Written on: 28/05/2012
I had a 110 300Tdi for 10 years which I bought mainly to tow a very large caravan and be a family transport for five people with all their luggage, bicycles etc. The Land Rover performed excellently and did everything with ease. When towing, the permanent 4WD made it very sure footed on the road in any weather. Fuel consumption for a 2.2 ton vehicle isn't bad, typically 30mpg and 25mpg towing. If you are handy with a spanner they are easy to fix and spares are abundant and cheap if you can... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2010
You cant compare a defender to a Jeep,thats insane.
Can you think of any other production vehicle that you can hose out the interior and not kill it ? (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2009
I live in the French countryside so a Land Rover is more pratical. Don't expect creature comforts and you should not be disappointed. I acquire it from a friend who owned it for 18 years. During it's life it has crossed Morroco several times and been to India. My friend boast that in 18 years it has never been cleaned and very rarely serviced. Oil changes were done religiously but everything else was replaced only when broke. It has covered 110,000 hard miles. It has always been reliable,... (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2009
had my defender 110.300tdi for the last year,it's not let me down yet,it's got a 2" lift.next year i intend to rxchange my H14 POWER WINCH PTO, FOR A NEW ELECTRIC ONE. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2009
Broke down, lag and over run, dealer uncoprative, new clutch, new fuel system, new step, seal fell off, engine rattles like a bag of bolts, fuel consumption around 24, repaint to door surround, genrally a very poor drive.
If I were to be honest, it sits at the top of our yard and has done for 8 months with 7k on clock. I drive an old 300tdi that has failed once in 12 years!! (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2009
I don't do off-roading. But my Land Rover Defender 110 TDI is used mainly for work, towing is her main use. She pulls steady and true it saves me the expence of running a lorry. With a 20ft trailer I can load up and go anywhere with almost anything on my non HGV licence. The advantage she has over a lorry is I can take my workforce with me, drop them and the trailer and go into town or wherever as a normal car. The high driving position gives me good advanced warning of bad drivers ahead to,... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2009
Land Rover Defender 110 TDI are very reliable! last for ages! Great fun.. good if you have a dog just stick him/her in back they love it! On some the seating are a little uncomfy but on most are really nice! (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2009
I've owned my Land Rover Defender 110 TDI for 11 years. I bought it new to use in West Africa. It's been to the western end of North Africa , the eastern end of what is now called the Middle East (I think it should still be called the Near East, but that's me) and now it's back in the western end of North Africa.
Written on: 12/01/2009 by offroadboss (1 review written)
I have owned an Land Rover Defender 110 TDI, kicked and missed it. The 110 is good don't get me wrong, for what it is designed for. If I had 5K I would buy one tommorow, I love'm. Solid axels, Coil Suspension. Hi and Lo range gears. Center Diff Lock on Defenders, etc.
However, as an everyday driver I would look elsewhere as well. It depends what you want, for comfort factor, though smaller, I would go for a Jeep Cherokee, engine as powerful and a lot lighter, and it can perform off... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2006 by cookiekim (1 review written)
After reading some of the reviews on here I very nearly didn't buy my Defender, thank god i did.
Despite the fact its slightly noisy at spead, I recently did a 1200km journey in it on motorways and was so impressed I decided to write a review on it.
