Land Rover Owner international magazine, May 2023 issue

LRO May 2023 cover

by Land Rover Owner |


So this is it – our last ever issue, and it goes on sale from today (12 April 2023). Expect our usual mix of adventure and insight, plus an extra helping of nostalgia.

For our lead feature, we’ve set out to help anyone looking to buy a do-everything Land Rover on a budget of £5k. Freelander 2, Discovery 2 and Discovery 3 go head-to-head, and we hear from owners who’ve used, modified and loved them. Your kind of vehicles? Your kind of budget? Then this is bound to give you ideas…

Also in the May 2023 issue of LRO…


  • LRO Trail, part 26: Neil Watterson explores amazing greenlanes through the North York Moors, and shows where you can find them.

  • Backtracks: Meet the unsung overlanding hero whose behind-the-scenes efforts kept the Last Overland expedition rolling.

Featured Land Rovers

  • Restored pre-production One Ten: Peter Galilee dives deep into the curious details that make this a very special restoration indeed.

  • Electrifying classics: John Pearson visits Clean Classics, a company quipping Series Land Rovers with (relatively) affordable EV conversions using Nissan Leaf parts.

  • Beautiful CKD Series I 107in restoration by its committed owner.

  • Discovery 5 camper conversion – roof tent, boot storage, split charge… the works.


  • Used & Abused reviews: Odyssey battery, Comforser all-terrain tyres, Garmin Montana 600 GPS etc…

  • Stuff! Four pages of brand new products for Land Rover living.

Our Land Rovers

  • Range Rover Classic receives professional bodywork improvement.

  • Australian Perentie has one final reccie into the bush.

  • Mark Saville recalls 20 years of adventure in ‘Plimsoll’, his famous Series I.

  • Defender Tdi power steering pump replacement.

Classic LRO

  • Reader’s soft-top Series IIA, whisked off to Corsica for fun, and a Portuguese Series III living a life of adventure.

  • In Roverphile, James Taylor discovers why Rover didn’t publicly celebrate the half-millionth Land Rover – and other snippets of Green Oval history.

News and comment

  • Main news story: Key figures from LRO’s history tell our 35+ year story.

  • Columnists this month: John Pearson, Peter Galilee, Sam Watson and Jerry Thurston.

  • Readers’ letters: Freelander 2 replacement quandary, admiration for the Grenadier, in-car dehumidifiers, and more…

  • LRO memories: a few personal highlights from our years making the magazine.

  • Watty’s World: rescuing a stuck Discovery 4, plans for Drive-It Day…


  • How to replace Defender windows with tinted glass.

  • Discovery 3 air suspension tank renewal.

  • Defender TDCi wiper motor replacement guide.

  • How to install Series swivel gaiters.

  • Ask LRO: 14 of your tech questions answered.

  • Theo Ford-Sagers goes behind the scenes at Charlesworth Mouldings, where Series I steering wheels are remade.

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