Land Rover Defender. Chelsea Tractor

Used car buying guide: Proper off-roaders and serious 4x4s for £5000

Proper off-roaders 4x4s

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