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Old September 4th, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Anyone know this S3 in Vienna VA?

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...018925120.html

They may be rather optimistic about it's value, but it might be worth a look.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 11:23 AM
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Nice looking truck but high for an RHD.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Yup it's not just the price that's high, that's for sure...
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Old September 4th, 2013, 02:50 PM
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bit steep for a plastic dash RHD huh!
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Old September 4th, 2013, 08:41 PM
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It's not bad looking
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Old September 4th, 2013, 10:03 PM
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That's a $5200 truck any day of a normal week.

Did the economy recover??
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Old September 5th, 2013, 07:08 AM
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I agree the price is high but I've got a question. Do you guys really believe the RHD trucks are worth less than the LHD trucks?
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Old September 5th, 2013, 08:13 AM
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I agree the price is high but I've got a question. Do you guys really believe the RHD trucks are worth less than the LHD trucks?
Actually personally I don't think it makes much difference RHD/LHD with a Series, whereas in a Defender it adds about $5K+. I actually didn't think this Series is all that bad of a truck, and the price seemed albeit a bit high but probably close to actual value for a clean Series.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 08:22 AM
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Dan it makes a 5k plus difference on a defender since the dash parts to convert cost that or more when and if you can find them. I dont see why it would matter with a series. I once had a fellow who was the control room mgr @ Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant buy a defender rhd dash from me to put into his lhd 109 because he had put a rover v8 in it and wanted the steering on the right.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Wether you convert from RHD to LHD or the other way around it's going to cost money. Ok, so maybe the LHD parts cost more and are harder to find but the 5K value difference you state, presumes that all RHD trucks have to be converted. Or is this really just a supply and demand thing where the LHD trucks are in greater demand?

What's the big deal? Driving a RHD is not rocket science. Believe me, I've studied rocket science and that ain't it.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Not for the likes of "us" Dan....I think you just price RHD trucks out of the market of the regular "I want to look cool driving an old LR guy" - While not too many enthusiasts care about it - the mainstream do, so I see all LHD trucks would command a premium. Just look at the UK imports...if they were LHD they would command a lot more money, IMO probably more than $5K conversion cost - because of the fact everyone here in the US wouldn't be concerned driving it.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 08:51 AM
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I think it really just affects marketability because many people can't wrap their brain around driving a RHD. Other than that I don't think it makes a difference, and could even be a plus if the buyer is looking to be unique.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 08:57 AM
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I agree the price is high but I've got a question. Do you guys really believe the RHD trucks are worth less than the LHD trucks?

Yes... i was personally involved in the purchase of 4 series (no not all mine) this summer and in all our searches RHD trucks were ignored. Most people have no interest in a "postal truck"...no offense not my words but those of a first time series buyer.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 10:37 AM
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Wow, you guys are educating me today. I never figured RHD vs LHD was that big a deal.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 11:30 AM
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you actually get more leg room in a RHD!! But hey...whatever. Looking for to seeing you soon Dan!
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For someone who wants a basic, all working, no immediate issues truck to drive around, (and doesn't mind the RHD) this is a good buy. (Although we don't really know about the rust) Most 5k trucks are gong to need a few K to get them truly all day road worthy. Apparently this one already has been brought to that level. If I wanted the truck i'd offer 6 and hopefully settle on 7...?

The RHD thing, as has been said, Is a total buyer by buyer issue. some care, some don't, some want a specific style.

For me, I value a NADA (NAS) over an import. that would be my sticking point.
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Wow, you guys are educating me today. I never figured RHD vs LHD was that big a deal.
I'd personally take a good condition RHD truck over a bad condition LHD truck any day.
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you actually get more leg room in a RHD!! But hey...whatever. Looking for to seeing you soon Dan!
Likewise man. I will probably be up at the Cove two weekends in a row coming up. Main Jambo and Conclave.
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I'd personally take a good condition RHD truck over a bad condition LHD truck any day.
agreed. of course condition is the first concern. In my case i'd filter out the imported vehicles first, then pick from whatever was meeting my desires. There are plenty of trucks out there in all shapes and sizes to give a prosepctive buyer at least 3-4 to choose from. Patience is key.
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Old September 5th, 2013, 04:43 PM
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Patience and persistent hunting are the key.. Two of the series purchased this summer are solid daily drivers on galvanized frames (LHD) each for less than this vehicle.
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