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Old December 8th, 2015, 05:52 PM
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What do you all think of this Defender 90?

Please remove if not allowed but I ran into this defender, I am a bit skeptical of the shiny paint and the conversion(being done right). But it seems to be in great shape and I have the opportunity to get this much lower than asking.


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Old December 8th, 2015, 06:19 PM
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Not one picture of the typical rust areas so who knows.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 07:05 PM
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Second no mask paint job posted here today. It would have taken them 5 minutes to remove the back door latch instead of spraying it. I would look at it in person and if you don't know what to look for I would make a friend here and take them with you. Also it says it has a 300Tdi yet they say it has 5 sylindere whatever that is. My instinct would be to run away but hey, it may be the best truck on the market. You never know till you see it in person.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 09:00 PM
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Looks like this truck..

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Old December 8th, 2015, 09:46 PM
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It's a "no reserve auction" with a day and a half left. Wait then low ball the shit out of it. And I mean really low ball it.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 09:52 PM
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Why is the craigslist posting in Norwegian ??
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Old December 8th, 2015, 09:55 PM
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Matt you're better off with this truck. LHD for similar money and the dealer told me he would take low 20s.. that was 2 days after listing it and its now been for sale for over a month so who knows maybe he will take high teens. Ive seen it in person and its very clean. Much better than that badly resprayed RHD. I know its not a 300tdi but that other truck looks sketchy.

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Old December 8th, 2015, 10:51 PM
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It's a "no reserve auction" with a day and a half left. Wait then low ball the shit out of it. And I mean really low ball it.
That was the plan. after two days of trying to get high resolution photos of the interior, motor and problem areas i am going to let this one go. He also has zero history of the motor and conversion. It could be a really solid truck but the rush to get information before bidding is over has finally turned me against it.

That white defender is a really good looking vehicle but not sure how I feel about a soft top.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 10:57 PM
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Not a bad looking truck. Hard tops leak just like the soft ones do besides you live in FLA and a soft top is actually cooler I think.
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No A/C+Hardtop+Florida= No bueno..
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Old December 8th, 2015, 11:16 PM
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Why is the craigslist posting in Norwegian ??
Good question. If you find out how to fix, let me know. I've been searching craigslist this way for a few weeks and no idea how it happened and with a few failed attempts to correct it. But hey, I feel cultured.

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Not a bad looking truck. Hard tops leak just like the soft ones do besides you live in FLA and a soft top is actually cooler I think.
I guess I need to get behind the wheel of a 2.5 NA and see how slow they really are and if I could live with that.
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I guess I need to get behind the wheel of a 2.5 NA and see how slow they really are and if I could live with that.
It's slower and noisier than anything you could ever imagine but people use them as DD all over the world so it's not impossible.

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Good question. If you find out how to fix, let me know. I've been searching craigslist this way for a few weeks and no idea how it happened and with a few failed attempts to correct it. But hey, I feel cultured.
Open up craigslist and in the upper right hand corner of the page you can change the language.
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Old December 9th, 2015, 12:33 AM
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Smile 2.5 NA diesel

Living with one only until I upgrade.
When I did all the normal service and realized this is as good as it gets, I stopped laughing at how slow and loud a 2.5 NA is, but it doesn't quit on me and I get a lot of thumbs up as people pass me on the hills.
(At least I think those are thumbs up).
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I have a RHD 90 for sale if interested.
send me a PM. $14,000
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