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Old December 6th, 2006, 04:37 PM
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My First D-90

I'm looking for a solid 97 LE model. I don't mind paying if it is pristine. Anyone have opinions about Copley or or the boys at LandRoversForSale.com?
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Old December 6th, 2006, 04:41 PM
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Stuwart @ Copley was easy to deal with and accomadating when I bought mine. I think his prices are a bit much but I certainly didnt pay what he was asking. He seems to have a steady supply of the LE's
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Old December 6th, 2006, 04:42 PM
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Thanks for the quick response.....without revealing too much, how much wiggle room would you imagine he has. He is planning on delivering the car so at least I don't have to pay a shipping company to deliver.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 08:26 AM
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anybody buy from the boys in birmingham?
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All being said you should research some if you havent already and never buy anything site unseen!
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Old December 7th, 2006, 08:45 AM
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Brian,


I bought my second defender from Copley, I had met Stewart once before at Alan Elliots garage in Brookline. I would be happy to discuss my buying experience with you. Overall, you will pay a premium, but if you know what you are looking for he usually has a good selection.

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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:57 AM
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I know what I'm looking for but won't be able to inspect in person....hence the solicitation for opinions.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 11:11 AM
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Brian,


I drove all over KY, OH, IN to look at D90s for sale. If you are interested enough to drop $30K on a truck, a $1000 plane ticket might be worth the piece of mind...pictures are ok, but one can't listening to drive train and observe how it handles with a picture...my 2 cents...good luck!

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Old December 7th, 2006, 11:17 AM
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why do you want a Defender?
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Old December 7th, 2006, 11:36 AM
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Watch ebay like a hawk and eventually what you want will appear, at 5-10k less than copely. Also, ECR built trucks sometimes make it to the secondary market and are usually very nice.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 12:56 PM
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Quote:
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I know what I'm looking for but won't be able to inspect in person....hence the solicitation for opinions.
Probably about 95% of Stuart's customers buy sight unseen. I talked to him in person, but I'm sure he will be great buying from elsewhere in teh country.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 02:51 PM
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anybody buy from the boys in birmingham?
I got mine from stephen down at landroversforsale.com Easy to deal with. They are currently working on making their own full soft tops for sale. (I know they wouldnt be the best) but it would work. Said they are planning on selling them for around $400. But anyway, no complaints about them down in Alabama. There was a rip in my top when I picked it up, so they sent me a check for the damage. Good guys down there.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 04:44 PM
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Patience Grasshopper it will pay off.

I searched for 3 months for the right one for me, Dad looked for 6+ months for his before he got it.

Why an LE, you may find a better truck in better shape and ever more rare than an LE, like a Red 97 station wagon.

If you plan to modify the truck, springs, shocks, bumpers, etc, trucks with modifications usually bring less money than stock truck and already have what you want.

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Old December 7th, 2006, 04:52 PM
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"and ever more rare than an LE, like a Red 97 station wagon. "

Why did I even mention this a few years back. Now all the red SW owners are high and mighty.

If you want true NAS D90 rarity try to find the rioja 97 SW or one of the four hella edition 94s (orange, arizona blue, lazer red, and java green).
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Old December 7th, 2006, 04:54 PM
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FWIW, I had a very unpleasant experience with Stuart when I was buying mine, but then that was 8 or so years ago.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 04:55 PM
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what happened?
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:02 PM
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:09 PM
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Be patient... I looked for about 3 months this summer and ended up finally getting one off eBay at the end of August. It seems like such a long wait but itís worth it. Because if you rush into buying one that isn't all that good you will be fixing it all the time. But if you wait and research you will find a nice one (knock on wood) that will fall right into your hands!

97s are nice but 94-95 are just as nice too. Does driving stick vs. automatic make a difference in the purchase?
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:18 PM
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I have been looking for a st for about 6 months now, hardest thing to do is pull the trigger on a out of town truck that you cant see or drive before hand. Sure you can fly to see it, but how many times are you able or willing to do that before you find what you are looking for.

question for those who have bought out of town trucks from individuals. how do you protect yourself during the transaction, when I wire or send the funds for the truck, at that point he will have my $ and my truck? What can be done done to lessen the risk?

Also if you run accros any local (kc area) st's 95 or 97 please give me a shout on here.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:26 PM
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I can attest to jumping on a truck with out doing much looking. Ok doing absolutly no looking and I'm paying for it.
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