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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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Top2014 Land Rover Defender 110 (4x4) 6 Sp Manual 4d Wagon

  • 84000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

This iconic Land Rover Defender 110 has been meticulously maintained and very much loved. It has 5 seats with optional 2 (which we had it installed after owning the car), genuine Land Rover roof rack, side runners and rear step / ladder, standard Land Rover sun roof, genuine complete set of defender floor mats, Factory fitted Alpine audio system with subwoofer, bluetooth, USB audio input, front power windows and remote central locking. Includes the original set of 5 alloy wheels. Comes wit

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$85,000Negotiable
Eltham North, VIC

3 hours ago

Top2010 Land Rover Defender 110 10MY White 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 104664 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

*** BULLBAR ** SNORKEL ** TWO WAY RADIO ** TOW BAR ** DAUL SPARE WHEEL CARRIER ** SIDE STEPS ** ALL TERRAIN TYRES *** 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 t

$54,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
10/05/2021

Top2014 Land Rover Defender 110 (4x4) 6 Sp Manual 4d Wagon

  • 41018 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Must be sold by the end of April 2014 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110 Price NOW $89,000. WAS $115,000 TJM BULL BAR HEMA MAPS NAVIGATION WARN WINCH ARB ROOF RACK FITTED AUGUST 2020 MELVILLE AND MOON SEAT COVERS FACTORY OPTION 7 SEATER GENUINE SERVICES THROUGH BRUCE LYNTON LAND ROVER GOLD COAST 41,018 KM All serious offers considered, no trades thanks. MORE FEATURES: Has air conditioning, front power windows, subwoofer with USB audio input, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth hands free

$89,000
Yatala, QLD

Yesterday

Top2014 Land Rover Defender 90 14MY White 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 106701 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

$$$ LOADED WITH EXTRAS $$$ THE DEFENDER IS THE EPITOME OF OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE*** WHETHER ITS EXPLORING THE BEACHES OF OUR BEAUTIFUL SOUTH WEST OR TACKLING THE GIBB RIVER ROAD THIS DEFENDER IS SURE TO SATISFY THE MOST DESCERNING ADVENTURER!! BE QUICK!!! THIS BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE HAS BEEN FASTIDIOUSLY CARED FOR AND MAINTAINED AND HAS HAD $$$ SPENT ON OPTIONAL EXTRAS*** - BRAND NEW BF GOODRICH KO2 ALL TERRAINS - FULL LENGTH K9 PLATFORM ROOF RACK - ROCKSLIDER SIDE STEPS - 1/4 INCH STEEL BASH PLATE -

$59,984
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
10/05/2021

6x6 Land Rover

  • 12345 km

First photo Credit Chelsea Truck Australia and what it could look like. The second shows past history in service. Probably the most colourful history originally having a Parakeet fit out. Cheapest in the country by a country mile. All that needs doing is a leak in the driver side fuel tank. Nothing else wrong with it. Goes like a steam train. Probably as fast too. ARN 50-716 Spent time at 3RAR and 7RAR during service. Unfortunately all the cool bits at the back was stripped off before it be

$38,500
Ellenbrook, WA

12 minutes ago

2013 Land Rover Defender 110 (4x4) 6 Sp Manual 4d Wagon

  • 108000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2013 Black Defender in immaculate condition. As you can see this is a city car that hasn’t been used for camping and off-roading. Always garaged, full service history and road worthy certificate. Please no time wasters - this defender is as clean as it looks in the photos (feel free to ask for photos of particular areas, I just couldn't upload anymore). Phone or text with any questions. Thanks for viewing. Olly

$72,000
New Farm, QLD

20 minutes ago

Pair of Landy’s For Sale - Hers (Bert) and His (Ernie)

  • 248614 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Firstly, Bert, my wife’s 1996 TDI which is mechanically sound, drives great and has 341,256 kms! It has loads of extras including a long-range fuel tank, pull out drawers, upgraded headlamps, dual battery system (solar panel not included), Darche awning, roof rack, electric brakes, tinted windows, two-way radio and has had a recent service! Please contact us for more images and service history! Individual price - $27,500 ono Next, Ernie, my 1999 TD5 is the “Extreme” 9-seater model with onl

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$55,000
Rossville, QLD

54 minutes ago

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

  • 84000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

This iconic Land Rover Defender 110 has been meticulously maintained and very much loved. It has 5 seats with optional 2 (which we had it installed after owning the car), genuine Land Rover roof rack, side runners and rear step / ladder, standard Land Rover sun roof, genuine complete set of defender floor mats, Factory fitted Alpine audio system with subwoofer, bluetooth, USB audio input, front power windows and remote central locking. Includes the original set of 5 alloy wheels. Comes wit

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$85,000Negotiable
Eltham North, VIC

3 hours ago

Land Rover defender 130 1996

  • 133573 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Unlicensed Selling for my father in law n New Tyers New battery Engine oil and filter changed Bleed the brakes Air filter new New wipers Radiator coolant changed Few dents around body Runs great Very low kms Not sure how much so make a price.

