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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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2000 Land Rover Defender 110 Td5 (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 4d Wagon

  • 203000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

For sale is my pride and joy. 2001 TD5 130 defender 203,000klms Has an extended tray (single cab), custom tray racks and wheel carrier Air bags, 2” lift 130L fuel tank New gearbox at 190,000klms Serviced every 7,500klms with Penrite HPR D5 Air con and heater work as normal Dual battery system EGR Delete Roof was removed 6 months ago, re-sealed, painted and Dynamatted. New dooor seals Roof console with Bluetooth head unit and UHF Maxxis 980’s 265/75/16 with 13,000klms on them Rebuilt Brake calip

$35,000
Singleton, NSW

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
23 hours ago

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

Contactless
$65,000
Ulverstone, TAS

12/06/2021

Land Rover defender td5

  • 236000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

For sale 1999 Land Rover defender td5 236 000kms I've owned this car for 9 and a half years, it has been the best car. It's a regretful sale, only selling due to buying a dual cab defender and not requiring 2 of the same cars. Features: Rear swing away tyre carrier Fully built in Rear drawer Upgraded pioneer stereo with additional 6x9 speakers behind the rear seats GME Uhf radio Custom brush bars and side steps Gullwing window on passenger side 50mm old man emu coils with Dobinsons shock 16x7 K

$32,000
Park Avenue, QLD

11/06/2021

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

Contactless
$22,995
Rossville, QLD

03/06/2021

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

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

Wanted: Wanted landrover defender

  • 100000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

After 2005 model, any condition considered upto $40k

$40,000
Kenilworth, QLD

17/04/2021

2003 Defender 90 TD5

  • 197500 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Very regretful sale defender 90 2003 Defender 90 With 195 Km’s. The Td5 Engine Is In Great Condition And Runs Beautifully. It Is Fitted Out With over 25k accessories Arb Bull Bar Warrior Wireless Winch Safari Snorkel Dual Battery Fender Protector 2 inches lift Stedi Main Lights 8inch LED Driving Lights 38 Inch Big red Led Light Bar Torson Front And Rear Diffs Uhf Radio And Aerial Alpine Blue Tooth Stereo Rijidij Heavy Duty Spare Wheel Carrier High Quality Wipac Led Lights Throughout Kit REAR B

$52,500
Burwood East, VIC

07/04/2021

Wanted: Land Rover Defender 90 Td5

  • 0 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Looking to buy a 2003, 2004, 2005 Land Rover Defender 90 Td5. Negotiable on price depending on condition. If you're looking to sell feel free to get in touch.

Negotiable
Diggers Rest, VIC

04/04/2021

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

Wanted: 2006 Land Rover defender Ute

  • 251971 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

1999 Mitsubishi Pajero custom has a 2006 Land Rover defender Ute grafted on. Not as listed has 3.5 v6 petrol 4x4 Ute . Complete Mitsubishi chassis, engine, running gear, (full drive line). All Mitsubishi interior including aircon. Easily engineered with only minor finishing touches has the look of a Land Rover but the reliability of a Mitsubishi. Needs very little work to Finnish

$3,500
Mons, QLD

29/01/2021

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.