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Old November 1st, 2009, 11:46 PM
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i have to say; ive owned several much more expensive cars (porsche, modern land rovers, etc) and my D-90 gives me more joy for alot less money. With classic cars, trophy real estate, pop art, etc I think history will tell you prices can go up far beyond "value" and also, when times are not good, drop further then anyone would think.

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnsD90
These are purchased as toys...
Hmmm, I'm not sure I entirely agree with this. I think most people who buy LRs actually use them as Daily Drivers and don't take them off-road. Look at all the soccer moms and rich folk who drive their Discos, LR3s and RRs every day. I'm sure there is only a small percentage of owners who actually use these trucks for what they are intended for. Most people who buy these aren't enthusiasts like us. It's definitely more of a status symbol for them than anything else.

Originally Posted by Rugbier
No, the one on RN site is a V8 3.5 carbed.

I've bought DougC's ( Maryland110 ) and it is a 200Tdi .

Gustavo, congrats! I've seen that truck in person, well, actually, Doug blasted by me on 495 once but it still looked awesome. Post up some pics soon!

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-I need to figure out a cooler-looking way of getting into the driver's seat

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by andyrad
I sold my D-90 to CDN90 and it did need some work. He is going to spend the money to do it properly as I enjoyed the truck as it was and did not see the value in dropping that kind of money into the body. Maybe that is my answer. Defenders are like art, they are only worth what you are willing to pay for it. If you're happy with a D-90 worth 15K or a 110 worth 25K then you're happy. That's all. If you're the type that wants it perfect then you're looking at 60K and up? Is that the answer?
Hey Andy et all, I thought i would through my 2 bits in...

When i was looking to buy a Defender 90 / 110 / 130 i went in circles with regards to what one would hold its value. Kinda like an investment but being able to drive your money around and write off a lot of the expenses. Nevermind the drool every-time i saw one no matter the body style!

The NAS 110 is a true beauty! Finding one up here is Canada that is clean is near impossible. If i did find one in nice shape i couldn't see myself driving it on any expeditions as it would be sure to lose value as the mileage ticked and the rock chips flicked! I am sure a lot of others think this before throwing down that type of cash for a vehicle that might be treated like the for-mentioned Yenko (i would have said BOSS 302).

The ROW 110 / 130 is truly a better truck (IMO) - DIESEL and usually galvanized and sometimes highly customized...Mileage is less of an issue at the end of the day because nobody really knows how many miles are on these things anyways. Depreciation is minimal because the initial cost is resonable and the market would be bigger because of the lower entry cost. (IMO) <--A clean ROW 110 is still better than the JK's 4door; at least until the jeep comes out with a diesel (long overdue).

A NAS90 was my choice because i truly believe they will only hold / rise in value. They are currently a great buy when compared to to the 110's ROW and NAS. Most importantly, the market is not being flooded with ROW 90's. Full convertible / Go anywhere but not so tempted to go on those long excursions.(Ride Comfort)

To sum it up, for me it was Andy's D90 because mechanically it was super tight, low mileage and one hell of a rig! Lots of tinkering and major summer fun!

But if its a choice of 110's. The ROW110 is the true winner when it comes to value. Oh yeah, you can drive the piss out of it!

PS- I posted some pics of (Elvis)...still the same truck but a little more bling! Kinda like the FAT Elvis when he was in vegas!
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by andyrad
Then we look at the '83 trucks coming in from the UK. Here in Canada we can get a much newer truck, 15 years old, but the market is for the '83 and '84 trucks because of the USA 25 year rule. These are being sold as rebuilt from the ground up with newer running gear and modern bodies, for get this, well into the 40K range. It's an '83 for crying out loud. There is one in Calgary asking 65K CDN with a 2.8 international.
Let me answer this, I am currently building an as new 300tdi LHD R380 110 CSW for a client in CO, New galvanised chassis on a 25 yr old tag. He's paying less than $65,000 for it including shipping. It will be fitted with a full NAS cage, and when it arrives it will be a 'New' 25 yr old truck. and it will be worth every penny. My costs for the build are over $48,000.00

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by CDN90
To sum it up, for me it was Andy's D90 because mechanically it was super tight, low mileage and one hell of a rig! Lots of tinkering and major summer fun!
Tim, thanks for the good comment. As much as anyone who sells a vehicle believes that the truck is solid there is always that little voice in your head that asks what if it isn't. To have a comment like this ensures me that I did a good job. If I were to be driving it and it let me down then oh well, my bad so my displacemet. But for the truck to fail on a new owner would kill me as I would feel as though I has misled them on the purchase. Some sellers don't give a crap on the sale like Tony Simoneau on the discoweb. That's a good read if you get the day off.

The truck looks great with the new wheels.

I am leaning towards a rebuilt ROW110 when the time comes.
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are NO EARTHLY GOOD!
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Old November 5th, 2009, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Rugbier
No, the one on RN site is a V8 3.5 carbed.

I've bought DougC's ( Maryland110 ) and it is a 200Tdi .
Doug sold his truck?!? What is he driving now?

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