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LAND ROVER DEFENDER Used Car Review

Defender is a relatively modern name (introduced in 1990), though it's applied to a vehicle that has barely changed since two brothers at Rover decided to build a superior British version of the World War II Jeep in 1947. Beloved by off-road enthusiasts, farmers and countryside dwellers alike, the aluminium-bodied Defender finally went out of production in 2016 - after 67 consecutive years of production.

Pros

Cons

  • Go-anywhere off-road ability
  • Impressive diesel engines
  • Assorted body styles to choose from
  • Classic design with a die-hard following
  • Poor ergonomics, limited refinement, and sketchy interior quality
  • Better to drive off road than on
  • Slow steering make the Defender hard to drive in cities/suburbs
  • Production stopped in 2016
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top1994 Land Rover Defender 110 300Tdi

  • 240000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Features: Bullbar Snorkel Side steps Air conditioning UHF Radio CD/Bluetooth Radio Central locking Heated Seats Vehicle fully sound proofed 12,000lbs Winch Dual battery system 9" LED spot lights LED Lights all round Gullwing windows Rear swing Wheel carrier Brand new All-Terrain lt235/85s tyres Cons: Blown Motor Rear brakes sqauking Bonnet not closing Typical Oil leaks Rear Passenger seatbelt jammed panel damage on driver's side door Lot's of dents & scra

$12,000
Collie, WA

15/06/2021

Top2011 Land Rover Defender 90 11MY Grey 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 145631 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

*** FULL SERVICE HISTORY ** VERY RARE COMBINATION ** LIGHT BAR ** SNORKEL *** With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experience Smooth And Easy With Our Fixed Priced Deals. FINANCING… Why Not Ask Us About Our Quick, Easy and 100% Transparent Finance Options With Loads Of Lenders To Save You Time And Money. TRADE INS Being a high volume small margin dealer we pay the best money for trades ALL TRADES ACCEPTED trade in your Auto, Automatic, manual, Di

$57,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
20/06/2021

Top2014 Land Rover Defender 90 15MY White/060315 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 43532 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Get pre-approved today with easy weekly repayments and quick approvals! We can have you approved over the phone without you even visiting the dealership. All of our vehicles come with our Zooper Protection Plan including a 7 Day money back Guarantee, 120-point safety check, Roadside assist and fixed price servicing. We also happily trade all makes and models. Please contact our team for an appraisal. We have access to over 2300 vehicles nationwide and are located in Townsville on the beautiful

$69,990Drive Away^
Garbutt, QLD

Dealer used
22 minutes ago

TopIMMACULATE 2015 Land Rover Defender 90 6 Sp Manual 2d Wagon

  • 45000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

A regretful sale of a beloved 2015 Land Rover Defender 90. This vehicle is in a pristine condition with no aftermarket modifications, everything with the original factory options which is very rare to find. It is the rare heritage Montalcino Red colour (darker maroon tone) with factory Red Leather interior option. Apart from that, the car has been fitted with weathershields (easily removable), tinted windows, tow pack, rear steps, rubber boot liner, rear wheel cover and carpet floor mats -

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$80,000
Melbourne CBD, VIC

20/06/2021

2014 Land Rover Defender 90 15MY White/060315 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 43532 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Get pre-approved today with easy weekly repayments and quick approvals! We can have you approved over the phone without you even visiting the dealership. All of our vehicles come with our Zooper Protection Plan including a 7 Day money back Guarantee, 120-point safety check, Roadside assist and fixed price servicing. We also happily trade all makes and models. Please contact our team for an appraisal. We have access to over 2300 vehicles nationwide and are located in Townsville on the beautiful

$69,990Drive Away^
Garbutt, QLD

Dealer used
22 minutes ago

Defender Land Rover 110

  • 130000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2013 dark metallic navy Defender with the factory leather trimmed heated bucket seats. It’s a city car not used for camping and 4wding - we have an older 200TDI for that. Factory roof rack hardly used but definitely makes it look the part. Full service history and QLD road worthy certificate. Feel free to text or call with any questions. Needs a good detail which I’ll have done before the sale. Located Teneriffe, QLD. Cheers Safety features include: ABS brakes. OTHER FEATURES: - Front po

