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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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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

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

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.