1982 Land Rover 88 Station Wagon 2.25 NAD from UK and Ireland


A real workhorse- indestructible and unbeatable off the road


Engine and gearbox needed re-building when I got the car. I knew this before I bought it - I wanted something to tinker with.

Replaced rear springs- easy job.

Glow Plugs needed replacing.

One rear half-shaft snapped off-road.

Wipers sometimes work, sometimes they don't.

General Comments:

Although this car was built in 1982, it is pretty much identical to the Land Rovers being built in the 1950s. This means it drives like no other car on the road and takes some getting used to.

The ride quality depends on the condition of the springs. It as very harsh and bumpy when I got the car, but after I replaced two strings, it is now much better.

Top speed is about 60 mph, with a comfortable cruising speed of 50.

The seats are the Deluxe ones, which I find very comfy.

Off-road, this car is (like all Land Rovers) the best in the world. It has gone through mud, sand, water, and up and down hills you would be scared to walk up. It has never been stuck.

Mine will carry 7 people (bit cramped, but not too bad). If you want to do this, a roof rack is a must as there's no space left inside.

Fuel economy is about 25-28 mpg. I have managed 31 mpg when I actually tried.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2005

1982 Land Rover 88 2.25L from UK and Ireland


A man's LEGO set. Lots of fun


Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with it. It rules. It could last forever, and is going to.

General Comments:

The Series three Land Rover is the best car I have owned so far... Hope to get an Austin Martin DB7 soon... Yeah right.

Go and see the beast at www.landrover-ruralterrorists.i8.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2004

1977 Land Rover 88 2.25 petrol from UK and Ireland


If you got to go anywhere - this is the car!


Nothing went wrong in 30,000 miles.

General Comments:

Very basic, but practical workhorse.

I used it for everyday transport to work, and shops, and holidays etc...

Replaced all the wheel bearings and brake shoes when I bought this car - that's it - nothing went wrong.

100% reliable.

I did use it on the motorways - but very noisy and slow.

Average fuel consumption (2.25 litre petrol engine) was 22 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2003

1979 Land Rover 88 from UK and Ireland


Original and still the best


The rear quarter chassis required replacement as it was badly corroded and I almost snapped the rear cross member.

I replaced the springs and shocks, but worn through age not actually faulty.

A month after picking up the landrover I did a full service following an intensive off road session and was somewhat dismayed to find that the gear box was devoid of oil. Incedently one year and 8000 miles later I'm still using the same gearbox and yes its noisy.

General Comments:

Other than periodic niggles all of them age related particularly as the previous owner neglected to perform even basic maintenance. A truly reliable vehicle no matter what the weather she can be relied upon to start first time, only letting me down once and given the amount of clay in the distributor I'm willing to forgive that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2003

1967 Land Rover 88 Series 2A 2.25 petrol from UK and Ireland


A cheap, classic 4 X 4


The chassis requires a lot of work to pass the MOT.

Needs new rear section, outriggers and front sections.

Electrics were intermittent due to lose fuses, now sorted.

Needed new battery.

General Comments:

This is one reliable car, it always starts on the button.

Its easy to work on as all the mechanics are easly accessible.

Nicknamed it the tank as as driving it requires arms like a gorrilla to do three point turns!

Good car to restore as parts are cheap and easy to get hold of.

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

Review Date: 22nd October, 2002

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


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