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As perennial as the grass and just as hardy the Land Rover Defender is a variant of a car that has been in production for 60 years. It is the best at what it does though, admittedly, that is a very narrow field.
World beating whilst half way up a mountain and utterly useless in Wandsworth the Defender is a car to buy only if you need its capabilities. Otherwise driving it is as much fun as banging your head on the floor. Only more painful.
There is a pretty much infinite list of variants on the Defender, there's no way to pick one recommendation for you.
They are all diesel unless you opt for the mad petrol V8. And all manual - if you want an auto then buy a Range Rover. In fact, unless you are the UN, buy a Range Rover.
Really the Land Rover Defender has no fixed price secondhand - it totally depends on how it's configured and what you want to use it for.
Depreciation will be steady on these cars and highly affected by specification and condition.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Land Rover Defender you would aim to buy a 5 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.
Diesel Land Rover Defender cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Petrol Land Rover Defender cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Petrol Land Rover Defender cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.