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During the winter months we see a spike in the number of people buying 4x4s from us, particularly if there's snow forecast.

Therefore, we thought it would be handy for us to recommend some brilliant used four wheel drive cars from our used car pages.

1. Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The Range Rover is a model that Land Rover have produced since 1970, and its popularity has grown and grown enormously since then, especially in the last decade or so since the L322 version (shown here) was introduced in 2002. It's known for being a luxury 4x4 with genuine go-anywhere capability, and has long been the king of European four wheel drive vehicles. The Range Rover Sport joined the line-up in 2005, and is a lower, leaner version intended for the more image-conscious buyer.

Engines, Transmissions and MPG

There were plenty of engines available in the Range Rover Sport, but more often they not they came with a 2.7 TDV6, a 3.0 TDV6 or a 3.6 TDV8, all mated to silky-smooth automatic transmissions. The 2.7 produces 187bhp and 324 lb-ft. of torque, managing 0-62mph in 11.9s and 28mpg combined. For a bit more power, the 3.0 generates a healthy 241bhp with 443 lb-ft. of torque and actually manages 30mpg, as it's a more modern engine than the 2.7. The 3.6TDV8 has 268bhp and 472 lb-ft. of torque, though manages just 25mpg.

Specification

SE was one of the most popular specifications, though the Stormer model featured in the picture was one of the best-looking cars.

2010 SE models have as standard: electric windows, electric seats, armrest, in car entertainment, leather upholstery, cruise control, satellite navigation, rain sensor, lumbar support, telephone prep, adjustable steering wheel, climate control, leather steering wheel, heated front screen, allow wheels, headlamp washer jets, trip computer and much more.

Safety

Safety spec was massive on the Range Rover Sport SE, and safety tech includes: driver airbag, passenger airbag, head airbags, side airbags, ABS, immobiliser, ESP, 3x3 point rear seatbelts, alarm, head restraints and traction control.

The Range Rover is a model that Land Rover have produced since 1970, and its popularity has grown and grown enormously since then, especially in the last decade or so since the L322 version (shown here) was introduced in 2002. It's known for being a luxury 4x4 with genuine go-anywhere capability, and has long been the king of European four wheel drive vehicles. The Range Rover Sport joined the line-up in 2005, and is a lower, leaner version intended for the more image-conscious buyer.

Engines, Transmissions and MPG

There were plenty of engines available in the Range Rover Sport, but more often they not they came with a 2.7 TDV6, a 3.0 TDV6 or a 3.6 TDV8, all mated to silky-smooth automatic transmissions. The 2.7 produces 187bhp and 324 lb-ft. of torque, managing 0-62mph in 11.9s and 28mpg combined. For a bit more power, the 3.0 generates a healthy 241bhp with 443 lb-ft. of torque and actually manages 30mpg, as it's a more modern engine than the 2.7. The 3.6TDV8 has 268bhp and 472 lb-ft. of torque, though manages just 25mpg.

Specification

SE was one of the most popular specifications, though the Stormer model featured in the picture was one of the best-looking cars.

2010 SE models have as standard: electric windows, electric seats, armrest, in car entertainment, leather upholstery, cruise control, satellite navigation, rain sensor, lumbar support, telephone prep, adjustable steering wheel, climate control, leather steering wheel, heated front screen, allow wheels, headlamp washer jets, trip computer and much more.

Safety

Safety spec was massive on the Range Rover Sport SE, and safety tech includes: driver airbag, passenger airbag, head airbags, side airbags, ABS, immobiliser, ESP, 3x3 point rear seatbelts, alarm, head restraints and traction control.

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2. BMW X3

Given their expertise in making diesel engines and the growing popularity of SUVs in Europe, it made perfect sense that BMW would launch the X3 way back in 2004. It aimed to bring the BMW driving experience and premium feel to a sector it had not previously entered, and it succeeded. It was praised for its handling and strong yet frugal diesel engines, and has been popular with UK customers ever since, creating a great selection of used examples to choose from.