Negotiable
Yangebup, WA

3 hours ago

2020 Land Rover Defender L663 20.5MY Standard SE Black 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 8290 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Available for immediate delivery, no need to wait until January for lucky new car delivery for 1 ready buyer. Here we have on offer an as new 2021 compliance Defender 110 D240 SE with the perfect array of options. This beasty SUV is being presented by Perths most trusted Luxury Vehicle Dealer Group located just 10 minutes North of Perth CBD and is available for immediate delivery. Options include Upgraded 20" factory mat black wheels, electric memory function seats with full leather finish

$135,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

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

  • 35 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

MY20.5 Defender 110 P400 HSE 5-door AWD Auto>> ORDERS OPEN NOW <

$159,990Drive Away^
Coffs Harbour, NSW

Dealer used
8 hours ago

2009 Land Rover Defender 110

  • 194760 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2009 Land Rover Defender 110 Santorini Black metallic 194xxx kms 2 x keys FSH Recent major service completed at 188000kms including air, fuel and oil filters, new A/C compressor and regas, new brake rotors and pads all round. Transfer case overhauled at 182000kms. Car is mechanically excellent. It has served me well and has not skipped a beat whilst I have had the pleasure of owning it. The paint and overall condition for the year and kms is what I would consider excellent, but not perfect. I

$54,500Negotiable
Scarborough, WA

10 hours ago

Wanted: Land Rover wanted series 1 s2 s3 / Defender

  • 0 km
  • Manual

We are looking for old Land Rover’s series 1 s 2 s 3 even defenders running or not, we offer a no fuss quick pick up at a fair price. Even if the Land Rover has been fully restored we could still be very interested. Drop us a few photos by email / text Or give me a call

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Waramanga, ACT

15 hours ago

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

Yesterday

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

Yesterday

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

  • 41018 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Must be sold by the end of April 2014 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110 Price NOW $89,000. WAS $115,000 TJM BULL BAR HEMA MAPS NAVIGATION WARN WINCH ARB ROOF RACK FITTED AUGUST 2020 MELVILLE AND MOON SEAT COVERS FACTORY OPTION 7 SEATER GENUINE SERVICES THROUGH BRUCE LYNTON LAND ROVER GOLD COAST 41,018 KM All serious offers considered, no trades thanks. MORE FEATURES: Has air conditioning, front power windows, subwoofer with USB audio input, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth hands free

$89,000
Yatala, QLD

Yesterday

2010 Land Rover Defender 110 10MY White 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 104664 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

*** BULLBAR ** SNORKEL ** TWO WAY RADIO ** TOW BAR ** DAUL SPARE WHEEL CARRIER ** SIDE STEPS ** ALL TERRAIN TYRES *** With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experience Smooth And Easy With Our Fixed Priced Deals. FINANCING&acirc;€&brvbar; 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 t

$54,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
10/05/2021

2014 Land Rover Defender 90 14MY White 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 106701 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

$$$ LOADED WITH EXTRAS $$$ THE DEFENDER IS THE EPITOME OF OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE*** WHETHER ITS EXPLORING THE BEACHES OF OUR BEAUTIFUL SOUTH WEST OR TACKLING THE GIBB RIVER ROAD THIS DEFENDER IS SURE TO SATISFY THE MOST DESCERNING ADVENTURER!! BE QUICK!!! THIS BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE HAS BEEN FASTIDIOUSLY CARED FOR AND MAINTAINED AND HAS HAD $$$ SPENT ON OPTIONAL EXTRAS*** - BRAND NEW BF GOODRICH KO2 ALL TERRAINS - FULL LENGTH K9 PLATFORM ROOF RACK - ROCKSLIDER SIDE STEPS - 1/4 INCH STEEL BASH PLATE -

$59,984
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
10/05/2021

2001 Land Rover Defender 110 02MY X-Treme White 5 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 245382 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 5

