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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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2020 Land Rover Defender L663 20.5MY Standard Green 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 18526 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

The Brand New Model Defender! 6 Seater Model! This model is sold out for 8-10 months, but this one here is available today! With $11,860 worth of Factory Options, this Defender is ready to Hit the Road for your next BIG Adventure. ==Factory Options fitted== Tow hitch receiver $950 ClearSight interior rear view mirror $1,270 Front jump seat $1,850 White contrast roof $2,000 Pangea Green $1,950 Cross car beam in White Powder Coat Brushed finish $300 ==Packages fitted== =OFF-ROAD PACK= $1

$123,990Drive Away^
Fortitude Valley, QLD

Dealer used
44 minutes ago

2013 Land Rover Defender MY12 110 (4x4) White 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 109077 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2013 Land Rover Defender 110 4x4 wagon with 2.2L turbo diesel engine and manual transmission This weapon of a truck has it all and it presented in absolutely immaculate condition both inside and out Legendary off road reputation and all the right equipment for your future adventures Near new Maxxis A/T tyres all around Rhino Rack roof bars with platform Lifted suspension Snorkel Bullbar with 11,000 pound winch Roof mounted light bar Tinted windows You will stand out in the crowd and this one,

$77,790
Greenway, ACT

Dealer used
8 hours ago

2012 Land Rover Defender 110 (4x4) 6 Sp Manual - with Road Worthy

Contactless
$73,500
Maroochydore, QLD

22 hours ago

2015 Land Rover Defender 90 15MY Silver 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 118515 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

# OPEN 7 DAYS # WE OFFER CONTACTLESS PURCHASING # As part of our unique service we provide FULL VIRTUAL VIDEO PRESENTATIONS # SAME-DAY FINANCE APPROVALS AVAILABLE # WE CAN TRADE-IN ALL MAKES & MODELS # DELIVERY AUSTRALIA-WIDE available # You could earn $150 with our unique REFERRAL PROGRAM for family & friends

$65,988
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2010 Land Rover Defender MY10 110 (4x4) Black 6 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 95384 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Well maintained example with a genuine 95,000kms and presents in great condition, impossible to find like this!! 2010 Land Rover Defender MY10 110 4x4 cab chassis ** 6-speed manual transmission ** Highly desirable 90Kw 2.4L turbo diesel, 360nm of torque ** Aftermarket/factory options; - Heavy duty steel tray - Custom alloy bull bar with brush rails - Side steps - Allied 16-inch alloy wheels - Meaty Mickey Thompson A/T tyres - Trailer brake - Towbar - Spare key Important info

$54,990
Woodridge, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2015 Land Rover Defender 90 MY16 Adventure Orange 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 910 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

This vehicle is AVAILABLE to purchase today. We are open for ONLINE enquiries. Buy this vehicle online and receive complementary DELIVERY to your door ANYWHERE in Australia. This vehicle can be secured subject to inspection or walk around video. Reputable family owned business. Over the phone trade-in value service offering the best price for your car. Great finance rates with access to all major lenders. Rarely Available, particularly with such low kms. This piece of automotive histor

$139,990
Burwood, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

2020 Land Rover Defender L663 20MY SE Eiger Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 19148 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

**Land Rover Approved Pre-owned** - 24 months of 24/7 roadside assistance, exactly as a new Land Rover would receive as standard (inclusive in advertised price) - Rigorous testing; a multi-point inspection that 165 mechanical, electrical and safety checks - Reconditioned by Land Rover trained technicians using the latest Land Rover technology and genuine Land Rover parts - A certified km check, plus we make sure the service history is up to date - A road test by one of our Land Rover train

$135,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2005 Land Rover Defender 110 TD5 Extreme (4x4) White 5 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 230711 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Great tow vehicle , awesome set up with loads of extras . A must see for the serious bushy . Yes we do trades and can assist with finance too.This vehicle is consigned from owner and not covered by statutory warranty but talk to us about our extended australia wide warranties .

