General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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joe6886
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890 posts since 16/11/08

11 Jan 2021 15:13
If you get a good one and look after it you can’t really go wrong in terms of investment. You’ve got to really want one though if you want to use it fairly regularly, as frankly they are shit to drive.

We sold one at work a year or so ago, no power windows, no remote locking, no toys at all apart from air conditioning but it went for £17,500 in the end.
andymakesglasses
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20494 posts since 26/1/06

11 Jan 2021 15:51
Yeah, been in a few over the years so I know what they're like. Would mainly be used for weekend trips with mountain bikes, occasional transporting of furniture, not a daily driver.

Heath wrote: You want a family or a more 'fun' car Andy?

A bit of both really, fun rather than fun-sized.
NickMSM
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411 posts since 21/8/13

11 Jan 2021 16:38
I'd say go for it then. Only live once, and easy to get money back if it's clean/you don't pay over the top. I fancy LS3'ing mine at some point Laughing out loud
illwill
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4094 posts since 17/5/04

posted 11 Jan 2021 16:49, edited 11 Jan 2021 16:49
What about a Land Cruiser?

Equally depreciation proof, 100x more reliable and better to drive than the LR.

Maybe not quite so many #lifestyle credits though - in the UK anyway.
quest
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3619 posts since 11/7/11

posted 11 Jan 2021 17:58, edited 11 Jan 2021 17:58
test drove a defender 90 around Bedford and did the hill assault course thing as well at the centre. Really like them, and wanted one, but very agricultural and just thought horrid to have as only car. I was glad to get back into my golf of the time Eek . my old man chopped his 110 in for L405 and had loads of problems throughout ownership, so personally would steer clear of LR
Like the new defender though!
-DiscoTits-
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907 posts since 26/11/07

11 Jan 2021 18:07
Land Rover reliability leaves a lot to be desired. Can get much better reliability from a Jap manufacturer. Defender is just a status symbol car Imo.
andymakesglasses
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20494 posts since 26/1/06

posted 12 Jan 2021 11:24, edited 12 Jan 2021 11:24
NickMSM wrote: I fancy LS3'ing mine at some point Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud I've seen a few good conversions, pricey though! I think an electric conversion is more of a reality in the future.

illwill wrote: What about a Land Cruiser?

I quite like the 2000 era ones but there aren't many available compared to Defenders and less parts choice too.
ismvil
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1554 posts since 16/9/11

12 Jan 2021 11:27
illwill wrote: What about a Land Cruiser?

Equally depreciation proof, 100x more reliable and better to drive than the LR.

Maybe not quite so many #lifestyle credits though - in the UK anyway.

This, plenty of parts available from Japan plus they're built to last a bajillion miles.
morning mist
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3451 posts since 29/5/05

12 Jan 2021 11:38
Joe Rogan’s it pretty nice

https://youtu.be/xPg-hlhoa64