What is it with defender drivers ?

#1
At the moment for work over the last few days I've been driving a white fleet defender 110 and am now getting seriously pissed at every other defender driver either flashing their lights or waving as they pass in the other direction ..... first flash of the lights I slowed down expecting speed camera or a hazard , only upside has been a big smile and being checked out by a very attractive disco driver towing her horsebox .
Is the flashing and waving a sign of solidarity with them also suffering with a bad back from the seat and driving position and also having a wet arm and leg from the rain leaking in around the door and bulkhead ?
 
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#2
At the moment for work over the last few days I've been driving a white fleet defender 110 and am now getting seriously pissed at every other defender driver either flashing their lights or waving as they pass in the other direction ..... first flash of the lights I slowed down expecting speed camera or a hazard , only upside has been a big smile and being checked out by a very attractive disco driver towing her horsebox .
Is the flashing and waving a sign of solidarity with them also suffering with a bad back from the seat and driving position and also having a wet arm and leg from the rain leaking in around the door and bulkhead ?
It means "I feel your pain."
 
#3
They are congratulating you for having it run long enough to exit your drive.
 
#4
The celebration of seeing another working one.

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#5
In 97 I spent my own money on a 300Tdi 90 and TBH it never went wrong in the time I thrashed it around , but there was none of this waving matey thing going on , several of the landies have been 110's with roof tents and all the clobber they seem to fit alongside ..... both have probably never left the road far less the UK .
I may start a revolution by giving other defender drivers the finger everytime I see one.
 
#9
Update...... only one waving defender driver today..... that despite the fact I now look at them as they pass and must have seen 20 or so in the 200 odd miles I drove today mainly on rural roads...... from this I can only draw a couple of conclusions....
1 Farmers and rural types don't do the wave thing
2 Most defender drivers are arrsers and have read this thread
 

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#10
Is the flashing and waving a sign of solidarity with them also suffering with a bad back from the seat and driving position and also having a wet arm and leg from the rain leaking in around the door and bulkhead ?
Puff. If your Landy hurts, buy a Nissan Juke. They have a heater and do not stink of diesel. Or piss oil all over the shop. Or make strange banging noises when you are 100 miles from home.

There is a Landy forum with a thread titled 'Landy Wave' where you are supposed to wave at other Landy drivers. This waving thing has happened to me and I find if frankly ******* weird. Why the **** should I wave at a complete stranger? Just because we have got a Landy out on the Queens highway without the ******* transfer box exploding does not mean we are friends. Don't get ideas.
 
#11
Puff. If your Landy hurts, buy a Nissan Juke. They have a heater and do not stink of diesel. Or piss oil all over the shop. Or make strange banging noises when you are 100 miles from home.

There is a Landy forum with a thread titled 'Landy Wave' where you are supposed to wave at other Landy drivers. This waving thing has happened to me and I find if frankly ******* weird. Why the **** should I wave at a complete stranger? Just because we have got a Landy out on the Queens highway without the ******* transfer box exploding does not mean we are friends. Don't get ideas.
For the same reason you wave at trains and buses - you¡re a spastic
 

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#12
At the moment for work over the last few days I've been driving a white fleet defender 110 and am now getting seriously pissed at every other defender driver either flashing their lights or waving as they pass in the other direction ..... first flash of the lights I slowed down expecting speed camera or a hazard , only upside has been a big smile and being checked out by a very attractive disco driver towing her horsebox .
Is the flashing and waving a sign of solidarity with them also suffering with a bad back from the seat and driving position and also having a wet arm and leg from the rain leaking in around the door and bulkhead ?
Posh bastard!




Working headlights................
 
#13
When I have broken down in my landy sometimes other land rover owners have stopped and asked if I need any help. It has never happened when I was in my ford escort.
 
#14
When I have broken down in my landy sometimes other land rover owners have stopped and asked if I need any help. It has never happened when I was in my ford escort.
Don't lie, they just broke down next to you.

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#16
Don't lie, they just broke down next to you.

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Stopped to rob spares when he wasn't looking
 
#17
Are you sure they are waving? the demister is pretty crap in a Defender.
 
#18
I really liked my Defender.Never had any grief with her.

That said,there was a smell of wet dogs that I could never get rid of..........
 
#20
I'd rather sit in a burning land rover than stand next to a Nissan Juke.
And who says arrse is not an inclusive website, we have our very own window licker.

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