What alternatives should I consider to a used Land Rover Defender 4x4?
Like the Defender, the Jeep Wrangler is renowned for being better to drive in the mucky stuff than down paved roads. It has a strong diesel engine, is reliable and has a sturdy construction. However, it's let down by high running costs, poor steering and a lack of comfort.
You could also consider a Toyota Land Cruiser. It's practical, built to last and known for its supreme reliability. Its four-cylinder engine can feel a little underpowered, though.