Land Rover Series 3 Reviews from Singapore

1970 Land Rover Series 3 Diesel

Model year1970
Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 kilometres
Most recent distance77100 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class

Summary:

At last, a reliable Series 3 - it is great!

Faults:

Bought sight unseen - when on business trip. Wired the money by internet. Picked up the following week.

$15 paint and $5 for 4 paintbrushes - changed the colour to pillarbox red in 2 days over CNY.

$300 gave it a new fabric roof.

$280 for a full service and break overhaul.

Running very well with jumbo wheels of chrome.

Finally found out to start the glow plugs so excellent starter now.

Steering a bit vague - but better than most S3s.

General Comments:

Car is very entertaining. Reliable for its age.

Exceptionally cost efficient due to expected $1 COE.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2007

1968 Land Rover Series 3 88" 2.3 petrol

Model year1968
Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance200999 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz Vito

Summary:

Huge fun - for short distances

Faults:

The Colour - Was red and yellow. I painted the roll bar and dashboard matt black.

General Comments:

Super smooth engine - very quiet. this is due to this being PETROL!

Huge fuel consumption of Petrol. Low Road Tax. Huge fun factor. Wonderful as a 3rd or 4th car in the family.

Sold to an young SIA pilot... Who is used to bad fuel consumption of the Airbus/Boeing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2006

1980 Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight 2286CC diesel

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2286CC diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance200200 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class

Summary:

Cheaper and louder than a Harley! and just as impractical!

Faults:

Steering Loose $50.

Handbrakes and brakes fixed $180.

Battered as a proper army truck.

Needs new tyres.

Slips out of 3rd gear.

Headlights a bit on/off.

Canvas hood needs replacing.

General Comments:

Seriously fun vehicle - especially when it had its steering and brakes fixed!!

Took off the canvas roof since just too too noisy.

Cheapest Convertible in Singapore @ S$16K with COE to 2010 and renewable @ $5K and dropping!! Fuel $20 a tank and Road tax $750 per year. Only NTUC spoiled the fun with $900 insurance 3rd party. But hey! anyone can drive it now!

Easily takes 5 friends on short jaunts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2004

1972 Land Rover Series 3 SWB Diesel 2.2 diesel

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.2 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired453 kilometres
Most recent distance453 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz 190E 1.8A

Summary:

Cool to drive, but too unreliable

Faults:

Engine - seized - needed rebuild $2000.

Gearbox - seized needed rebuild $1500.

Starter - stopped - $300.

Radiator - bashed a new Mercedes $500.

Injection - black smoke - needed cleaning.

Emmissions - failed every time.

Seats - needed recovering.

General Comments:

Cool car - no windows. Had to sit in middle of the bench seat when it rains.

Good for scaring off new cars - particularly Mercedes.

Rides like a dog, sounds like a dog, belches fumes, very lovable.

Great for the financial district of Singapore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th January, 2001

23rd Jan 2005, 07:24

It's a shame you where lumbered with a bad one generally they are tough as bricks!

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 4 reviews