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