Land Rover Defender (90 - 16)

Used Land Rover Defender 1990 - 2016 review

Advice for buyers
(1990 - 2016)
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What should I look for in a used Land Rover Defender 4x4?

The good news is that with Defenders in good supply, there are plenty of parts around for older vehicles if yours should ever break down.

Land Rover Defender (90 - 16)

What are the most common problems with a used Land Rover Defender 4x4?

Common problems reported by owners include corrosion on the bodywork and underside of the car, leaking power steering systems and timing belt failures.

In any case, when buying make sure you see the car’s service book – a car that’s been well looked after can run for a lot longer, and will cost you a lot less in the long run, than one that’s been neglected.

Is a used Land Rover Defender 4x4 reliable?

Old Defenders aren’t reliable, so the first thing to look for is a complete service history. Land Rover came dead last in the most recent JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study, with 197 problems reported per 100 cars.


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