Whether you want the merits of a car with four-wheel drive to cope with wet winter weather, or simply need a car that can venture off the beaten track or tow from time to time, we have some good news: it doesn’t necessarily mean buying a bulky SUV. Having power going to all four wheels is an increasingly common feature on regular road cars. Here we pick three very different four-wheel drive cars that you can get your hands on for £7000.
You don’t get more rugged than a Land Rover Defender (Picture © Land Rover)
Proper off-roaders are hard to find in the age of the Chelsea tractor. And it’s tempting to imagine that few four-wheel drive SUVs tackle anything much tougher than a succession of speed bumps on the daily school run or commute to work. But actually off-roaders, or 4x4s, are bought by thousands of drivers who depend on them to get them over rough ground in all weathers, or tow a horse box, boat, caravan or trailer. Continue reading