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1997 Land Rover Defender SUV - Consumer Reviews

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An Excellent Truck
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By Ryan
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1997 Land Rover Defender SUV 90 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top


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This is one amazing truck to own. Everywhere I go it turns heads. I couldn't have bought a better truck for my needs; I do a lot of off- roading and hauling back on my family farm and this truck does it all. It doesn't have many of the amenities found on other Land Rover vehicles, but then again it doesn't need them. Highly recommend this truck to those who want a real truck.


Best Features

Spartan interior, waterproof sound system, fantastic wheel articulation off-road, amazing low-range gearbox, removable soft-top, rugged, and practically indestructable.


Worst Features

Why would you need to modify this truck beyond adding cosmetic items such as a winch, brush guard, or safari rack?


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Defender 90 (1997)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By HaroldF
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1997 Land Rover Defender SUV 90 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top


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This has been a great vehicle to own. It's one of the few vehicles that still looks good and attracts attention after five years on the road. It's not necessarly the most comfortable vehicle, but it's purpose is more utility than comfort. It's high ground clearance make it difficult (but not impossible) to get stuck.


Best Features

Appearance, functionallity and value.


Worst Features

Electrical components tend to fail. Nothing major but can be quite aggrivating. The good thing is you learn how to quickly recognize common faults quickly.


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D90
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Karsten
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1997 Land Rover Defender SUV 90 2dr SUV 4WD


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This is a real SUV. Not a jacked up minivan.


Best Features

Fun to Drive. Great Off Road. Totally reliable since it's all manual. No computer or fancy electronics to go wrong.


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D90 the Real Sport Utility!
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By B1B
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1997 Land Rover Defender SUV 90 2dr SUV 4WD


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I have owned this vehicle for the last four years. I primarily use it off road in Colorado. I do not beleive you could find a better all around off road machine.


Best Features

Suspension and V8 off road power.


Worst Features

More HP for mountain highway use.


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