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Old August 22nd, 2014, 02:39 PM
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A question for the group.

I am fascinated by the Land Rover culture and plan to buy either a D90 or 110. This will be my first. What can I expect? What do I need to know prior to purchase? What do I need to know after? Any suggestions or recommendations?

Thank you in advance. I greatly value this group's experience and look forward to being a part in the future.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 02:44 PM
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I am fascinated by the Land Rover culture.
Can you elaborate on what that means?

Everything you need to know is buried in this forum. You need to start the way I did. Get a six pack, clear the calendar and start reading through threads, starting with stickies first.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 02:47 PM
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You can expect to spend a lot more time and money to be told "nice jeep"
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 02:48 PM
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I would also recommend meeting up with someone local to you or a group local to you and just talk to them about Defenders. See them in person. Hitch a ride in one.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 02:51 PM
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I have a great starter 110 for sale in jacksonville fl. Come check it out and drive it home to Atlanta. It's fun to drive and everything works with good engine and chassis .
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 02:51 PM
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To elaborate . . .

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I am fascinated by the Land Rover cultureQUOTE]

Can you elaborate on what that means?

Everything you need to know is buried in this forum. You need to start the way I did. Get a six pack, clear the calendar and start reading through threads, starting with stickies first.
I have a good friend who is a Rover enthusiast. He owns 3 rigs: a D90, 110 and a Series. Enthusiasts nationally are ultra loyal, generally very knowledgeable and fun folks in general from my limited exposure. I have received a fair amount of good advice from my friend and was looking for additional specifics on what to look for when buying my first rig. Appreciate the advice Outlander. Sounds like a fun way to research the details.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 03:05 PM
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Welcome!

As indicated above read through the forum, plenty of valuable information here...

Go to an event.. meet the people.

Don't buy anything with rust.

Plan to spend lots of $$$
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 03:22 PM
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ALSO! Be forwarned about doing business with Berkshire Land Rover, Bill Cox, OR anything that is not North American Spec (dates in the 80's), and especially anything claimed to be TD5, PUMA, 200TDI, 300TDI and has not been titled in the US. If it has, you will need very experience advice and oversight before you would want to buy it, due to the recent CBP witchhunt. There are plenty good legal 80's imports out and about, but you could get bit hard by making uninformed purchases.

ALSO, IMMEDIATELY SIGN THIS PETITION, AND GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO SIGN IT TOO!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...s-and/PhZ4RMgz
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 03:33 PM
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ALSO! Be forwarned about doing business with Berkshire Land Rover, Bill Cox, OR anything that is not North American Spec (dates in the 80's), and especially anything claimed to be TD5, PUMA, 200TDI, 300TDI and has not been titled in the US. If it has, you will need very experience advice and oversight before you would want to buy it, due to the recent CBP witchhunt. There are plenty good legal 80's imports out and about, but you could get bit hard by making uninformed purchases.

ALSO, IMMEDIATELY SIGN THIS PETITION, AND GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO SIGN IT TOO!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...s-and/PhZ4RMgz
Thanks Outlander! Exactly the type of information I am looking for. Signed the petition.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 03:36 PM
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Thanks Outlander! Exactly the type of information I am looking for. Signed the petition.
I loved that. Now make sure your parents, siblings, neighbors, barista, and everyone else signs it.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 03:42 PM
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Thanks Outlander! Exactly the type of information I am looking for. Signed the petition.
You're welcome. BTW, if you insist on not refering to my actual userid, then please refer to me as "Zoolander"

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Old August 22nd, 2014, 03:47 PM
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You can expect that after spending a ton of money getting it just the way you want it, you will sell it and start all over again.
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Old August 23rd, 2014, 07:57 AM
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Don't buy anything with rust.

Plan to spend lots of $$$
That is unpossible. They came with rust as a standard option, like the self lubricating undercarriage.
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Old August 23rd, 2014, 08:45 AM
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ALSO! Be forwarned about doing business with Berkshire Land Rover, Bill Cox, OR anything that is not North American Spec (dates in the 80's), and especially anything claimed to be TD5, PUMA, 200TDI, 300TDI and has not been titled in the US. If it has, you will need very experience advice and oversight before you would want to buy it, due to the recent CBP witchhunt. There are plenty good legal 80's imports out and about, but you could get bit hard by making uninformed purchases. ALSO, IMMEDIATELY SIGN THIS PETITION, AND GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO SIGN IT TOO! https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...s-and/PhZ4RMgz
Have to add vehicles brought in by DrAaron to the do not buy list. While some were kosher others have proven not to be.
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A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old August 23rd, 2014, 10:39 PM
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You can expect that after spending a ton of money getting it just the way you want it, you will sell it and start all over again.

Martin is spot on. Really think about what you want and don't pull the trigger until you find it:
lifted not lifted
front winch bumper or not
extra lights
Drive shafts
Drive lines

are you taking it offroad or going to be a complete garage queen. every mile you put on it devalues the truck so if you are looking to only occasionally drive it. then get a low mileage truck that you can sell later on that will hold its value with only a little added miles.

If a daily driver, don't shy away from high mileage as the POs have more than likely dumped money into it to get it ready to sell. Or the mileage is already reflected in the price.

Buy the truck they way you want it, set up how you want it....it is cheaper than buying a stock truck and then putting everything you want on it. a truck with accessories is cheaper (pennies on the dollar for accessories already on it) then a stock truck that you are going to accessorize.
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Old August 24th, 2014, 06:40 AM
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Mark, I mean Zoltan, I mean zoolander, good point.

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I am fascinated by the Land Rover culture and plan to buy either a D90 or 110. This will be my first. What can I expect? What do I need to know prior to purchase? What do I need to know after? Any suggestions or recommendations?

Thank you in advance. I greatly value this group's experience and look forward to being a part in the future.
Get the service manual for the model you're interested in. They are widely available for free on the Web. Check off a ton of stuff on your significant other's to do list, open a tab at your local pizza delivery place, and party on...
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Old August 24th, 2014, 06:47 AM
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I'm going to suggest that you track down your local Land Rover club and ride shotgun with them while you figure out your wants and needs.
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A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old August 24th, 2014, 07:30 AM
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Also, unless you have tons of money be prepared to get dirty, have a good variety of tools and wd40.
Being the second owner (since 2000) of a D1 (definitely one of the lowest-priced entry level land rovers), I am constantly fixing odds and ends. Just did the rear rotors/brakes/seals which was a real pain in the a$$. Read all that you can and find the LR that will fit your budget and expectations. I personally would be all over a beaten up 110 and fix it up "properly" the way i want it.

Good luck in your search!
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Old August 24th, 2014, 08:12 AM
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are you taking it offroad or going to be a complete garage queen. every mile you put on it devalues the truck so if you are looking to only occasionally drive it. then get a low mileage truck that you can sell later on that will hold its value with only a little added miles.
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I would argue that this advice only applies to NAS trucks. All ROW's are pretty much priced for high mileage, are expected to have already lived a full life, and all buyers wouldn't really trust the mileage reported anyway.
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