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Old September 29th, 2015, 04:01 PM
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Question the-landrovers.com?

Don't know where to put this, but does anyone have any experience with the-landrovers.com? Are they legit? I've been in contact and am seriously debating buying, I just don't want to end up being one of those people who have their defender impounded by homeland security. Like that thread I read about 30+ vehicles impounded. Let me know.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 04:50 PM
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I'm not familiar with them but curious. What are they suggesting, buyer pays outside of escrow and they deliver a titled vehicle at a reasonable time in the future?
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Old September 29th, 2015, 04:52 PM
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There are several vendors on this forum who are legit and have good reputations. Have you searched the Vehicles for Sale section yet? I would start there before plunking money down on a vehicle you haven't seen or inspected.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 04:55 PM
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I wouldn't put any money down without inspecting it, and yes I have looked through the for sale section. The one I am looking at is already in Texas, and could be inspected asap. I am just trying to do my research before I buy anything. Thanks for the input.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 05:00 PM
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Old September 29th, 2015, 05:10 PM
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They're associated through a few users here such as thelandrovers and TodDallas
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Old September 29th, 2015, 05:28 PM
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Apparently they haven't got their cease and desist letter yet.

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They must be very new at this here if they have not gotten the letter.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 05:57 PM
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Here is the vehicle I was looking at.

Nara Bronze - The Landrovers
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Old September 29th, 2015, 05:59 PM
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How much are they asking and is it within your planned budget?
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Old September 29th, 2015, 06:02 PM
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They are asking 55k and I can handle that price. It is on the upper end of the budget, that is why I am being overly cautious.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 06:04 PM
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The ad is lovely, but only shows the skin. You need to check the bones. Rust and mechanical condition. For what I'm guessing they are asking for this, I would get an independent, unbiased local Land Rover person to inspect it for you. They can also check and verify import documents against the vehicle.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 06:10 PM
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Yeah, regardless of what I buy I will be getting an inspection. I made that mistake once, and ended up with a rust bucket. Never again will I make that mistake. That is just a lot of money, and from some of the posts on here I am more hesitant. I really like the 110 and it would be perfect for my family. I don't want to deal with rust problems, and like you mentioned the ad doesn't show a whole lot.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 06:23 PM
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$50K is a lot of money for a 25+ yo vehicle - there are a lot - read A LOT...you should expect to be done to that vehicle, on top of nice seats and a nice paint job.

I would expect a Galvanized chassis & recond/new engine to be top of list. A paint job, carpet and nice interior, maybe even nice wheels can/should all be had for $20K - so where is the other $30 hiding?
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Old September 29th, 2015, 06:37 PM
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This is the kind of feedback I was looking for. So other than the for sale section here, where should I look for a 110? I am willing to pay for a clean 110. I was eyeing a Pinzgauer, but I think a 110 fits my needs all around better. Thanks for any/all help.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 07:27 PM
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Run....

Just due to the fact they have Landrover in their name, to me, means they are new, or not too swift. I would guess the trademark police have not been by to pay them a visit, yet... LRNA has strict control on "Rover" and Land Rover" word marks. Remember ECR was East Coast Rover.....

All I am getting at is if someone comes along and decides to start this up, and hasn't even figured out a little history... how detail oriented are they? Something tells me they are not paying dump-truck loads of money for use of the trademark name, hence, big brother will be coming."

Am I way off base here?


Notice the huge chunk of the rear corner panel is missing under the tab.... corroded away and so carefully painted over.... who would notice??? What else is hidden under the paint? I'll bet there's lots of "uh oh's under a nice new thick black undercoating too.... all to common.

If it seems too good to be true... it probably is.
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Old September 29th, 2015, 08:06 PM
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What do they have for sale in the U.S.? I suspect nothing like that Nara Bronze truck. That is not a 1990 truck.
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Have you driven both a LR and a Pinz? I haven't driven a Pinz but imagine they are very different animals. I hadn't driven a Series when I bought mine and wow was that first drive an experience. That being said, if you haven't driven a Defender, I will let you at least ride in my 90. The 110 is suffering a t-case issue so driving that can't happen. Contact me via Pm if interested in taking a Defender 90 "test drive". Drew

P.S. and if this is still for sale...
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...0-a-64332.html
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Apparently they haven't got their cease and desist letter yet.

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My thought exactly. Lawyers are usually pretty quick to pounce.
Can anyone see a mailing or shop address for these guys?
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Old September 29th, 2015, 08:33 PM
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Here is the vehicle I was looking at.

Nara Bronze - The Landrovers
Wouldn't you rather get a North American spec rig with left hand drive if you're spending that much going in? And a sweet automatic transmission?
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Old September 29th, 2015, 09:35 PM
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My thought exactly. Lawyers are usually pretty quick to pounce. Can anyone see a mailing or shop address for these guys?
This is a Dutch company. I know a lot of Dutch Land Rover places but never heard of this one until a few months ago. Their website doesn't give any address but through some official registers it is not difficult to find this. Their official name is even The landrovers (surprises me that this is possible ) and it is registered as a legit company.
I know, doesn't say anything about the car...
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