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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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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

1992 Land Rover Defender 110 Manual Ute

  • 432000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Straight chassis, no rust . Minor rust in body. Reconditioned gearbox. 2.5 turbo diesel.

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$12,000
Drake Village, NSW

20/06/2021

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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Cooma, NSW

16/06/2021

1997 Land Rover Defender 110 Manual 4 door wagon

  • 552000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Very Reliable 1994 engine in 1997 body, engine put in 1997 body in 2009 Had engine since 1997, 70000km's, never broken down Out of rego 3-4 years, used as farm vehicle Well maintened mechanically all it's life Body has a couple of dents, no rear seats, couple of light covers broken, front plastic grill corner broken, bit of rust in back passenger door. Good for restoration project or farm vehicle. Will text pics

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$6,500
Coffs Harbour, NSW

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

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$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

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$73,000
Port Douglas, QLD

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

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$89,995
Townsville, QLD

12/06/2021

2003 Land Rover Defender 130 with Overland Camper

  • 235000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Selling my 2003 Land Rover Defender 130 TD5 with custom-built Overlanding Camper. I built this at the beginning of 2020 to drive around the world but things have obviously changed since then. The camper is extremely comfortable to live in and can live off grid easily for multiple days. The camper will come fully setup and ready to hit the road. The Defender has had no expenses spared and always serviced regularly, it truly hasn’t skipped a beat through this trip and am only selling due to

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$65,000
Ulverstone, TAS

12/06/2021

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

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

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.