Our Cars brief update: Land Rover Defender (month five), CAR+ June 2016

Published: 01 May 2016

CAR art director Matt Tarrant loves stroking balls through the covers. As a result, we have been employed at the local cricket club rolling the outfield to ensure he gets maximum runs for his glorious drives. You get these jobs thrust on you when you have a Defender.

The Landie towed the venerable one tonne contraption without raising a sweat, but the Goodyear Wrangler tyres’ sharp-edged blocks left trails of teeth marks in the softer areas of the lawn-like surface. Gives Matt an excuse when he misfields though, I suppose.


Logbook: Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon manual

Price: £43,495 
As tested: £43,495 
Miles this month: 478 
Total miles: 2721 
Our mpg: 22.9
Official mpg: 25.5 
Fuel this month: £101.09
Extra costs: £0

Read more from the June 2016 issue of CAR magazine

By Steve Moody

Contributing editor, adventurer, ideas pitcher, failed grower-upper