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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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Top2006 Land Rover Defender 130 (4x4) Red 5 Speed Manual Crew Cab Chassis

  • 23278 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl 2.5L

FIRE TRUCK! One owner ex DFES vehicle, genuine low kms, bullet proof Defender dual cab, rare find, exceptional condition inside and out, dont miss this opportunity! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model quality passenger and commercial vehicles available under c

$61,977
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Top2014 Land Rover Defender 90 15MY Grey 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 139460 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

Well Presented Land Rover Defender! Vehicle Has Passed Our Workshop Inspection and Ready For Its Next Owner! This Defender has Been Fitted With A Big List Of Accessories: - Walk on Bonnet - Front Bar With Spotlights - Snorkle - Roof Basket with Light Bar - Rear Draws - Two Awnings - Upgraded Alloys and Tyres - Winch - Multiple Antennas PRESENTED TO YOU BY PERTHS LARGEST LUXURY, EXOTIC AND CLASSIC DEALER! We are part of one of the largest automotive groups in Australia and hold an extensive r

$71,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
26/06/2022

Top2021 Land Rover Defender L663 21MY 110 D250 AWD Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 7100 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

2021 Model Land Rover Defender 110 - 6 Cylinder Diesel D250 In addition to the many standard features of the Defender 110 D250, this vehicle also includes : Eiger Grey Metallic Paintwork Black Contrast Roof Black Exterior Pack 20 Inch Style 5095, Gloss Dark Grey with Contrast Diamond Turned Finish Ebony Fabric Seats 8 Way Heated Front Seats Tow Hitch Receiver Electronic Active Rear Differential with Torque Vectoring by Braking Auto High Beam Assist Interactive Driver Display Centre Console w

$149,900Drive Away^
Geelong West, VIC

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2008 Land Rover Defender 130 (4x4) 6 Speed Manual Crew Cab Chassis

  • 253796 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

Don't let any road say you can't go, pull and load excessively with ease. This vehicle is a great, reputably tough and unbreakable. Drives immaculately, great condition, 12 months warranty Don't miss out inquire now! OR COME VISIT THE COMMERCIAL SPECIALIST AT 68 PARRAMATTA ROAD, CLYDE. SPECIALIZING IN 4X4, SUVS, UTES AND VANS. Commercial Buys Autos Pty Ltd.

$49,999
Clyde, NSW

Dealer used
5 hours ago

Top2020 Land Rover Defender L663 20.5MY HSE Green 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 46500 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

2020 Land Rover Defender L663 20.5MY HSE Green 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

$159,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top1995 Land Rover Defender 3 Door Wagon 300tdi

  • 160000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

4 cylinder Turbo Diesel 5 speed manual Central Diff lock Rare 3 door Bullbar Towbar 3500kg tow capacity Runs well Please contact us for any information or inspection

$35,000
Morwell, VIC

Dealer used
Yesterday

2005 Land Rover Defender 110 TD5 Extreme (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 230711 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl 2.5L

Great tow vehicle , awesome set up with loads of extras . A must see for the serious bushy . Yes we do trades and can assist with finance too.This vehicle is consigned from owner and not covered by statutory warranty but talk to us about our extended australia wide warranties .

$29,990
Arundel, QLD

Dealer used
30 minutes ago

1997 Land Rover Defender 130 Manual Ute

  • 460633 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Up for sale is my land rover 130 ute was going to be my retirement 4wd but need a knee reco and carnt drive it. At 327000km it had a full engine refresh with new turbo, allisport intercooler, new head, water pump, vacuum pump, lift pump, refresh injector pump, Timing belt and gears, ect. Timing has been redone at 447389 and good till 527,389 The 130 comes with: new windscreen and rubber rear maxi drive axles and flanges front h/d drive flanges allisport intercooler safari snorkle TJ

$26,000
Tooradin, VIC

51 minutes ago

2006 Land Rover Defender 130 (4x4) Red 5 Speed Manual Crew Cab Chassis

  • 23278 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl 2.5L

FIRE TRUCK! One owner ex DFES vehicle, genuine low kms, bullet proof Defender dual cab, rare find, exceptional condition inside and out, dont miss this opportunity! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model quality passenger and commercial vehicles available under c

$61,977
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2021 Land Rover Defender L663 21MY 110 D250 AWD X- Dynamic S Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 9009 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

2021 Land Rover Defender L663 21MY 110 D250 AWD X- Dynamic S Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

$157,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2011 Land Rover Defender 90 Manual SUV

$63,000
Langwarrin, VIC

5 hours ago

2008 Land Rover Defender 130 (4x4) 6 Speed Manual Crew Cab Chassis

  • 253796 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

Don't let any road say you can't go, pull and load excessively with ease. This vehicle is a great, reputably tough and unbreakable. Drives immaculately, great condition, 12 months warranty Don't miss out inquire now! OR COME VISIT THE COMMERCIAL SPECIALIST AT 68 PARRAMATTA ROAD, CLYDE. SPECIALIZING IN 4X4, SUVS, UTES AND VANS. Commercial Buys Autos Pty Ltd.

