NO BETTER TIME TO BUY
With lots of brilliant Land Rovers available for £1000 or less, there’s no excuse not to bag a bargain
There are lots of daft myths about Land Rovers, usually trotted out by folk blessed with scant knowledge of them. One is that they don’t rust because they’re made of aluminium (if only!). Another is that they pollute the planet (don’t get me started). But the biggest is that Land Rovers are expensive to buy and run. That statement is such rubbish it should come in a black bin bag.
This month’s special Grand Rover feature amply demonstrates what’s available out there for £1000 or less. The five vehicles we showcase all cost their owners less than a grand – and they’re all brilliant Land Rovers I’d love to have parked on my drive. I bet you would, too! The good news is there are loads more just like them out there, if you’re prepared to do your homework.
And the even better news is that once you’ve got one, they are cheaper to run than ordinary cars. Older Land Rovers may not always enjoy the best fuel economy, but parts are cheap and they don’t depreciate like lesser vehicles. If you’re prepared to give your £1000 Land Rover a bit of TLC it will double or even triple in value. Turn to page 44 and our 12-page special feature will show you how.
Despite that first myth I mentioned, Land Rovers don’t rust, it is in fact one of the biggest enemies of the more classic models. But there’s seldom anything that can’t be cured by a good welder. If you fancy doing it yourself – and saving £££s while you’re at it – we’ve been testing budget MIG welders. Turn to page 174 to find out which is the best buy.
Whatever you do this month, happy Land Rovering!
“If you’re prepared to
give your £1000 Land Rover a bit of TLC it will double – or even triple – in value”