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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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1997 Land Rover Defender (300Tdi)

  • 320000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1997 Land Rover Defender (300 TDI) UTE https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/255015079507 PLEASE NOTE: this vehicle will be sold “AS IS… take it or leave it” it is a running project vehicle. The vehicle is situated in IPSWICH Queensland but I the owner of the car am currently out of state. The sale will be an AUCTION on Ebay (see above link). There will be a single afternoon during the week (likely Wed 16th) for those in the Ipswich area to view the vehicle, address provided by appointment only.

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$123,456
Ipswich, QLD

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1994 Land Rover Defender 110 300tdi

  • 409000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

In great condition a rare classic Defender Engine overhauled by previous owner with a new head. $2000 spent on A/C $1700 spent on 5 new tyres BFG KO2 265 75 R16 done under 1000km sound proofed, verry comfortable in summer. Rego till 15/1/2022 mobile

$25,000
Thornleigh, NSW

12/06/2021

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

  • 48541 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Car arriving soon!! Professional photos and comments will be updated as soon as possible. However, in the meantime if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to enquire – email or call us on 07 3299 25 33. Cars arriving soon are by appointment only to save disappointment turning up to our dealership. ** Full contactless sales process ** Discounted rates for delivery and registration to your door in any State or Territory ** Full virtual vid

$49,990
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
12/06/2021

Land Rover Defender 130 Ute 300tdi

  • 282 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1996 Land Rover defender 130 single cab Ute, with the 2.5L turbo diesel 300tdi. 282 000kms. Sold with rego and rwc for the right price. Runs and Drives well. Only selling as I’ve now got a new Defender. -Timing belt recently done. -Recent rebuilt injector pump and new lift pump. -Diff, transfer, gearbox, engine oil all recently done. (New engine oil, fuel and air filter every 5000kms in my ownership). -New heavy duty steering arms and steering dampener. -Led head lights, roof mounted light bar

$19,500Negotiable
Caloundra, QLD

10/06/2021

Land Rover 1994 defender 110 300tdi PROJECT

  • 300000 km
  • Ute
  • 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

$8,000
Wongaling Beach, QLD

10/06/2021

WANTED: Land Rover Defender

  • 123456 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Am searching for a Landrover Defender for my teenage daughter's first horse-towing car (note: all parent should refuse to let their daughters rescue horses if they don't wish to be in the same predicament as me). Looking for either a 130 or a 110 up to about $10K Help a mother out.

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$10,000
Alstonville, NSW

09/06/2021

1996 Land Rover Defender 130 (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 Crew C/chas

  • 502020 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Vehicle was purchased 4 years ago. Selling now just because im looking to upgrade. Good buy, runs well, was always serviced ontime. last serviced 200kms ago. Came with roof rack and old fabric canopy, which is included, as well as the original suspension, a lighter set was fit to be more comfortable, and a snorkel. Fit bullbar, Warn winch and side rails. Got spare wheel to match set. New tyres 20,000kms ago. New grill and light sorround on front. Has had all new intercooler and radiator hoses a

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$25,000Negotiable
Roma, QLD

06/06/2021

Land Rover Defender 110 Tdi 200

  • 120000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Excellent condition 1992 LandRover Defender tdi 200 Low 120 000 kms 6 months rego on her Just had full road worth completed so no dramas It was an ex “terrafirma” show vehicle so has all the fruit Super flex coils TF Remote Reservoir TF shocks Relocating coil cones TF heavy duty ally bash plates Custom TF stainless grill TF winch bar Hella spotties Oricon uhf 2way Rooftop T console Centre console with cup holders Large Gal dipped steel/timber tray Fully sick billet ally rims x5 Tires are at ar

$27,000
Airlie Beach, QLD

05/06/2021

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

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$22,995
Rossville, QLD

03/06/2021

1994 Land Rover Defender 110 (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 C/chas

  • 390000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1994 Land Rover Defender 110 ute 200TDi 390000 kms 3 seater Set up for camping Comes with : Canopy Roof rack Snorkel Rock slidders Bull bar 52” Light bar Rear Led spots 32” muddies 2”lift kit Terrafirma big bore shocks UHF radio Motolita steering wheel Bigger intercooler 1 year old heavy duty clutch Recent injector pump/ injector service New water pump Double cardan front propshaft Heavy duty uni joints LED headlights New suspension bushes Sides open and can be used as

