Wrong. Educate yourself. They're "not road legal" due to not being sold by the manufacturer in the US. If a vehicle has to be imported, it must be 25 years old. It has nothing to do with safety. You can import nearly any vehicle you want if it's 25 years old.In reality, what you have found are a few cars - many of them not road legal due to throwbacks to another time, and they're simply not good enough to be road legal in the US or the EU.
Quote me, liar.That should tell you something: They are keeping these around for the third world because they're cheaper. They don't have solid axles because "solid axles handles better" as he said.
I have only said that solid axles are appropriate for some vehicles, because the advantages (low speed traction, serviceability, simplicity, cost, etc) outweigh their disadvantages (worse handling, weight, NVH, etc) in those specific applications. The Defender, being in the utility 4x4 market niche, is one such vehicle. <--- Disclaimer: This is not arguing "that unless you have a race car or a super fast car, solid axles is better than IS"