Land Rover Owner international magazine, Spring 2023 issue

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Ultimate Defender buying guide, greenlaning on Salisbury Plain and more...

Thinking of buying a Land Rover Defender but can’t decide which model to choose? Then this is the issue for you! Our cover feature delves deep into the pros and cons of each generation – Tdi, Td5, TDCi and L663 – to help you select the perfect Defender for your needs.

Also in the Spring 2023 issue of LRO, the world's best-selling Land Rover magazine…


We continue our project to link the UK’s finest greenlanes into the nationwide, 3800-mile LRO Trail. In Part 25, Neil Watterson reveals superb byways across Salisbury Plain, from Stonehenge to Warminster, and speaks to the people who police it.

Further afield, reader Dominic O'Neill looks back on a sensational Middle Eastern adventure from the UK to and around Yemen, in a Defender 110. A trip of a lifetime, and not without its hiccups…

LRO Trail Salisbury Plain
Where to go greenlaning on Salisbury Plain, and how to avoid getting into trouble.

Featured Land Rovers

Meet the man who hand-built a demountable pop-top camper body for the back of his Defender 130 Hi Cap, on a surprisingly low budget.

John Pearson gets a brand new £147k Range Rover P350 properly splattered on our Real World Test, and gives his verdict on its credentials.

Stories from our driveways include Helen Tait-Wright’s Tdi turbo replacement, while John Pearson and Mark Saville share nostalgic tales of many Series I and Defender powered adventures worldwide.

Piggy Back Perfection
A clever overland beast that didn't cost much to create.

Classic Land Rovers

Mark sees under the skin of an 86in Series I with a twist: heavy exterior patina with gleamingly perfect mechanicals inside. Oh, and a Chevrolet small-block V8! It’s a masterclass of ingenuity and creativity.

In Roverphile, James Taylor reveals snippets of Land Rover history – including the final Brockhouse trailer, an off-road people carrier that could have replaced the Range Rover Classic, and a lost ex-Omani military 6x6 Defender.

Chevvy Metal Series I V8
Scruffy panels, but what till you see what's under the bonnet!

News and comment

Readers’ letters include feedback on our coverage of the Ineos Grenadier, and our lead news story has market experts’ analysis of where Land Rover values are heading. As usual you’ll find a list of upcoming Land Rover events, club outings and LRO Adventure Club happenings too.

Our columnists this month are Vicky Thompson, Sam Watson and Mike Gould.


Peter Galilee reviews Boat Race on Wheels, the new book about the 1954 Trans-Africa Expedition by Series I Land Rover.

We’ve four pages of the latest new products to help you get the most out of life with your Land Rover, and our ‘Used & Abused’ product tests range from Avon tyres to seat covers and a GPS tracker.

And we've 12 pages of buying advice to help you choose your next Defender – the cover feature for our Spring 2023 issue.

Ultimate Defender Buying Guide
12 pages devoted to helping you select the perfect Defender for your needs.


LRO’s technical experts respond to 15 of your mechanical queries – including a 2011 Range Rover Sport that can’t decide what gear to be in, and clarification of how to correctly torque the injector clamps on a TDCi Defender.

Discovery 3 owners won’t want to miss our guide to replacing pads, discs and calipers, or our instructions for how to renew TDV6 injectors

We’ve a step-by-step feature showing how to replace second-row Defender windows with darkened glass, giving better security.

And our ‘Essentials’ guide has everything you need to know about fuel and oil additives. How do they work? Will they affect Land Rover’s warranty? We answer these questions and more.

Grab your copy of LRO's Spring 2023 issue while stocks last!

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