Originally Posted by Cobrakillerta
So, I'm not new to working on cars, but I'm new to Defenders. Besides my many daily drivers, I've had a few pony cars over the years and have always done my own work. I've always liked the Defender and came across an '86 Defender 90, RHD, manual, non-turbo diesel that is being sold by a local Land Rover shop which is asking $15k.
What should I look for?
Is the non-turbo diesel a big negative?
Am I crazy thinking I may daily-driver this 90?
Spend some time getting aquatinted with the variants of the 90 & 110.
I probably spend more time working on the 90 that I do driving it.
So be careful what you want.
The 2.5 is slow but it does like to getup & go.
But really it is a go anywhere vehicle that was not made for interstate Hwy.
Awesome on dirt roads.
I consider it a utility vehicle that what it says on the plate.