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Old November 18th, 2008, 08:34 PM
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Sold my D-90 :(

So.... its gone...

My Disco's tranny went 2 weeks ago, and possibly has engine problems (slipper liner or cracked block)... and my D90 needed a ton of work still... so I decided that I could no longer have 2 trail trucks and that I needed something reliable and under warranty so I could focus my energy on one truck.. unfortunately the D90 was the one that had to go because it would be a better return return on investment... I had way too much sunk into the D2 in mods, and in the condition it's in, it wouldn't get me any cash.

So I looked around for another Rover.. I decided that my price range included a 05/06 LR3 or 03/04 RR... started looking heavily online and around the at local dealers... I suprisingly found exactly what I was after at a local dealer, and they had it on special... so I picked up a 2006 LR3 HSE7 ... It's bonnati gray, fully loaded, navigation, leather, adaptive headlights, AND the HD package (rear locker and full size spare).



It has 42k miles on it, and got it under the LR Certified program and extended the warranty to 2013 or 100k miles so I don't have to maintain all those crazy electronics.

I made the decision to trade in the D90 to the dealership. They gave me $14k for it... which ended up being about $15k w/ the tax benefit of a trade in.. I possibly could have gotten a little more if I sat on it longer and put it up on EBay, etc.. but I didn't want the hassle.. plus, there are already a few D90s on this board for sale for under $16k which are in better condition. Funny thing is, I checked the dealership's website today and they have it listed for $22k (at least it's helping keep the resale value high!).

So.... I'm without a D90... I enjoyed my truck while I had it and it was a great starter D90... and I will absolutely be in another D90 in the next couple of years...

I did manage to keep a bunch of parts though, so they'll be up for sale here once I get a chance to organize what I have (e.g. rear roll cage, door panels, speaker pods, stainless kits, etc..) and take pictures... I'll still be lurking here and contributing where possible, as I still help friends work on their defenders a lot.

Here is a pic of my old D90.... #416 ... RIP and hopefully someone buys it and restores it... because it needs it!

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Old November 18th, 2008, 08:53 PM
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Congrats on the new rover...

The good part is that you will find another 90 soon...
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Old November 18th, 2008, 09:30 PM
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Yeah, and as sad as it is to see the D go, you will really appreciate the quiet, warmth, AC & heated seats in the LR3! Plus it is always nice to be able to just take it in and tell them to fix it. I love working on the 110, but there is something to be said for not having to maintain your daily driver.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 09:40 PM
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You can always barrow my 90 for a month or so if you want. Though I will need the LR3 in exchange
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Old November 18th, 2008, 10:13 PM
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Why did you not try to sell it on here?
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Old November 18th, 2008, 10:22 PM
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Why did you not try to sell it on here?
Because the market isn't moving on here currently.. and it was already offered for sale on here a couple years ago for a lot less than I paid for it.. it was Trae's old D90... sold to Trevor, then sold to Derek Dilks, some work was done to it, but it still needed a lot. It wouldn't sell on here for more than 12/13k.

JimC's truck (your old one) for $16.5k, or madcowdungbeetle's for $13,250 or even Hipperts for $10k are better deals than I could have offered for what it was.. and I couldn't afford to sit on it for a couple of months while I waited for it to sell..
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Old November 18th, 2008, 10:53 PM
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Sorry to hear that.

What kind've work specifically did it need? It looked solid in the photos, but I guess that doesn't really mean a heck of a lot.

I'll have to make sure to meet you NJ guys at the romp this year (assuming you're coming back up). I missed you guys last year.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 12:11 AM
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Sorry to hear that.

What kind've work specifically did it need? It looked solid in the photos, but I guess that doesn't really mean a heck of a lot.

