Dream Cars Under $40,000

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Land Rover Defender
Modern Range Rovers exemplify the luxury SUV: huge, posh grocery getters with leather and wood trim all around for the 1 percent. The Defender, however, harkened to Rover’s earlier years as the go-to off-road vehicle the world over — and looked cool, to boot. Here in the U.S., gray market Defenders tend to be found from the mid- to late-1980s, and in the $40,000 range expect some serious mileage. In any case, make sure the one you’re looking at has the right importation paperwork and is more than 25 years old — the feds love crushing them. However, for the off-roader with an Anglophilic streak there is no substitute.

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