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Old October 26th, 2015, 11:29 AM
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Possible Purchase/ 94 NAS / Opinions Please

I am looking at possibly purchasing this 94 NAS. 101,000 miles, soft top. I have not seen it in person yet and would like some opinions based on the pictures below. The seller is a private party and cannot provide much service history. Basically sounds like he hasn't done much. My concerns are; lack of service history, Rhino lining on interior and bumpers, snorkel and lack of AC. It does come with 2 tops and appears to be in decent condition in the photos. He is asking $45,000.


I would like opinions from the experts on the pricing/value and comments on condition based upon the pictures. Thanks in advance.




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Old October 26th, 2015, 11:54 AM
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Checked the Carfax. It's clean. Also, a southern vehicle.
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Old October 26th, 2015, 12:08 PM
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Where's the vehicle, how long has the current owner owned it, etc.? I've never seen that lining used in such abundance. Personally, I'd be hesitant to buy that at $45k. Snorkel shouldn't worry you, as many just added it to look cool. At least one of the tires in the pics looks like it doesn't have much tread left. I can't believe they sprayed straight over the bumper bolts like that.
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Old October 26th, 2015, 12:28 PM
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Based on the pics the underside looks good. Not sure why people rhino line everything like this. Why put liner on the bumper and yes, over the bolts?
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Old October 26th, 2015, 12:38 PM
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Looks clean from the bottom. Would definitely have trained eye look it over prior to purchase. Rhino lining isn't end of the world, as long as it wasn't put down to hide any rust. This isn't the sellers 1st rodeo with rovers with that RRC in the back ground, so he should know of any issues or history of repair.
Hard to give a price when you really need to know more about the mechanical state including any overheating, transmission issues, ect, ect...
Best of luck in your journey.
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Old October 26th, 2015, 12:40 PM
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Looks clean. Too much rhino lining and $45k with 101K miles is too much.
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Old October 26th, 2015, 12:48 PM
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The seller is asking a premium for nothing special. Even the transmission tunnel rubber cover is missing. The pictures do not show much. Even rusty trucks look fine in those areas.
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Old October 26th, 2015, 12:48 PM
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Bumpers and snorkle are an easy fix to go stock.

Its odd they took floors out to rhino line but just coated the rear door. That is the only thing that would make me nuts. I guess you could replace the door though.
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Old October 26th, 2015, 01:04 PM
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The inside of the whole tub is coated. Thinking service on the transmission at one point post rhino lining. Hence, the new fasteners.
IMO, there is a history w/ this truck. Perhaps some hunting truck left outside topless exposed to the elements and hosed off once per year.
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Old October 26th, 2015, 01:12 PM
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The inside of the whole tub is coated. Thinking service on the transmission at one point post rhino lining. Hence, the new fasteners.
IMO, there is a history w/ this truck. Perhaps some hunting truck left outside topless exposed to the elements and hosed off once per year.
Considering the dials appear to be sun-beaten I was thinking the same thing. The red for the engine temp and gas gauge appear white-ish. Could be the camera though. Usually the steering wheel and dash would show evidence as well though.
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Old October 27th, 2015, 07:15 PM
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One day I might sell my d90. I can't wait till it is dissected on the forum. I'll probably learn a lot!
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Old October 27th, 2015, 09:19 PM
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One day I might sell my d90. I can't wait till it is dissected on the forum. I'll probably learn a lot!
I thought we already did when you bought it less than a year ago!
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Old October 27th, 2015, 09:20 PM
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I thought we already did when you bought it less than a year ago!

Haha yes I realized that after I posted!

Il still very happy with how all that went down.
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Old October 27th, 2015, 09:24 PM
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Haha yes I realized that after I posted! Il still very happy with how all that went down.
And you ended up with a great rig!
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Old October 27th, 2015, 11:00 PM
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It does look decent underneath, but the rhino lining would drive me crazy - especially where they went over the bolts - have you ever dealt with removing that stuff?? It's pretty damn tough!! I'd consider it in the low 30's, but that's only if everything thing else looked really good! They're too many really nice trucks out there in the 45k range...
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Old October 29th, 2015, 09:48 PM
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It does look decent underneath, but the rhino lining would drive me crazy - especially where they went over the bolts - have you ever dealt with removing that stuff?? It's pretty damn tough!! I'd consider it in the low 30's, but that's only if everything thing else looked really good! They're too many really nice trucks out there in the 45k range...
Sonny, where are the $45k range trucks you're speaking of? I have cash and am ready to purchase.
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Old October 29th, 2015, 10:44 PM
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In the early years, a lot of people considered rhino-lining their trucks... No-one expected the prices of the trucks to skyrocket. If it were a Jeep, I would rhino-line it so I can wash it out, leave the top off or etc.

Now, you need to consider resale values, unless you will die with it, like most of us. Go see it, bring a board member with you to help.
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Old October 30th, 2015, 06:33 PM
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Sonny, where are the $45k range trucks you're speaking of? I have cash and am ready to purchase.
Yeah, you probably have a good point - they definitely aren't sitting around, but pop up at odd times! I'll keep a look out for you too! I just wouldn't be in too much of a rush to jump into one, and do be cautious with the rhino lining stuff!

Have you been in touch with Stephen at Adventure Motorcars in Birmingham? He always has some nice cars (though many are more money than you're hoping to spend) and he may be able to point you towards one...
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Old October 30th, 2015, 07:59 PM
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