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Old September 4th, 2013, 01:57 PM
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Keep the FJ till you are out of school and save up for a defender as a toy with your new job.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 02:16 PM
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That's why I am looking at a 2.5TD, and the moment I have the cash I will swap it for a TDI
That's probably not a good strategy. Nothing wrong with the 2.5TD, and a 200 Tdi will not gain you a whole lot more highway speed. Save the swap dollars for other stuff. You will have more than one Land Rover. Maybe many more. The first one will always be the one you keep the softest spot in your heart for tho...
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Old September 4th, 2013, 02:18 PM
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That's probably not a good strategy. Nothing wrong with the 2.5TD, and a 200 Tdi will not gain you a whole lot more highway speed. Save the swap dollars for other stuff. You will have more than one Land Rover. Maybe many more. The first one will always be the one you keep the softest spot in your heart for tho...
The swap is mainly for reliability. 200/300TDI have not decided yet.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 03:13 PM
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Listen to the advice your getting. I drive my 110 everyday. But trust me I have spent a small fortune on this truck to make it a daily driver. They have a bad habit due to their age to breakdown when least expected. I have Jeff to thank again for his rescue the day I attempted to visit him. Unless you have a passion for turning wrenches stay with your Toyota for now. But they are a kick to drive and certainly get a lot of attention. The picture one of our members posted of the receipts made me laugh because I have a file folder about two inches thick with receipts. Some of these trucks don't always have an easy life. So when you do it get as much info as possible about the history of the truck.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 03:47 PM
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I drive my 110 every day. It doesn't have to be expensive provided you can do your own maintenance and repairs. Even if you can do your own wrenching, it can be an inconvenience if you have to swap a transmission in a parking lot in the middle of winter when you're supposed to be working or studying for a test.

What I'd be concerned about though is that you have alternate means of transportation lined up in the event of a breakdown. Autozone doesn't stock much for a 2.5TD. When I was in school, I used a bicycle when my car wasn't running.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 04:02 PM
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The swap is mainly for reliability. 200/300TDI have not decided yet.
Meh. I'd stalk a truck that has a Tdi already
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Keep reading this forum, keep saving. Start working on the toyota and keep going on adventures with it. The FJ isnt a bad truck. I drove my Defender through college it wasnt bad, after college it was my only vehicle until I bought my Classic. I bought tools and have been annoying the members of this forum for about 10 years.

My gf has driven the same honda civic since highschool, I like that in a woman. She doesnt care about vehicles, she loves the Rovers. I have trained her to spot most of them we are starting to work on series trucks now. She has real potential.
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She has real potential.
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Where in NYC are you located? I am from LI
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Old September 4th, 2013, 05:04 PM
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Keep reading this forum, keep saving. Start working on the toyota and keep going on adventures with it. The FJ isnt a bad truck. I drove my Defender through college it wasnt bad, after college it was my only vehicle until I bought my Classic. I bought tools and have been annoying the members of this forum for about 10 years.

My gf has driven the same honda civic since highschool, I like that in a woman. She doesnt care about vehicles, she loves the Rovers. I have trained her to spot most of them we are starting to work on series trucks now. She has real potential.
I don't want to start working on the Toyota, I don't want to invest a single dime that I don't have to, especially if my goal is to get rid of her.
My university has a bus system that comes to within a 2 minute walking distance of my apartment, so getting to school is not the worry. It is the job.

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Old September 4th, 2013, 06:16 PM
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For Christ sakes buy one. You will have stories, some good, some bad, and you will learn a lot. The guys who want you to wait are giving you great advice, but real "men" take chances and sometimes fall flat on their ass.

Live dude, be cautious when your old.
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For Christ sakes buy one. You will have stories, some good, some bad, and you will learn a lot. The guys who want you to wait are giving you great advice, but real "men" take chances and sometimes fall flat on their ass.

Live dude, be cautious when your old.
I like your thinking!

BTW does anyone have an idea what insurance prices are on one of these things?
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Old September 4th, 2013, 06:51 PM
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You should have already done your homework regarding costs associated with this potential purchase prior to wasting your time looking for Defenders. This question is also like asking how long an engine will run for or how hot Miley Cyrus is. Way too many variables. That said, I know $46K of coverage in Georgia is $716ish a year.

You will easily be out double on maintenance and repair parts per year than what you pay now for your FJ.

But, I too have changed my mind. You should totally sell your reliable FJ and get a leaky Defender. And keep posting here on the Source. One Life, Live It!?
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You should have already done your homework regarding costs associated with this potential purchase prior to wasting your time looking for Defenders. This question is also like asking how long an engine will run for or how hot Miley Cyrus is. Way too many variables. That said, I know $46K of coverage in Georgia is $716ish a year.

You will easily be out double on maintenance and repair parts per year than what you pay now for your FJ.

But, I too have changed my mind. You should totally sell your reliable FJ and get a leaky Defender. And keep posting here on the Source. One Life, Live It!?
1) Yea I should have
2) Not hot at all
3) I(my dad) pay ~$170/month on the FJ. Under 25 and a speeding ticket through a school zone
3) I don't pay for maintenance, but I think it is like $500/year, maybe less unlikely more
4) That sentence.... is very similar to my dad's thoughts.
5) Of course I will keep posting
6) Live it well!
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Old September 4th, 2013, 07:15 PM
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I like the kid's spirit. If he's anything like a typical HS/college kid, who's spending dad's money...then he's already made up his mind to buy a defender now instead of waiting.

What's the worst case scenario at his age? The kid in me like the frosty side so F* it, go ahead and buy one. As said, live and learn when your young.
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Ok, we're talkin to the wrong guy. Get your Dad on here......
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Old September 4th, 2013, 07:23 PM
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I like the kid's spirit. If he's anything like a typical HS/college kid, who's spending dad's money...then he's already made up his mind to buy a defender now instead of waiting.

What's the worst case scenario at his age? The kid in me like the frosty side so F* it, go ahead and buy one. As said, live and learn when your young.
Thank you!
My dad's money comes with strings, i.e. finite for the FJ and things he likes for me and things he wants me to do; limited for things I want to spend it on.

As much as I want a Defender, I also understand I have a job. So Yes I want the fun D90/110 but FJ is safe.....who wants safe?
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Old September 4th, 2013, 07:24 PM
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4) That sentence.... is very similar to my dad's thoughts.
You just need to know how to sell the idea to your parents.

1) Defenders appreciate in value.
2) Land Rovers are environmentally friendly in that some crazy % of the number manufactured are still on the road today.
3) You won't be able to speed through a school zone anymore.
4) The likelihood you will get a girl pregnant in the back of a Defender is practically zero
5) Defenders can hold at least 3 kegs in the back (I should have tried for 4 really)
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Ok, we're talkin to the wrong guy. Get your Dad on here......


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You just need to know how to sell the idea to your parents.

1) Defenders appreciate in value.
2) Land Rovers are environmentally friendly in that some crazy % of the number manufactured are still on the road today.
3) You won't be able to speed through a school zone anymore.
4) The likelihood you will get a girl pregnant in the back of a Defender is practically zero
5) Defenders can hold at least 3 kegs in the back (I should have tried for 4 really)
1) great!
2) 70-75%
3) I am hoping this is the case
4) Good, but I kind of want to know why
5) AWESOME!

EDIT: Missed your 1st sentence, new list:
1) AMAZING!
2) 70-75%!!!? AMAZING
3) This will help
4) perfect
5) won't mention
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