(5.0) 2 reviews
MSRP: $20,387$170,243
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 14
Engine: 182-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 4-6
1997 Land Rover Defender


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There are some ironies so twisted they deserve notice. Look at the Land Rover Defender 90. It's a rugged sport-utility vehicle used worldwide. It has rolled over and through all kinds of terrain. It's a virtual tank. Of course, the Defender 90 can't protect its occupants from everything. Fatal examples include gunfire and explosions, situations in which air bags are useless.... Read full review for the 1997 Land Rover Defender

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$34K New, $36K used? Wow!

by SocalRover from Sherman Oaks, CA on April 4, 2007

How many other 4x4s can boast negative depreciation? How many trucks? Other than exotic cars, few 97 MY vehicles can. But if you are a Defender owner, you can't help but smile. While it's not for ever... Read Full Review

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When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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