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Old May 7th, 2014, 02:17 PM
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Crazy question: on road drive experience RR Classic v D90

Looking back when I had my RR Classic, I liked the way it drove. Only an increased frequency of mechanical issues forced a change.

Now that I'm interested in a D90, I understand it has a similar engine but is a lighter vehicle. Should I expect a similar or zippier drive? In stock form, is it a harsher and noisier ride. I remember the Classic as quite luxurious at the time.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 02:25 PM
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Old May 7th, 2014, 02:35 PM
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It's a very comfy motorcycle.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 02:40 PM
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The D90 is an agricultural vehicle with zero creature comforts. If you thought a classic has issues then a defender is not for you.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 02:41 PM
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It's a very comfy motorcycle.
I feel the same way about my GT3.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 02:45 PM
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Yes when you want to "Dress to Impress" take the Classic (lol)...When you want to get the job done take the D90...leave the canolli...

It's a loud tin can that required TLC...unless you're driving a trail rig.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 02:48 PM
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You most likely won't get any speeding tickets in a 90 though.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 02:51 PM
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The D90 is an agricultural vehicle with zero creature comforts. If you thought a classic has issues then a defender is not for you.
I think I'm becoming tougher in my old age

I had to sell then as I was in training and didn't have the time, mechanical know how or deep pockets to keep it running. Now, though I still don't have the time, I can keep the rig running.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 03:02 PM
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Old May 7th, 2014, 03:15 PM
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I would highly recommend test driving a Defender before you buy one, or else you would end up selling it in a few months/years (just like some forum member(s) here)! Because it is freaking loud, cold, hot, no creature comforts, etc etc etc. Also, you do NOT have to be freaking rich to maintain it.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 03:17 PM
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There are D90s for sale in NJ.
Go test drive one and see how you like it.



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Old May 7th, 2014, 03:23 PM
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What is this carpet and leather you speak of?
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Old May 7th, 2014, 04:21 PM
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Go test drive one this weekend. This should answer most of your questions. You haven't PM'd me yet even though I told you I'm local. They're loud, comfortable to sit in (for me at least), hot, cold. Basically whatever the weather is outside, is also the weather inside.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 04:25 PM
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When mine was for sale a few guys test drove it and decided it wasn't for them. Tractor is pretty accurate
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Old May 7th, 2014, 04:35 PM
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My DII feels like a race car compared to my 90. It isn't always a pleasant experience to drive in foul weather but that's where a 2nd vehicle comes in handy.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 04:42 PM
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Old May 7th, 2014, 05:16 PM
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Thanks for all the input. I might keep the Suburban for those harsh winter days. I'm still keen on going for the D90 though.

If all goes as planned, I'll be back in Santa Monica in a few years so the D90 could be a DD for local runs and if Toyota ever builds it and brings it to the States, a new 300 series LC for long hauls.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 05:27 PM
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I think the seats in the Defender are great. I can get out of it from driving 8 hours and my back doesn't hurt at all. But yes they are loud, and please whatever you do don't get a borla.
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Basically whatever the weather is outside, is also the weather inside.
That's the truth! In Colorado I had snow blowing in past the door seals and sunroof seal.
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Old May 7th, 2014, 08:38 PM
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That's the truth! In Colorado I had snow blowing in past the door seals and sunroof seal.
Sunroof?!

Next you're going to tell me you have windows that ROLL up and down.

What kind of rovers are you all driving?
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