Engines, transmissions and MPG.

The most popular engine in the range was the 2-litre diesel, and with 150bhp and 243lb-ft of torque it was enough to propel the X3 from 0-62mph in under 10 seconds, making the car feel surprisingly quick. It was mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, and autos came in the form of petrol or 4WD models. The 6-speed manual 2.0d manages 39.2mpg on the combined cycle.

Specification

Sport was one of the most popular choices, and this model featured as standard: air conditioning, electric windows, front armrest, cruise control, in car entertainment, steering wheel mounted audio controls, adjustable steering wheel, height adjustable driver seat, allow wheels, a spare wheel, roof rails, front fog lights, reverse parking sensors, central door locking and a trip computer.

Safety

Safety tech on the X3 includes: driver air bag, passenger air bag, head restraints, alarm, 3x3 point rear seatbelts, head airbags, side airbags, ESP and ABS.

Given their expertise in making diesel engines and the growing popularity of SUVs in Europe, it made perfect sense that BMW would launch the X3 way back in 2004. It aimed to bring the BMW driving experience and premium feel to a sector it had not previously entered, and it succeeded. It was praised for its handling and strong yet frugal diesel engines, and has been popular with UK customers ever since, creating a great selection of used examples to choose from.

Engines, transmissions and MPG.

The most popular engine in the range was the 2-litre diesel, and with 150bhp and 243lb-ft of torque it was enough to propel the X3 from 0-62mph in under 10 seconds, making the car feel surprisingly quick. It was mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, and autos came in the form of petrol or 4WD models. The 6-speed manual 2.0d manages 39.2mpg on the combined cycle.

Specification

Sport was one of the most popular choices, and this model featured as standard: air conditioning, electric windows, front armrest, cruise control, in car entertainment, steering wheel mounted audio controls, adjustable steering wheel, height adjustable driver seat, allow wheels, a spare wheel, roof rails, front fog lights, reverse parking sensors, central door locking and a trip computer.

Safety

Safety tech on the X3 includes: driver air bag, passenger air bag, head restraints, alarm, 3x3 point rear seatbelts, head airbags, side airbags, ESP and ABS.

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3. Audi TT Quattro

The Audi TT burst onto the scene in the late nineties with concept car looks and massive desirability that propelled it straight to the top of the coupe (and convertible) class. It remains there or thereabouts today in its second generation format, and its four-wheel-drive powertrain separates it from the competition.

Engines, transmissions and MPG

There's a variety of engines, both diesel and petrol, with the 1.8T and 2.0T petrols among the most popular. The 1.8T might be the smallest engine in the range, but its 157bhp results in a 0-60mph time of just 7.1s (7.0s for the S Tronic auto) so it certainly does not lack power. This model will also achieve 44mpg on the combined cycle - proving that performance does not have to come at the expense of economy. It does come at the expense of 4WD however.

For a 4WD TT, you'll need to equip it with a 2-litre engine, be it petrol or diesel. The regular 2.0T engine produces 197bhp and is good for 0-60mph in just 6.0s, but has to be paired with an automatic gearbox. There's also a very quick TTS and an almost ridiculously quick TT RS also in the line-up. The most sensible option is probably the 2.0 TDI diesel Quattro, which provides the best of both performance and fuel economy with a 7.3s 0-62mph time and a combined economy figure of 53mpg. 

Specification

There's a variety of specifications on sale, but the standard cars are decently equipped. They include (on the 2011 models): climate control, steering wheel reach/rake adjustment, radio/cd player, front floor mats, electric windows, flat-bottomed sports leather steering wheel, centre console, sports seats, 17" alloy wheels, retractable rear spoiler, body coloured bumpers, electric/heated door mirrors, driver information system, remote central locking and front fog lights.

Safety

Safety technology on the TT includes: ESP, passenger airbag, driver airbag, traction control, ABS, side airbags, ISOFIX in the front, Thatcham Cat 1 Alarm.

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