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1997 Land Rover Defender consumer reviews

$32,000 starting MSRP
side view of 1997 Defender Land Rover
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.8
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8
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Land Rover Defender

Not all refurbished land Rovers are the same. More than 1000 man hours have been put into this vehicle. its is basically new. The end result is a beautiful vehicle that the next owner will love.


A great weekend cat that is versatile.

A great way to enjoy your free time and go both around town and also go off road. A real head turner that will be fun to drive every time you get behind the wheel.



This is a vehicle you don't see, everyday. If you want a vehicle that will continue to appreciate and yet enjoy, here you go. This is the last year the vehicle ever legally came to the USA. Watch out for non-Nas.


i love my car

i will never ever sell my car. even though i have strangers making offers,putting pleas to sell it on my windshield. i tell them i will sell when i am too decrepid to climb up on the runningboard [iam afit 57 yr. old.] the mpg is terrible,as is themaintenace cost ,but ive actually had zero mechanical problems in 12 yrs. i leave the top off april-oct, so i have some interior elec. problems-no radio,no trip milage ,and my odometer functions, but is only visable occasionly,so going thru the inspection lane has to be timed accordingly, just one more adventure for a rover lover!


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

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 everyone, the few that decide to join our ranks are rarely dissatisfied. I've had more than one fellow Defender owner state that he's going to have to be buried in it before he gets rid of it. Such is our passion, such is our enthusiasm. Don't buy it if you're looking for plush, quiet comfort. Buy it for the exclusivity, the genuine feeling of supremacy that no other truck can give, new or used.