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Old August 8th, 2013, 12:23 PM
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As you well know, you found a lotto ticket. Don't molest a prime truck like that unless you intend to keep it forever and pass it down.

Sell it high and buy two trucks. A st for you and a SW for your wife.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Hey man, on the radio thread I gave josh a hard time about not wanting you to modify your rover...

I didn't realize it was this one...

I take it back... This is a prime collectors vehicle... Keep it stock, don't drive it.. If you want one to use, sell this one to someone who can afford to/wants to collect... There are plenty of workhorses out there that you can have a lot of fun with...
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Old August 8th, 2013, 12:45 PM
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Adding another 10k miles probably wont effect the value of the truck. So enjoy it for awhile longer at least, probably by then it will be worth even more...

If it were me, I'd pay this one off as soon as possible and buy another one!
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Old August 8th, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Give this one to the wife and get a trail truck.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 12:49 PM
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Give this one to the wife and get a trail truck.
Perfect win win solution!
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Old August 8th, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Lets talk about Ronnie's new 110 instead
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Old August 8th, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Adding another 10k miles probably wont effect the value of the truck. So enjoy it for awhile longer at least, probably by then it will be worth even more...
I respectfully disagree with this statement. I wouldn't let her trip over the 12K mark, let alone the 20K mark. That would be a 100% increase in mileage. If his intention is to sell, adding any mileage whatsoever will negatively affect the value...end of story.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 01:08 PM
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Ronnie has a new 110? can we see photos?
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Old August 8th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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I respectfully disagree with this statement. I wouldn't let her trip over the 12K mark, let alone the 20K mark. That would be a 100% increase in mileage. If his intention is to sell, adding any mileage whatsoever will negatively affect the value...end of story.
From what we seen on Copley's website, eBay, etc...the value of the trucks are going up, and mileage doesn't appear to matter. 12k or 22k is still very low mileage.

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Old August 8th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Old August 8th, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Ronnie has a new 110? can we see photos?
No need to talk about unimportant things, life is too short and much more interesting than my incredible 110. Hahahaha!!! Can we change the heading to Ronnie's NEW 110?
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Old August 8th, 2013, 02:23 PM
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From what we seen on Copley's website, eBay, etc...the value of the trucks are going up, and mileage doesn't appear to matter. 12k or 22k is still very low mileage.

And thanks for being respectful!
No worries! We're all on the same team here, right?

I see your point, and true, both would be considered "low mileage" (one still lower than the other). But to use your numbers, the value difference between a '97 D90 LE with mileage of 12K vs. 22K can be equated percentage wise to the difference between one with mileage of 60K vs. 110K. Either way, you must concede that, relative to the starting point (and not in general), it would be a significant increase in mileage.

I maintain that measurable value would be lost if it were allowed to accumulate double its current mileage. But then again, what do I know.....
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Old August 8th, 2013, 02:34 PM
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22k miles would only be written up as "Low, Low, Low Miles" in a Copley description, whereas 12k miles would be described as "Ultra Low, Low, Low, Low, Low Miles" in a Copley description.

But yeah, as I've said since day 1 when you posted up you bought it, either enjoy it and drive it as is and don't even think about how it's super special right now with less than 12k miles, but will be just like every other D90 if driven regularly. Don't think about how Copley could potentially sell this for $70k+ right now, or how you would probably be a happier D90 owner with a $25-30k truck (as well as a few extra $10k's in your pocket), that you could actually drive and modify to your heart's content knowing it is worth just about the same $$ no matter how much you drive it.



I guess I'm just surprised that this is just dawning on you now?? haha.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 02:43 PM
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It all started with swapping out the white lettered tires. Its a slippery slope.

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Yeah, he's only done one thing to the truck so far and already messed it up. Letters IN!

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Looks great aside from the white letters facing out! Congrats.

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I didn't put the tires letter out! It came that way. I hate letters out!
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Old August 8th, 2013, 03:01 PM
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I didn't put the tires letter out! It came that way. I hate letters out!
Oh, OK. From the below I had assumed you switched out the tires, as it came with the originals on it.

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So this Defender was literally sitting in a storage unit for the past ten years and only driven once a week! It had the original tires on it! They have been swapped out with new BFG All Terrains. Next step is to replace the oil cooler lines!
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Old August 8th, 2013, 03:05 PM
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But then again, what do I know.....
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I didn't put the tires letter out! It came that way. I hate letters out!
Turn them in! That alone will up the value!
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22k miles would only be written up as "Low, Low, Low Miles" in a Copley description, whereas 12k miles would be described as "Ultra Low, Low, Low, Low, Low Miles" in a Copley description.
Josh,

As I recall, Keith multiplies the "Ultras". So, I think you meant, "Ultra, Ultra, Ultra, Ultra, Ultra low miles".
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