For the price of a new anything I could totally redo my D1 mechanically and have money left over.
As it is working fine with typical maintenance performed.
Both Rovers still bring a smile when driving them although the Rangie is my fav.
True. Yet I’m looking at today. One reason the RRCs and D1s are gaining value is they still are functioning after 25 years or more.
i’m not so sure that will be said with a new Defender or other LR vehicle after 25 years.
Let alone the early Rovers are just better looking imho.
Yep. The ‘94 D90 had BFG MTs standard. However LR changed to A/Ts on the ‘95 because people complained. Pretty sure the ‘97 D90 had A/Ts as well. The Classic Rangies and the D1s had some type of A/Ts. All had robust wheels for sure.
Along the same lines, having an Oh Shit bar/handle on the...
Yep, ‘96 D1 currently total stock without one. The ‘94 Rangie has one installed. D1 has stock everything including tire size. RRC has ARB bumper with winch, lift, and 235/85 tires. Steering on D1 much lighter yet given all the weight on the RRC front the OME damper helps. Tire balance as well...
How many miles on the Rover?
How well do you maintain it?
What are you considering a long road trip?
Based on what has been mentioned possibly replace the parts most likely to fail which would leave you stranded before leaving.
Yes, yet, how obtrusive they are is my criteria. Telsa is probably the most yet it seems the direction is bigger is better. This one seems to be fairly small yet sufficient for navigation. Not having one in either of my Rovers is refreshing.