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Old November 6th, 2006, 04:57 PM
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Love/Hate

Ive had the Rover for a while now and I like it will probally keep it for the rest of my life I hope. Ive almost sold it but backed out boy am I glad I did. For those of you that have had multiple Defenders what made you keep coming back or get another? Or those of you who had a RR or Disco did you become a Defender convert? Or who of you have sold your Defender and then immediately realize that a bad thing and happend and you must have another? Its would be really sad to not have the Rover. This is certainly a love hate relationship and the Rover always wins.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 06:25 PM
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I've thought about ditching the D90 for a new FJ. The FJ is affordable, has a dealer warranty, factory locker, a lovely AC outlet, apparently gets 17/21mpg, has the reputable Toyota drivetrain, plus it has the LATCH system for my kids and side air-bags too.

But, despite my wife's best efforts I just can't bring myself to do it.

I love the D90. Its easy to work on, i.e. you don't have to wade through a slough of facia to modify something. It's basic. I like that.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 07:09 PM
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I've got a love-love relationship with mine. I'm not sure why people think that a vehicle should work reliably or properly most of the time. I guess my low expectations are rewarded with above-average reliability.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 07:26 PM
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I couldnít pass this one up...

One word of advice.

DO NOT SELL YOUR DEFENDER(S)!!!!!!!!!



I sold my D110 because of the "little things". Now I am paying the price (currently trying to replace). I sold my D110 in March 2004. By November 2004 I bought my '97 D90. The months in between I bought a VW Jetta TDi. Yes it was a dark time... No the Jetta is cool, she drives it now. I use the Jetta for long trips and airport runs.



Life is better with them than without them.



If you are hating it park it in storage (or take it to the dealer for repairs) and rent a car for one week. When you get back in you fall in love all over again.



We are talking about Defenders here arenít we????????
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Old November 6th, 2006, 09:06 PM
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Love-love- for me.

The defender has been pretty reliable, and responds well to proper care. She will complain to oversights. She demands an intimate relationship, and expects a basic level of competency from you to keep her up.
She is self reliant as long as you are. If you fail her,it's gonna cost you, because there are a lot of daddys out there
who will charge you big, for doing your job. If you romance her, and understand her periodic tantrums, you will be soulmates. On your arm, she represents well your lifestyle and thirst for adventure. She takes you to places others can't reach, and will always bring you home. She has no airs, pretenses, and puts her cards on the table. You shuffle them
any way you want. The results will always be the same. She is the best. She's proven it, in service, rescue, and battle.
You can dress her up, or down. She is all class, with no class distinction...on and on....oh brother

Rovers forever
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Old November 6th, 2006, 09:22 PM
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Considering the fact that I've been a Land Rover fanatic for over 40 years and spent most of the last twenty-four years scheming on how to get my hands on a Defender I don't think mine will be going anywhere anytime soon. My niece and nephew are already fighting over who gets to inherit it. I also own a 109" wagon and an 88" pickup that will be with me for the rest of my life. I have over 375,000 miles on the 109 - don't see any reason I can't match that with the D-90.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 10:35 PM
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My first Rover was a 1967 Series IIa 88" hardtop that I bought pretty much in parts...put her back together and considered upgrading the brakes, engine, etc and realized what I was about to really do was essentially build a D90...so, sold the 88 and found an ex-MOD diesel D90 which I should have kept...I loved that truck. My rationale with every D90 I have sold (4!) is that I needed the money...in fact, I have finally realized that I should sell other things and keep the Rover. In between I had a G Wagen but with my current 300Tdi conversion I plan to stay put with my D90. When I drove the G I just didn't feel right...felt out of it. I love the way the Defender looks, its practicality and its uniqueness and power. The Rover as pointed out by DJ above is easy to work on...I love my 94 BMW as my "go to" car...my 83 Porsche 911 for Autocross and speed, but I need to have the Rover just to feel right. From now on, if I need the money, everything else goes first!
My advice, don't sell. But if you do...take it from me...you'll be back.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 11:01 PM
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I bought my D90 new.............daily driver for 7 years. Sold it to one of my best friends. I had a lot of good reasons to sell the truck. Over the years I kept trying to justify the decision to sell, but really just kept missing it..............

When he was selling it 4 years later...........I bought it back. I don't think I will sell it again. I feel very lucky that I got it back...........can't take that chance again..........

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Old November 7th, 2006, 09:26 AM
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Love-brink of financial hardship relationship. I've had mine for almost 4 years now and love the truck when its running hate it when it breaks and costs me a couple grand to fix. My dad asked me the other day what I wanted to do with the truck once I payed it off. We've been kicking around everytime it breaks fixing it ang dumping it. I told him I plan on keeping it and getting a F-250 to tow the thing when I break it. So now I have to figure out if I want to wait till the 2008s come out or get a 2007.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 10:23 AM
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"I guess my low expectations are rewarded with above-average reliability"

You do own an alfa . . .
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Old November 9th, 2006, 12:38 PM
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LOVE/HATE...is really like LOVE the truck, HATE myself for loving it.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 01:55 PM
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Could you possible love your Rover any more than this? Warning: NSF!
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Old November 9th, 2006, 02:12 PM
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Does Pendy know you're posting his pic on here?



I'm just kidding, at least I don't think that's Pendy. ;-)
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Old November 9th, 2006, 02:26 PM
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Now start the Rover studmuffin... LOL!
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Old November 9th, 2006, 02:26 PM
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Could you possible love your Rover any more than this? Warning: NSF!

For Christs sake I'm eating lunch
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Old November 9th, 2006, 02:31 PM
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No Kidding....I really wish I hadn't seen that....I wonder if he got a tetnus (sp?) shot afterwards....
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Old November 9th, 2006, 02:53 PM
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I don't care who you are...that ain't right. I'm going to make myself believe that's a toyota.

That guy has got to be a european. Their concept of left field is WAY out left. Sometimes I think even conservatives out there take a little holiday to left field like this just for variety.

No wonder we're in Iraq alone. I thought only the Iraqi's did crap like that... (I was there, I know)
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Old November 9th, 2006, 03:16 PM
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He probably lost a bet.

You know its not Pendy because thats a truck, not a sheep.

(last comment courtesy of George).
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Old November 9th, 2006, 04:26 PM
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Damn. Somebody post the gist of the pic.
They frown on those types of things where I work.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 04:50 PM
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I just threw up in my mouth.
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