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Old December 17th, 2015, 04:16 PM
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1997 NAS Defender 90 AA Yellow #632
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Originally Posted by globallandrovers View Post
over 120,000 as far as i know
Appreciate the heads up, but I am looking to keep it under 100,000 miles.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 04:37 PM
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Personally I don't think you should be hung up on the miles. I would instead look to the service records. Getting a truck with 150,000 miles but has been well taken care of much is better than getting a Defender with 60,000 miles and nothing has been replaced or serviced.

If you are looking at a truck that has had several owners and no records I would just be prepared to spend some money mechanically. If you find a truck that has higher miles but an enthusuaist owner who has taken really good care of things its a better buy and better value for what you will pay for it.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 07:19 PM
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Yup I wanted low miles at first, looked at a few and they were nothing special and overpriced. Ended up with a rust free example that came with loads of paperwork, fairly priced, with all the expensive stuff already done, that was trouble-free for years and came with a ton of extras like add'l tops, etc. Miles is one of those things that doesn't mean the PO loved it anymore than a dude who actually drove his truck.
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 09:16 PM
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X3 what Josh and Eric said, think of a Defender as being like a boat. There is nothing worse for a boat than to sit around and get little use and same with a Defender. So don't get stuck on miles one way or the other. You are looking for condition and one a history of maintenance. So it is imperative that you leave the rose colored glasses at home or bring someone who doesn't own a pair. Good with the hunt and keep us updated.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 10:54 PM
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Know you said looking for a 97. I have a 94 soft top with 66k miles. Message for details if interested.
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