It is time to get rid of my beloved Land Rover 90. It's very sad but I just can't justify it anymore, the estate I work on is small and is very gentle terrain, plus I keep getting in trouble with the farm manager for chewing up his fields and making too much noise at night (a 20 year old 2.5TD really does grunt a bit).
I am looking for something a bit more "liveable" and considerably smaller, quieter and more efficient than my old 90, but without losing too much off road ability. I only go off road to lamp and get to the pheasant pens, and the terrain is not too onerous, but it's always good to know you can mix it up in the rough stuff if needs be. Finally, although I am after small, I do need to be able to fit either the dog cage, the carcass tray, four or five feed bags or a few water butts in the back (not at all at once), although I only need two seats so fold flat rear seats would do the job.
So what are my options? My boss runs a little Jimny that he swears by, and I have had a look at a Grand Vitara, plus a keeper friend of mine has recommended a Shogun Pinin. Any thoughts on any of these, and am I missing any out?