile. So buyer beware! If you are purchasing a used one since they depreciate in value quickly, make sure the vehicle has been properly maintained. I have been in the desert/snow/mud, and it has never left me stranded. I would only replace this with a Defender 110.
Leather interior, storage in rear cargo area, traction control, sound system, all world off-road capability, highway road manners
ABS, traction control, hill descent...the 3 amigos - they have a mind of their own.