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Old March 15th, 2016, 08:50 PM
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A new driver

My 16 year old son has been on at me to drive my D1 powered 73 resto mod lifted and locked Defender (!) since he passed his test in January.

Given that it drives a little different to what he's used to, I've held off giving him the keys. But he's been bugging me....

Arrive home today and it takes me about 20 seconds to realize that my truck is missing.....

Ok stay calm....check my phone and there is a text...He's taken the truck to go to see his College prep tutor and then on to an extra credit film at school.

Think we have a new convert to the cause.
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Old March 15th, 2016, 09:11 PM
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He's a smart kid! He didn't "just take it out." He chose this opportunity carefully.
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Old March 15th, 2016, 09:14 PM
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Old March 15th, 2016, 09:30 PM
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Old March 15th, 2016, 10:29 PM
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Chris-
I gave both of mine their own rovers. Trey's trident green 110 5 door is in Rover's magazine MAR article this month.
My daughters lifted alpine white D1 on 32's is all over the Tyson's Corner part of NVA.
I drive their stuff, not the reverse. Pretty cool when your kids are afraid dad the heavy foot is going to drive
your truck as opposed to the reverse.....
Manage the fear from a position of power.
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Old March 15th, 2016, 10:53 PM
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Quit being a fuddy duddy! My first car was a 1970 series IIa with no seat belts, no roll over protection and little to no brakes. Just make it drivable and safe as you can and thank the good Lord he isn't bitchin' about you killing polar bears and driving a Prius.
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Old March 15th, 2016, 11:05 PM
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I used to drive my dads NAS90 to High School, not sure where I would be today had I not done that. Probably would have never bought the series or imported the 110. And now my dad drives the 110 all the time, so it all balances out.
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Old March 16th, 2016, 12:26 AM
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You believe that and I got a bridge in Brooklyn for sale
Lol. My sarcasm font must have been off.

Trust, but verify! It'll be interesting to see how well he CYA'd his story.
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Old March 16th, 2016, 01:16 AM
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My son is 13. We picked up a RRC as a future project for him... but every time I mention it, I notice he sort of stops and gives a sideways glance to the '65 IIa, then mumbles something like "...the ...green Rover..."

The way I see it, though, is if he can drive the Series, he can drive pretty much anything. Slowly. At least.
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Old March 16th, 2016, 01:22 AM
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If he can drive the Series, he can drive pretty much anything. Slowly. At least.
Truth to that. And don't let him take the slouch behind the wheel driver's exam in the 'burbs. Send him to the city to take it. If he can pass it on hills in traffic with a manual, then he truly can drive anywhere. Well, except India! That place is NUTS!
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Old March 16th, 2016, 07:38 AM
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You believe that and I got a bridge in Brooklyn for sale
I hear there is an extra bridge a few miles up the Hudson by Tappanzee........ One careful owner...
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Old March 16th, 2016, 08:01 AM
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Hi Chris,
I’m sure he is king of the road, my oldest son drives my 110 all the time now he is 18, I held off for well over a year, he did learn to drive standard from the get go, wife’s clutch to the pain of that. My wife likes him driving the Defender it is slower and he drives so safe because he is worried to hurt my baby. Now I have the younger boy learning, I think I have to get the D130 built up. He feels so cool in it and the girls like it, wish I had one when I was in High school.
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Old March 16th, 2016, 08:35 AM
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Chris-
I gave both of mine their own rovers. Trey's trident green 110 5 door is in Rover's magazine MAR article this month.
My daughters lifted alpine white D1 on 32's is all over the Tyson's Corner part of NVA.
I drive their stuff, not the reverse. Pretty cool when your kids are afraid dad the heavy foot is going to drive
your truck as opposed to the reverse.....
Manage the fear from a position of power.


Doug could you please adopt me

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Truth to that. And don't let him take the slouch behind the wheel driver's exam in the 'burbs. Send him to the city to take it. If he can pass it on hills in traffic with a manual, then he truly can drive anywhere. Well, except India! That place is NUTS!
Just got back from Delhi, I go every QTR for work. Would never drive there, driving in a country with a FATE based belief system is not for the faint hearted!!!
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Old March 16th, 2016, 10:14 PM
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Don't have a kid yet (next couple of weeks) but my pup decided to take the D90 out for a spin today. Surprisingly, he is a pretty good driver.
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Old March 17th, 2016, 12:13 PM
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Doug could you please adopt me ------ Follow up post added March 16th, 2016 08:37 AM ------ Just got back from Delhi, I go every QTR for work. Would never drive there, driving in a country with a FATE based belief system is not for the faint hearted!!!

I feel you but try Saudi driving and you will appreciate Delhi
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Old March 17th, 2016, 12:19 PM
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I feel you but try Saudi driving and you will appreciate Delhi
For real. I have never gone to that country and not seen an accident of some significant magnitude. Makes Emiratis seem calm and collected.
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Old March 17th, 2016, 12:20 PM
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Chris, might as well bring him down for Safari next month, or have him bring you down perhaps ;-)
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