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Old March 16th, 2014, 12:39 PM
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"the most unreliable car in the world is the most reliable car in the world."

With a positive attitude it is funny how quickly problems fade into adventures, and the good memories remain.

Good trip, good narrative, and it reminded me of a few hairbrained long distance drives that still come up as shared jokes with good friends crazy enough to join in.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 01:01 PM
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Old March 16th, 2014, 02:10 PM
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As soon as well pulled up to the house everyone jumped out and pretty much ran away from the Defender. I don't think any of my friends want to even look at a Defender for a while. It was dark, so we didn't bother with a picture.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 02:18 PM
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So driving impressions between the 3.9 90 and the 110 DC 300 tdi?
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Old March 16th, 2014, 02:20 PM
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Let me know when you're ready to sell. I have a $30 bid hanging out there.

Hope you got that $10er from down_shift. Glad you made it safely.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 02:30 PM
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So driving impressions between the 3.9 90 and the 110 DC 300 tdi?
That's tough to say since it doesn't have a 3.9 in it. As soon as I started driving it I noticed it seemed to have a lot more power than any other Defender I've driven. I just went out and looked at the block to find cross bolted bearing caps, so I think it has a 4.6 in it. I'm going to pull the oil pan this week to find out for sure, unless someone can tell me based on the serial number. It has newer style heads on it as well.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 02:49 PM
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I'm glad the trip went well!

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My overall observation of America is that most people live in trailers and a lot of the country smells like a port-a-potty.
Damn, you are shattering my dreams of seeing more of this fine country. And don't take this the wrong way, but coming from a guy living in Richmond this is quite a statement!
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I think the next trip will need to be across Europe in a 1,000 Defender.
That sounds awesome. How about our own top gear style defender source challenge? We each have to buy a 1k defender and drive it across europe with some challenges on the way, and then see how much we can sell it for at the end (or get it onto a shipping container).
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Old March 16th, 2014, 03:53 PM
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Damn, you are shattering my dreams of seeing more of this fine country. And don't take this the wrong way, but coming from a guy living in Richmond this is quite a statement!

That sounds awesome. How about our own top gear style defender source challenge? We each have to buy a 1k defender and drive it across europe with some challenges on the way, and then see how much we can sell it for at the end (or get it onto a shipping container).
Haha, well in the rest of the country's defence, we were mostly just seeing what's next to the highway. Utah was awesome, I highly recommend going there. Washington state had the most varying terrain. I could definitely see myself living in Utah or in Seattle.

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but coming from a guy living in Richmond this is quite a statement!
Its worth noting that I live in the "Affluent Whites/Northface Families" area.

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Old March 16th, 2014, 04:29 PM
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I'm glad the trip went well! Damn, you are shattering my dreams of seeing more of this fine country. And don't take this the wrong way, but coming from a guy living in Richmond this is quite a statement! That sounds awesome. How about our own top gear style defender source challenge? We each have to buy a 1k defender and drive it across europe with some challenges on the way, and then see how much we can sell it for at the end (or get it onto a shipping container).
I'd be up for a euro trip ... I think the cost of fuel would be plenty challenging enough!
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Old March 16th, 2014, 04:33 PM
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Welcome home Jimmy. Great trip narrative. Might see you at Richmond happy hour....
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Old March 16th, 2014, 05:50 PM
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"Damn, you are shattering my dreams of seeing more of this fine country. And don't take this the wrong way, but coming from a guy living in Richmond this is quite a statement!"

Don't let that change your mind any about traveling the country...I've driven almost every state in the country, and most of Canada, and I've never had anything but incredible experiences along the way!! When you're blasting down the interstate, the smell of exhaust fumes and quick stops do permeate the air - you definitely have to get off the beaten path to really enjoy these trips and what the small communities really have to offer! I've had to do trips like this before, out of necessity, and while they're fun and memorable, the slow back-road trips are the ones to plan for when you have the time!!
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Old March 16th, 2014, 06:28 PM
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Interstates are obviously going to follow the path of least resistance. And out west, it usually means high desert boring Rockies. I think Ive crossed horizontally across the country 9 times now and lived on both sides, and I would agree with Jimmy's assessment if I didn't know better.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 06:32 PM
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One day I would love to do a route like Chris Snell suggested, but that just wasn't in the cards for us this time. My girlfriend and I might do a road trip up north this summer, so hopefully we can stay away from the highway some.

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Old March 16th, 2014, 10:17 PM
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LOL, that's some funny shit. I'm not that familiar with the area, just driven through on 95 a lot, and visited VCU and some hotel for my kids dance competitions over the years. It seemed nice enough to me, and I have lived in a variety of places and travelled a fair amount so I think I see the world a little differently than some who only know "affluent white" neighborhoods.

But my wife and daughter seemed overly concerned how quickly the neighborhoods turned shady next to the university.

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Old March 16th, 2014, 10:31 PM
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But my wife and daughter seemed overly concerned how quickly the neighborhoods turned shady next to the university.
The Fan area, where VCU is located, can be million dollar homes on one block, and Section 8 housing on the next block. It makes no sense, but it seems to be improving more and more every year as they raise taxes.
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How about our own top gear style defender source challenge? We each have to buy a 1k defender and drive it across europe with some challenges on the way, and then see how much we can sell it for at the end (or get it onto a shipping container).
I love this idea.
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Old March 17th, 2014, 03:30 PM
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Is this your new truck?

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Old March 17th, 2014, 06:36 PM
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Yeah, but I didn't buy it from him. He sold it to the guy in Seattle who I bought it from.
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Jimmy,

I met up with Kraig M. last night. He told me that you bought my old truck and pointed me to this thread. Feel free to contact me if you want to talk about the trucks history.

Glad to see it in action. You got a terrific deal. That is a nice D-90.
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