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Old February 15th, 2012, 08:39 PM
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2005 D-110 Td5 find in Uruguay

I think I'm crazy but I just bought a 2005 D-110 Td5 for my place in Uruguay. It all started because we needed a more family oriented car and so I started looking in what is Uruguay's version of eBay. There it was top dead center...a carefully used 2005 D-110 Td5 22,000 km Firenze Red beauty being sold by the local Land Rover center in the capital 2 hours away. Maybe I typed in a few keywords that may have favored that result but we don't need to tell me wife that. Roughly 10 minutes later we were in the Ranger driving full speed to the capitol 2 hours away to visit the suspect. I was surprised to find it in the showroom. I asked them the "impossible" task to move all the cars around to let me take it for a spin which apparently is a crazy request down here. Damn it was nice. That Td5 is so strong and so smooth. I tested everything I could think of writing down a small list of stuff that didn't work so I could beat up the price later: heater blower fan, heater temp slider was stuck, interior light was burned out, and that was it... Everything else was mint. The underside was f#*#*%^* dry as a bone. Deal was done in under 30 minutes. I couldn't be happier...now I have a 110 on both hemispheres. Maybe you can see her stateside in 18 years. Now I just have to learn everything there is to know about the Td5 and buy larger luggage to smuggle all of the parts from the US that I am for sure going to need.

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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Cool. Congrats.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:49 PM
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Remind me to move to Uruguay.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:52 PM
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The 110% import tax might change your mind. Thats why the used cars here (no tax) are so expensive. A tennis pal of mine just bought a 1999 Chevrolet S10 dual cab pick up for $15,000 and he thinks he got a deal. The US has it's benefits trust me.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 06:45 AM
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Didn't I say buy a 110 to keep down there like four days ago? I must be pretty persuasive or have been reading your mind. I believe there are a few people here who have Rovers on more than one continent.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Didn't I say buy a 110 to keep down there like four days ago? I must be pretty persuasive or have been reading your mind. I believe there are a few people here who have Rovers on more than one continent.
Haha I know man. You are totally to blame for this!!
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Old February 16th, 2012, 09:15 AM
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When you drive down the rambla in front of El Kibon (formerly) don't forget to wave!!!! The owner of the LR dealership is a friend of the family and he purchased my father's '46 Ford Super Deluxe, I might've been able to get you a discount....

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Old February 16th, 2012, 11:17 AM
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dont forget to update the registry sir. =P
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Old February 16th, 2012, 12:49 PM
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On a side note, you mention you took off in your ranger. Is that a Ford Ranger? does it happen to be a Ford Ranger with the 2.8 TGV in it?
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Old February 16th, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Probably, the Brasilian one.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:26 PM
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On a side note, you mention you took off in your ranger. Is that a Ford Ranger? does it happen to be a Ford Ranger with the 2.8 TGV in it?
Yup. Sure is. I bought it new in 2007 made in Brasil. Awesome engine which really makes an okay truck a great truck. Lots of power. I don't know that it's worth $48,000 in the us though....
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Old February 16th, 2012, 04:02 PM
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When you drive down the rambla in front of El Kibon (formerly) don't forget to wave!!!! The owner of the LR dealership is a friend of the family and he purchased my father's '46 Ford Super Deluxe, I might've been able to get you a discount....

Felicitaciones!
Oh man that is awesome!! Small world. Actually the dealership was just letting a client showcase it there for sale but it was really owned by a local who was a friend. It was a private transaction with the first owner. It was nice to sit down for a drink with the guy and have him tell me about the truck. It had a small accident a week after it was new and they replaced the passenger wing and had it resprayed. I couldn't even tell which one was replaced... Anyway I really liked the entire experience. Almost as nice as buying from Keith at Copley.

I think I am going to assemble a crate to bring down some gear for the truck. I'm thinking Rovers North rock sliders with the removable heavy duty step which are nasty deterrents in parking lots to keep people from banging into your door which is common place down here. I also would like a RockWare rear bumper to protect the quarter panels a little more. People just have no respect for your shit down here. Parking is a bump and bang process. I'm not going to put a winch but maybe a little more protection up front would be nice. LR's wrap around front bumper is hideous IMO so I think I'll just stay stock. I kind of wish Mantec made there front bumper with that Camel Trophy style brush guard add on in a non winch bumper.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Almost as nice as buying from Keith at Copley.

impossible!!!
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Old February 16th, 2012, 04:10 PM
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Other than the winch tray, the Mantec bumper is identical to the stock bumper. Any decent fabricator could copy the stock bumper with thicker plate. The Brownchurch brush guard just bolts on top of the bumper attachment points.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 04:15 PM
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I'll consider.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Looks nice.

If you think the Td5 is good (assuming your new one is in standard tune) then get it remapped with a bigger intercooler, boost box and maybe a NVT turbo... she'll blow your socks off then!
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Old February 16th, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Yes I've been told that a chip is in order stat. I have more fundamental issues to deal with before squeezing perfection from this motor. For example I found out today that the interior overhead lights don't work...no biggie but stuff like that.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Old February 16th, 2012, 08:52 PM
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The Hardy Boys and the Case of the Mysteriously Edited Post.
Sounds more like a Nancy Drew title to me.
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