Here at Drive Aus we are dedicated to exceeding your expectations every time and strive to deliver the finest automotive buying experience. For after hours enquiries or to arrange a test drive please call Nick on or email us at directly at

$39,688
Dandenong, VIC

Dealer used
10/05/2021

2020 Land Rover Defender L663 20.5MY S Brown 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 5680 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

Country Land Rover Dealership - EX DEMONSTRATOR - Powerful P400 294Kw Petrol - Gondwana Stone Metallic - Black 22 Inch Alloy Wheels - Driver Assist Package - Contrast Black Roof with Black Exterior Pack - 5 Year Service Plan

$121,990Drive Away^
Lavington, NSW

Dealer used
10/05/2021

1994 Land Rover Defender Ute

  • 225000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

I am offering a rare classic Defender 110 with the 300 TDI engine for sale. The steel tray and sides, steel storage box and hardwood tray deck will handle anything you can throw at it. Recently fitted/replaced: - Tyers and Rims (matching spare) - head and head gasket - Driving lights - Twin safari snorkels - Turbo - Brake Rotors, Pads and flexcible lines. - 3’’ Mangel Ben exhaust - Shockers - Drag link - Steering Dampener - Uniden UHF Radio This is a serious, capabl

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$25,500
Korumburra, VIC

10/05/2021

1994 Land Rover Defender 110 Manual Station Wagon

  • 183124 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Land Rover Defender 200 Tdi, low kms, mechanically very good. Comes with roof rack and awning. Please call Graham

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$18,600
Naracoorte, SA

10/05/2021

2009 Land Rover Defender 7 seater

  • 276000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual

Reluctant sale of beloved 2009 land rover defender. Always had car seat covers. Newish gear box 50kKm ,New transfer case 10kKm No beach driving - highway family use Some minor surface rust on a couple of steel components. Aluminium body panels have two small dings but otherwise perfect. rego and current RWC

$42,000Negotiable
Bundaberg Central, QLD

08/05/2021

Wanted: Wanted: Defender 110 wagon

  • 12345 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Chasing a *rust free* Defender 110 wagon rolling shell to put my discovery 300tdi, gearbox and transfer case in, preferably south of the state. Obviously better condition and less modifications is favourable.

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$12,345
Hobart CBD, TAS

06/05/2021

AUTOMATIC Land Rover Defender 1994

  • 435000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

300 tdi AUTOMATIC 435kms on engine Rust free chassis and firewall. Fully converted camper set up custom built Engine •Upgraded alloy Intercooler •Upgraded alloy Radiator •Upgraded Silicon hoses •Recent tune •Upgraded new 100amp altenator •New injector pump Brakes •Upgraded front brake rotors brand new •Brand new front left caliper •New pads all round Driveline •Transfer Case completely rebuilt and upgraded All bearings and seals Discovery 2 Quiet gears (ratio 1:1.22) Intermediate shaft

$23,000
New Farm, QLD

06/05/2021

Wanted: WTB Landrover defender 130 twin cab ute

  • 250000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Hi, I’m looking for a Landrover Defender 130 twin cab ute. Around 2007 - 2012 - although would consider earlier. Good condition, running, no rust - up to 250k km. With tub. Open to colour. (Prefer other than white) Price point - depending on condition etc - $30-45k Call, message or send photos. Willing to travel Thanks

$1
Kurrajong Hills, NSW

05/05/2021

2012 Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon

  • 78088 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Reluctant sell but have to pay for the renovations somehow!! Priced to sell at $58,000 Much loved ORKNEY GREY Defender with loads of extras. OUTSIDE EXTRAS: -Snorkel -Bull Bar -Chequer plate wings (on bonnet) -Chequer plates on side steps -Front Runner Slimeline II roof rack -Spotlights -Land Rover Day Tent - RO-VTW500010 -Featherlite awning -Ladder -Sump guard INSIDE EXTRAS: -UHF Radio & Aerial -Canvas heavy duty seat covers -Cold climate pack (heated seats for driver an

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$58,000
Margaret River, WA

04/05/2021

Land Rover Defender Xtreme 2002

  • 235000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Land Rover Defender Xtreme upgraded to increase longevity and comfort with a factory look. The ECU has not been re mapped but all the engine upgrades required for a decent map to be carried out. Chassis is rust free, bulk head has some stone chips and some rust marks around the flap and bonnet hinges. used OEM spares when available or upgraded with aftermarket alternatives, replaced every seal and gasket on the engine and drive line however the transfer case still has a weep. Serviced and chang

$32,000
Wallagoot, NSW

04/05/2021

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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.