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Old February 19th, 2005, 01:31 PM
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Hi all,

I am a new member of the forum and am looking into buying a D90. There seems to be a ton of great info on them here, any helpful advice for a newbie would be greatly appreciated!

Have a great weekend,

Jason
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Old February 19th, 2005, 07:05 PM
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Hi Jason, welcome to the forum. There has been a couple threads relating to advice on what to look out for when Buying a Defender but they are a little spread out. Try checking out this search results link (http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...searchid=34870) on some advice. Good luck in your search.
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Old February 20th, 2005, 02:25 PM
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Hey Chris,

Thanks for the welcome and the info, I'm checking it out as we speak!

Jason
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Old February 25th, 2005, 07:09 PM
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Hello, I'm new here too...

I have a '89 90 turbo station wagon, a 1969 IIA 88" V8, a 1974 SIII 88" which I'm breaking, and my folks have a 2001 Defender 90 Td5 station wagon. Along with my mate we do Cross Country Vehicle trials with the All Wheel Drive Club with a bobtailed 1979 V8 Range Rover, and at work I drive a 2002 Defender 90 hardtop.

I think thats it!
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Old February 25th, 2005, 07:20 PM
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WOW! Drive a Rover for work, own 3 Rovers, your parents have a Rover and you do cross country trips in yet another Rover! Talk about bragging rights! I have 1 Rover and it's broke!
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Old February 25th, 2005, 08:09 PM
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They are everywhere over here though. A nice NAS 90 would do me nicely, fancy a swap?!

Whattsup with yours?
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Old February 25th, 2005, 08:10 PM
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WOW! Drive a Rover for work, own 3 Rovers, your parents have a Rover and you do cross country trips in yet another Rover! Talk about bragging rights! I have 1 Rover and it's broke!
Well Mike if you wouldn't keep on trying to impersonate a submarine it might not be broke.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 08:15 PM
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Welcome Jason!!

I've had a love affair with rovers since I was 13 (i'm 30 now).... my first was a 95 RRC, it was a great car; actually I'm still trying to sell it. It's had a few problems here and there. Now I own a 94 D90. It too has had it's fair share of problems, but I WOULDN'T trade it for anything. With a ton of TLC and blood sweat and tears.... I don't think you'll ever go back to owning a lesser vehicle.

I think you'll find this site to be a great psychologist for ya! It's helped me time and time again, saves on doctor bills too. Not only that but I've had the opportunity to meet some great people!!!

Hi my name is Mike Jablonski, and I am a Land Rover addict!

Cheers,
Mike J.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 10:08 PM
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Kev, mine is in the middle of an engine swap, and I wouldn't trade it! Well,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, maybe

Sorry Tyler unlike "some" people I don't like to wuss out on the tuff ones
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Old February 25th, 2005, 10:18 PM
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"Sorry Tyler unlike "some" people I don't like to wuss out on the tuff ones" I think I am going to fly to Moab...??
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Old February 25th, 2005, 10:43 PM
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I'll drive it out there and wheel it, but I don't have the $$$$ to tow it back. And it's not a matter of if it breaks, it's a matter of how far from home I am when it breaks.
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Old February 25th, 2005, 11:06 PM
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Put me on that list

I'm just lucky the last place it broke had an LR dealership there to fix it (I wasn't about to try and tear the gas tank out in the parking lot I was stuck in, well, I would've tried...)
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Old February 26th, 2005, 08:33 AM
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Sorry Tyler unlike "some" people I don't like to wuss out on the tuff ones
Wasn't me. I was riding shot gun with Trevor when we went to the side of the hole. I was trying to get him to hit it in the middle.
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Old February 26th, 2005, 11:54 AM
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Mike. For the distance you're covereing, having a trailer to get the Defender there and back isn't insulting. But I know what you mean, and it's the reason mine doesn't get the trail time it deserves.

It's a few hours of driving, including through the heart of NYC, to get to any real offroading for me... and I just worry about blowing something up and having a problem getting it home.

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Old February 26th, 2005, 12:08 PM
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And the sad part is I could take my 90 out every weekend around here (and I do!) hit the trails harder then when I go a few 100 miles away and nothing breaks! But as soon as there are 100 miles between me and the driveway my 90 seems to like to throw a fit. A trailer would be nice, but I would also need something to tow the trailer and 90. And after Blowing something up and then being lucky enough that someone else had a trailer and towed it home for me (THANKS Dave S!) I don't want to push my luck.
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Old February 26th, 2005, 01:30 PM
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Mike's got to be the only one with just one Defender, but regularly drives about 4 others...

It's gotta be good to have friends like them!
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Old February 26th, 2005, 01:55 PM
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Hello there Roverchic
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Old February 26th, 2005, 03:28 PM
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All you've gotta do is get a truck to tow with that has interchangable parts with your Defender. Then it's like taking along an entire parts vehicle, and I don't think anybody here would think that throwing another truck on the tow dolly and pulling it with their defender is out of the ordinary (except normally the other vehicle is hooked up with a jackstrap not a ball hitch).
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Old February 26th, 2005, 03:49 PM
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You girls. Thats part of the Rover Experiance. Live life, tasted death, maybe you'll get home under your own power.
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