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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, 09:02 AM   #7
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:49 AM   #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.


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Old 07-30-2009, 10:57 AM   #9
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5 yrs old, 100,000 miles and can still fetch 10 to 12k... POUNDS!

Although I did just find this one for 11 with only 45,000 miles...

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Old 07-30-2009, 11:24 AM   #10
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I'd give my first born child for a 4-door diesel Defender.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:03 PM   #11
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5 yrs old, 100,000 miles and can still fetch 10 to 12k... POUNDS!

Defenders on this side of the pond routinely fetch 25-45k (15-27k POUNDS!) . . . although some can be found for less.


Oh, and the newest of those is almost 15 years old!
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:11 PM   #12
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Defenders on this side of the pond routinely fetch 25-45k (15-27k POUNDS!) . . . although some can be found for less.


Oh, and the newest of those is almost 15 years old!
Thats for a D90. D110s go for double that.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:16 PM   #13
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Thats for a D90. D110s go for double that.

Yep . . . and they are seriously scarce over here.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:30 PM   #14
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Yep . . . and they are seriously scarce over here.
For a long time, I wanted either a D90 or a VW Vanagon Syncro Doka as a play rig.

But they are both appreciating faster than my pay and I'm still a good 3-5 years out from being able to afford a play rig.

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