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Old March 18th, 2005, 11:59 AM
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Buying Art Vigil's 90

So I finally found my dream 90, I am flying to Denver on Sunday and doing all of the paperwork Monday to purchase Art Vigil's Defender. I am terribly anxious to get out there and see the thing, he and I have been talking for about a month now and this is my first chance to get out there. Just curious if anyone had anything to say about his truck and Art, he has been great to deal with and must say I will be sad for him to part with it as it sounds like its his baby. At any rate if you guys have any comments I would love to hear them, and any advice as well would be appreciated if anything strikes anyone.
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Old March 18th, 2005, 12:19 PM
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Well, I'm sad to hear. Art's stand up. And his truck is just as good. Hopefully we'll still see him here from time to time.
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Old March 18th, 2005, 12:52 PM
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Arts a great guy and his truck is one of the few red D90s I lust after. You'll be getting a great ride.
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Old March 18th, 2005, 02:16 PM
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Never pass up on an opportunity to recognize a nice guy.
I only met Art once when I bought a drop curtain from him. We work in close proximity to each other and he was kind enough to drop my curtain off to me over his lunch break. He followed up with an e-mail to check if it was okay.
Art strikes me as the kind of guy you'd like to have along if you were up in the hills wheelin', and I have no doubt that when you see your new rig it will be as advertised.

I envy you your drive home.

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Old March 19th, 2005, 09:09 AM
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I've always loved that rig; hell I've always lusted after that rig. Wish you the best.

Britt

P.S. What kind of sliders was he running?
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Old March 19th, 2005, 11:20 AM
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The one's on the truck now are Safarigard's but I think once I bring the baby home I might put on a set of slickrock's once they are available or those scorpion racing units with the steps (my girlfriend is only 5'2" so needs all the help she can get)
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Old March 23rd, 2005, 10:15 PM
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Success!!! My father and I just finished the 1500 mile trip from Denver to Atlanta with no hiccups at all in my new (to me) D90. Art was a great guy to deal with and the truck was exactly as he told me it would me. The only slight inconvenience was his bank had the wrong title on hand so we had to drive to the central office in Boulder to get it. Otherwise without flaw...well except for the terrible weather. We got to drive through snow, sleet, ice, wind, rain, a couple tornadoes in the area. No sun the entire time until we reached Georgia this afternoon, seems to me the British car brought the Brit weather and then some. At any rate, I am totally ecstatic and have been back and forth all night admiring the red beauty in the driveway. Hope to get out and see some of you soon.
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Old March 24th, 2005, 08:03 AM
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Congrats! Glad you made it without a hitch! Now get some pics of it off road, then you will really appreciated it.
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Old March 26th, 2005, 10:18 AM
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awesome, I wonder if Art misses it yet, that SW has the coolest RW bumper
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Wow Denver to Atlanta. And I thought driving from SC to PA was far. Good luck.
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Old March 28th, 2005, 01:36 AM
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I think these long drives right after buying serve as a good new owner break-in period. Mine came from Boston. Along the way, I learned that despite all the noise and racket, lousy mileage, heat, and what have you, a Defender truly is special. That it didn't break down saved me from a lot of embarrasment and grief from those who, in '99, thought I was crazy buying a car sight unseen off the internet. Before doing another trip like that, though, some sedation might be in order.
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