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#577 of 5002 Interesting!
Jun 01, 2001 (7:27 pm)
Reading the June edition of Land Rover World and came across an interesting article on page 12. Article basically states that LR is ramping up it's WW production and hopes to be at 300,000 units a year by 2005. It said that they'll be hitting the US market bigtime with "Freelander, a new version of the Defender, and a solid rival to the popular American Jeep".
So, we know Freelanders are coming in Oct-Dec this year. Looks like they may launch the re-designed Defender in UK and US at the same time. Also interesting is this 'Jeep rival' - conjures up images of something rugged and smaller than the Defender. Any guesses?
Thanks - wasko
Jun 01, 2001 (8:16 pm)
You have a 1996 Disco too, right? Just out of curiosity, what month was yours built? Mine was 6/96 and it's rap sheet was only 2.5 pages long! Valves, and one oil pump, everything else was too minor to mention. So, to new rover owners out there: keep in mind that vehicles that are same year and model can vary greatly. I think I mentioned several posts up, that my mechanic and I had my disco and another '96 side by side and the differences were surprising!! Wasko, congrats on your lovely D90...hope she loves you as much as you love her!! -ocean
Jun 01, 2001 (11:19 pm)
Uh-ohhhh you're telling me my Disco describes me? All those scrapes down the side from skis, the (ahem) dings in the undercarriage, scrapes on the chassis, minor gouges here and there, gnarly and well-used with some apparent wear? WELL!!!!
*grin* You're right, of course. I think when you pick a Rover you're looking for something timeless that gives more than you ask of it.
Cheers everyone! Have a great weekend! -Bob
#580 of 5002 Help w/ Ford X-Plan
Jun 03, 2001 (3:55 am)
I know I've seen it on this board before but am having trouble finding it. Could someone please re-explain how the Ford X-Plan works? And does anyone have access to this? I am seriously considering purchasing a DII by the end of the summer and would like to take advantage of the program. Also, if you use the X-Plan, can you still have the low financing, if available?
Any help would be appreciated.
Jun 03, 2001 (6:54 am)
Nice D90 wasko. Have you had a chance to go off-roading yet? are you even planning on going off-roading?
I had a 97 Defender 90 in AA yellow. I loved it. I only got to take it off road once, but it was great. about 6 months after i purchased it for around $44k from Land Rover of Rockville in Maryland. I was stopped by a dot-com rich kid who was in love with the D90. His problem was that by the time he started shopping, they were almost all gone and LR had announced that 97 would be last year for the D90. Anyways- the guy loved the AA yellow and the fact that it only had around 6k miles on it. He offered me $50k for the truck. I couldn't pass this offer up. So about two weeks later i sold it to him. Ive stayed in contact with him since and he still loves it as much as the day he got it. I wish i still had it, but i realized my garage is too full with 4 vehicles to take care of.
Jun 04, 2001 (6:43 am)
From what I understand (please correct me if I am wrong), there are only two conditions for the X-plan. You can't go over 1500 miles and there can't be $200 worth of damages to the car (can be $2000, I'm not sure of exact figure. I will check the fine print when I get the chance.) Other than that, you can exchange it for any reason. Of course this only applies to new lease or purchase and good for only 1 month. I posted a while back that I was contemplating exchanging mine for a different color but later decided against it (soooo petty, I apologize). Believe me though, once you get one it will be pretty tough to let go of it. I'm sure a lot of people here can vouch for that. It is so easy to fall in love with the car. Good luck on your purchase. The X-plan should take care of anything that's holding you back from buying one. It's some sort of insurance for buyer's remorse.
Jun 04, 2001 (6:54 am)
is not the 30-day guarantee program, it is a discount purchasing program for Ford suppliers, Friends of Ford Employees and sponsored organizations like EAA. It is 104% of A-plan (Ford Employee) pricing. There are several threads in the Smart Shopper Topic that go into it.
#584 of 5002 Offroading
Jun 04, 2001 (8:56 am)
megasuvowner: yes, I have taken her offroad once two weekends ago (day after I bought it). It's incredible! This past weekend I found some extremely knarly terrain, but the wife was with me (she frowns upon using SUV's for offroading so I had to back down. I'll try to make it back this coming weekend and do some more tooling around.
Thanks - wasko
#585 of 5002 Land Rover X-Plan (Ford Pricing + 4%)
Jun 04, 2001 (12:33 pm)
Has anyone purchased a Land Rover via the X-Plan? I plan on purchasing a Disco II SE7 w/ PPK this summer and want to know if purchasing the vehicle through the X-Plan is worth it. If you have and can offer any advise I'd like to hear from you.
Also, has anyone heard of any improvements for 2002 Disco?