$49,999
Clyde, NSW

Dealer used
5 hours ago

Defender for trade.

  • 16000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

Looking to trade my 2009 defender for a perentie 4x4 or 6x6. Defender Ute or 2 door. Or any other cool 4x4s. Send a msg for more details

Swap/Trade
Tallebudgera, QLD

7 hours ago

1987 Land Rover Perentie GS

  • 248000 km
  • Manual

My epic custom built 1987 Land Rover Perentie. This has been ‘British Mafia’s’ project for almost a year now. The build has been featured on 4x4 Australia Magazine & Channel, and is all over Instagram on Landrover & 4x4 communities. I originally built it to do the lap, however my plans have changed and I’m wanting to develop my business more. A lot of recent work has been carried out including a rebuilt front diff, new prop shafts and unis, brake overhaul, and also the addition of Power Steerin

$39,990Negotiable
Lake Macdonald, QLD

8 hours ago

Land Rover Defender 90 (4x4). 12 months rego & LOW KMs

$86,890Negotiable
Randwick, NSW

22 hours ago

WANTED Land Rover defender 110 or 130 any condition

  • 10000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl 2.5L

Wanted landrover defender 110 or 130 in any condition, I'm located in Port Lincoln but willing to travel anywhere in SA to come and get it.

$30,000
Port Lincoln, SA

22 hours ago

2022 Land Rover Defender L663 MY23 110 P525 V8 (386kW) Black 8 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 50 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 5.0L

2022 Land Rover Defender L663 MY23 110 P525 V8 (386kW) Black 8 Speed Automatic Wagon

$308,880
Greenacre, NSW

Dealer used
23 hours ago

2015 Land Rover Defender 110 15MY Grey 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 83520 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

Rugged and versitile Six speed manual 110 Defender travelled only 83 000klm with a good service history and fully workshopp tested. Stock standard as new ready for the offf road enthusiast. Our market leading pricing provides a simple no-hassle buying experience. We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. The vehicle specificatio

$74,988
Kingsley, WA

Dealer used
23 hours ago

2021 Land Rover Defender L663 22MY S White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 6465 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

Available Immediately - 2022 Model Land Rover Defender 110 P400 S Fuji White Khaki Full Leather Interior 5 Seats Balance of 5 Year / Unlimited Kilometre Land Rover Warranty (Start Date 9/7/2021) Balance of 5 Year / 130,000km PrePaid Service Plan (Start Date 9/7/2021 - whichever is earliest) This Defender comes standard with Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Interactive Driver Display, Traffic Sign Recognition, 3D Surround Camera System, Electronic Air Suspension,

$164,900Drive Away^
Geelong, VIC

Dealer used
24 hours ago

2021 Land Rover Defender L663 21MY 110 D250 AWD S Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 12155 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

***AVAILABLE NOW - GENUINE ENQUIRIES PLEASE*** *** We are based in ACT but can transport cars anywhere. Finance is available to approved customers *** Classy looking Defender 110 MY21 D250 S in travelled only 12,000kms. Please note that this D250 engine is the 3 litre 6 cylinder turbo diesel not the 2 litre 4 cylinder engine that is in the D240 models. And why wait for over 12 months when this car is available now? Additional factory options include tow hitch receiver, black roof rails an

$139,989.99
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
24 hours ago

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

  • 153000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

**Bullbar**winch**snorkel**New Pioneer radio with reverse camera, apple play and android play with remote**Service history**Dual spot lights**Headlights are LED**Rear ladder**Sidesteps**Sunroof**Electric assisted towing braking**ROOF RACKS AND PLATFORM NOT!! INCLUDED!!! ***** All CARS SOLD OUT OF M1DLAND CITY TO WA CUSTOMERS WILL BE REGISTERED****** * Speak to one of our staff for a Comprehensive Video on this Vehicle! With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experi

