Written on: 17/01/2013 by RoboDouche (1 review written)
When you buy a Defender your not only getting the greatest 4x4 of all time but one of the most iconic vehicles ever made. When you buy one your joining a club. Get ready for other Defender owners to wave to you as you drive by. Kids will want you to take them driving just because it looks so different. If the Defender were a man it'd have a chest full of War medals. These are the vehicles that opened up Australia and Africa. They've been the choice of Armies the world over for decades and... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2012 by pjh4159
I am sorry to hear the first review on this site and can only assume the previous owner had ruined the engine prior to selling to this owner. I have a 2002 TD5 and have had absolutely no reliability problems with it in the 10 years I have owned it. I have traveled in 45 degree heat towing a 2.5 ton caravan all over Australia. the big difference with most poor reviews and satisfied owners is that most of the dissatisfied owners rely on the dealers for service and repairs who are generally not... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2012
This is by far the worst Land Rover ever manufactured. After almost three years of ownership, it's time to say bi bi rubbish. I have spend a fortune in repairs and the end is still not in sight. In three years the engine was replaced four times, the turbo blew, the wiring harness failed and we could never go on holiday in the last three years, as the Land Rover never made it to any destination without getting stuck with major mechanical failure and it let's you down everytime in the middle... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2011
I've owned and driven most utility Land Rovers from the SII on, in assorted petrol and diesel forms. My personal favourite was the Defender 300TDi, but when the chance came to swap it for a 2002 TD5 Dual-Cab Pickup I couldn't resist. Not least because it was a Land Rover Special Vehicles build that had been used by Land Rover themselves. It's supposedly base spec, but has all sorts of do-dads.
Anyway, we use it on our croft for transporting everything from weaner pigs to 500 litres of water... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2009
I have owned a defender 110 td5 for a year and half now. It has covered nearly 100000 miles and still drives like a dream. With regular servicing this is a fantatic 4 wheel. Even if not to everyones taste and it's no sports car, but can do a thousand and one jobs for you. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2009 by ryan defender (1 review written)
I have grown up with toyotas and land rovers both are exellent 4x4,s but land rover is tops. funny my father drives a land cruiser 100 vx 4.2tdi and I drive a defender 110 td5. The only thing the land cruiser has over the defender is the 1hd-t 4.2tdi motor over the td5. (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2008 by SteveBidders (1 review written)
I have had very good experiences with the Defenders I have owned; it is essential to keep on top of routine maintain and this I understand is not for everyone, but if you want a car that has some caricature and over 60 year of history a Defender is for you. I will take the risk in getting angry replies from the many Land Rover fans by saying there are probably better 4X4, from Toyota and Nissan in particular, but these cost far more to buy (in Europe anyway) and are lacking in other areas.
Written on: 16/06/2008
There is no point buying the Land Rover Defender TD5 with your eyes closed. It's a serious workhorse that comands respect from all who drives it and all who faces one in a narrow lane. No it's not the quickest or most comfortable over long journeys but idea for most occasions. (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2005 by gregz1 (1 review written)
I wish the Japanese had built the Land Rover Defender instead. But then they say they did and redesigned it as the Landcruiser! Notwithstanding that the Landcruiser lacks any romance compared to a Landy...Given that I have been slowy rebuilding my landy to what it should be to deal with it's inadequacies. (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2005 by watsong (1 review written)
I love my Landy but I bought it 18 months old unaware that the motor had been overheated. It went fine for about 50,000km then the head lifted. The head cannot be repaired so the motor becomes essentially a A$24000-(approx US$19000-)throwaway. Unbelievable that they can get away with this. I put a brand new 6.5L Chev diesel in for about the same cost, fuel economy is similar, it sounds sensational and....performance....The Landy is transformed, obstacles that were a challenge are child's... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2004 by barrycambridge (1 review written)
I have owned and driven all forms of Land Rovers for over 20 years and use them as working vehicles & everyday transport, the Land Rover Defender 110 TD5 4x4 are by far the best vehicle for my job as a Tree Surgeon - pulling trailers ( fully laden to 3.5 tonnes), off road use etc.
Land Rovers are not the most comfortable vehicles for Motorway use, but do cope with it and speeds of 70 - 80 mph are no problem.
My current 110 is 10 months old & has covered over 20,000 miles working hard within... (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2003 by phillipstovold (2 reviews written)
There is a known fault with these Land Rover Defender 110 Td5 engines - if something fails and they overheat then the engine is destroyed - literally. Land Rover do not accept any responsibility for these engines after four years or over 60 000 miles (whichever is the sooner). Not exactly built to last. This vehicle had a FSH and has never been abused. (read more)
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