Sunday, November 29, 2009
Seeing a Land Rover on Britain's roads is almost as guaranteed as seeing birds in the sky. Stylish, practical and arguably quintessentially 'British', the Land Rover has become somewhat of an icon. Have you ever promised yourself one? Maybe? Well, you're not alone. But in times like these where cash is tight and finance is tricky, buying yourself a brand new Land Rover might just be a tad too far out of reach, despite the current incentives available.
However, hard-headed motorists have once again turned to the beauty of the used car market, and doing so yourself might just do the trick for you too. Buying yourself a Used Land Rover could get you the Land Rover you want, at a price you can afford. There are thousands of models available all over the country, all ready to drive away at prices much lower than those of the showroom. Many dealers also offer similar facilities to those of new cars such as warranties, road tax and insurance - every little helps right?
A three year old, base model Range Rover can be snapped up for as little as £30,000. The Range Rover's sheer size and luxury arguably go unmatched in its class, at this price. Furthermore, many of them spend large amounts of time cruising up the motorway or pottering around town - hardly strenuous motoring to wear down condition of Land Rover's flagship model.
On the other end of the scale, however, is the Land Rover Defender. A timeless industry standard, seen crossing both the desert and the Yorkshire Moors. There's thousands of Defenders put up for sale every day across the UK, but be certain you know what you are buying before you commit to it. Many examples may have been heavily modified or abused in the past, which could lead to expensive maintenance bills year on year. Having said that, find yourself a model in good condition and you might just bag yourself a bargain.
Bang in the middle of the scale, however, are the Land Rover Freelander and Discovery models. Loved by farmers and families alike, these two models have shown their true diversity of the years of their production. Recent models share the same space - age styling, and the wide variety of engines used offer both good economy and adequate performance, whatever your needs may be. Spacious interiors are perfect for kids and carrying loads, whilst the bulky chassis is more than capable of towing heavy loads. Again, certain examples may be more 'used' than others, so do your homework before signing the dotted line. Wear and tear is bound to be commonplace, so bear this in mind when searching around. Otherwise, with three year old, base models fetching anywhere between £9,000 and £13,000, you might just find yourself the ideal family car at an ideal price.
Pete J Ridgard is a writer and a car enthusiast. He currently writes for the automotive industry. Here he discusses Used Land Rover vehicles.
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