Geolander is a great tyre on road.. and will go most grass and gravel things. Far better than the bfg on the road, definitely a notch worse than the bfg on grass and gravel. Entirely useless in proper British mud.
So where are you going :)
My first set of OE batteries lasted 10 years. The replacement from MrT are now 5+ years in and seem to be holding ok.
Replacement ( yuasa ) are 650cca each. I believe the original were 700cca.
£160 for the pair, 10 min to replace them in the parking lot myself. And the parts counter was happy...
I have had a couple of things from Belgium and Germany. Did end up paying vat(customs actually), but overall no more than I would have buying from a local place.
Effectively the process is about the same as buying from the USA or Canada.
Driving along the M11 on Sunday, headlights on... Got a surprise, it looked as if the batter, timing belt, oil and check-engine lights on the dash were going to come on, at the same time. But they had a think about it and gave up (?). Literally a 2 second thing. Started to get there but not...
Given the circumstances, no one is really going anywhere at the moment. In a year, maybe. In 3 years for sure. So, I don't understand why the prices...
@bandsnbrakes when you say 80 were the best, surely you mean the 105's :)