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$23,000Negotiable
Warwick, WA

23/05/2021

1997 Land Rover Defender

  • 285500 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

For sale 97 Defender 110 ute ! Great 4x4 In good condition, only 285 on the clock, original kms, 9" spotlights, Bridge stone mud terrains, radio, 4 small toolboxes built into tray ! Probably the only 97 Defender you'll find with an old series ex-military workshop tray on it ! Serviced oil and filter every 5000kms ! Has New ; Radiator, Fan, Head gasket, Head and valves, Timing belt, Complete gear box rebuild and clutch kit, Seal kit in injector pump, Rear diff A frame ball joi

$13,500
Donnybrook, WA

20/05/2021

Land Rover Defender 130

  • 385000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Expressions of interest at this stage. Vehical needs a few bits sorted before sale - You may wish to do this yourself.... Amazing rig that gets attention wherever it goes. 300 TDI engine, lift kit, long range tank, Snorkel, LED lightbar, bull bar, Set up for Duel battery. Rear Canopy and frame (canopy canvas is poor condition) Checkerplate. Raptor metal dash, Bucket seats to front, upgraded rear seats, upgraded stereo. Origonal seats and frames available. This is a serious 4x4 not a show p

$25,000
City Beach, WA

16/05/2021

Landrover Defender

  • 277000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Been a great rig, many memories but ready to move on 277,000kms 12 months rego *All done within the last 10,000kms* Dual Battery 170ah Ctek battery monitor Radiator Fuel lift pump Timing belt Front crank seal Brake shoes Terrafirma shockies Most bushes Clutch master and Slave cylinder Muddies 33x12.5R15 General Grabber Wheel bearings and Axle seals Transfer case rebuild New handbrake drum and shoes Gearbox rebuild (4wd industries exchange) Heavy duty clutch Rear main seal Injector pump rebuild

$20,000Negotiable
Shailer Park, QLD

14/05/2021

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

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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$17,600
Naracoorte, SA

10/05/2021

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

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

Land Rover Defender TD5

  • 275000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Defender 2002 TD5 with many extras This Defender is a rare TD5 Defener with ABS/ TC and a Saiisbury diff Some of the additions are Rear ARB Locker with Maxidrive axles and flanges 2 air compressors with tank one for diff lock other for tyres etc Front diff has Ashcroft ATB 9000 Pound winch Dual batteries (Optima bluetops) charged by alternator while moving solar while stationary. ECU has been mapped by Jose Amorim using torque based tuning BAS Variable nozzle turbo Allisport

$36,000
Port Pirie West, SA

22/04/2021

2001 Land Rover Defender 110 TD5

  • 148676 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

2001 Land Rover Defender 110 TD5 Classic, collectible Land Rover Defender in excellent mechanical condition (lovely off-white colour). A real head-turner! Extremely practical vehicle - a vintage driving experience! Just serviced! Serviced by Land Rover specialist - Justin Cooper Independent Mechanical Services, Tasmania (receipts available). This Defender is a TD5, 2.5L turbo diesel 5cyl, manual with low km's, strong engine (odometer 148,676 km at time of writing ad). This Defender com

$38,500Negotiable
Bonnet Hill, TAS

28/03/2021

1999 Land Rover Defender 130 TD5

  • 290000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

1999 Defender TD5 290k Warn winch Long range tank Red arc duel battery system Anderson plugs in tray and at tow bar Electric brake controller Bluetooth hands free 6 months Reg and RWC $18500 without New toyo At tyres UHF radio Runs great Lots of money spent. Been in the family for the last 9 years Hood lining sagging Fuel gage not working, needs a new fuel sender unit, which I have but haven’t put in yet. Air con needs to be re gassed Would consider swap for Vr or Vs commodore ute with money

$17,800
Korumburra, VIC

09/02/2021

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.