I was considering getting a Patrol for my overland trip. IMO, the more angular looks of the Patrol beat the bulbous styling of the LC 80 hands down! But you don't buy an overlanding vehicle for its looks, and I was advised to go for a Landcruiser over a Patrol for no other reason than spares availability.
About the only discussions I ever had about Patrols was when I was in the desert in Libya; the Libyans all drove LC 80s and said they didn't think the chassis of Patrols were up to the job.
Ironically, the one time on my trip where my LC broke down was when the fuel injection pump went in Turkey, which is one of the few places where you can't easily get LC 80 parts. But the garage people in Kayseri managed to rebuild the innards of the pump with.........Patrol bits!
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