Rover guy... I grew up in So cal, spent a lot of time at shop that specialized in Land rovers in downtown PAsadena, specifically the 109. I had a 71 fj40.... almost bought a stripped 109. ABSOLUTELY love them but... went with the FJ. The maintenance of the 109 was overwhelming due to all the Leaking seals (all of them seemed to be leaking).
Agree on the interiors. still we are looking at picking up a LX570 (a used one that is 2012 or newer but at 2010 prices