I'll have to make sure to meet you NJ guys at the romp this year (assuming you're coming back up). I missed you guys last year.
- Hole in bulkhead under gas pedal
- rust in; cappings, rear tire carrier, seatbox, seat brackets, frame, axle housings, sway bars, rear cross member, door frames, etc.. most of it was surface rust, but it definitely needed a lot of attention
- no real interior... seats needed to be replaced (or new foam & trim), dashboard was falling apart
- door paint mismatched rest of truck
- dent in bonnett on front of it, a couple dings and paint scrapes throughout whole truck, and a dent on passenger front
- custom made fastback top, with the metal twist things to secure to cab... was nice, but needed to be converted to belt rail if you wanted to get a full soft top
- tuffy center console needed to be rebuilt [lock failed on it, i had to break into it] ... they were nice and quoted $70
- no radio, door panels, speakers, etc.. trans tunnel cover and seat box cover was in poor condition
- lt77 tranny
- leaking from at least rear diff

It did have an ARB front, OME 2" lift, HD steering arms, weld on diff guards, and a steel fuel tank skid... also almost new 285/75 BFG MTs..

I was planning on cleaning up all the rust, and giving it a respray, then working on the interior a bit... but the work just never got done.. I ended up spending too much getting my disco ready for Moab... now with the tranny out (Check out this carnage!)... and potential engine problems.. i decided to focus my effort on getting that ready for the trails..

It was a great starter defender though, which is what Derek sold it to me as... and I'll definitely be in another in a year or so...
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Old November 19th, 2008, 12:25 AM
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I'll have to make sure to meet you NJ guys at the romp this year (assuming you're coming back up). I missed you guys last year.
Yeah Chris where were you last year!? You should invite us up to do some SNH trails with your crew. We are looking to do some wheeling after Thanksgiving. Maybe December?
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Old November 19th, 2008, 01:47 AM
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How did you break the transmission like that? I have some core transmission you could get the govenor cover from me and repair that pretty easily. Unless there is internal damage as well. Sorry to hear you let your D go.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 11:11 AM
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How did you break the transmission like that? I have some core transmission you could get the govenor cover from me and repair that pretty easily. Unless there is internal damage as well. Sorry to hear you let your D go.
Pendy -- I believe it has internal damage as well... I had it 'clunk' while driving, now everytime it shifts from 1st to 2nd, it goes into limp home mode... mechanic hooked it up to test book and said it was toast... we didn't even notice that the casing was cracked until we had it out on the bench to take the transfer case off of!

I'm assuming either the internal damage broke the case, or offroading broke the case, and caused the internal damage.

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To everyone PM'ing/Emailing me about parts... give me a couple of days and I'll put together pics and prices on things... need to catalog what I have and try to dig up what I paid for them.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 02:16 PM
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They seem to think it is worth 21k now.

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...eadExists=true
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Old November 19th, 2008, 02:22 PM
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It was at the first day they listed it... going down fast! I guess they havent opened up the tuffy yet, because there is no am/fm casette player.. even if there was, there are no speakers to play it on!
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Old November 19th, 2008, 02:49 PM
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My wifes DD is a 2005 LR3. We traded in our Disco II for it after the warranty expired.
You will enjoy the cush factor Hopefully you'll get a D90 in the future.

Smart decision on the extended warranty. Its at the dealership now getting a e brake problem fixed
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Old November 19th, 2008, 02:59 PM
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This is the one that sold for 12k (or less?) way back when out of MD?
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Old November 19th, 2008, 03:17 PM
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This is the one that sold for 12k (or less?) way back when out of MD?
Yeah, it was listed for about that on here, I think 13.5 was the lowest advertised.. then it was sold/exchanged to Trevor in PA.. then sold to derek dilks.. a bit of work was done, some accessories added, and I ended up buying it for $15,900... i bought a bunch of stuff for it, the only thing i wasnt able to keep was the OME 2" though... so I'm basically out about 1500 from what i paid for it versus what i got in trade in... which is fine.. I just know that it wouldn't sell on here fast, and I didn't have the time to sit on it.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 04:43 PM
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That's not a bad loss! I would look at it as more of a short term rental, and you took a hell of a lot less of a hit on it than I did...

But at 14K I may have bou.... no, must not complete the thought!
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Old November 19th, 2008, 04:48 PM
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These things once they are 100k and somewhat used don't lose much, just the cost of keeping them up and running.

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Old November 20th, 2008, 11:19 AM
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Down to $19996 now... if it hits $12k, i'm buying it back!
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Just wondering, why did you go for the LR3 over the RR?
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