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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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TopLand Rover defender 110 2014

$105,000
Darwin CBD, NT

19/10/2021

Top2013 Landrover Defender 5 Door 110 Series

  • 152000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Iconic 2013 Land Rover Defender constant 4x4 has been well looked after and is in excellent condition. By far the best colour of the Landrover Defenders this stunning red is a head turner. It has plenty of power and a six speed gear box. This is one of the best and most reliable Landrover Defender models ever made. Rarely taken off road and well maintained. It has the Ashcroft upgrade and a new set of quality tyres. Give me a call to discuss. The best way to reach me is by text or callin

$69,500
Fremantle, WA

17/10/2021

Top1968 Land Rover Series 2a Ute

  • 48867 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Up for sale is a 1968 Land Rover Series 2a tray back ute. The Ute is an original Australian delivered series 2a which was still a working Ute to the original Armadale farm family before a restoration. The vehicle has undergone a significant mechanical overhaul, everything except a frame off restoration. Full listing of work and mechanical report is available and can be undertaken by Local mechanic Bowral Auto Care. The series 2a is on NSW historic plates which lowers the CTP & Regi to $47 per

Contactless
$24,800Negotiable
Bowral, NSW

17/10/2021

Top2015 Land Rover Defender MY16 90 Grey Matter with Black Roof 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 59201 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2015 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 SERIES 2.2 TURBO DIESEL 4X4 SUV 6 SPEED MANUAL PRESENTED IN METALLIC GREY WITH CONTRASTING BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR PACKED WITH FEATURES THAT MAKES THIS THE DEFENDER TO BUY SNORKEL UPGRADE BLACK ALLOY WHEELS LEG EXTENSION PACK BLUETOOTH 2.2 TURBO DIESEL TOWBAR BEAT THE QUE WITH THIS VERY SOUGHT AFTER LAND ROVER DEFENDER AS THIS WILL NOT LAST LONG , PRESENTED IN FABULOUS CONDITION AND JUST FRESHLY DETAILED READY FOR THE NEW OWNER FINANCE AND WARRANTY AVA

$69,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
21/10/2021

Top23,000km 2010 Land Rover Defender 130 Manual Dual Cab

Contactless
$55,500Negotiable
Mosman Park, WA

17/10/2021

Top2015 Land Rover Defender 90 15MY Silver 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 118515 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

# OPEN 7 DAYS # WE OFFER CONTACTLESS PURCHASING # As part of our unique service we provide FULL VIRTUAL VIDEO PRESENTATIONS # SAME-DAY FINANCE APPROVALS AVAILABLE # WE CAN TRADE-IN ALL MAKES & MODELS # DELIVERY AUSTRALIA-WIDE available # You could earn $150 with our unique REFERRAL PROGRAM for family & friends

$70,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2014 Land Rover Defender 90 15MY Silver 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 44744 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2014 Land Rover Defender 90 15MY Silver 6 Speed Manual Wagon

$74,990
Morley, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2015 Land Rover Defender 90 15MY Silver 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 118515 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

# OPEN 7 DAYS # WE OFFER CONTACTLESS PURCHASING # As part of our unique service we provide FULL VIRTUAL VIDEO PRESENTATIONS # SAME-DAY FINANCE APPROVALS AVAILABLE # WE CAN TRADE-IN ALL MAKES & MODELS # DELIVERY AUSTRALIA-WIDE available # You could earn $150 with our unique REFERRAL PROGRAM for family & friends

$70,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2000 Land Rover Defender 110 (4x4) Red 5 Speed Manual 4x4 Cab Chassis

  • 48541 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Exceptionally well maintained Ex-Rural fire service vehicle with a genuine 48,000kms and presents in exceptional condition, impossible to find like this!! 2000 Land Rover Defender 110 4x4 cab chassis ** 5-speed manual transmission ** Highly desirable TD5 90Kw 2.5L turbo diesel, 300nm of torque ** Aftermarket/factory options; - Complete fire fighting setup - Polished alloy bull bar - Alloy tray - Driving lights - Scrub bars and side steps - Meaty Hankook A/T tyres - Tinted win

$44,990
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
21 hours ago

2014 Land Rover Defender 110 15MY Grey 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 86072 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

