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bri

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Pretty nice. Price is a bit high, but if every thing really is 65k worn, no rust, etc it is worth something to someone. As you all know getting something that low mileage is rare.
 

jymmiejamz

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Pretty nice. Price is a bit high, but if every thing really is 65k worn, no rust, etc it is worth something to someone. As you all know getting something that low mileage is rare.
I never understand why people get hung up on mileage. Mechanical problems (most affected by miles) are easy to fix. Fixing rust, worn interior, and bad paint are all expensive and time consuming.
 

Buddy

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Pretty nice. Price is a bit high, but if every thing really is 65k worn, no rust, etc it is worth something to someone. As you all know getting something that low mileage is rare.
Something yes, but 10-11K above KBB? I doubt it. Low miles in an older vehicle are not always desirable. Stuff starts to break down from lack of use just as much as too much use. When I was in high school I found a '71 T-Bird in a farmers field. It had not been registered since '81 and had 31k miles on it. I thought this was the greatest find ever, but once I started driving it one thing after another started to fail. Not to mention all the corrosion and dry rot in everything from sitting for 6-7 years w/o being driven.
 

kennith

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There's no such thing as a "perfect $1,500 paint job"... Hell, there's no such thing as a halfway decent $1,500 paint job. Especially on something with as much oddly shaped sheet metal as a Discovery.

The sound system sucks, as well. It's a waste of an Orion amp.

That said, the interior seems to be in pretty good condition. He's lost his mind on the price, though. I'll offer him $3,000, simply because he was a dick in the offer section. If I want to waste my time and his, there's nothing stopping me. Fuck him.

Cheers,

Kennith
 

Blueboy

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Mechanical problems (most affected by miles) are easy to fix. Fixing rust, worn interior, and bad paint are all expensive and time consuming.
Couldn't agree more! Was looking for a D1 and found a '96 D1 SD with red paint as color requested by my wife who will own the Rover. Has 69k miles and from the paint condition, garage kept. Interior all there and under side clean as a whistle. Even the harmonic damper in place. Not a single stupid ass mod. If the engine needs rebuilt or replaced so be it. Much less expensive than new paint and repairing rust. And paid much less than what that one is going for.
 

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discostew

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I never understand why people get hung up on mileage. Mechanical problems (most affected by miles) are easy to fix. Fixing rust, worn interior, and bad paint are all expensive and time consuming.
The general rule is that mileage drives the price. But I agree at some point as these things get older mileage gets trumped by condition. But if we were talking about an LR3 or an LR2 I think mileage would be more relevant.
 

bri

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I never understand why people get hung up on mileage. Mechanical problems (most affected by miles) are easy to fix. Fixing rust, worn interior, and bad paint are all expensive and time consuming.
Exactly.

Low mileage is the best way to tell of you are going to have all those things. Perfect interiors are always lower meilage (in my experience).

All are time consuming and expensive, IMO. I've got about 10k into my '98 two years into it, but I have paid to have work done and it has some extras.
 

Drillbit

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I haven't seen anything to make me think this truck will bring close to that much. Lincoln Tarentino had a 70k clean truck like this and I think he had it listed for 5k or something like that. I don't know of anyone out there looking to spend 10k for a D1 right now.
 

mdcoa

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I'm not a paint snob, and, yeah, those pictures wouldn't show a lot of flaws, but I'd actually be pretty happy if I could get my Disco's paint to look like that for $1500 . . . mine looked lousy and then I got involved with a clay bar and now it looks worse. . .

But, yes, he needs to come back to earth on that pricing. You can buy a rust-free non-runner and put a rebuilt engine and tranny in it and then wonder what to do with the other $6k, or you can buy this. . .
 

bri

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Well. I would like to see a non-runner with that nice of an interior.

Withoug lookin at it, you wonder what 18 year old parts are in need of replacement even though miles are low.

It might be a few or a lot. Odd also that KBB is 5300 and Edmunds is like 2500. Don't get that.

Biggest problem is that when someone lists a vehicle like this at 12,995 it will be very tough for them to come down to a reasonable price.

If I wanted a turn key Disco, I really would not have a problem paying 10k for one. But in a 10k disco, even D1, I would want it flawless with a 4.6.
 

mdcoa

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I actually bought a non-runner with an interior that was _almost_ that nice. Driver's seat was showing its age a bit, but otherwise pretty much stinking flawless, with the HD disco floor mats . . . Paid $1200 for it, which is probably about what the Goodyear MT-R's were worth, and I reckon I got the truck and a bunch of GBR goodies (driveshafts and steering linkage bits) for free. Truck was a TX truck and pretty much rust free, except for a few spots that had obviously had some brake fluid dripped under them during M/C topoffs . . . but, yeah, I was ridiculously lucky, and I know that.

and then the car mover broke down and stored his truck somewhere and something got dropped on the hood, ruining it and the left front quarter panel . . . which is par for the course.

I agree that a flawless Disco is a lot of vehicle for $10k . . .

Well. I would like to see a non-runner with that nice of an interior.

Withoug lookin at it, you wonder what 18 year old parts are in need of replacement even though miles are low.

It might be a few or a lot. Odd also that KBB is 5300 and Edmunds is like 2500. Don't get that.

Biggest problem is that when someone lists a vehicle like this at 12,995 it will be very tough for them to come down to a reasonable price.

If I wanted a turn key Disco, I really would not have a problem paying 10k for one. But in a 10k disco, even D1, I would want it flawless with a 4.6.