I drove a NAS 90 soft top for about six years, including three living in Park City, Utah. It wasn’t always the most comfortable but it’s doable. The V8 puts out enough heat to make the cabin livable. I parked my truck out on the street.
Here’s a photo. The CB antenna and the Jeep tires make me cringe now. LOL. Max rookie.
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It is lovely for summer in the mountains, however. Nothing beats rolling the top sides up and taking the door tops off. So fun.
Ultimately, I sold the truck because a 90 is not practical for me. There just isn’t enough space to pack gear for anything more than a few days in the desert. The 110 suits me better. I drive a soft top 110, for what it’s worth. Don’t drive it much in the winter, though.
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I don’t think the wind noise is all that bad (for a Defender), regardless of whether you have the top on or off. Doing longer trips at Hwy speeds with the windows out/top off I will sometimes wear ear plugs because it can get to be a bit much after a few hours. Worth it though…it’s tough to beat driving a soft top DefenderQuestion - I’ve never driven a soft top before. How bad is the wind noise? And what’s the usable temperature range? Are they drivable in winter weather when it gets down to -20 or -30?
I am in upstate NY so we get some very cold snaps (a few weeks of steady, below 0 temps) plus freezing rain, snow, moist air conbined with cold temps, etc... I would not drive a Defender in the winter without a heated windscreen again having had to scrape interior ice off with an ice scraper while driving at night a few times. The heated screen makes a huge difference to keep the windscreen clear, inside and out, in varied conditions. Well worth the money IMHO.How effective is the heated windscreen?
The auxiliary tank options are a hack. If you want to do long range trips in remote places, the 90 ST is a massive pain in the ass. I was bumming gas from guys in my group on the last big trip I did in mine. Never again.