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Old February 25th, 2010, 05:36 PM
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How about this monster Travelall in Issaquah, WA. 1972 truck with less rust than most 5 year old Rovers. Too bad its on the wrong coast for ya Chris.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 08:14 AM
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I'm not sure that a 110 could be made nice enough to be my wife's daily driver either. She does lust after MB G trucks sometimes, so maybe there is hope. She is jaded by my Rovers and now has a general distrust of them. I think I could probably convince her to drive a newer RR someday.

We don't have kids yet so I can't predict how much space you need. Every year we do a 900+ mile trip with our 2 medium sized dogs in my wife's car. She has an Acura MDX which I don't hate but it is very boring. I always tell her that I could pack what we take into a 3-series but we get ~23mpg in the Acura on the highway so it isn't suburban-ish. I equate driving it to using an ergonomically correct vacuum. It's just an appliance - there is no joy that in using or owning it.

As someone else said, I'm not a big fan of the part-time transfer cases in most of the domestic trucks. When we bought the MDX, we had just moved north and I told my wife to buy something with all-wheel or full-time 4x4. I also wanted her not to get 8-cylinders and a tranny with more than 4 gears. I was hoping for a wagon or sedan, she wanted SUV.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:14 AM
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Im just going to say that my wife drove a beat up 97 Jeep grand cherokee for 8 yrs and we finally bought the LR3 that SHE wanted and she will never drive another car.....Her words..........take it for a drive and see what she thinks....also the LR4 IMO the tailights look a little honda ricer for me but the interior is stunning!
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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:42 AM
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100 Series Land-Cruiser would get my vote. My lady drives an FZJ80 with lockers, bullbar, studded snows, OME lift. We have a steep, winding and difficult private road and driveway up to our house and it has been unstoppable in the snow and very reliable. It is cool to have lots of cars with personality and character but for a daily appliance for the lady I will gladly opt for the japanese bulldozer over the "fine british vehicle that best reflects my fine pallet". It has a bullbar so when she smashes into things (mostly fluffy animals and trees around here) I'm not paying for fenders and headlights, it has lockers so when she gets it buried I can usually get it out, it starts every time.

The 80 series trucks are getting long in the tooth, you can still get the 100 series with a rear locker and some other toys. For the price of a Tahoe you can get a nice, low mile 100 series, throw a bullbar on it, sliders and a rear bumper and the wifemobile is ready to shrug off parking dividers, stop signs, pedestrians, volkswagens, cabs, etc.

If you do buy a GM think back to this thread when you need to replace the front wheel bearing hubs and the electronically actuated 4wd takes a dump and you hate hearing the gov-lock rear end bang around every time it snows.

Edit - They are full-time 4wd too.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 10:28 AM
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my wife and i are looking at these.
http://www.midwestautomotivedesigns....=model&model=1
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Old February 26th, 2010, 10:37 AM
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You failed to mention how many kids you have to be in need of a German "short bus" Those things are unbelievable by they way. I cant imagine what it costs.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 04:27 PM
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How about this monster Travelall in Issaquah, WA. 1972 truck with less rust than most 5 year old Rovers. Too bad its on the wrong coast for ya Chris.
Nice Cornbinder. I always wanted a Scout when I was a kid. I'd tried to get my dad to get one instead of the various Broncos, Cherokees and pickups he had, but being in the North East they were always rust buckets.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Nice Cornbinder. I always wanted a Scout when I was a kid. I'd tried to get my dad to get one instead of the various Broncos, Cherokees and pickups he had, but being in the North East they were always rust buckets.
Scouts are the best. Before I got into Defenders I drove a Scout II for almost 10 years as my daily driver. I loved that truck. 345 V8 auto. Never once failed me. I put over 150k on the truck,sold it to a friend,now it have 320k on it and he is just starting to have trans problems. Awesome trucks.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 06:58 PM
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Scouts are the best. Before I got into Defenders I drove a Scout II for almost 10 years as my daily driver. I loved that truck. 345 V8 auto. Never once failed me. I put over 150k on the truck,sold it to a friend,now it have 320k on it and he is just starting to have trans problems. Awesome trucks.
I have a pretty cool pic of one I drew in high school. Maybe one of these days I'll scan it in. If you dig Scouts, I think you'd like the drawing.

Everyone that I've talked to that has had a Scout has loved it.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 07:12 PM
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I have a pretty cool pic of one I drew in high school. Maybe one of these days I'll scan it in. If you dig Scouts, I think you'd like the drawing.

Everyone that I've talked to that has had a Scout has loved it.
I will try to get pics of my friends Scout. He has a 79 Scout II that he put a Chevy Vortex motor in(a 350 from a 99 truck I think). It is hardcore drool material. I have never in my life seen such a modified vehicle look so stock and so good in my life. Next time I am at his shop I will try to get some pics.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 08:15 PM
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I will try to get pics of my friends Scout. He has a 79 Scout II that he put a Chevy Vortex motor in(a 350 from a 99 truck I think). It is hardcore drool material. I have never in my life seen such a modified vehicle look so stock and so good in my life. Next time I am at his shop I will try to get some pics.
Please do!
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2 kids, mom and dad, dog and luggage fits into an LR4 no problem. For extra space add a roof rack, looks cool anyway. If you are a fan of Land Rover then the LR4 should be tops on your list. I fit 2 1620 pelican cases, and 4 1550 cases, and an Engel 17 fridge into one with the second row seats in the up position and I could have fit more if I wanted to stack them to the ceiling. Huge cargo area.
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[QUOTE=discotdi;207251]2 kids, mom and dad, dog and luggage fits into an LR4 no problem.

Yeah i see how that could work

http://www.flickr.com/photos/discoweasel/376204536/
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perfect fit.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 07:01 PM
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Have you seen the Conquest Knight XV? Very safe.

http://conquestvehicles.com/knight-xv.html
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