1983 Land Rover Defender Review

1983 Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon 3.5 V8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1983
Engine and transmission 3.5 V8
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10

Faults:

New radiator, new camshaft kit, every engine orifice leaks, rain leaks in the doors.

General Comments:

Great fun to drive, no-one gets in your way, VERY noisy to drive, you can see over hedges in the countryside, takes 6 adults with their holiday luggage and 3 dogs (albeit at 15 mpg!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th November, 1997

11th Dec 2005, 07:40

The 110 Defender was not launched until 1984. If it is a 1983 then it must be a Series III 109. Look for leaf springs to be sure.

24th Mar 2006, 05:06

You are mistaken, the 110 was introduced in 1983 - for sure!!

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review