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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:37 AM
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Whatever the comment is, usually a "what year is it?"...
Translation: "I don't know what that thing is, but it's cool."
I usually respond with '1966 Land Rover' just in case there's any doubt on their part.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:42 AM
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Panties thrown on the windshield count as a compliment?
Flashed by some girls in a Limo on long island ....
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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:49 AM
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Usual 'cool truck' with the D1.


I got more with my Cruiser ('83 BJ60) than the Disco. I had every single cab driver in Arlington and Alexandria waxing poetic about the Cruisers 'back home' when I drove it around.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 11:19 AM
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Panties thrown on the windshield count as a compliment?
Pictures or it never happened.


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Old March 24th, 2014, 11:46 AM
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Flashed by some girls in a Limo on long island ....
Pictures or it never happened x2
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Old March 24th, 2014, 11:48 AM
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Panties thrown on the windshield count as a compliment?
No! however Butt print does!! lol...
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Old March 24th, 2014, 11:58 AM
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A few years ago, while driving (in my NAS D90) back from Hilton Head Island, I stopped at a gas station to fill up. While fueling up, an elderly gentleman (guessing 80+ years) approached me and complemented my Defender. He stated, "...my your Landy looks wonderful...they have not changed much since I first drove them..." He then tells me while in the military, he drove several Series 1 trucks back in the late 40's/early 50's in Europe in mine disarmament missions. He was such an interesting person. I wish I had more time to chat with him...
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Old March 24th, 2014, 12:05 PM
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Commuting one day in my Series 1 a guy in a Honda next to me yells out,


"Where did you dig that thing up at?"


I looked over and said "New Jersey."


He says "Out of the dirt?"


"Yeah out of the dirt."


In my exmod 110, a homeless dude once approached at an intersection asking me for money. After I told him no, he looked at me and said,


"You should quit drivin' that thing around. It's un-American."
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Old March 24th, 2014, 12:52 PM
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I've sadly had more "nice Land Cruiser", "cool Range Rover" and "what model Jeep is that?" comments than anything. Luckily the obligatory redneck "you drive on the same side as the mailman" remarks have subsided since moving last year. I usually just appreciate when someone knows what it is.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 12:54 PM
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Usually get "Who's Defender?" When I'm working races or nice rover. Funniest one was the inspector 2 weeks ago asking if I'd rolled it due to the new dents that I'd forgotten I put in it.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 01:05 PM
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Dude in my hood:
"Yo man that's OG!"

Had to look it up: "Original Gangster"

I think more people are crazed its a RHD vehicle than knowing what it is exactly.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 01:55 PM
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Bringing the 109 home (on a trailer) we were inside eating lunch.

I saw the windscreen frame moving around and ran outside to yell at the little hooligans...

...that turned out to be 80ish year old sisters.

"We used to drive the boys around in these when we were with the RAF in the Bahamas...of course the steering wheels were on the correct side then."

Driving it around town later, some high school kids holler "Nice 110!" ... hey, they were close
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Old March 24th, 2014, 02:07 PM
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At the gas station fueling up and a Hatian guy in a P38 pulls up and comes over hugs me, tears in his eyes and goes on about the missionaries who would visit his village in Rovers because nothing else would make it there. He was so excited I only understood about 1/3 of what he said but it was so cool.
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I actually had someone say once nice land rover, when did jeep stop making those.
double damn. that's like Howard Stern's street interview of public knowledge issues for the 2012 Presidential election. He would have been so much smarter saying "I don't know"
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Old March 24th, 2014, 02:37 PM
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People filming me driving a rhd lifted 130 on 35's down the road. Usually happens when I'm in the left lane and they are in the right enthusiastically giving me a thumbs up as they shoot video with their phones.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 03:59 PM
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Bringing the 109 home (on a trailer) we were inside eating lunch. I saw the windscreen frame moving around and ran outside to yell at the little hooligans... ...that turned out to be 80ish year old sisters. "We used to drive the boys around in these when we were with the RAF in the Bahamas...of course the steering wheels were on the correct side then." Driving it around town later, some high school kids holler "Nice 110!" ... hey, they were close
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Old March 24th, 2014, 04:48 PM
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It seems like I get "That thing looks like it should be on a safari" about once a week.

At the Denver airport pretty much everyone that works there is North African. The guys that drive shuttles for the lot where I park are always saying they're going to send it home to their families in Moroco\Somolia\Algeria, etc....
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Old March 24th, 2014, 04:54 PM
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When it's not called a "jeep" though correctly "A Land Rover"
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Old March 24th, 2014, 11:11 PM
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I came out of a store, walked up to my 1988 Ninety, and there was a guy lightly leaning on it, and he didn't look too good. I asked him if he was okay. He said, yes I'm fine, he asked if the truck was mine. At this point I noticed his eyes were very teary, I said yes, it's mine. He then told me he moved here for work a few months ago, and seeing my old Rover reminded him of his home in Africa, he said that was the first real truck he had seen in the US, and it made him really miss everyone from his home. So it wasn't really a compliment on the truck, but it was still an interesting conversation that was started by the Rover.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 11:24 PM
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Other than Rednecks, I got the most compliments from middle aged African American females when I lived in Georgia, seriously. And no, Im not African-American.

Never could explain that one...
The only people in Omaha that seem to know what my 109 is are the really african (FOTB) taxi drivers. I had one tell me all about how they would start them with the hand crank, load them up and drive them any where. When I tell anyone else in this city I drive a rover they all assume soccer mom wagon.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 12:28 AM
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Found a note on the windshield one day from a rather elderly lady who said it brought back some fond memories of her and her late husband traversing the lower part of Africa in the 70's..She saw me at a starbucks about a month later and was thrilled to be able to sit in it and reminisce…
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