1992 Land Rover Defender Review

1992 Land Rover Defender 200 Tdi from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Tdi Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired115046 miles
Most recent distance115103 miles
Previous carLand Rover Defender

Summary:

Noisy, uncomfortable, economic power

Faults:

The clutch is heavy.

A "donk" sound is made when changing lower gears.

Dashboard lighting will need checking.

Noisy.

General Comments:

I've only just purchased it 5 hours ago.

I love it now, but will I when the above has to be repaired?

I will try to do the work myself to cut down on costs.

I'll let you know later, when I revert with my conclusions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2004

1st Nov 2007, 15:49

The "donk" comes from letting the clutch out too quickly... I used to do that on my series...

21st Nov 2007, 06:10

That 'clunk' is a knackered half shaft - common problem.

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 1 review