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Old 10-14-2012, 03:20 PM   #1321
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:31 PM   #1322
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You will regret the Series. That is a pure enthusiast vehicle, not a truck you want to load the family in and drive any sort of distance. As romantic as they are, they're not comfortable vehicles in any conventional way.

And every Series owner will tell you different as he tries to sell you his.

What's the mileage on the 04?

I agree the series is a purely enthusiast vehicle not suited for conventianal daily transportation. I assumed that since he was even considering a 40 year old truck this was a hobby vehicle. So have you made a decision?
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:17 PM   #1323
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I agree the series is a purely enthusiast vehicle not suited for conventianal daily transportation. I assumed that since he was even considering a 40 year old truck this was a hobby vehicle. So have you made a decision?
I was talking about the series with my buddy and he made a good point. Granted I don't have unlimited resources, he said "you're going to spend that much money + on a fantasy?, just get a truck you can drive today"

Beginning to look for a clean 04 Disco.
Funny though. KBB has the price around 7k for an SD (or base model) yet I see them listed online for up to 12k with 90-120k miles? WTF?
Why would a dealer ask so much over KBB?
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:57 AM   #1324
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That's high. Take a look at Land Rover/Jaguar of Atlanta. They're the largest reseller of LRs in the US and will move a ton on their sticker prices to keep vehicles moving.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:07 PM   #1325
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The Maggiolina looks amazing but I can't justify the cost. I was looking hard at the Autohome OverCamp but then this African Outback RTT came up at a price I couldn't pass up.

The LR3 has been reliable with only the occasional air suspension glitch when I'm going too fast over rough terrain at the "off-road" height.

I think a full-length roof rack is next on the list of improvements for this one.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:11 AM   #1326
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A question for those of you that are stateside...the answer may already be in this thread somewhere but I don't have the time to read the entire thing.

I'm in Canada. I've been looking for an ex-British Army Defender 90 for twenty years now, even going to the extent of looking at a few in England and considering having one shipped over.

Last week I found the one I'm looking for. I've never seen one in such good shape (and I lived in England for over 20 years, I've seen my share!) and it is going for a very reasonable price. It has been fully rebuilt too and is pretty much a wet dream on wheels as far as I'm concerned with its naturally aspirated 2.5 diesel, and what's more it is only ten minutes from where I live.

I would have to borrow the money to buy it, though. The bank has said they'll lend it to me, but it is still a fair chunk of change for a vehicle that wouldn't be my daily driver. It is a 1991 model and am wondering whether in four years time when it is 25 years old it'd be allowed into the U.S. if I tried to sell it there? What are the rules on that, anyone know?

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Old 10-20-2012, 09:32 AM   #1327
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I do not think it would be a problem buy it 20 years is a long wait Good Luck
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #1328
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It is a 1991 model and am wondering whether in four years time when it is 25 years old it'd be allowed into the U.S. if I tried to sell it there? What are the rules on that, anyone know?

Cheers.
An NA diesel shouldn't cost much.

To get a sense of the market, check out d-90.com, there are lots of 25 year old brits coming in like mine. Many of them are 200/300 TDIs that is a much nicer engine than the NA, IMO... and still aren't bringing that much.

As for import rules, it can come in at 25 years old assuming they don't change the rules between now and then. You have to be here to register it, of course, so it would presumably be more or less up to your buyer to sort that out, but assuming rules don't change in the interim, they should be able to.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:16 PM   #1329
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Thanks Ned, that is helpful.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:25 PM   #1330
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Hey sqounk, it wasnt that OD 90 with the matching Sankey trailer was it?
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:59 PM   #1331
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Bringing this back up from earlier in the thread, Its just too good to be forgotten.

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Old 10-20-2012, 07:33 PM   #1332
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Hey sqounk, it wasnt that OD 90 with the matching Sankey trailer was it?
No siree, I'm not familiar with that one.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:48 AM   #1333
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Has anyone ever fitted a tow ball mounted bicycle carrier to their disco? I think mine has the remains of one still left on it and I want one so I can take my son up to the trails on our mtb,s. Is it a pain not being able to open the rear door with it fitted etc.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:54 AM   #1334
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That looks like the mounts for weight distributing hitch arms.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:27 AM   #1335
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I'm rolling around WA state in this beast for a little while yet... Goes up for sale too soon as I've been enjoying it quite a bit.



Sale page is here with more photos: 130 for sale
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