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2009 Land Rover Discovery 3 Review & Road Test

2009 Land Rover Discovery 3 Review & Road Test It's a box on wheels Jim - but not as we know it Model Tested: 2009 Land Rover Discovery 3 SE TDV6 - $75,990 Options: Active Rear Differential $1050 Technology Pack $6250 Front PDC $900 Folding Mirrors $900 Metallic Paint $1800 CarAdvice Rating: Words and photography by Karl Peskett Now I know how my son feels...

Land Rover 60th Anniversary Trek - Birdsville to Broome

LEG 3: EL QUESTRO TO BROOME – 1094 kilometres It’s only when you head to somewhere like Darwin in our far north that you truly realise just how big and brown is this fair land of ours. Words - David Twomey Photography Mark Watson and David Twomey I was excited about starting the third leg of Land Rover’s epic trek across the north of Australia but as I said this wide brown land of ours is even wider and browner when you realise it is six hours of flying just to get to the start of Leg Three...

2009 Land Rover FreeLander 2 Review

 2009 Land Rover FreeLander 2 Review & Road Test   Models tested: 2009 Land Rover FreeLander 2, six-speed automatic, 2.2-litre, turbo-diesel - $57,990 The price, looks, interior, very comfortable and easy to live with Options list a little pricey, CarAdvice rating: Why is that when you mention the words Land Rover, so many four-wheel-drive lovers start making jokes about how it will fall apart in three days and how their Japanese made 4WDs are simply better...

2008 Land Rover Defender SVX Review

2008 Land Rover Defender SVX First Australian Steer    “Sixty years of fanatical off road experience rolled into one, all bling, all black, Defender 110. Land Rover’s new SVX makes the ‘Tomb Raider’ edition look ordinary”   -words Anthony Crawford Photography Mark Watson and Yvan Fournier You didn’t see Lara Croft driving a LandCruiser or even a Jeep Wrangler in the original Tomb Raider movie, that just wouldn’t work, said the movie producers...

2008 Land Rover Discovery 3 Dune driving on Stockton Beach

2008 Land Rover Discovery 3 Dune driving on Stockton Beach Model driven: 2008 Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 Auto SE - $75,990 (RRP) -words and pictures Antony Crawford Two and half hours drive from Sydney’s North Shore lies a four wheel drive Mecca called Stockton Beach. It’s a beach like no other in the state of New South Wales - 32 kilometres of legally drivable shoreline and sand dunes...

Land Rover’s 60th Anniversary Cross Australia – Second Leg

Alice Springs to El Questro – 1702 kilometres   Words - Anthony Crawford, Photography – Mark Watson & Anthony Crawford When I heard about this epic journey by chance, I threw my hand up and yelled “I’m there”. Well, wouldn’t you? God knows what's going to happen with my workload over the six days that I will be absent from the office...

Land Rover 60th anniversary - cross Australia journey

Land Rover crosses Australia for its 60th Anniversary. - Story by Paul Maric, photographs by Paul Maric and Land Rover. The 1948 creation of the Land Rover Series 1 came to fruition courtesy of Maurice Wilks, who was the head designer at Rover during the late ‘40’s. Throughout the company’s 60 year history, there have been a raft of ownership changes, ranging from Rover, BMW, more recently Ford and now Tata...

Land Rover Freelander 2 crosses the Simpson Desert

CarAdvice is helping celebrate Land Rover’s 60th Anniversary by participating in a trek across Australia – from Birdsville (Queensland) to Broome (Western Australia) to be precise. I took the task of covering the first leg – from Birdsville to Alice Springs, crossing the Simpson Desert along the way...

2008 Land Rover Defender 110 review

2008 Land Rover Defender 110 Road Test   Model tested: Land Rover Defender 110 Recommended Retail Price: $48,990; $51,890 as tested. Options fitted: Metallic paint ($900), 3rd row seating ($2,000). Off-road ability, durability, rugged. Reverse gear location, 3rd row seat access. CarAdvice rating: (4...

2008 Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 SE review

2008 Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Road Test Model tested: Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Recommended Retail Price: $64,990. Options fitted: Premium navigation ($7,300); beige leather interior ($NCO). Impressive off-road; styling; fuel efficiency. Weight; some options pricing. CarAdvice rating: (4.25) - Review and photographs by Paul Maric...

Land Rover Defender Review

Land Rover Defender Launch - First Steer   CarAdvice rating: Recommended Retail Price: $48,990 - $50,990. - by Paul Maric Spotting the differences between the all new Land Rover Defender and the original produced back in 1948 are hard for some. But, there is method to the madness...