Land Rover Lust!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Mav, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    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 :drif

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  2. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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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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  3. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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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...
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  4. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    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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  5. KingRat

    KingRat Stroppy.

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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. :rofl
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  6. PaleRider

    PaleRider gelande/strasse

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    +1 :lol3









    (that 110 crew cab Td5 is perfect :thumb )
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  7. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    $$$
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  8. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    :D
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  9. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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  10. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    I'd give my first born child for a 4-door diesel Defender.
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  11. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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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!
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  12. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    Thats for a D90. D110s go for double that. :eek1
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  13. earwig

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    Yep . . . and they are seriously scarce over here. :nod
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  14. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    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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  15. Doc.Snyder

    Doc.Snyder Long timer

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    :evil :evil

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    Diesel power :wink:
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  16. Doc.Snyder

    Doc.Snyder Long timer

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    Mav, I found the 110 CrewCab Pickup to be pretty useless. the bed is just too short.
    Think about the 110 HCPU or the 130 CrewCab. Or 110 HT or 110 Station.

    I also knew a guy who stretched the 130 frame to accomodate the longer 110 HCPU - bed to his 130.
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  17. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    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. :evil
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  18. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    From a Mojave trip in 2002 - not mine - the owner is a photog or a tour operator out of the Las Vegas area I believe.

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  19. SitinBack

    SitinBack Been here awhile

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    My buddy has one for sale - legal import (1984 w/ tdi) (well, ok, its not really a defender as those didn't start until '85 but its still a 110 diesel) let me know if you want an introduction.
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  20. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    That is super cool! :drif:drif
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