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Old October 2nd, 2016, 02:05 PM
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I think cherry NAS hardtops are pretty scarce. Have you thought about doing it your way and getting a left hand drive european truck? Sounds like that would be more appropriate for what you're looking to use it for. if you want the alloy wheels and front windshield hoop bar you could always install.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 02:09 PM
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tony FYI the SW is cold also.... I drove one for 2 years in the NE winter

if this is a year round truck add heated seats and auxiliary heater ...

a low mileage truck really doesn't get you anywhere better than a well sorted higher mileage truck

mechanical parts are relatively cheep..

Oh and you can get a ST and add a hard top for the CO winters
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 02:18 PM
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of course it is.. or a fishing expedition..
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 02:25 PM
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 02:32 PM
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I've owned many, have many, but never a Defender 90. I would like to try and find one, experience that. Can't take any of them with me, so its all about the experience for me. Good points though.

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I think cherry NAS hardtops are pretty scarce. Have you thought about doing it your way and getting a left hand drive european truck? Sounds like that would be more appropriate for what you're looking to use it for. if you want the alloy wheels and front windshield hoop bar you could always install.
Interesting comments Ron, I appreciate the points to consider. I have a couple in my Inbox, 97/auto/heated seats, lower mileage....40k range. It's a start at least. To your point, I'm sure a exceptionally maintained higher mileage 90 could accomplish the goal too. I've bought many air-cooled Porsches and its the same process...you put your must have's out there and then see what's available, compromise on things you can, not on items you can't.

It will be a daily for me, reliability, and a higher end driver is most important coming out of the gate. Not sure I have time (work, kids, hockey) to add on later, but its always an option of I get the right truck. Could be fun to dive into with the kids as this one will be my daughters next year or two.

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tony FYI the SW is cold also.... I drove one for 2 years in the NE winter

if this is a year round truck add heated seats and auxiliary heater ...

a low mileage truck really doesn't get you anywhere better than a well sorted higher mileage truck

mechanical parts are relatively cheep..

Oh and you can get a ST and add a hard top for the CO winters
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 04:15 PM
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"higher end driver..."

Higher end in regard to price or in terms of performance, reliability, and capability? These are not high end trucks; they are expensive in this country given limited availability and NAS phenomenon. They were work vehicles in the rest of the world, priced below the higher end LR models. I highly suggest you drive one for a day in the conditions that you expect for daily use.

I have a 39k mile, 100% bone stock except for radio upgrade, 1997 that is as nice as they come outside of the <1k mile examples. That said, it is a soft top and would be serious $.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 04:56 PM
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Driven many, owned none.

$$ is relative. Thanks for the heads-up though.


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"higher end driver..."

Higher end in regard to price or in terms of performance, reliability, and capability? These are not high end trucks; they are expensive in this country given limited availability and NAS phenomenon. They are were work vehicles in the rest of the world, priced below the higher end LR models. I highly suggest you drive one for a day in the conditions that you expect for daily use.

I have a 39k mile, 100% bone stock except for radio upgrade, 1997 that is as nice as they come outside of the <1k mile examples. That said, it is a soft top and would be serious $.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 05:53 PM
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So what does a "higher end" example mean to you?

-Fast: no
-Reliable: no
-Stable on highway: no
-Capable in stock format: average
-Good in regard to holding up to winter environment: no
-Heat effective in real winter: no
-AC a joke: yes

I assume you just mean in better condition than a higher mileage example and perhaps closer to original in configuration.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 06:07 PM
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 06:18 PM
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I think I'm good, I'll respond to emails. I appreciate the help and insight from the ones who have it.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 06:29 PM
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Call or email Keith, formerly of Copley - mister fancy pants. He has an incredible network of owners, buyers, and sellers.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 06:51 PM
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For what it is worth I have driven my D90 for the past 17 years in winter and summer while living in Boulder. As Tony is aware because they do not put salt on the roads in Colorado there is no corrosion issues. I think you could maintain a nice vehicle here with no problem.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 07:39 PM
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------ Follow up post added October 2nd, 2016 08:43 PM ------

wait, did you say you're handing this over to one of your daughters in a year or two? say what?? you're putting a new driver in a cherry SW worth north of $85k??!! dang man, I'm in the wrong line of work...
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 08:49 PM
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Thanks Craig. Initially leaning toward a SW, as we are up in the mountains alot skiing and a cabin in Winter Park. Just don't think a soft top would be warm enough, but I could be wrong. Sounds like you're doing just fine in a soft top over the last 17 years, so my assumptions could be off obviously.


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For what it is worth I have driven my D90 for the past 17 years in winter and summer while living in Boulder. As Tony is aware because they do not put salt on the roads in Colorado there is no corrosion issues. I think you could maintain a nice vehicle here with no problem.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 10:21 PM
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Tony,
Yes the weather is much different in Winter Park compared to Boulder. I just sold my place in Granby Ranch and that is about the coldest place in Colorado. Seems like every time I go over Berthoud Pass it is either raining or snowing. The hardtop is definitely more weatherproof.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 05:34 PM
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Tony,
Yes the weather is much different in Winter Park compared to Boulder. I just sold my place in Granby Ranch and that is about the coldest place in Colorado. Seems like every time I go over Berthoud Pass it is either raining or snowing. The hardtop is definitely more weatherproof.
So much of this is so subjective and has to be graded on a curve. Like a hardtop being weatherproof... more so then the soft top? Yes. But weatherproof as the term is used in the 21st century? Well, if we grade on a curve...
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 10:37 PM
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Im moving forward on a "97 SW. Much appreciate the help and emails.

Not sure how to close this thread out. Mods please close.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 08:27 AM
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Im moving forward on a "97 SW. Much appreciate the help and emails. Not sure how to close this thread out. Mods please close.
You close it out with a photo of the new vehicle. You can also post pics of it before you purchase it to make sure you've considered all of the problem areas to ensure it's indeed cherry.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 08:39 AM
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Im moving forward on a "97 SW. Much appreciate the help and emails.



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Congrats. As noted above, photos please.


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