I can't fault this vehicle at all, it happily hits 150km on the motorway, probably faster if you try. Its comfy for a long journey. I love the fact that it's simple on the inside. The heated seats have been great on our cold and snowy mornings.... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2005 by expeditionbrazil (1 review written)
The Land Rover Defender 110 has proven to be the only vehicle that can do the job I need done. I use it to transport as many as 12 people to remote beaches in the north of Brazil, sometimes with the roof loaded with 100 KG of gear. The aluminum body is good for the harsh beach environment. I often find myself forging through salt water. (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2005 by mhread (1 review written)
Firstly, I assume that you are reading this, and thinking of buying a Land Rover Defender, or at least doing research or comparison. If that is the case, I would also assume that you intend to have either agricultural style use in mind, or off road driving in mind. If you are after a large family wagon that will always sit on the tarmac, this is not the car for you. Now if you are thinking off road use in some way, read on, if not - what are you doing? I already said this is not the car for... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2005 by sammonty
OK, you want a 4 wheel drive; then don't be fooled by silly imitations! The Land Rover Defender 110 TDi is a serious contender for the 'it's Armageddon I need to survive' story. One tough cookie. If you want luxury forget it; no leather seats here, only basic instruments for surviving. Although I think the air con, heating, traction control, and diff lock are all a luxury. This truck does the job with no nonsense, and with a few mods it can be realistic to say that in most situations this... (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2004 by DJRor (2 reviews written)
I've got a Land Rover Defender 110 TDI double cab pick up 4x4 and I can safely say this is a quality car. I live on a farm, and the Defender has gone everywhere, up slippery hills and back down, waded through deep water and the thickest stickiest mud. This car is truly awesome off-road. Sure, it's not the most comfortable or refined car, but it's a living legend. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2004 by Jeep06 (1 review written)
Jeep born on September 23, 1940, first in productivity in 1941. Land Rover in 1948, that's a 7 year difference in heritage. The power to weight ratio of a defender to a Jeep Wrangler is indisputably lower. The low gear ratio's don't compare. Diesel engines for off road use weigh down the engine restricting it's power to weight ratio, more overhang, and not as strong suspension. JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON IS THE MOST CAPABLE 4X4 ON THIS EARTH FOR ALL ETERNITY. COMPREHEND THIS (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2003 by huahine explorer (1 review written)
I own a Land Rover Defender 110 Tdi and am very happy with the overall performance, the Land Rover company should however take advice on all the negative points that are often uprised by engineers and users. The chassis for example are getting weaker for tropical island users. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2003 by cederrand (1 review written)
I'm a proud owner of the Land Rover Defender 110 Tdi who enjoys tuffing arround the deserts and bush of Namibia with this wonderful vehicle. It is a great vehicle with go anywhere capability although I can immagine that it can be cold and draughty in northern climates but that is only an advantage here. The kids love it and I love it. If it were a bit bigger would probably live in it! (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2003 by John.
The Land Rover Defender is a great off roader - straight off the showroom floor this vehicle can go just about anywhere. With a few Mods - raised suspension, bigger tyres, etc it becomes unstoppable.
My only gripe is its occasional unreliability. The engine is a strong as you like its just the running gear that is its weak point. (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2003 by scotchmer automotive.
Im a automotive engineer here in australia, my company repairs these Land Rover Defender, there a very rough tough rigg. Oil leaks are the only complaints in the earlier tdi 4 cyls, and timing belts were sheard off because of a timing belt alighnment problem, some were fixed under warranty but the majority have to have a timing pully kit put on them at the owners expense.which i think sucks! It was a manufacturing fault from landrover so if u can push them they sometimes come to the party.
... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2003 by juan francisco lara.
Transmission broke down at 20,000 kms., timing belt at 45,000 kms. brakes and clutch need redoing every 15,000 kms. Drips oil everywhere and rattles like hell. Roof liner was changed by the agency and again is sagging. Little rust in the doors. (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2002 by Aie.
After selling my Suzuki to get a Land Rover Defender 110 I never looked back as my Land Rover 110 is capable both on road and hardcore off-roading. I don't think there is any other 4wd can have both. I will never use another 4wd vehicle again unless it is a Land Rover. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2002 by Landrover Mate.
I am the proud of four Land Rovers. I enjoy driving them. My first 'Landie' is 18 years old and looks great. Sometimes can stop unexpectedly, but I know what to do to get it going again. (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2002 by Gregguk.
Had three crashes in my Land Rover Defender 110 Tdi recently where I was ran into the back of - just scratched the matt black on the rear bumper. Maybe a bit boxy, but I can do the repairs myself, cambelt a little tricky.
Need chunky tyres for serious use.
Great machines, I'll own it for the next 20 years. (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2002 by carlos costa.
I've had many cars, but this Land Rover Defender 110 Tdi is diferent. I like it very much. I go anywhere and i know many beautiful places, only possible with Land Rover. It's a way of life. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2001 by Panji Nugraha.
what an amazing piece of machine. It can do anything in every condition. (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2001 by Martin.
Big and boxy but it goes surprisingly fast. It's great to sit way above the traffic and it does 30 mpg. (read more)
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