LR vs LC for Maroc, Mali etc
There is little difference in reliability or functionality between the two marques. Contrary to urban myth, Disco Mk 1 is not less reliable than LC. Long-term, both are excellent trucks. Both marques suffer from electronics in later models, and later models of Disco (series II) had some bad build quality in certain production batches.
Either will be excellent for your needs. Both have mountains of spares available in N Africa. Moroccans love Land Rovers.
Disco has better axle articulation, therefore better in really bad terrain.
LC has better gearing and more horses / torque - therefore better in large dunes.
Both have limits in terms of interior space, but LC has the edge.
As a rule, both have similar fuel consumption (within margins)
Both very comfortable.
So you pays your money, you takes your choice. Ive been let down by LC in the past in the Sahara and always had excellent results with LR (Defenders mainly but also Disco V8) so Id go for Land Rover every time.
But ask 5 overlanders and youll get 10 opinions. Test drive a few, see what you think?
'91 LR 110 Def/Disco hybrid "Elsa"
Bring me the horizon....