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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 90 15MY White/060315 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 43532 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Get pre-approved today with easy weekly repayments and quick approvals! We can have you approved over the phone without you even visiting the dealership. All of our vehicles come with our Zooper Protection Plan including a 7 Day money back Guarantee, 120-point safety check, Roadside assist and fixed price servicing. We also happily trade all makes and models. Please contact our team for an appraisal. We have access to over 2300 vehicles nationwide and are located in Townsville on the beautiful

$69,990Drive Away^
Garbutt, QLD

Dealer used
19/06/2021

Top1994 Land Rover Defender 110 300Tdi

  • 240000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Features: Bullbar Snorkel Side steps Air conditioning UHF Radio CD/Bluetooth Radio Central locking Heated Seats Vehicle fully sound proofed 12,000lbs Winch Dual battery system 9" LED spot lights LED Lights all round Gullwing windows Rear swing Wheel carrier Brand new All-Terrain lt235/85s tyres Cons: Blown Motor Rear brakes sqauking Bonnet not closing Typical Oil leaks Rear Passenger seatbelt jammed panel damage on driver's side door Lot's of dents & scra

$12,000
Collie, WA

15/06/2021

Top1994 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

$22,000Negotiable
Thornleigh, NSW

19/06/2021

Top2011 Land Rover Defender 90 11MY Grey 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 145631 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

*** FULL SERVICE HISTORY ** VERY RARE COMBINATION ** LIGHT BAR ** SNORKEL *** 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 trade in your Auto, Automatic, manual, Di

$57,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
20/06/2021

TopIMMACULATE 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 -

Contactless
$80,000
Melbourne CBD, VIC

20/06/2021

Top2000 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
16 hours ago

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
16 hours ago

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 -

Contactless
$80,000
Melbourne CBD, VIC

20/06/2021

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

  • 145631 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

*** FULL SERVICE HISTORY ** VERY RARE COMBINATION ** LIGHT BAR ** SNORKEL *** 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 trade in your Auto, Automatic, manual, Di

$57,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
20/06/2021

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

$22,000Negotiable
Thornleigh, NSW

19/06/2021

2014 Land Rover Defender 90 15MY White/060315 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 43532 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Get pre-approved today with easy weekly repayments and quick approvals! We can have you approved over the phone without you even visiting the dealership. All of our vehicles come with our Zooper Protection Plan including a 7 Day money back Guarantee, 120-point safety check, Roadside assist and fixed price servicing. We also happily trade all makes and models. Please contact our team for an appraisal. We have access to over 2300 vehicles nationwide and are located in Townsville on the beautiful

$69,990Drive Away^
Garbutt, QLD

Dealer used
19/06/2021

1994 Land Rover Defender 110 300Tdi

  • 240000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Features: Bullbar Snorkel Side steps Air conditioning UHF Radio CD/Bluetooth Radio Central locking Heated Seats Vehicle fully sound proofed 12,000lbs Winch Dual battery system 9" LED spot lights LED Lights all round Gullwing windows Rear swing Wheel carrier Brand new All-Terrain lt235/85s tyres Cons: Blown Motor Rear brakes sqauking Bonnet not closing Typical Oil leaks Rear Passenger seatbelt jammed panel damage on driver's side door Lot's of dents & scra

$12,000
Collie, WA

15/06/2021

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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.