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I'm about to replace my daily run about which is on its last legs, Think i'm going to get a Defender 90.
And came across this, think it may be a bit much having 2 cars in a very similar colour.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2003-LAND-ROVER-DEFE...=item1c0e2004d2

What does everyone think?
Also if their are any ex-defender owners on here, could they give me a few pointers of what to look out for!
 

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Looks nice, don't know much about defenders, but always wanted one. My friend has one, and loves it. Preferes it to his vx220!
 

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iv had a few defenders and other land rovers. excellent things, but dont walk into owner ship blind! High maintenance, v slow, expensive to run.

But they are unstoppable! Best 4x4xfar!!!
 

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i drove a defender once, it was shocking. why anyone would want to drive one daily i'll never know.

noisy, slow, handles like poo, heavy clutch, heavy steering, agricultural, i just don't see the point of it unless you are driving it off road regularly.

on the other hand i drove my dads hilux surf ssrx 3.0td regularly and it was great to drive every day.
 

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I bought a Land Rover 90 for my daily driver and kept it for around two years. It was SOOO much fun and wouldn't blink twice about having another one. Yes they are alittle slow and agricultural but you sit high up and in a traffic jam you are just as fast as any super car.

The only problem i had with mine was that reverse was hard to engage but then it was a b reg with alot of miles under it's belt
 

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I ran a Cheap old diesel Discovery for 6 months this year as a run around, and it was great fun spent most of its time covered in mud and explored more of the countryside than i have ever have. With its raised suspension and mud tyres was a hoot to drive a little faster than the average car on the road.

6 months cost me £10 for a hyanes manual, £40 of brake lines and a "borrowed" front prop. 400 miles to a full tank which i felt was resonable.

Personally i would look for the normal car based stuff head gasket, heavy smoking engine etc. Check the diff lock, transfer box works, select's correctly etc. Chasis is straight and not corrosion, but being a 2003 model i doubt there will be any real rust etc if it's been looked after
 

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QUOTE(Greg ST @ 29 Nov 2009, 11:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I ran a Cheap old diesel Discovery for 6 months this year as a run around, and it was great fun spent most of its time covered in mud and explored more of the countryside than i have ever have. With its raised suspension and mud tyres was a hoot to drive a little faster than the average car on the road.

6 months cost me £10 for a hyanes manual, £40 of brake lines and a "borrowed" front prop. 400 miles to a full tank which i felt was resonable.

Personally i would look for the normal car based stuff head gasket, heavy smoking engine etc. Check the diff lock, transfer box works, select's correctly etc. Chasis is straight and not corrosion, but being a 2003 model i doubt there will be any real rust etc if it's been looked after

Adam I'm getting one for all the reason Greg highlighted, many of my mates have them, one of them owning his own business rebuilding them and then shipping them to the states to sell (He made $50,000 on a 110 he sold the other day) So i'm sorted for any work that needs doing. I'v wanted one for years, and am now in a financial position to afford one.
The example I put up was only cause it was Perforamnce Blue, I'm going for a 1998 300TDI with country pack for around 4K with 100K miles.
Just got to find the right one now.

And YES I will be driving OFF ROAD a lot, at the moment I drive my mates car's when I can, but I want one all to myself.
 

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A guy i worked with had a 1957 model that he drove to work every day , loved the thing . The blue one on e-bay would be ideal for a little project ....if it was a bit cheaper !!!

I also re-wired an ex Army short wheel base lightweight version a few years ago , the amount of extra wiring they but in those is amazing
 
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