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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Owning A Land Rover 127/130?

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Taking the cons first, then, the extra long wheelbase Land Rover drink fuel. The petrol-engine V8 will return an eye-watering 12 miles to the gallon, with the diesel-engined models managing a more respectable 24 mpg.

Being longer than your average family saloon car, the 127 and 130 do not fit into a standard car parking space. And you would quickly regret entering a multi-storey car park. Parking them requires a bit of forward planning.

At motorway services and filling stations, you have to consider yourself a lorry otherwise it can get very tricky. The cost new is about 25 per cent more than other models in the marque, but retains their value for longer.
On the upside, the Defender 127 and 130 make excellent tow vehicles. Another major plus points is the versatility. The 127 and 130 can seat six people in relative comfort, carry a substantial load in the pick up back and still have enough left over to tow a trailer or caravan.

Because of the length of the chassis, there is plenty of space underneath to fit an additional tank for an LPG conversion. Despite their specialised nature, many of the components are shared with the rest of the Defender range, so there are few premium prices to be paid for parts.

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