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There's a lot of ropey and over-priced Defenders out there these days, and there's a hell of a lot of things that can go wrong / need fixing... the upside is parts are very available and most jobs are DIYable, but I'd want to keep back maybe £1000 of the budget for some tools and parts - or maybe just buy a very cheap one and spend the money making it how you want it, often a better option if you're willing to do the work.

What sort of thing are you after and what are you doing with it?

If you're near one, dropping in on a local Land Rover club and asking around is a good way to gain some advice - Shire LRC's social is this Thursday but it's a fair old drive from you. You'd be very welcome though.

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Well, are you intending to cross the sahara, or go mud-plugging... are you daily-driving it or is it just a toy... do you have wife & kids & dog to fit in it... do you care about MPG or just fun... do you want to restore/repair/modify it or buy something and not have to do too much work... are you willing to DIY some stuff or are you paying a garage to fix everything... etc. etc.

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