$75,000
New Farm, QLD

20 hours ago

2011 Land Rover Defender 110 (4x4) 6 Sp Manual 4d Wagon

  • 74000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

The Ultimate Bad Ass, Complete 4x4 Offroad Camping Tourer Show Vehicle. This is a true head turner where ever you take it - equally at home on the tough tracks out bush, camped up on the beach or parked up looking handsome in front of the Crown. I am the second owner, bought off original buyer at 20K kms stock, All paper work for purchase/dealer servicing/modifications provided. Not an extra cent to spend, the vehicle has been kitted out from the ground up from a super anal/perfectioni

$95,000
Marrickville, NSW

21/06/2021

IMMACULATE 2015 Land Rover Defender 90 6 Sp Manual 2d Wagon

  • 45000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

A regretful sale of a beloved 2015 Land Rover Defender 90. This vehicle is in a pristine condition with no aftermarket modifications, everything with the original factory options which is very rare to find. It is the rare heritage Montalcino Red colour (darker maroon tone) with factory Red Leather interior option. Apart from that, the car has been fitted with weathershields (easily removable), tinted windows, tow pack, rear steps, rubber boot liner, rear wheel cover and carpet floor mats -

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$80,000
Melbourne CBD, VIC

20/06/2021

2011 Land Rover Defender 90 11MY Grey 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 145631 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

*** FULL SERVICE HISTORY ** VERY RARE COMBINATION ** LIGHT BAR ** SNORKEL *** With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experience Smooth And Easy With Our Fixed Priced Deals. FINANCING… Why Not Ask Us About Our Quick, Easy and 100% Transparent Finance Options With Loads Of Lenders To Save You Time And Money. TRADE INS Being a high volume small margin dealer we pay the best money for trades ALL TRADES ACCEPTED trade in your Auto, Automatic, manual, Di

$57,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
20/06/2021

2013 Land Rover Defender 90 13MY White 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 130359 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

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$59,990
Moorabbin, VIC

Dealer used
19/06/2021

SELL YOUR CAR WITH US!! NO SALE NO FEE

  • 1 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

DON'T HAVE TIME TO WASTE ON TYRE KICKERS? SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE NOT TURNING UP? WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THE SALE OF YOUR VEHICLE, BOAT, TRUCK, CAMPER AND TRAILER FOR YOU!! ADVERTISED ON GUMTREE, CARSALES, AUTOTRADER, DEALER WEBSITE AND NOT TO MENTION OVER 250 WALK IN CUSTOMER PER WEEK THANKS TO OUR 4X4, CAMPING, HUNTING, MARINE AND SPARE PARTS STORE. NEW ENGLAND HWY EXPOSER AND TRAINED SALES CONSULTANTS ACHIEVING THE MAXIUM PRICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE. TOYOTA, NISSAN, MITSUBISHI, LAND ROVER, RAN

$1,234Negotiable
Rutherford, NSW

Dealer used
19/06/2021

Wanted: Wanted - Land Rover Defender Tdi, 110 or 130

  • 123456 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Looking for a 110 or 130 Defender, must be a Tdi as I have heaps of spares. Show me what you’ve got! No problem travelling to get the right one!

$25,000
Deniliquin, NSW

18/06/2021

2012 Land Rover Defender 110 12MY White 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 147001 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Landrover Defender 110 TOP DOLLAR PAID FOR TRADE IN VEHICLES !! Don't risk buying private. Established family dealership 26 years. 12 month Australia wide UNLIMITED KM WARRANTY included! Seemore@Seymours. Complimentary 12 Months ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE BEFORE you make any enquiries PLEASE REALISE OUR LOCATION, WE ARE 1.5HRS NORTH OF SYDNEY. Thank you for selecting one of our quality used vehicles, we are delighted that you have taken interest in this specific vehicle, please ensure that you

$79,999
Hamilton, NSW

Dealer used
17/06/2021

Land rover defender 300tdi/td5

  • 350000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

I am thinking of selling my Defender 110 1994 300tdi converted to TD5 engine. It has a great reconditioned r380 gear box thats sweet, the front axle was replaced a few years ago with a military recon. I has all the usual defender rust in the door bottoms and bulkhead corners. It also has not had the td5 engine put in the rego. This has been my workhorse for years but its time to let her go..... I’m still on the fence about selling it. It is a PROJECT and needs bushes, an exhaust ..seals and ste

$6,500Negotiable
Wongaling Beach, QLD

17/06/2021

1994 Land Rover Defender 110 300Tdi

  • 240000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Features: Bullbar Snorkel Side steps Air conditioning UHF Radio CD/Bluetooth Radio Central locking Heated Seats Vehicle fully sound proofed 12,000lbs Winch Dual battery system 9" LED spot lights LED Lights all round Gullwing windows Rear swing Wheel carrier Brand new All-Terrain lt235/85s tyres Cons: Blown Motor Rear brakes sqauking Bonnet not closing Typical Oil leaks Rear Passenger seatbelt jammed panel damage on driver's side door Lot's of dents & scra

