Used Land Rover – Find Yourself a Bargain Model

Used Land Rover - Find Yourself a Bargain Model

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In times like these where cash is tight and finance isn’t quite as abundant as it used to be, buying a new Land Rover can be a stretch too far. Buying a used Land Rover, however, can easily get you something relatively new in the garage, without punching a gaping hole in the wallet.

Land Rover’s flagship the ‘Range Rover’ is a popular purchase on the used car market. It boasts iconic, space-age styling, luxurious interior and overall expensive feel. It’s even extremely competent off the road, contrary to the fact that most of them are found on the motorway. Both the base 4.4 litre V8 petrol engine and the more frugal 3.6litre V8 diesel are more than up to the job, whilst the 5.0 litre supercharged V8 in the Range Rover Sport is simply electrifying. The Range Rover does, however, feel expensive for a reason – it is. Prices started brand new at around £65,000. After one year, the same model will fetch around £45,000, and after three years, £30,000. Further to this, Range Rovers have proven to be very thirsty indeed, and high-mileage services can get very expensive. Still, if footballers have them, they can’t be all that bad can they?

The Discovery is the lighter, leaner and cheaper option to the Range Rover. With the same space-age looks and equally luxurious interior, the Discovery also retains an air of ‘expensiveness’. The same 4.4litre V8 petrol engine was available, but many buyers opted for the more economical 2.7litre diesel. Most Discoveries also spend their life mostly on the motorway or in Tesco’s car park. Sad really, as the Discovery’s smaller frame and clever gadgetry makes it a formidable off-road machine. Used prices range from £13,000 for a three year old base model, up to £35,000 for a top-spec, one year old model.

Cheaper still than the Discovery, the Freelander is a popular choice for used car buyers. Commonly seen loaded down with kids, luggage, and a caravan in tow, it’s arguably the ideal family car; it’s spacious, relatively stylish, big in storage and the 2.2 litre diesel engine keeps fuel economy at fairly reasonable levels. A three year old, base model can be snapped up for as little as £9,000, a bargain indeed when considering it’s rivals. Just watch out for high mileage workhorses – keeping it going can be surprisingly more expensive than you’d think.

Almost as iconic as the Range Rover, the Defender’s a timeless classic. Simple, rugged, and endlessly customisable to suit your needs, Lara Croft will drive one up Everest whilst farmer John uses one to lug sheep around his fields. Honestly, it doesn’t do family motoring. But, if hard-working, solid engineering is what you want, this is your best bet. Buying used can be full of pitfalls; customisations need to be considered carefully, and some more unfortunate cars may be damaged or over-worked. But if you can find a decently maintained, three year old base model for around £10,000, you’ll have found …

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Famous Cars From The Movies

Cars make frequent appearances in the movies; some simply fade away in the background while others play a bigger role and sometimes even steal the show. They can also evoke all sorts of feelings in the viewer; for example a Bentley can suggest wealth and status while a classic American muscle car is the ride du jour for all the “bad boys” out there. Here is a list of the most famous and memorable cars to ever hit the big screen.

Mustang GT-“Bullitt”-The iconic Mustang GT makes a thrilling appearance in the classic 1968 flick. The car is super powerful for its time and as a matter of fact, it’s still powerful for today! Equipped with an impressive a V8 engine with 325 HP, this smooth and cool ride had a major role in an intense seven minute car chase scene. With all of that power and hp, you know the chase scene had to be a good one.

Famous Cars From The Movies

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Aston Martin DB5 “GoldFinger”- Aston Martin is a British brand that is well known for manufacturing gorgeous and classy luxury vehicles. The beautiful DB5 model has made an impressive appearance in both “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball” movies from the James Bond franchise. The actual DB5 model that was driven by Sean Connery in the movie was recently purchased at a British auction at the price $4.6 million dollars. The engine is 4.0 Liters and is able to reach maximum speeds of up to 145 mph.

Ford Coupe-“American Graffiti”- The 1932 Deuce coupe is memorable for its final drag race scene in the cult classic movie “American Graffiti”. The bright yellow coupe is equipped with a V8 3.6 Ltr engine and puts out 60 hp. Ford is one of the most historic and iconic nameplates in America and its role in this flick only served to emphasize this.

Bumblebee-“Transformers “- Shia Lebouf’s car in Transformer (which he uses to pick up Megan Fox) is none other than a sunny yellow Camaro from Chevy named Bumblebee. This American muscle car is painted with bold black stripes and looks just like a bumblebee. Unfortunately Bumblebee was involved in a recent car accident which was not written in the scene; a police cruiser who wasn’t aware that filming was occurring in the area accidentally hit Bumblebee on the side. If you want to have your own Bumblebee now you can, thanks to Chevrolet’s Transformers Special Edition package for the Camaro. This will get you Autobot insignia fender bags and wheel caps and more Autobot insignias in the interior in addition to the classic Bumblebee black-on-yellow appearance.

Ford Edge-“Quantum Of Solace” -You would expect an international many of style and sophistication like James Bond to emerge out of a Aston Martin, Bentley or at the least a Mercedes Benz but in “Quantum Of Solace” he shocks us all by arriving at his hotel in a Ford Edge. James Bond drive doesn’t just any Ford Edge in the movie, but an environmentally friendly Ford Edge fueled …

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