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Old 07-16-2018, 02:05 PM
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Just bought an Audi A6, now the wife regrets it and wants a LR4. We will see how this works out. I love the A6, even though it has the turbo 4 and not the twin turbo v6. I think i would have already killed myself if it had the v6.

My in laws were just busting my balls about buying expensive European imports. They told me we should buy a Honda or Toyota or something similar. I asked them if they have ever driven an Audi or anything similar and of course the response was "no". I told them i was willing to pay the premium for a nice car that drove well. I haven't driven a ford, Chevy, Toyota (with the exception of a Land Cruiser), Honda, Dodge (horrible cars), or Jeep that inspired me to buy one. They are all cheap transportation that feel cheap.
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:24 PM
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Moving to western Colorado this year and the wife said I can ditch the gay assed Ridgeline and get something "cool" - and to her "cool" is a mid-1970s Chevy C10 or C20. So I'm fine with that. I'd love another D1 someday but it doesn't haul dirt bikes.

Also will eventually pick up a yard jeep. Yard jeep is something that has no top, waterproof seats. No stereo, and lives outside in the yard almost all the time except for when you feel a hankerin to go up fire roads or onto BLM land.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:44 PM
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Also will eventually pick up a yard jeep.
We called it "farm truck".
Which is how we referred to my P38 after the insurance company said it was totaled, and I had it fixed and drove it for another 3 or 4 years.
It was the oldest, highest-mileage vehicle we owned.
And it was a joke. It was never a beater.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:51 PM
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Like I said, I could be wrong, but look at Defender prices. They aren't particularly nice and definitely lacking in the comfort department, but command some high prices. Of course I realize that's not quite an apples to apples comparison.
Never understood that. I always assumed it was because there were only 14 US-legal ones around.
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If these trucks are so shitty and only worth a few hundred bucks why are we here?
Because at some point, we ALL paid way more than we should have for a car.
And, coincidentally, they all happened to be Land Rovers.

Actually, it's because when they work, they're fucking amazing vehicles.
(I've only had Range Rovers, so I can't speak about any other model)
My Rangies were fucking beautiful.
Elegant to ride in.
Just ab-so-fucking-lutely gorgeous.
On road or off, spectacular.

But a 15-year-old model for $20K?
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:29 AM
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We called it "farm truck".
Which is how we referred to my P38 after the insurance company said it was totaled, and I had it fixed and drove it for another 3 or 4 years.
It was the oldest, highest-mileage vehicle we owned.
And it was a joke. It was never a beater.
Farm truck is different. I definitely want a jeep. A crappy old no frills jeep.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:57 AM
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Farm truck is different. I definitely want a jeep. A crappy old no frills jeep.

A buddy has a 1975 CJ5; for bouncing around his 300 acres in WV it is absolutely perfect-and impossible not to drive with a smile.
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:34 PM
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Now that the truck is taken care of, we're looking at what our weekend toy could be in a couple years. It was the D1 and TJ before. Now we're considering a Series again, D90, CJ3A, pre-72 CJ5, Side by side, or a couple of these:

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Old 07-17-2018, 12:54 PM
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, pre-72 CJ5,
Why pre-72?

I know squat about jeeps.
This is about what I'm looking for:

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/...615382539.html
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:17 PM
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Why pre-72?

I know squat about jeeps.
This is about what I'm looking for:

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/...615382539.html
Hood length grew by 4 inches in '72 to fit longer engines. I prefer the shorter design.

This is the config we'd be interested in:

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Old 07-17-2018, 06:18 PM
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Hood length grew by 4 inches in '72 to fit longer engines. I prefer the shorter design.

