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Old September 22nd, 2016, 09:32 AM
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Jon have you sent Uncle Doug your money yet?

This seems about 20x better.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...eap-73303.html
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 06:49 PM
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Jon:

It will really help us if you explain clearly what you want.

Why do you want a Defender?
What do you want a Defender to do?
What's your budget?
Petrol or Diesel?
RHD or LHD?
How much of a budget will you have available per year/month?
Are you good at mechanic work?
Do you have a garage?
Have you owned/driven other Land Rover models?

This type of stuff.

The Portland All-British Field Meet would have been a great place to get answers. Sadly you just missed it. Next year!

Cheers,

Paul.


Great questions Paul, hopefully my response won't sound like somebody on Dr Phil, etc.. "...it all started with my childhood and I just want to have fun again..."

So, looking to get back into rovers after taking a break from them. I had a 99 D2 for a long time and made it through all of the typical problems, three amigos, air ride, leaking roof, heated windshields that break, etc and basically sold it because I got tired of the thirsty v8 and wanted a pickup instead for house remodel stuff.

I really regret selling that D2 after all of the kinks were mostly sorted out. Should have parked it and drove it less when we had high gas prices back then.

Fast forward a ways and the houses are long since done and sold and I'm living up in the hills and I need 4wd for winter. Sold my 2x4 TRD Tacoma and I'm looking for a Defender. Always wanted one and this is more of a long term plan to have a 4x4 rover.

My budget starts right around 15k and could go as high as 25kish for the right truck. Needs to be diesel, LHD would be a huge plus but RHD is ok too. I was interested in this truck because it looked like a good solid donor, but after further research I don't think its worth it. I need legit, running and driving right out of the gate so I can insure it, etc.
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 07:24 PM
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Your budget is about $10K light for a sorted running driving 110.

The parts truck for $8k is fairly priced for a complete set of parts on the left Coast - ocean freight and import costs can be an easy $6k for those of us out west. No VIN means its not a truck - just parts; that can be used to restore another vehicle if you have one.

Have you driven a diesel 110? Other than the green oval badge, the driving experience is nothing like a sorted Disco. Get out to a meet & greet and ask for some seat time (or wheel time) in a Defender before you commit.





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Great questions Paul, hopefully my response won't sound like somebody on Dr Phil, etc.. "...it all started with my childhood and I just want to have fun again..."

So, looking to get back into rovers after taking a break from them. I had a 99 D2 for a long time and made it through all of the typical problems, three amigos, air ride, leaking roof, heated windshields that break, etc and basically sold it because I got tired of the thirsty v8 and wanted a pickup instead for house remodel stuff.

I really regret selling that D2 after all of the kinks were mostly sorted out. Should have parked it and drove it less when we had high gas prices back then.

Fast forward a ways and the houses are long since done and sold and I'm living up in the hills and I need 4wd for winter. Sold my 2x4 TRD Tacoma and I'm looking for a Defender. Always wanted one and this is more of a long term plan to have a 4x4 rover.

My budget starts right around 15k and could go as high as 25kish for the right truck. Needs to be diesel, LHD would be a huge plus but RHD is ok too. I was interested in this truck because it looked like a good solid donor, but after further research I don't think its worth it. I need legit, running and driving right out of the gate so I can insure it, etc.
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 07:42 PM
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Your budget is about $10K light for a sorted running driving 110.

The parts truck for $8k is fairly priced for a complete set of parts on the left Coast - ocean freight and import costs can be an easy $6k for those of us out west. No VIN means its not a truck - just parts; that can be used to restore another vehicle if you have one.

Have you driven a diesel 110? Other than the green oval badge, the driving experience is nothing like a sorted Disco. Get out to a meet & greet and ask for some seat time (or wheel time) in a Defender before you commit.
Wow. love the snotty reply, guess I have been away from rovers for a while bud. I have been test driving local trucks, thanks for your advice...
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 07:57 PM
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Wow. love the snotty reply, guess I have been away from rovers for a while bud. I have been test driving local trucks, thanks for your advice...
Sorry you took the reply as anything less than helpful, no snot intended bud. There is a good community of owners in PDX with a decent variety of engines who are usually happy to help steer future defender owners around common problems.
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 08:35 PM
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Why is that snotty? You did not say that the first go-round, only that you had a D2, which is a vastly different experience.
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Agree with Jeff, I've seen a lot of sharp nasty responses here over the years and the one you didn't like was amazingly helpful and friendly. Go have a nice mixed drink and then come back once you've eased up from the long week.
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 08:43 PM
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Jon have you sent Uncle Doug your money yet?

This seems about 20x better.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...eap-73303.html
Agreed, the price difference is worth it
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Old September 24th, 2016, 09:17 AM
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Agreed, the price difference is worth it
Exactly. Seems like he's ignoring it though.
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