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Old January 11th, 2014, 09:39 PM
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I was thinking about the ATs as well. Decisions decisions.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 09:49 PM
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I get the last year made issue, but never will get the automatic in a Defender. Just my opinion, but it just doesn't add up.
The R380 is a POS and the ZF auto is a great transmission. Aside from having a GEMs engine management systems, a serpentine belt is another nice thing about a 4.0 vs a 3.9.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:00 PM
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Value

I'm the original owner of a '97 and also occasionally wonder its worth. I've made some modifications but nothing that couldn't be undone to put the truck back to "factory" specs. Then I'm reminded I have no intention of selling it - ever (one of my boys will get it). So, I tell myself it is worth more than I paid for it and continue to change it for how I want to use it. I love my D-90!

I've also used it as a DD off and on. No issues other than frequent fuel stops. Lots of thumbs up, too!

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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:10 PM
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Past sale to help determine value

1997 Defender VIN saldv2244va116035, Rebuilt title, sold on ebay for $42,100 on Dec. 1st

Land Rover Las Vegas is trying to sell one just like yours with a clean title and only 18K miles for $90K asking price.

I think yours is worth $30k-ish, at least.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:54 PM
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Thanks for the feedback.
Let's get together some time and talk 90's My truck is worth the smile on my face each time that I drive it and that my wife likes it.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 11:00 PM
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I was thinking about getting a hard top, getting some new BFG MTs and driving her as my everyday vehicle. What do you guys say to depending on this thing for my DD?
I've driven my trail ready 97D on a daily basis for 9 years averaging 10k miles a year. 90k miles and 10 years of non-depreciated enjoyment.

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Old January 11th, 2014, 11:05 PM
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Hey Roverrees! That's would be awesome. I'm not driving her now as I only have a Bimini Top. Let's make some plans once it warns up. PM me if you can, I'm not sure how to do that on here.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 08:39 AM
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94 v 97? are we comparing apples2apples?
With a salvage title, I'd have to agree their prices should be on par with one another. Especially since you don't have A/C in yours.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 09:18 AM
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Especially since you don't have A/C in yours.
I've heard that some of them had the a/c compressor even if they didn't have a/c. Is this the case on a GEMS D90?
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Old January 12th, 2014, 09:38 AM
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Actually it had AC but we did not reinstall after the fire. I have the AC pump still on which brings me to another query of mine.... Does anyone know if I can bypass the AC pump? How? The AC, just like the heat sucked anyway.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 10:32 AM
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Actually it had AC but we did not reinstall after the fire. I have the AC pump still on which brings me to another query of mine.... Does anyone know if I can bypass the AC pump? How? The AC, just like the heat sucked anyway.
Do you just want to remove the compressor? I imagine you could buy a belt for a truck without a/c if they are available.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 10:41 AM
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when i bought my d-90 new in 94 it was my only car and thus a DD for 6+ years, I live in western PA and had to be prepared for any weather type and daily weather changes, I found what worked best was that I kepy a drybag with: gloves, raincoat, hat, spare jeans, shirt, and several random fleeces,(for friends). and don't forget the sunsreen for the summer. There were day when I left the house in full snow/winter gear and by noon I was in shorts and T-shirt, and back in the winter gear at night. I also kept either the bimini or surry top in the truck at all times. but as far as it goes for a daily driver it was great.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 11:14 AM
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Something like this. http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=50675 But the enjoyment of owning it since new - priceless.
Ahh, but how about the enjoyment of searching for that perfect year, color and price used D90 for months, tracking it down, making a deal, savoring that patina of age for the first time, taking it home, washing it and beginning the long process of sorting out the vehicle?
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Old January 12th, 2014, 11:17 AM
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Most people I talk to would rather have the 94/95 than the 97. OBD is annoying and there a few other issues that will start to show up eventually.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 11:22 AM
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Most people I talk to would rather have the 94/95 than the 97. OBD is annoying and there a few other issues that will start to show up eventually.
How is OBDII annoying? What is annoying is trying to diagnose intermittent issues on a 14CUX truck. Serpentine belt and automatic are also nice bonuses.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 11:29 AM
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How is OBDII annoying? What is annoying is trying to diagnose intermittent issues on a 14CUX truck. Serpentine belt and automatic are also nice bonuses.
Most rover owners I've come accross wouldnt even consider an auto defender. I agree on the OBD2, that is much nicer than OBD1.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 11:32 AM
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I have a 94 NAS but I always thought the 97's were the most unique compared to world ROW Defenders, which are usually diesel and manual tranny and hard tops. Probably "the most NAS" D90 is a 1997 Yellow soft top with auto and air, IMO. And, even though everyone says a used Defender is $10,000 anywhere else, even in England the NAS D90's are recognized as unique beasts and are priced accordingly.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 01:57 PM
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Most rover owners I've come accross wouldnt even consider an auto defender. I agree on the OBD2, that is much nicer than OBD1.
I understand that having a manual transmission is a novelty here in the States, but the R380 is just not a great transmission in my opinion. For me, the novelty of having a manual transmission has worn off after driving in traffic every day for the past two years.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 06:32 PM
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I agree. Stick shifts are a blast for about 10 min. then I want the convenience of an auto.
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Old January 13th, 2014, 03:09 PM
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I find the prices to be all over the place... but never going down
having had a pristine 97 SW w/ the auto and currently a nice 95 that I can upgrade as I want, I'm happier with 95 ST and actually prefer the manual.

I purchased my 97 SW for $35k
I sold my 97 SW in 2007ish with 6x,000 miles for $40k
The next owner was trying to sell it for $45k
It's currently on Ebay today for $59k after the price dropped from $80k.... (good luck w/ that)
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