Re: Need more than coders
I have a late D2, so body on chassis, live axles, low ratio and the like.
It does have the modern extras of self levelling, traction control and disconnectable anti roll bars, but everything is solid, but to be honest if I did go on a long trip I would pack a crank sensor and a spare airbag.
I have never managed to get it stuck, drove onto some tractor generated deep mud by a ford, was diff locked, not a murmur from the TC, it just got through.
Despite all this it is a very comfortable family car, also very practical, does not handle too badly either, can corner quite quick if you are smooth. Engine is very torquey and remapped.
Best of all every part is still available new as a spare part.