Land Rover produced its first car all the way back in 1947, through the years the name has become synonymous with 4×4’s and durable, high-quality vehicles. We take a look at five very good reasons, depending on your budget and lifestyle to opt for a used land rover.
The Range Rover Sport
Your best choices with the Sport come in the shape of the 5.0 liter V8 petrol or the turbo diesel 3.0 liter V6, it is simply a question of how quick you want to go. Both deliver a fantastic driving experience. The Sport’s clever Terrain Response system will adjust the set-up depending on the type of road you are on. Of course, both models cost a reasonable amount to run with the petrol guzzling fuel fast, meaning that the diesel model holds its money well whilst, due to the fuel economy, discounts can be negotiated on the petrol.
Land Rover Discovery
With only one engine available – the 3.0-liter diesel, the twin turbo is needed to pull the weight of this big car. Once on the move, the Discovery holds its own against its main rival the BMW X5 and provides a good drive even through bends. Attention to detail has been key; the quality and finish of the Discovery are exemplary. The 3.0-liter engine has a reasonable fuel economy of around 30 mpg which will counter the fact that the Discovery can be expensive to buy and run – its versatility speaks for itself though and makes it a strong contender.
This vehicle truly holds its own when off road and punches with pulling power over outright acceleration. With great ground clearance and low-range mechanicals, the Defender really can get you through anything off-road. Not designed particularly with refinement in mind, the newest Defenders do have a quieter engine than their predecessors. And, although not the cheapest to buy they are always in demand and less expensive to run than you might imagine. If you are searching for used Landrover in Ayrshire then this has to be on your list.
Land Rover Freelander
All versions use a turbo diesel 2.2-liter engine with a choice of 148bhp or 188 bhp, if you can source the 188bhp version then go for this better-powered car. With accurate steering, the Freelander does not feel like a 4×4 on the motorway giving you a smooth, comfortable ride. The Freelander benefits from great residuals so do not be afraid by its larger price tag, if you want better running costs to opt for the 2wd versions and the manuals which have a stop-start feature.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
With a turbo diesel 2.2-liter engine delivering either 148bhp or 187bhp the Evoque delivers power when it is needed and has a smooth ride that seems to absorbs the lumps and bumps of the road. Inside the Evoque has a top quality feel that could be mistaken for a Range Rover. As the most affordable and, it seems, most desirable model in the Land Rover fleet residual values are holding strong so far.