$32,990
Arundel, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2010 Land Rover Defender Grey Wagon

  • 120103 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

THIS GREAT LOOKING VEHICLE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, A VERY UNIQUE LOOKING VEHICLE.IT WILL COME WITH 6 MONTHS REGISTRATION TRANSFERED UNDER YOUR NAME DRIVE AWAY. SO COME AND SEE FOR YOUR SELF, OR YOU CAN CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

$66,990
Campbellfield, VIC

Dealer used
Yesterday

2014 Land Rover Defender 90 (No Badge) White Manual SUV

  • 91728 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

TEST DRIVE IT TODAY! ** Company backed 3 Year Standard Warranty include d ** we are located on the Northside of the Brisbane CBD and just 2 min utes from Chermside Shopping Center. We are part of a family owned group. We have been in business for over 40 years and specialize in new,quality used cars and commercial vehicles. We are able to assist with both local and interstate clientele. Trade-ins welcome & on site bank finance available with pre-approval facilities & phone applications welcome.

$77,990Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
16/01/2022

2021 Land Rover Defender L663 21MY 90 P400 AWD X Green 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 8050 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

*** Just Arrived! We are based in ACT, but can transport anywhere. Finance available to approved customers *** 2021 Land Rover Defender 90 P400 X 3 Door Pangea Green. Vintage Tan/Ebony Windsor leather interior. Comfort and Convenience Pack. Privacy Glass. Black Roof Rails. 20 inch 5 Spoke Satin Dark Grey Wheels. Rare opportunity to buy this top of the range Defender 90 P400 X which has numerous standard inclusions including black roof & bonnet, sliding sunroof and much more, making th

$149,998.99
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
16/01/2022

Land Rover defender 110 2014

$98,000Negotiable
Darwin CBD, NT

16/01/2022

Land rover Defender 2010 Original mag wheels

  • 0 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Hi I’m selling my Land rover Defender 2010 mag wheels x 5 plus the original wheel nuts. All the rims are in great condition and I’m open to offers. Pick up only. Cheers

$1,200Negotiable
Shellharbour, NSW

15/01/2022

SELL YOUR CAR WITH US!! NO SALE NO FEE

  • 1 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

DON'T HAVE TIME TO WASTE ON TYRE KICKERS? SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE NOT TURNING UP? WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THE SALE OF YOUR VEHICLE, BOAT, TRUCK, CAMPER AND TRAILER FOR YOU!! ADVERTISED ON GUMTREE, CARSALES, AUTOTRADER, DEALER WEBSITE AND NOT TO MENTION OVER 250 WALK IN CUSTOMER PER WEEK THANKS TO OUR 4X4, CAMPING, HUNTING, MARINE AND SPARE PARTS STORE. NEW ENGLAND HWY EXPOSER AND TRAINED SALES CONSULTANTS ACHIEVING THE MAXIUM PRICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE. TOYOTA, NISSAN, MITSUBISHI, LAND ROVER, RAN

$1,234Negotiable
Rutherford, NSW

Dealer used
15/01/2022

1994 land rover defender troop carrier

  • 240000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Rare troop carrier with land rovers best engine - 300 tdi Turbo Diesel 240 000 kms Meticulously serviced and Mechanically sound. I have 10k plus in recent receipts not including a full respray with gloss black roof. (Amg Mercedes Gun Metal) Brand new 31" Toyo tyres Halo led lights Merbau timber decking in the back of car with shelf underneath. (Will upload photos) Brand new roof racks. New badges Brand new Clutch Brand new Diesel Injector New transfer case seal Led Screen with Navigation/B

$50,000
Point Arkwright, QLD

15/01/2022

Bmw e30 / e36 wheels and tyres 17 inch new rubber

  • 0 km
  • SUV
  • Manual

These were on my 5stud e30 bmw 1989 model Suitable for all e36 46 models Balanced and ready

$500Negotiable
Sydney City, NSW

14/01/2022

2015 Land Rover Defender 90 15MY Black 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 164243 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2015 Land Rover Defender 90 15MY Black 6 Speed Manual Wagon

$67,990
Willagee, WA

Dealer used
12/01/2022

2002 landrover defender 130 td5 ute

  • 252800 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

2002 landrover defender 130 TD5. Engine 10P. 247xxx kms. Maxi drive rear diff lock. Heavy duty rear axles. Heavy duty flanges. Outback winch. PWR intercooler. Davis performace landys tune. 1.222 transfer case ( have original one ). Suspension. Klr 2inch flexxy coil with koni shocks. Rear is full air bag with koni raid shocks. Heavy duty rear trailing arms. Full 12v setup in front canopy runnings solar. On board air tank with 2nd arb compressor under drivers seat. In cab. Rear air bag switches f

