There will come a time in your life when you spend £10,000 on a Land Rover

Land Rover Monthly - - Welcome - PA­TRICK CRUYWAGEN

“Land Rovers can cost any­thing from about £ 500 to way over £100k”

In the past five years I’ve pur­chased sev­eral Land Rovers. For our epic Grand Rover tour from An­gle­sey to Soli­hull I bought a diesel Free­lander 1 for £950 and then sold it for the same amount a few weeks later. Four years ago I pur­chased a 200Tdi De­fender 110 for £2500 and sold it less than a year later for £5500. Even back then the writ­ing was on the wall. De­fender prices were only go­ing to go one way.

To­wards the end of last year I pur­chased a 1998 De­fender abroad for £6000. Once you add ship­ping and im­port du­ties (roughly around £3500) then I have spent just un­der £10,000 to buy my dream De­fender. Steve Miller, our ad­ver­tis­ing man­ager has also just spent £10,000 on buy­ing a Dis­cov­ery 3. He also owns a Dis­cov­ery 1 and a Ninety. He ob­vi­ously has a long drive­way. Land Rovers can cost any­thing from about £500, for some­thing that might have oth­er­wise been scrapped, to way over £100,000 for a top-of-the-range Range Rover. In the past few years we’ve done sev­eral Land Rover buy­ing guides in­clud­ing ones for £3000 and £5000. In this is­sue we’ve de­cided to do a £10,000 buy­ing guide. Not just be­cause two of us re­cently pur­chased Land Rovers for this price, but rather be­cause we think this is a re­al­is­tic amount that re­flects what the av­er­age en­thu­si­ast might spend on a fairly de­cent Land Rover. There are def­i­nitely some great Land Rovers to be had for that price. Turn to page 42 to find out which ones we in­cluded.

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