This is the config we'd be interested in:


i like the parking brake. not sure it's factory, though. must have been a dealer upgrade.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:43 PM
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My wife recalls a childhood story of when her dad almost killed them in one. He had finished some brake work and they set off into the mountains only to find the brakes completely gave out on a steep mountain road. As it was beginning to descend, she was instructed to jump out and place a large rock under the tire, which thankfully she managed and they lived on. This is the same guy, a forest service ranger, who used to stop with her on the way home from school to check on a bobcat den. He had previously placed a bone outside the den, and would stick his head in to see if the cat had moved it inside.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:30 PM
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I may we'll be wrong, but it seems that nice examples are getting rare.
Yep. Which is all the reason to get one now before they go away like RRCs.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:15 PM
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I bought myself a few weeks ago a 2006 Toyota 4Runner. I enjoy driving it but it lacks the character of my old D1.
I got an 4.0 '08 4runner about 3-4 years ago when I sold my '04 disco. The t4r been bullet proof with just regular maintenance. The amount I save on gas per year compared to the Disco covers the depreciation, but still very capable off road. I like the feeling of not wondering when my engine is going to implode. But yes, lacks the character, and you can buy 3 DIIs for the price of a 4th gen 4runner. At least the yota holds value and is a lot simpler to work on.

I got it with 115k I'm at 152k now. Plenty of 4th gens out there with over 300k. I think rust is the big killer on these, but mines pretty clean still. When it's time, I will probably buy another 6-8 year old toyota truck.
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:35 PM
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When it's time, I will probably buy another 6-8 year old toyota truck.
Im looking hard at Toyota as well. As much as I love my Disco it's getting and and tired. I'm seriously considering a late 1st Gen Sequoia or Tundra. (2005-2007) I'd love a Land Cruiser, but they are crazy expensive.
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:42 PM
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Look to the Lexus LX if you're looking at Land Cruisers. They are usually cheaper for no reason. Also consider the GX over the Sequoia.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:43 AM
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Im looking hard at Toyota as well. As much as I love my Disco it's getting and and tired. I'm seriously considering a late 1st Gen Sequoia or Tundra. (2005-2007) I'd love a Land Cruiser, but they are crazy expensive.
Don't let high miles on a Cruiser scare you. I know they still bring big money well into the 250K mile range. I have one with 225K and it's been extremely reliable over the past few years and it spends all its time off-road. Such great vehicles.

What greenspan said about the Lexus. Look there too. You'll be happier with an LC over a Sequoia. I like the 100s series personally.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:37 AM
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Don't let high miles on a Cruiser scare you. I know they still bring big money well into the 250K mile range. I have one with 225K and it's been extremely reliable over the past few years and it spends all its time off-road. Such great vehicles.

What greenspan said about the Lexus. Look there too. You'll be happier with an LC over a Sequoia. I like the 100s series personally.
No kidding. Looked at LCs back in 2010 and 2006s w well over 100k miles were still isted at 35k plus.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:06 AM
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Thanks for the heads up on the Lexus LX series, I always forget about those. I'm still leaning towards an LR3, but I'm half scared of the EAS.
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Thanks for the heads up on the Lexus LX series, I always forget about those. I'm still leaning towards an LR3, but I'm half scared of the EAS.
The quality (inside and out) of an LR3 compared to a 100 series LC doesn't compare. I work with an instructor with two LR3s and jesus those things fall apart inside once you starting getting miles/years on them. They have been relatively reliable for him, but it's the fit/finish that surprised me. Then again I've had other friends locally that ditched their LR3s early on because of too many mechanical issues. There is a good reason you'll pay quite a bit more for a LC vs an LR3.
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The LR3 is a POS. The interior was shit when they were new.
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Old 07-22-2018, 07:04 PM
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As a passenger the Lr3/4 is great.
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As a passenger the Lr3/4 is great.
The LR4 is way better than an LR3 and doesn't feel like a Ford inside.
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:19 PM
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The LR4 is way better than an LR3 and doesn't feel like a Ford inside.
How are the LR4's holding up and how serviceable are they by the end user?
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how serviceable are they by the end user?
Having looked at LR4....my only thought on how shade tree serviceable it is
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