Land Rover Series 3 Review from Australia and New Zealand

1982 Land Rover Series 3 109" Station Wagon 2.25li petrol

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.25li petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired253000 kilometres
Most recent distance395000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Landcruiser


Does precisely what is was designed to do spectacularly well


Have had absolutely NOTHING to do, other than to maintain a regular service schedule.

Quite a remarkable vehicle.

General Comments:

This thing is almost beyond belief. It will go anywhere, literally anywhere and is so torquey.

I previously owned a 2000 model Landcruiser, and in terms of reliability and off-road ability, it is not even close to this old Land Rover. Sure, on-road the Toyota was a more comfortable option, but so it should have been, as it was 18 years and 60 thousand dollars more expensive.

I bought the Land Rover as a recommend from a mate who has always owned them, and prior to owning one I thought he was quite mad, however, my opinion is now substantially revised as these old Landies truly are remarkable vehicles. Would recommend anyone serious about getting places without fuss or difficulty - pick up an old Landy - AWESOME!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2007

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review