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Old 07-30-2009, 08:01 AM   #1
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Land Rover Lust!

I'm in the market for a new car, have had a couple goes at off-roading which I really enjoyed and have started competing on the HP2 so I need to have a vehicle I can tow with... I've got serious issues wanting a land rover defender

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Old 07-30-2009, 08:04 AM   #2
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I used to bugger about with a Defender 90 TDi, it was truly a great car.

Not much better than that available.

[Edit: or maybe TD5? Can't recall exactly, but the County model with alloys and whatnot as extras.]
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:17 AM   #3
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I used to bugger about with a Defender 90 TDi, it was truly a great car.

Not much better than that available.

[Edit: or maybe TD5? Can't recall exactly, but the County model with alloys and whatnot as extras.]
I can't decide whether I wan't a 90 or a 110... Mavette is convinced we want a 110. The 110 pick up could be a good compromise.

TD5 repalced theTDi around 2000...
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:20 AM   #4
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I can't decide whether I wan't a 90 or a 110... Mavette is convinced we want a 110. The 110 pick up could be a good compromise.

TD5 repalced theTDi around 2000...
I like the 90, lower weight, feels somehow more stable and planted, if you know what I mean.

But if you have kids, dogs, pianos and things then the big one is pretty useful.

I found the 90 was not just good off-road but on Essexy type roads (longish, sweeping bends, not tight and twisty) was also great around the bends and for general silliness.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:45 AM   #5
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agricultural, crummy interior room for such a big motor, underpowered even with the Ford lump replacing the TD5, top speed 80 mph.

I love 'em.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:47 AM   #6
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agricultural, crummy interior room for such a big motor, underpowered even with the Ford lump replacing the TD5, top speed 80 mph ... I love 'em.
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(that 110 crew cab Td5 is perfect )
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:49 AM   #7
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agricultural, crummy interior room for such a big motor, underpowered even with the Ford lump replacing the TD5, top speed 80 mph.

I love 'em.


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Old 07-30-2009, 01:01 PM   #8
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agricultural, crummy interior room for such a big motor, underpowered even with the Ford lump replacing the TD5, top speed 80 mph.

I love 'em.

When I had my 88" Series III, top speed about 68 mph on a good day, I quickly found that there was nothing wrong with being slightly slower than everyone else while in a vehicle with no airbag, drum brakes, iffy seatbelts and a softtop.

Driving in 115F (46 C) in a Series III was always fun too!

I miss everything about that vehicle except working on it all the time.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:33 AM   #9
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Lookie what I found...

Not mine, no affiliation, blah blah blah....:

http://humboldt.craigslist.org/cto/1828500790.html

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Old 07-06-2010, 04:19 PM   #10
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Not mine, no affiliation, blah blah blah....:

http://humboldt.craigslist.org/cto/1828500790.html

I love to get that, if I had the bike paid off, but.... at that price it looks like a scam, it just seems to low to be real.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:59 PM   #11
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This caught my attention as I drove past:

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Old 07-07-2010, 10:00 PM   #12
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Had to pop in and have a gander:

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Old 07-07-2010, 10:01 PM   #13
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One not so careful owner, I reckon.

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Old 04-08-2011, 06:02 AM   #14
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I am looking to get a couple 300 tdi's. Anybody have recommendation for a shipping company?

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Old 04-09-2011, 09:11 PM   #15
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A little off topic question but I still need to ask..

How come I can buy a range Rover like this for a $1000dollars and the Old land rovers sell for more money than they where purchase new...



Yes I know of the incredibly bad reputation of the range Rovers, but this blue thing is been really good to us even if we treat it like crap.

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