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.
  • 110 Td5 XS Station Wagon 5dr

    MARTIN SHELLEY , DEVON . Date: 22/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is the second new Defender that I have owned, the first one was a 90 XS Station Wagon. I drive 50 miles each way to work every day crossing Dartmoor, in all weathers, and at all times of the day and night.

    The defender gives you confidance to drive a journey such as this, even in the winter at 3am. It will leave boy racers standing at the lights, but this does not help with fuel consumption.

    I would say that I get approximatly 30 mpg on my work run this route consists of narrow lanes, A roads, and about6 miles of duel carrigeway, including city traffic.

    During the summer of 2005 I took the 90 to France, and some of the routes that we drove I would think twice about walking up, but the Defender took it in its stride.

    I would recommend the Defender as a no frills solid dependable vehicle.

  • 90 Td5 XS 3dr

    Mike Smith , Gtr Manchester . Date: 12/12/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The saying 'Less is more' was made for the Defender.. but that's no bad thing...it protrays the Defenders honesty and unpretentiousness off to a tee. Mind you the Defender makes a bit of a attempt to cosset its occupants in XS form.

    If purchasing new from a Main Dealer ask What are your Hourly Servicing Rates? Don't forget to include the Vat...they like to quote you without including the Vat!...... 12 months ago 2004 I was quoted from a Bury Lancashire Dealership... £100.00p per hour inc VAT for a Defender...dont forget you still have to pay for servicing when your vehicle is still under manufacturers warranty...otherwise look for a good back street Garage to Service your Land Rover after the precious Warranty expires

  • 110 Td5 County Pick Up 2dr

    Helen Parry , Cheshire . Date: 26/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is fantastic!

    It's the sort of car you own and you never buy anything else ever again. It's a car that you either love or hate. It's either perfect or rubbish for your lifestyle.

    The car is very expensive for what you get. You get hardly any electrics, but I look at the positive side and see that nothing can go wrong with it.

    The car is fine on the road, you feel very safe because of a high driving position. I can get about 25-30mpg on a run. It's slow on the motorway, and gets extremely noisy at about 70mph+.

    The car is very practical inside. It's huge, with nine seats and a massive boot - as good as a van.

    When you buy one of these, you know what you're buying - a Defender does what it says on the tin.

    I would recommend anyone to buy it if they enjoy proper 4x4s: this car is simply superb off road, with its low gearing and differential lock.

    Go to a Land Rover dealer but watch out, the extras add up - and make sure you knock a couple of grand off the RRP.

  • 90 Td5 Pick Up 2dr

    Harry Murdoch Date: 08/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    I own a 2.5TD 90. It has been a good runner. When anything goes wrong the parts are easly obtained.

    Off road it is excellent. I have been through some things that other cars would struggle with.

    I think that a 90 is great for any person who likes the outdoors and also likes a bit of fun off road.

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