It's a shame, You'll always be able to find them for sale though and I like the older ones before they added in the transit engine with the nasty bonnet hump anyway.
Horses for courses, even though that's what separates them from all the modern 4x4s you get these days. I have grown up around them and loved them my whole life. They have character which is something lacking from most other vehicles of the same type. Although it's loud I do find it comfortable, not as much as a expensive city car but enough to drive across the country like I've found myself doing. You'd be surprised how quiet the civilian ones are though, you can have a normal conversation at 75mph on the motorway.