$12,000
Collie, WA

15/06/2021

2013 Land Rover Defender 110 13MY 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 108562 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

This Ryebuck custom body built Land Rover Defender is one of a kind!! - Brand New Runva Winch - Rhino Roof Platform - Led Light Bar - Brand New Maxxis All-Terrain Tyres with Spare Wheel Carrier - Custom Ryebuck Body Upgrade - Suspension Upgrade - Land Rover Snorkel + MUCH MORE Located only moments from the stunning Valley Wine Region, we happily trade/consign all makes and models even including boats!! We offer finance options, so contact the team today for easy repayments! We offer a hug

$72,990
Rutherford, NSW

Dealer used
15/06/2021

2014 Land Rover Defender 110 (4x4) 6 Sp Manual 4d Wagon

  • 79680 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

This Defender 110 Station Wagon in Fuji White is in excellent condition. The vehicle has been faultless over its 79k history, with regular servicing and meticulous care by its single owner. Additions to this 4wd include from factory, Side runners, Premium seat, Body coloured wheel arches, Black sawtooth alloy wheels, Leather steering wheel and Factory tow pack. Other features added include Tracklander heavy duty roof rack, Xrock premium winch bar, Runva EWX12000 winch, LED driving lights, M

$88,000
Cottesloe, WA

15/06/2021

2014 Land Rover Defender 90 6 Sp Manual Wagon

  • 49007 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

This is a special car which has been excellent for me. Sadly, there are new factors in my life which require a change in vehicle. As you have seen, this Defender has an iconic, rare colour combination and is capable of conquering any terrain you challenge it with. Once again, this is car is awesome; only 49007 km, one owner and in great condition. SAFETY FEATURES: This car has ABS brakes. MORE FEATURES: This car has storage compartment in centre console. This car has remote ce

Contactless
$78,500
Roseville, NSW

13/06/2021

2015 Land Rover Defender 110 Manual SUV

  • 109000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

The last of the beautiful Defenders ever made, first registered October 2015, all highway km never been off-road, Purchased and serviced at Cairns Land Rover, pleasure to drive, head turner, absolutely immaculate condition, near new tyres, never skipped a beat, no low ballers I'm not in a hurry

Contactless
$73,000
Port Douglas, QLD

12/06/2021

2008 Land Rover Defender 110 (4x4) 6 Sp Manual 4d Wagon

  • 166000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

LANDROVER DEFENDER 2008 (Nov) 166000 kms. 2.2 litre 6 speed, turbo diesel. Reluctantly selling for health reasons. This is a well cared-for Landrover. Body is in excellent condition, and mechanically A1. Regularly serviced by Rovertech. Fitted with Maxidrive axles and drive member conversion. Extras include Landrover snorkel, dual batteries with 12v internal outlet, Reese hitch, Michelin tyres, rear step, heavy duty aluminium roof rack with detachable ladder made by GT Fabrica

$50,000
Margaret River Area, WA

12/06/2021

2015 Land Rover Defender 110 Corris Grey Stunning!

  • 74000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

MY16 Land Rover Defender 110 2.2L Puma Corris Grey in colour with Santorini Contrast roof. Genuine black pack from factory. Built 3 months before production ended. -16" genuine Sawtooth alloy wheels wrapped in Falken Wildpeaks covered less than 4000kms -Land Rover Side Steps -Land Rover rubber floor mats and boot liner -Alcantara suede headlining -Air conditioning -Alpine double din head unit with apple car play/Android auto and reverse camera. Fascia kit colour coded to S

Contactless
$89,995
Townsville, QLD

12/06/2021

Land Rover defender td5

  • 236000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

For sale 1999 Land Rover defender td5 236 000kms I've owned this car for 9 and a half years, it has been the best car. It's a regretful sale, only selling due to buying a dual cab defender and not requiring 2 of the same cars. Features: Rear swing away tyre carrier Fully built in Rear drawer Upgraded pioneer stereo with additional 6x9 speakers behind the rear seats GME Uhf radio Custom brush bars and side steps Gullwing window on passenger side 50mm old man emu coils with Dobinsons shock 16x7 K