The Range Rover, known for its ruggedness and off-road capability is still alive and kicking with the 2014 Land Rover Defender 110 15MY Manual Wagon. Its 6 Speed Manual Transmission makes it easy to tackle any terrain or race up a winding road. The 4 Cylinder 2.2 Litre engine provides an economical way of driving while putting out 90kW of power and 360Nm of torque. This Land Rover Defender is uniquely designed with 16-inch Alloy Wheels, a full-sized Spare Wheel, mudflaps so when you get dirty,

$73,500
Bibra Lake, WA

Dealer used
24 hours ago

2015 Land Rover Defender MY16 90 Grey Matter with Black Roof 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 59201 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2015 LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 SERIES 2.2 TURBO DIESEL 4X4 SUV 6 SPEED MANUAL PRESENTED IN METALLIC GREY WITH CONTRASTING BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR PACKED WITH FEATURES THAT MAKES THIS THE DEFENDER TO BUY SNORKEL UPGRADE BLACK ALLOY WHEELS LEG EXTENSION PACK BLUETOOTH 2.2 TURBO DIESEL TOWBAR BEAT THE QUE WITH THIS VERY SOUGHT AFTER LAND ROVER DEFENDER AS THIS WILL NOT LAST LONG , PRESENTED IN FABULOUS CONDITION AND JUST FRESHLY DETAILED READY FOR THE NEW OWNER FINANCE AND WARRANTY AVA

$69,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
21/10/2021

2004 Land Rover Defender 110 Td5 Extreme (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4d ...

$52,000
Holloways Beach, QLD

20/10/2021

2003 Land Rover Defender 130 (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual Crew Cab Chassis

  • 51186 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Exceptionally well maintained Ex-Rural fire service vehicle with a genuine 51,000kms and presents in excellent condition!! 2003 Land Rover Defender 130 4x4 dual cab chassis ** 5-speed manual transmission ** Highly desirable TD5 90Kw 2.5L turbo diesel, 300nm of torque ** Aftermarket/factory options; - Polished alloy bull bar - Drop side alloy tray - Tow bar - Side steps - Meaty Bridgestone M/T tyres - Tinted windows Important info; - Original log book and owner’s manual

$59,990
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
20/10/2021

Land Rover defender 110 2014

$105,000
Darwin CBD, NT

19/10/2021

23,000km 2010 Land Rover Defender 130 Manual Dual Cab

Contactless
$55,500Negotiable
Mosman Park, WA

17/10/2021

2013 Landrover Defender 5 Door 110 Series

  • 152000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Iconic 2013 Land Rover Defender constant 4x4 has been well looked after and is in excellent condition. By far the best colour of the Landrover Defenders this stunning red is a head turner. It has plenty of power and a six speed gear box. This is one of the best and most reliable Landrover Defender models ever made. Rarely taken off road and well maintained. It has the Ashcroft upgrade and a new set of quality tyres. Give me a call to discuss. The best way to reach me is by text or callin

$69,500
Fremantle, WA

17/10/2021

1968 Land Rover Series 2a Ute

  • 48867 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Up for sale is a 1968 Land Rover Series 2a tray back ute. The Ute is an original Australian delivered series 2a which was still a working Ute to the original Armadale farm family before a restoration. The vehicle has undergone a significant mechanical overhaul, everything except a frame off restoration. Full listing of work and mechanical report is available and can be undertaken by Local mechanic Bowral Auto Care. The series 2a is on NSW historic plates which lowers the CTP & Regi to $47 per

Contactless
$24,800Negotiable
Bowral, NSW

17/10/2021

2020 Land Rover Defender L663 21MY 90 D300 AWD SE Fuji White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 1600 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

PLEASE NOTE: 04/2021 Compliance Plate - Here we have One of the very first MY21 Land Rover Defender 90 D300 SE 3 Door Wagon finished in Fuji White on Ebony Black Trim - Balance of 5 Year New Car Warranty and 5 Year FREE Service Plan - Be Quick - Inspect Now!!! * OPTIONS Included * + 20 Inch Black Alloy Rims. + Meridian Sound System. + Interactive Driver Display. + Adaptive Cruise Control. + Blind Spot Monitoring. + Black Colour Coding. + Surround Camera. + Clear Sight Rear Vision Mi

$129,990
Blakehurst, NSW

Dealer used
12/10/2021

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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

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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.