Land Rover 88 Review from Malta

1974 Land Rover 88 SIII SWB 2.25 five main bearings (1984)

Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.25 five main bearings (1984) Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles


Love at first sight!


Well, the brakes had to be pumped twice to actually stop the "tank", as my friends call it.

Also, the gas pedal cable snapped for me, but it only took me five minutes to replace it.

Otherwise, the first three months of its life with me were like a newly wed couple, excellent.

General Comments:

I love my Land Rover. I wouldn't change it for any other car.

It also looks good. I have all roofs for it, hard top, truck cab and soft top. It's an all weather thrill!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review