$32,000
Park Avenue, QLD

11/06/2021

Defender 90

  • 100000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Chasing expressions of interest for my 2013 Defender 90 It has 100 000km on the clock, and it’s mechanically perfect, just had new intercooler installed - upgraded to a solid unit, (sadly this model has a bad habit of splitting intercoolers and throwing an intake sensor fault) and a full once over done by a dedicated landrover mechanic. cosmetically I’d say it’s 90% - a few small blemishes thanks to aluminium panels, but easily replaced if you want it pristine. 4 near new all terrains After

$50,000
Wollongong, NSW

10/06/2021

Land Rover Defender 2009 -7 seater

  • 277000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual

Reluctantly selling our beloved Defender. In excellent running condition. Looks fantastic on the road. Major running gear contents replaced this week - shocked,brake rotors, bushes , steering link pins , axle seals. Never driven on the beach, only been in low range or any real 4wd a handful of times. Brand new AT tyres .6 months rego left + current RWC 277kms Always had seat covers (new ,quality seat covers for all 7 seats included), everything works. Tidy and well maintained. Gearbox and tra

$39,900Negotiable
Bundaberg Central, QLD

06/06/2021

1999 Land Rover defender TD5 Extreme 9 seater

  • 248610 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

For sale, my 1999 Land Rover Defender TD5 is the “Extreme” 9-seater model with only 248,610 kms. I am the second owner of this Landy. It is mechanically sound, drives great and has been re-mapped so I fly past the wife at any chance! It does have dents on the left-hand side as in the images which adds to its character and also has aftermarket suspension and a lift kit. It has recently had a rear diff locker fitted to the rear so goes pretty much anywhere. I have just replaced the battery; it

Contactless
$22,995
Rossville, QLD

03/06/2021

Defender 110 - Alive tuned

  • 130000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Hi, Up for grabs is my much loved 2010 110 6 speed, 2.4 Defender: I am the second owner of the 110, now has 130k on the clock, I use it on the odd day of my R&R, Serviced less than every 10k with full synthetic 5/30, due for another in 4,000 but will happily service prior to sale if you require, (I always have oil and filters ready) The 110 has had custom seat covers since new and the have never been off, the seats are as new condition. Travelled 130k all on road. New tyres all round, spar

$59,999
Bouvard, WA

16/05/2021

Land Rover Defender

  • 120000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Restored Defender TD5. Took car on as a project to travel Aus but change of circumstances Below replaced in May 2021 -2.5L turbo diesel engine 120,000km’s -New gear box -New transfer case All of above Installed by engines plus in Melbourne. Comes with 6 month warranty on all of above Comes with RWC and rego until March 2022 -ARB Bullbar -4” lift kit -$6,000 paint job 18 months ago -Heavy duty clutch installed (feb) -Both CV joints replaced (feb) -36” tyres ($900 each) plus 4spare 33” tyres

$44,000Negotiable
West Melbourne, VIC

11/05/2021

2015 DEFENDER

  • 38500 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Defender 2015 with professional zebra Wrap. Leather Seats , Mud Tires , Low KM . Great promotion Car.

$95,000Negotiable
North Ward, QLD

11/05/2021

Overview of the Landrover Defender

Overview of the Landrover Defender

Defender is a relatively modern name (introduced in 1990), though it's applied to a vehicle that has barely changed since two brothers at Rover decided to build a superior British version of the World War II Jeep in 1947.

Beloved by off-road enthusiasts, farmers and countryside dwellers alike, the aluminium-bodied Defender finally went out of production in 2016 - after 67 consecutive years of production.

LAND ROVER DEFENDER GENERATIONS

1947-2016

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.4L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 10.0 to 11.1 litres per 100km

2.2L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 10.0 to 11.1 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO LAND ROVER DEFENDER

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: LAND ROVER DEFENDER

The olde worlde Defender has a legion of fans who all usually have one thing in common; they like to drive off-road.

Fortunately, the Defender was very good at this, but it's always worth a close check underneath to see if anything has been damaged on those weekends jumping logs and crawling over rocks.

It's also worth checking the condition of the oil in the differentials, too (although it's not especially easy) for contamination of the oil by water (from river crossings).

The five-cylinder turbo-diesel model could have problems with oil pumps failing which sometimes led to a complete engine melt-down.

Some early manual gearboxes were also a bit flimsy. And as anybody who has ever owned a Land Rover will tell you, the axles can be a weak link in the chain.

The diesel versions all need a timing-belt change at 80,000km intervals so look for evidence that this has been done.