Me And My Car

Out with the Land Rover Defender, in with the Discovery

Mr Larry Leong, with wife Simone and daughter Lucy, will be scrapping his 20-year-old Land Rover Defender 90 (right) in less than a month. He bought a second-hand Discovery 4 (left) last December for $121,000.
Mr Larry Leong, with wife Simone and daughter Lucy, will be scrapping his 20-year-old Land Rover Defender 90 (right) in less than a month. He bought a second-hand Discovery 4 (left) last December for $121,000.ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG
Mr Larry Leong, with wife Simone and daughter Lucy, will be scrapping his 20-year-old Land Rover Defender 90 (right) in less than a month. He bought a second-hand Discovery 4 (left) last December for $121,000.
Mr Larry Leong, with wife Simone and daughter Lucy, will be scrapping his 20-year-old Land Rover Defender 90 (right) in less than a month. He bought a second-hand Discovery 4 (left) last December for $121,000.ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG
Mr Larry Leong, with wife Simone and daughter Lucy, will be scrapping his 20-year-old Land Rover Defender 90 (right) in less than a month. He bought a second-hand Discovery 4 (left) last December for $121,000.
Mr Larry Leong, with wife Simone and daughter Lucy, will be scrapping his 20-year-old Land Rover Defender 90 (right) in less than a month. He bought a second-hand Discovery 4 (left) last December for $121,000.ST PHOTOS: MARK CHEONG

In less than a month, IT consultant Larry Leong bids farewell to his 20-year-old Land Rover Defender 90.

"It is not just any car to me. It has travelled between Singapore and London three times," says the 53-year-old.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 10, 2021, with the headline 'Out with the Land Rover Defender, in with the Discovery '. Subscribe