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Old 09-21-2004, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by The Warden
FWIW, I agree completely with your sentiment on this, although I've got other reasons up my sleeve to avoid Japanese products (I'm making a special exception for that Toyota pickup, and only 'cause it's being given to me...and I still have resevations; for instance, if I can't feasibly get an M-B engine in, it's going bye-bye). It's nice to see someone else on this board who doesn't think that Subarus are the best thing since sliced bread.

This said, if you really need the 4 wheel drive, I'd suggest a truck as opposed to a SUV. OTOH, looking at the pics, it looks like you already have the Explorer, so it's a moot point.

Your car looks to be in beautiful spite of my deep-rooted fear of aluminum head/cast iron block engines, if I had the $$, I'd think about it...unless you want to trade for an '85 123? (j/k)

Good luck with selling your car, and don't worry about the people saying that the Kerry sticker knocks off 80% of its value...
Haha this guy is my new best friend.

What did you mean when you said that 'from the pics it looks like you already have the explorer?'

Ohhhhh wait I just got it, no the black explorer in there is my uncles, I only have that diesel to get me by

Thanks for teh compliments, hopefully it finds a good new home , someone on this board
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by HomeRunPark
No scooby doo's... I won't go Japanese.

I know this suonds bad, but after what they did to this country in 1941, I'm sorry, I will never drive a Japanese car, not going to help that market out.

Any other ideas? Pleasssse help me out here guys!!!

OK then why are you driving a German car? WW2 has been over for a long time. A Toyota probably has more American made parts then a Ford now.

Mercedes are not to bad to fix, come on I'm going to college and working two crap jobs. I would really like a car like yours it would be cheap to run once you get those problems fixed. What ever you do don't fall into the new car trap!!! Don't take out a loan of any kind!
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:43 AM
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Lightbulb Buy a Range Rover...

I lived in Boston for three years and my rover performed fantastically while the amg was simple dangerous. I didn't own a diesel up there.

A 90-94 Classic Range Rovers trade for less than your car is worth and decent truck sells for probably 4-8k maybe les in your area because of rust. I saw a fantastic 93 lwb range rover trade for 7k on ebay. I had to use some serious restraint from buying, but I knew my wife would divorce me, I already have one...

At any rate if your interested internet search for Rovers North in New England (I think it's in Maine, maybe Vermont) anyway they would be able to direct you further about the trucks in your area (They are the largest parts deal for rovers in North America) and they do sell them too to locals.

Feel Free to pm me for I am a rover nut too.
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Old 09-22-2004, 04:46 PM
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Range Rrover is a good idea.

Theres now a 90% chance that the TurboDiesel is going to be up for sale, so if anybody's interested dont hesitate to let me know.
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Old 09-23-2004, 02:24 AM
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Think you are making a mistake.

Originally Posted by HomeRunPark
Range Rrover is a good idea.

Theres now a 90% chance that the TurboDiesel is going to be up for sale, so if anybody's interested dont hesitate to let me know.
Poor quality, overpriced, expensive to service, insane parts delay-wait time.
I have been Underwhelmed by the Range Rover.

Mechanical Reliability, is in my opinion poor.

If it was 1950's, 1960ís or early 1970ís my opinion would be different.

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Old 09-23-2004, 12:10 PM
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I think that is a common misconception about Range Rovers. Not all rovers are created equal. For example you would have to pay me to take a Land Rover Discovery, and you would to pay me a lot if it was a mid 90s version.

However the early to mid 90s range rover is a good truck. Simple to work on, excellent four wheel drive, great in the snow, and all around good vehicle, however very poor gas mileage. Parts are not a problem many third part suppliers to choose from Rovers North, Atlantic British, East coast Rovers, on and on all of them have online sites and the people that work at these places are knowledgeable and nice. There is also a strong community supporting these vehicles similar to the Mercedes community with this online form.

I should know I have restored a 1964 Land Rover Series IIA, and I own a 1991 Range Rover since it was new. Thatís not to say it hasn't broken down on me, it has twice, but it was always my fault because I neglected the car.
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Old 08-28-2005, 12:20 PM
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Or just make it easy and get a late model Jeep Cherokee with the inline 6. cheap, easy to work on and bullet proof engine and drivetrain. mileage will be pushing 20. Parts are everywhere since they basically didn't change them alot for almost 20 years. Can you get any more american than a Jeep? The inline 6 is a great engine, lots of torque, decent mileage and will run 200,000+ miles if cared for at all. Not to mention they hold their value better than exploders.
Good luck selling the car, if you weren't so far away I'd come take a look at it.
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