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#100 of 129 Re: 1998 Defender -- Central America Truck [londnr]
Aug 30, 2006 (6:38 am)
I totally agree on the price point... it's a lot of money anywhere, but it is basically a new vehicle (VIN plate notwithstanding), that someone else has gone through the trouble of importing, converting to LHD, and detailing, etc, etc...
Considering that I just started leasing an almost $75,000 (Canadian)LR3 HSE, if I was really into the hardcore offroading (rather than the light for-fun stuff I probably will be doing at 'safe' vendor-sponsored events) then this one would have been a serious consideration.
Even more tempting is this little baby. A 1993 NAS Defender 110, but even better for me is that it was one of the original 25 sent to Canada.... should be really easy for me to import back here - or so I would assume?
Right now the wife and I are still very apprehensive about the high cost of our new LR3 (This is our first luxury vehicle, and Canada has higher taxes than the US making similar-costing things harder to purchase due to the higher cost of living - even with an exchange rate calculation).
It's possible that after we have had some time to get to know the LR3 and Land Rover as a brand, that we will consider something more rugged - and also after we decide if we are going to buy the LR3 after our lease runs its term.
One flight of fancy is that we would like to pick up an older Porsche Boxster (or Boxster S) from the mid-to-late 90's when our current sedan dies (1997 Dodge Avenger ES).
That would make a nice addition to the garage..
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Oct 15, 2006 (10:39 pm)
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#104 of 129 Any Chance of Defender Coming Back to US?
Aug 09, 2007 (12:00 am)
The Defender got a pretty good update for 2007. Anyone like to speculate whether Defender can come back to the U.S. after Land Rover is sold by Ford?
I'm tired of specialist dealers selling used Defenders at inflated prices. These vehicles are relatively cheap on the second hand market in the UK, but selling at Porsche prices here.
#105 of 129 Re: Any Chance of Defender Coming Back to US? [racer_65]
Aug 09, 2007 (5:40 am)
The latest thing I got from Land Rover says there is NO PLAN to bring the current model Defender to the US market. The Defender needs a complete redesign before it will be available in the US. I guess that it would go on the T5 platform like the LR3 and Range Rover Sport but I am not sure.
#106 of 129 Middle seats with head rest defender 110?
Sep 13, 2007 (11:13 am)
I drive a defender 110. I haul around three boys and currently have them in car seats. Is it possible to buy headrests or a new set of seats with head restraints for a 1999 defender? I have seen the new 2007 with a middle row of seats that have head rests. Is it possible to buy just the seats and install them?
#107 of 129 Land Rover D90 Mods?
Mar 26, 2008 (10:01 pm)
I'm new to forums so I'm not to sure how they work.
I just bought a 94 D90 and love it but could use a little more power.
Does anyone make bolt on power mods i.e. - headers/cold air intakes/throttle body spacers/superchargers/etc.
I'm also looking for a surrey top, winch, and Emu springs.
Also can you fit 15" wheels on the D90 - 33/12.50 r15 tires are the best all around off/on road tires I've used because of the soft side wall for grip when you air-down and on-road ride quality.
Any help would be appreciated.
#108 of 129 Re: Land Rover D90 Mods? [thepeeg]
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Mar 27, 2008 (7:36 am)
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#109 of 129 Re: Defender 90/110 [mm450exc]
Dec 17, 2008 (11:10 am)
Amazingly, I recently asked Land Rover the same question about the Defender (less than 3 weeks ago) and their response was verbatim to the one in Post #73.
Sucks, seeing how bad I want to buy one. The used Defenders out there are waaay to expensive for the mileage and wear they have on them. If I bought an '07 right from the Solihull Factory I could get it for about $30-40k, but then I'd have to get it to meet emissions and US safety standards. Used ones typically list about that same price and are 10+ years older.