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Old August 12th, 2010, 07:44 PM
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1966 S2a 88" | 2006 LR3
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gf drove a '03 D2 w/ 3" lift & 32" ATs.. unfortunately totaled it while hitting a patch of ice... she's now in an audi wagon, and is desperate to get back into a disco or p38 (I told her that we need a fully stocked garage before I'd consider her owning a P38)

1966 Series IIa "Olive"
2001 Discovery II
2006 LR3 HSE7

Past: 1994 Defender 90 #416, 2001 Discovery II
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Old August 12th, 2010, 09:28 PM
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John Karlsson
1966 Series IIA 88 SW
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Originally Posted by dave_lucas View Post
Wife had a really nice 98 discovery for a few years, at first she really liked it but after a while she tired of driving it (size, comfort, handling, fuel and little stuff) I tired of her complaining about it so now she drives a Toyota Yaris hatch back.

She loves the car and I am happy as I do not have to work on it or hear her complain.

Lesson learned now I no longer have to hear her complain and I get to spend more time on my roverů And if I want another one I will just go buy it

Sounds familiar. SWMBO had a '96 Buick Roadmaster SW that wore out after 215K New England miles. She is thrilled that I was able to find her another one in cherry condition.

She won't even ride in my 90 or 110, if she can avoid it.

John Karlsson
Hope Valley, RI
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Old August 12th, 2010, 11:02 PM
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Mike Coleman
94 D90 ST/95 D90 SW/83 110
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I got the wife a 95 D90 SW five years ago, and she loves it. However, your wife needs to be the right type for that sort of thing. From what I've heard, usually when a guy tries to get his wife/gf a Rover for a daily driver, it doesn't end well.

With that said, you might have better luck with a D1, as they are mechanically similar to a D90, but won't seem so truck-like to the wife. Plus you'd have proper rear seats for the crib critters when they come along.
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Old August 13th, 2010, 12:12 AM
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my wife drives all the Rovers from time to time, and dislikes them about equally as drivers- except the '95 LWB which she loves. She drives an Expedition as her regular ride- turn the key, reliable with the kids, trip vehicle and rides great on the LR3 coil chassis- best kept secret in America... and if you get a chance- look at the LR3 and Puma dash, then look at a Ford F-150/Expedition- more than similar from the same manufacturer at the time:-)
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Old August 13th, 2010, 07:47 AM
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97 D90 ST / 1957 S1 109/ 1983 LS110
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Wait so the expedition has the same chassis as an LR3 would that mean a Navigator does as well?
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Old August 13th, 2010, 08:25 AM
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98 110 CSW 300 TDi
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My wife is very happy to drive my 110, so much that she wants me to put an all synchro box on the IIa and use it daily.
Go figure.
So maybe I'll get another Landy, I am not touching that gearbox!

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