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Old April 6th, 2016, 02:43 PM
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Jalopnik article on why Defenders cost $70k plus

Here’s Why The Land Rover Defender Costs $70,000 Or More
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Old April 6th, 2016, 02:56 PM
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"Indeed, the rustiest, rattiest U.S.-spec Defender, with no air conditioning and a Carfax that shows flood damage, hail damage, and long-term taxi usea Defender that was used as a monkey storage facility and then parked in a barn for nine years before succumbing to uncontrolled lava flow up to its rocker panelswill still pull thirty grand."
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Funny article. I especially like the last sentence..... very entertaining.
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Weird. Wasn't DavidTheCarGuy that guy Raddy here who was forced to sell his 1997 BRG D90 at 50% profit and was complaining because he wouldn't be able to replace it? From his Instagram it looks like he bought a nearly identical one that same week, then a black one a few days later.

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You know it is pretty sad to think that a Ford Focus 2.0 puts out 160hp in naturally aspirated form.....
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"The Defender doesn’t have power windows. It doesn’t even have crank windows. The windows slide...."

Amazing
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"The Defender doesnt have power windows. It doesnt even have crank windows. The windows slide...."

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Both panes! Series only one pane slid, Series I the sliding part was not even glass. Progress I tell you, progress.
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Yup, as a Defender owner, I really don't care want others think!
When I bought mine at the LR dealer, the salesman stated, "people by Hummers and Jeeps because they are easy to buy, if you wish to own a Defender, you have to really want one"

Jeeps and Hummers are commodities...
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"The Defender doesn’t have power windows. It doesn’t even have crank windows. The windows slide...."

Amazing

I actually find that style so much better.

Back in the toll paying days in the pouring rain it was easier and you got less wet.

There are so many reasons why I like those windows.

I am sure I am not the only person.

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It isn’t comfort, either. The Defender is loud, and rough, with poor visibility and little seat padding. It reminds me a lot of my Hummer, in the sense that whenever you go somewhere in either vehicle, you arrive at your destination and you think: Do I really have to drive this thing home again?
2 of the most comfortable vehicles to drive in my opinion. Cars are too low for me. In fact when I park my RRS it is in the offroad height position 99% of the time.

The seat position of a Hummer and a Defender are just perfect.

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Yup, as a Defender owner, I really don't care want others think!
When I bought mine at the LR dealer, the salesman stated, "people by Hummers and Jeeps because they are easy to buy, if you wish to own a Defender, you have to really want one"

Jeeps and Hummers are commodities...
He probably wasn't talking about real Hummer's though. lol
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So glad I don't own a defender, I would hate to have those problems.
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Great article. Love it. Love that roof rack too!
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Weird. Wasn't DavidTheCarGuy that guy Raddy here who was forced to sell his 1997 BRG D90 at 50% profit and was complaining because he wouldn't be able to replace it? From his Instagram it looks like he bought a nearly identical one that same week, then a black one a few days later. 1997 Defender 90 Soft Top - Defender Source
His wife said something had to go.
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Weird. Wasn't DavidTheCarGuy that guy Raddy here who was forced to sell his 1997 BRG D90 at 50% profit and was complaining because he wouldn't be able to replace it? From his Instagram it looks like he bought a nearly identical one that same week, then a black one a few days later.

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Weird how I wanted to keep one, isn't it? Its almost as if I love defenders! Strange, right? Thank goodness I can buy and sell whatever I want and whenever I want, like I live in a free country or something. Also weird how you act like you know me.
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Let's look at what vehicles had sliding windows... Defender, 250GTO, F40, 917k... Sliders are only for vehicles with god like status.
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Weird how I wanted to keep one, isn't it? Its almost as if I love defenders! Strange, right? Thank goodness I can buy and sell whatever I want and whenever I want, like I live in a free country or something. Also weird how you act like you know me.
You already spent too much time critiquing Josh. Weird.
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You already spent too much time critiquing Josh. Weird.
Good point, touche
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Good point, touche
I think you missed my point.
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