Film history has taught us that, with the exception of The Godfather Part II, The Empire Strikes Back and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, hotly anticipated sequels are not always a good thing.
It’s the same in an automotive world littered with reboots that failed to come up to the high watermark set by their predecessors. The updated Volkswagen Beetle and Chrysler PT Cruiser were the Jaws: The Revenge of their day and, while Ford did a decent job of reinventing the Mustang, anyone suggesting they’d have a modern-day one over a 1967 Fastback needs their head checking. With this in mind, I collected the keys to a new Land Rover Defender last week with a degree of trepidation.
The iconic off-roader was