$58,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2012 Land Rover Defender 90 12MY Silver 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 92145 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.2L

***We are located on the Mid North Coast of NSW a family owned business established for over 25 years. We can deliver to most places in Australia at a small additional expense if required. We specialize in New and Used Cars of all makes and models. Finance can be arranged on all New and Used Cars Thanks for looking at another of our fabulous selection of quality New and Used Cars.***

$64,990
Port Macquarie, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

1995 Land Rover Defender 3 Door Wagon 300tdi

  • 160000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

4 cylinder Turbo Diesel 5 speed manual Central Diff lock Rare 3 door Bullbar Towbar 3500kg tow capacity Runs well Please contact us for any information or inspection

$35,000
Morwell, VIC

Dealer used
Yesterday

2022 Land Rover Defender D250 S Pangea Green 8 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 1583 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

Country Land Rover Dealership - Demonstrator In Stock - Rais ed Air Intake - 90 Bonnet Decal - Tow Hitch with Reciever - Spare Wheel Cover - Mudflaps - Heated Seats - 11.4" Touchscreen - Wirelesss Apple Car Play - Cold Climate Package with heated Steering Wheel - Grained Leather Trim

$134,990Drive Away^
Lavington, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

2021 Land Rover Defender L663 21MY 110 D250 AWD Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 7100 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

2021 Model Land Rover Defender 110 - 6 Cylinder Diesel D250 In addition to the many standard features of the Defender 110 D250, this vehicle also includes : Eiger Grey Metallic Paintwork Black Contrast Roof Black Exterior Pack 20 Inch Style 5095, Gloss Dark Grey with Contrast Diamond Turned Finish Ebony Fabric Seats 8 Way Heated Front Seats Tow Hitch Receiver Electronic Active Rear Differential with Torque Vectoring by Braking Auto High Beam Assist Interactive Driver Display Centre Console w

$149,900Drive Away^
Geelong West, VIC

Dealer used
Yesterday

2011 Land Rover Defender 90

  • 197770 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.4L

2011 Land Rover Defender 90 Very good condition, with one elderly original owner who used the car for regular trips away. Country kilometres, full-service history and very well maintained. It hasn't been used for beach driving, and the condition is reflective of it's time in the country. Information: - New Wolf wheels (original Boost style alloys included) - Gearbox rebuilt with Ashcroft output shaft - Transfer case freshly rebuilt - 2 keys - Full books - Bluetooth stereo with iPhone c

$57,500
Clayfield, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2020 Land Rover Defender L663 20.5MY HSE Green 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 46500 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

2020 Land Rover Defender L663 20.5MY HSE Green 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

$159,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2021 Land Rover Defender L663 23MY 90 P525 AWD V8 White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 300 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 8

This is an Opportunity To Own an Instant Classic. Why go through long periods of wait when you could be driving the Amazing Defender V8 SC this weekend. Don't wait and Don't Hesitate this vehicle will be gone quick. This is a Rear Opportunity for you to Own an absolute legend without having to wait for 15 months. With Balance of Factory Warranty till 4/2027 and Registration till 4/2023 come and see why this vehicle is the online value proposition of the day. Ordered from the factory with the f

$239,990Drive Away^
Artarmon, NSW

Dealer used
26/06/2022

130 defender 300 Tdi

  • 310000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

130 defender with 300 Tdi 310 kms Sold with blue slip

$22,000
Rutherford, NSW

26/06/2022

2021 Land Rover Defender L663 22MY 110 D250 AWD White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 8217 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

01/2022 COMPLIED STUNNING 110 DEFENDER D250 IN WHITE WITH CONTRASTING BLACK ROOF, AIR SUSPENSION PACK, 11.4 INCH UPGRADED TOUCHSCREEN, 360 CAMERA, KEYLESS ENTRY/PUSH START, WIRELESS APPLE CAR PLAY/ ANDROID AUTO, ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL & BALANCE OF NEW CAR WARRANTY!! This Defender is like a brand new car, you will not be disappointed. It has BALANCE OF 5 YEAR NEW CAR WARRANTY Buy with added confidence with the knowledge that this vehicle has been through a comprehensive quality check- you wo

$155,888
Morley, WA

Dealer used
26/06/2022

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  • CarsGuide gave the Land Rover Defender an average rating of 6 out of 10 with 1 expert reviews.The reviews span across several years and variants. Check CarsGuide site for more details.

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.