Land Rover Defender (90 - 16)

Used Land Rover Defender 1990 - 2016 review

Alternatives
(1990 - 2016)
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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 reliabile and has a sturdy construction. However, it's let down by high running costs, poor steering and lacks comfort.

You could also consider a Toyota Land Cruiser. It's practical, built to last and is known for its supreme reliability. Its four-cylinder engine can feel a little underpowered, though.

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Verdict

The Land Rover Defender remains iconic for its utiliarian off-roading abilities, even though it's flawed elsewhere.

  • All-terrain conquering
  • Iconic looks
  • Holds its value
  • Very basic
  • Uncomfortbale ride
  • Out-dated interior