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Land Rover Defender, SUV
Jun 17, 2001 (7:20 pm)
The Defender was discontinued in 1997 because it was thought to be too expensive by BMW to spend the money necessary to redesign the instrument cluster and add the electrics for Airbags. As Rover Group was causing huge losses at BMW this was a reasonable decision, as U.S. sales would not pay for the engineering and development costs. Bob Dover, President of Land Rover, has stated a desire to bring Defender back to the US. I doubt if this will happen before 2004-2005, but I certainly hope it will be back by then.
For info on the current Defender, go to www.landrover.com and check the UK, Australian, or South African sites. They all still sell the current D90-110-130 models.
#17 of 129 Defender 90 sounding
Jul 06, 2001 (1:45 pm)
Need some advise on the realistic asperations of selling. We have had 3 Defender 90s go on the market in my area in 18 months. 2 of the 3 were clean, really clean, & 1 was toasted. The 2 went on the private market at above dealer costs (by Edmunds, Kelly Blue Book, and Galves).
Is demand really that strong?? How well are these holding value?
Jul 06, 2001 (1:53 pm)
are very rare in the U.S., 7065 total sold in the U.S. and Canada. Most are selling well above original selling price.
Original MSRP by year
93 D110 $39,900 Hard Top 536 total sold U.S. and Canada
94 D90 $27,900 Soft Top 2030 total sold U.S. and Canada
95 D90 $28,650 Soft Top 1190 total sold U.S. only
$32,000 Hard Top 510 total sold U.S. only
97 D90 $32,000 Soft Top 1499 total sold U.S. only
$34,500 Hard Top 1300 total sold U.S. only
in 97 there were also less than 100 LE model Hard Tops all in green with a special kit package, these had an MSRP of $40,000. These are included in the 1300 hard tops sold that year.
#19 of 129 Made the Jump & bought a Defender 90
Aug 15, 2001 (10:09 am)
1st off - thanks to all for the help. The gods seems to shine and everything fell into line. Next thing I know - I own a '94 Defender 90.
I live in Central New Jersey, USA. Anyone know of or have contact information on owers groups, clubs, etc or good web site. As I spend time going through the owners manual and over the vehicle, I seem to get more and more questions.
#20 of 129 Congratulations on the D-90
Aug 15, 2001 (11:47 am)
Some good web sites are www.d-90.com www.solihullsociety.org and roverriders.org They have links to suppliers and tech articles that will helpyou answer your questions.
#21 of 129 Tsk tsk
Apr 11, 2002 (11:02 am)
You poor, poor man. You have no idea the utter horror of which you're in store... oil spots on the garage floor are only the tip of the iceberg!
There is only one solution... one way to avoid this creeping terror. Carefully package the D90 and ship it to me here in Alaska. I'll make sure it's kept under lock and key, away from women and children, it won't harm a soul.
It's the least I can do.
Good show, my friend. Enjoy your D90!
#22 of 129 1 year with my D90 love and hate...
May 14, 2002 (1:16 pm)
While looking for info on a 3rd car, stopped by this spot. Realized it has been a year with the '94 D90. A year of love for me and my daughter - hate for my wife. What can I say, oil and steering fluid spot the driveway, garage, and a few things that blew under the frame.
The D90 was a great drive in the winter, though spring showers a bit much (fixed with window insulation stuffed everywhere.
I can now get the top off and on in 20 minutes (have no idea if that is good/bad but first few times took 2 hours)
I have not gotten off road nearly enough but do when I can.
How deep is my love? Been offered 30% premium over my purchase price, and turned it down. Then again, if the $$$ was the motivation, I'd never have purchased it in the first place.
#23 of 129 Live in Chicago?
May 15, 2002 (7:47 am)
There is a Range Rover launch event in Chicago on Monday May 20th at the Museum of Contemporary Art. You'll be able to drive the New Range Rover. Call 1-877-480-8546 to RSVP for the event.
Jun 14, 2002 (7:33 pm)
They're probably the best off-roaders one can buy. Bar None.
As a dealer who sells lots of used LRs.. I buy every clean D90 I can buy "right" and sell them MUCH faster than I can replace them.
I recently sold a 110 with 75K miles for $35K and since it sold before the ad expired (Sold 6 hours after the ad hit I think) I had over 25 calls. With at least 4 of those people asking to leave a second deposit on it.
So, yeah, people want em, and for good reason!
I am still kicking myself for not keeping the truck for myself...