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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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30 reader reviews for Land Rover Defender 4x4.
  • Tdi 90 3dr

    alan stockwell , east yorks . Date: 30/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have a tdi 90 its slow built like a brick a cabin thats so basic a shoe box seems like a 5 star hotel but WE LOVE IT our other car is a vw R32 with all the bits but you ask my two children which car they want to go out in its the LANDY or lucy as we have called her shes great off road the family love her nothing stops her shes just a loveable car. GO ON BUY ONE WE DID AND WE DONT REGRET IT

  • 90 Td5 County Station Wagon 3dr

    Katherine Bunce , Hampshire . Date: 14/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    If you want a no frills "Does what it says on the tin" kind of car, then this is for you. Fantastic off road, will cope with anything, LOVES water :-) Defender drivers are some of the rare breed that still wave at each other when passing on the road. Servicing costs are not cheap but this car really holds it's value. LOVE IT!!!

  • Tdi 90 3dr

    joe wright , kent . Date: 08/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Allthough the defender may not quite be too everyones tastes, it has a huge following worldwide, and rightly so. It is a shining example of a car which does exactly what it is made to do, and quite simply outclasses any other vehicle, once taken off the beaten track. I use my defender as a work car, recreational off-roader and every day car, and could not imagine a more fun practical machine. it does have its faults, such as poor motorway cruising speed, but i can easily get it to truck along at 70, and have pushed it up past 95mph. around town, or country lanes, it performs fantastically, and is enjoyable to drive. (and the low gearing and powerful engine is enough to beat a few boy racers off at the lights, especially once it has been tweaked, and increasing performance is not to expensive of difficult, due to a good range of upgrades avaliable) Off-road is where the defender really performs, and even a standard car, when driven well, will go almost anywhere, and leave most alternative 4x4s stuck behind it. if you are wiiling to spend a few quid, and have a basic understanding of mechanics, the more than capable standard vehicle can be turned into an unstoppable off roading machine. and will give its owner a lot of fun. To conclude, this iconic car achives so many things, from being a fun family toy to a serious working vehicle. If you are looking for the best 4x4xfar, then the defender is the only option.

  • 110 Td5 County Pick Up Double 5dr

    James Shepard , East Sussex . Date: 17/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    From the difference between the 2 stars awarded by What Car? and the average scores in these reviews you can see that this car has much more about it than meets the eye.

    It might be fairly rudimentary, leaks slightly around the bottom of the doors and dents as soon as you look at it, but I absolutely LOVE my Landy. It's hugely practical, fantastic off-road, very comfy (If a bit noisy) on-road, unpretentious, full of character and my kids would choose it over our Audi and Volvo V70 every day given the choice.

    I think you either "Get" Defenders or you don't. If not then steer clear. If you do, go and buy one...You'll never regret it!

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