$45,000Negotiable
Sydney City, NSW

12/01/2022

2020 Land Rover Defender L663 MY20 110 D240 S (177kW) Santorini Black 8 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 27116 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

'FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE: -5 Year Service Plan -TOWING PACK (All Terrain Progress Control, Terrain Response 2, Configurable Terrain Response, Tow Hitch, Advanced Tow Assist) -19 inch Alloy Wheels -19 Inch Full Size Spare -Front Fog Lights -Privacy Glass -Clearsight Interior View Mirror DEALER FIT ACCESSORIES: -Rubber Floor Mats -Towball -Spare Wheel Cover STANDARD FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS: -Electronic Air Suspension -360 Degree Parking Aid -Apple Carplay/Android Auto -Auto High Beam Assist -12-way se

$139,990
Port Macquarie, NSW

Dealer used
12/01/2022

1995 Land Rover Defender (4x4) 5 Sp Manual 4x4 4d Wagon

  • 406000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

“Nelson” 1995 300Tdi 110 Defender 406,000 ish on the clock @nelsonthedefender [instagram - check for build history] A very stock platform to build on. Over a 2-3 year period I worked extensively on Nelson updating, fixing and refurbishing multiple parts. I wouldn’t be able to mention everything, but here is a top level list of parts fixed, replaced, refurbished and updated. I do have rear seats [and fitting hardware, belts etc.] but they are in poor condition. A good cover would do the tric

$32,000
Hawkesbury Heights, NSW

10/01/2022

2011 Land Rover Defender 110 12MY Black 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 119889 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 4

7 SEATER LAND ROVER DEFENDER 110, STUNNING IN BLACK, 6 SPEED MANUAL, TURBO DIESEL, ARB BULL BAR, SPOT LIGHTS, TOW BAR, SNORKEL, SIDE STEPS, TINTED WINDOWS, REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING, CRUISE CONTROL & LOADS LOADS MORE !! EVER RELIABLE 4X4 WAGON, GREAT FUN & IDEAL FOR THOSE TRIPS AWAY !! ESTABLISHED IN 1985 WE ARE LOCATED 10 MINS OUT OF THE CITY NEXT TO CASTLE PLAZA CENTRE, 10 MINS NORTH OF FLINDERS MEDICAL CENTRE. We are a family-owned South Australian business with over 40 years of trading

$66,970
Edwardstown, SA

Dealer used
10/01/2022

2000 Land Rover Defender 130 Red 5 Speed Manual Cab Chassis

  • 151 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

EXPRESIONS OF INTEREST ARE INVITED ON 4WD INDUSTRIES LATEST DEFENDER BUILD Images for attention only This 130 SCC has just landed at our Valley workshop and is undergoing a full body off strip down and rebuild from front to back - top to bottom Fully rebuilt and upgraded Td5 motor to 'better than new' specification with zero on the clock 4WD Industries/Ashcroft upgraded gearbox and transfer case - Diffs and Suspension Body re sprayed in original white roof over red body Interior in totally

$123,456
Rutherford, NSW

Dealer used
10/01/2022

Land Rover Defender

  • 130000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

This one of the best around!! 2 inch lift with external oil Dislocation cones Underbody protection Duel auxiliary fuel tanks with electric pumps 100 litre internal water tank stainless Draw system Full roof rack Duel batteries with red arc solar 4000 watt inverter Hands free CB Phone booster Tyre inflation reader Rear Jerry can holders And spare tyre holder Aircon Heated seats Electric windows and rear gull windows Cruise control ARB bar Driving lights Sun roof Side and r

Contactless
$69,000Negotiable
South Guildford, WA

09/01/2022

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

  • 450000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 5 cyl

Some bumps and bruises here and there, but a hard worker. It’s a 130 dual cab Ute. It comes with the black perentie steel rims - not the silver wheels which are in some photos. The radio and air con do not work and there’s missing roof liner in the back seats.

$22,000
Shorncliffe, QLD

08/01/2022

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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

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.