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    Summer fun in my Land Rover Discovery?

    Going to look at this in the am with cash in hand. Looks like a handy ute for the mountains of the PNW.



    http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/cto/3838852932.html
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    Ex insurance write off. Wouldn't touch it, mate.

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    I thought so then I talked to the owner and the title is clean as far as the state. It has a ladder chassis so it should be ok to check it on a rack. Maybe new tires are a warning.

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    offer 2k can't go wrong Snubby if you are just going to use it off roading and pissing about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    offer 2k can't go wrong Snubby if you are just going to use it off roading and pissing about.
    YepI just walked ten blocks up hill

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    Be ready to splash out a shit load of dollars when service time comes around.

    Also parts are a motsa, besides that lot you will have fun when its rolling.

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    Thought Snubby was handy with motors - service the beast yourself.

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    costs a shitload to run as well I had a V8disco for a while used to slurp down 20ltrs of petrol every 100km soon got shot of the fucker in favour of a 1989 2.5td pajero much more sensible fuel consumption !

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    My sister drives one of those, but yours has the steering wheel the wrong way round so it may be a forgery

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    my builder in London used to have one

    He used it as his excuse never to turn up, saying it had broken down again

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    I had a V8 Discovery a few years back.

    You feel like king of the road when you first get in it but they are slow as fuck. You can't overtake anything.

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    A salvage title (which the ad states it has- it will be stamped in large letters on the paperwork) reduces your possible insurance coverage and makes it hard to resell- I would have a good body man go over it to see if it was repaired properly or done cheaply (cars that are as expensive as a Range Rover aren't written off for simple 'front fender damage').
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
    HST

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    not a body man, more a mechanic who knows how the chassis should look!

    as you said, the new tyres are suspicious, maybe they wear out in 3 months due to the car being skewed

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    Thanks you lot! I will be meeting up with this chap in a few hours. My radar will be on high alert. The damn truck has high apeal here in the states. It is British racing green and has a 5 SPEED and that is almost unheard of here. Most cars and trucks get imported into the US with autoboxs shit. Americans are fat lazy wankers.

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    Land Rover Discovery 1989 - Car Review | Honest John

    This site will tell you all you need to know.

    Whats good, whats bad, recalls etc.

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    that doesn't tell you about accident damage

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    Gimme a break.

    Its a pretty useful link if youre considering buying a used discovery.

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    agreed, but it has been damaged and that could be serious still

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    Disco's really are shit. Absolute death traps on road as they handle like a tray full of ball bearings and are about as solid as a cornflake packet. Off road.. be prepared for a walk home. Ideal for driving home pissed from the bar though Snub.. fill yer boots.
    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

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    I took a pass on it. When I drove it there was just a odd feel when underway. I will keep looking. I am fond of these discoveries but I doubt I will come across another five speed.

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    had one of them in Oz..used top of the range etc:
    some of the problems:
    Drivers moon roof stuck half open most of time
    Radio buttons kept falling off
    new anti lock breaking on front wheel.....$650 used/recon
    Netting over rear passenger fell off
    rear door retainer fell off
    oil leaks oil leaks

    apart from that it was fun to drive in the 13 months ownership before almost giving it away!

    Wife had Holden Jackaroo ( Isuzu Trooper).....no worries ever and better on soft sand as lighter by far..

    "Up to you" mate but if your in Thailand maybe better have something that they know how to fix with cheap as chips aftermarket parts?

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    A fairly popular rig in the states. Not anywhere close to a Jeep in popularity but it has a cult following here. The Defender 90 is a holy grail here in the US. We just don't get the good diesel, manual transmission, ladder rail construction X4's here in the states. It sucks.

    A good forum here;

    http://www.discoweb.org/index.html

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    ^^ they were made by brummies in SOWLEEhull as they pronounce it. Bloody lucky the doors opened.

    Was going to suggest getting a defender but a cursory glance at a 2nd hand website in Seattle, $27k for a 1994? - WTF? I thought only Thailand thought they could get stupid money for second hand cars. That's fecking crazy. and for that you'd have to get to Pennsylvania! lol

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    Defender 90 is a holy grail
    That explains it then.
    Originally Posted by bsnub "No wonder I drive a tesla"

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    So here is your new business then.

    Go to France and buy these;

    Offers: Land Rover, Defender, Final price (

    (all just over 25 years old) - RORO shipping to the west coast, 3k usd or there about. So 6-7k for the Landy, 3k to get it to seattle, import tax? Even if it is 100% (who knows) that still leave $10k meat on the bone for each 90 you import.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    Was going to suggest getting a defender but a cursory glance at a 2nd hand website in Seattle
    HAAHAA! I told you! This is yuppie land. Good utes are hard to find here in the states. Jeeps are plentiful but I like Rovers myself.

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