DEFENDER TD5

Land Rover Monthly - - Pricecheck -

1998 to 2007

THE FIVE-CYLIN­DER Td5 was the last Land Rover-de­rived diesel en­gine and it has proved pretty bul­let­proof over the years, pro­vided it has been prop­erly ser­viced. Now in great de­mand as prices for all De­fend­ers steadily rise. There are a good num­ber of spe­cial edi­tions to choose from and, if you are look­ing for a util­ity ve­hi­cle, a healthy num­ber of truck cabs and hard-tops are al­ways on sale. Rear cross­mem­bers prone to rust, but eas­ily re­placed. Just like the ear­lier Tdi De­fend­ers, there is a good sup­ply of Td5 en­gines from Dis­cov­ery 2s that have been scrapped due to rust is­sues.

BUYER’S TIP: Check ser­vice his­tory. SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS

2.5-litre five-cylin­der turbo diesel, 122 bhp, 221 lb-ft torque. R380 five-speed trans­mis­sion, per­ma­nent four-wheel drive.

PRICE GUIDE

Poor: £4300 – £5600 Av­er­age: £5600 – £7800 Good: £7800 – £10,000 Ex­cel­lent: £10,000 – £19,000

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