1982 Land Rover Series 3 88 SWB 2.25 petrol from UK and Ireland
Incredible Land Rover that proves itself again and again
Slave cylinder needed replacing after it developed a leak. Cost - £70.
This is my first car, and I am chuffed to bits with it.
I really recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants a serious off-roader or just a sturdy work horse.
Expensive to run, but with an overdrive fitted and by keeping the revs down, it gets by. I've not really noticed the fuel consumption in all honesty - probably because of the huge tank!
Very noisy - the engine noise is amplified by the space in the back (I own a hard top) and the noise from the road rumbles straight through the metal floor. But all this is to be expected and I hardly notice it.
Apart from that, it is great fun to drive. The steering is as good as any Land Rover (read: poor) but that just adds to the experience. Who wants an easy to drive yet boring car anyway?
It also attracts a lot of attention when you drive it around. Probably more attention than boy racer cars that are fixed up with spoilers and neon lights anyway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd August, 2005