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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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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
14 hours ago

2000 Land Rover Defender 130 Td5 (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 4d Wagon

  • 450000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Land Rover Crew Cab 130 Ute (coming soon) Will be for sale shortly Td5 Land Rover 130. Frame / chassis very clean. Just had service. Extra long tray. Long range fuel tank. A/c not working. The internal roof lining above the backseat area is missing. Radio not working . Good example of the year / model.

$26,000Negotiable
Shorncliffe, QLD

23/10/2021

2000 Land Rover Defender 130 (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual 4x4 Cab Chassis

  • 165999 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

RARE Td5; TURBO DIESEL; BULLBAR; UPGRADED SUSPENTION; ROOF RACK; CUSTOM TRAY WITH COVER ; TOW BAR; WE SPECIALIZE IN WHOLESALE PRICES TO PUBLIC ) CHECK WITH DEALER IF ANY CHANGERS OR MISPRINT.KLM VARY DUE TO DRIVING.; TRAD-WELCOME.OVER 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE 4WDs.GST NOT INCLUDED; ABN HOLDER CAN CLAIM 10% GST BACK* $495 BUYERS FEE (WE CAN DELIVER ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIA) (3 YEAR WARRANTY AVAILABLE) (02) *****2555 CHECK WITH DEALER AS THESE VEHICLES ARE SOLD DAILY 830 TO 5PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY (S

$34,900
Roselands, NSW

Dealer used
15/10/2021

1999 Land Rover Defender 130 (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 Crew C/chas

  • 174733 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Up for sale is my Pride and joy, that will turn heads and take you anywhere. I am a second owner of this vehicle. It’s a 1999 Model TD5 Has a 2 inch dobinson lift kit ARB Turbo timer Straight pipe 3 inch exhaust TJM Bullbar and sidesteps Comes with Basket and ladder Comes with LED LIGHTBAR 7 inch spotties Arb compressor Arb rear diff lock Has only 174xxx kms genuine UHF radio Phone booster cradle Coils back and front

$50,000
Parramatta, NSW

26/09/2021

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

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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.