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Old January 16th, 2011, 01:55 PM
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New daily driver...advice anyone?

I know everyone here will say "Go for a 90", but I currently have a 110 and love it. However, I just sold my other daily driver truck, and thinking about replacing it with either:

1. Hummer H1 (03 or 04) with all the options
2. Range Rover Supercharged (08 or 09) with all the options; not a Range Rover Sport

I know people on this forum have owned, or currently own these vehicles. Looking for some advice on what the next daily driver will be. I know alot of people will say no to the Hummer H1, due to maintenance and whatnot, but I have that covered with a couple friends that are pretty badass with the maintenance on them.

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Old January 16th, 2011, 02:44 PM
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Ryan,

If I were you, I would go with something that won't kill you with depreciation. So, either a H1 or a 90. I have an 03 RR, and love it, but I bought it a few years at the bottom of the market, but it isn't going anywhere but further down.

My wife drove a 97 SW for 3 years, and with the exception of upgrades and some maintenance, we broke even selling it.
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Old January 16th, 2011, 02:58 PM
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Scott, thanks man for the advice man. You're definitely right about the depreciation. The RR Supercharged go for about 94-96k new...and then 3 years later sell for around 50k. I had a 90 a couple years ago and broke even with it as well. I like being able to get out of a car after a couple years, especially with potential grad school around the corner...
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Ryan,
Other option go for an as new 110 tdi rebuild, cost will be similar to the RR, but you'll get great economy. If your driving a 100 as a daily driver, i'd not change to a 90 as i personally did that a few years ago and I was soon back in a 110 which 'pitch' far less.
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Old January 16th, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Someone on here has a hummer-prius hybrid. Probably get better gas mileage than a stock H1.

In all seriousness, I would go with the RR supercharged. It should come with a warranty which always comes in handy with rovers. Although a nice diesel h1 would be hard to turn down.
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Old January 16th, 2011, 04:37 PM
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An h1 for daily use? Is that a joke? Where are you going to park it? It's huge!
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Get a high mile Texas D90 SW for say $18-22k. Drive the hell out of it and break even when you sell it. Other than the maintenance and shitty gas milage.

Not mine but there is one for sale in Lewisville, red and fully kitted out for about $22k. There is a clean white one in Houston for a bit more. Both have 150k on the clock. They are both on cars.com
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Compact parking only

I agree with Barry 100% on that one. It was hard enough navigating my 4 door Wrangler around, I couldnt imagine trying to find anywhere that an H1 would fit.

If I were going to look for a stout and capable daily driver- Id look at G Wagen.


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If I were going to look for a stout and capable daily driver- Id look at G Wagen.
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Old January 16th, 2011, 06:19 PM
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I too like the G Wagen idea. Could get a nice 05-06 for less than half of new price and would be a sweet daily driver. I've seen 03-04 go for less than 30k. Imagine that - a "beater" G Wagen!
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An h1 for daily use? Is that a joke? Where are you going to park it? It's huge!
2 parking spots. left on- prius, right one- vw bug (convertible with the flower in the cup holder thing). Flip the switch for the lockers. H1 parks on top of both.
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I bought an LR3 for a winter "beater" (if you can call it that) and have been thoroughly impressed.

Same motor, trans, etc as the sport and way cheaper...
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If I was buying another LR, I'd get something in G4 orange. Preferably one of the few Range Rovers kicking around. One of the white g4 LR3s would be OK too.

A full-size diesel pickup is useful as hell, plus get a trailer and you can move the 110 around from post to post.

If you're looking for something with some flash, go for the RR Sport, just buy one thats a few years old.
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2. Range Rover Supercharged (08 or 09) with all the options; not a Range Rover Sport


No way I would buy an 08 or 09 Range Supercharged when the 2010 non supercharged is about the same price and a 10000000 times better with about the same speed.

Personally I would get a new LR4 before I bought an 08 or 09 Range.
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If I was buying another LR, I'd get something in G4 orange. Preferably one of the few Range Rovers kicking around.
Weren't there only like 4-11 that made it to our market (I know...we've discussed before); none of which retained the winch bumper? They are pretty damn cool though. RMR had one of them for sale last year if I recall.
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I drove my H1 for a couple years, and while big, it actually rides pretty decent but about as loud as a 110 inside. Parking, etc takes about a day to get used to, and is simple as it is a box with good mirrors. I also had a G4 RR (12 made Josh, only 3 to the US originally and then a 4th imported) and absolutely loved it, sold it to Copleys and still miss it. They were Lux spec and those seats were amazing. My advice, find a low mile '04 RR for cheap, looks same as a new one and will give you the best of both worlds with a RR and a 110. As they say, drive what you like... Oh, and had a G for a while, also an excellent choice, but not a fan of the 'star' being out in the boonies in a rural area.
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Personally I would get a new LR4 before I bought an 08 or 09 Range.
+1 on the LR4. I just replaced an LR3 with a new LR4, Metropolis Edition, and all I can say is that except for the shape and Land Rover badge, it's a completely different and extensively improved vehicle.
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