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    Question Defender 90?

    Any one have any experience with Defender 90's? A buddy of mine wants one, and asked me about their reliability and stock capabilities. Whats your input?
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    Capability is exceptional. They are long travel and have good torque. They also have 32" tires from the factory, and a 3.31:1 T/Case gearing.

    Reliability is better than most Land Rover products due to the simplicity of the design and years of refinement. They will have reliability similar to a Jeep Wrangler, which is not too bad IMO.

    But, you don't buy a D90 for reliability, you buy them because they are SAFARI! Nothing says adventure like a D90 kitted out.




    This white D90 is owned by an Arizonan, Leo. Beyond impressive on the trail.
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    I love the 90's, but my all time favorite has got to be the 110. I may make one of those my next adventure vehicle........ If I can find one.
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    110s are the best. And I say that because I took one 30,000 miles through Africa. Exceptional vehicle, only matched by the 78 series TLC.

    As for a D90, capabilities are very good out of the box as has been mentioned. Only drawback I know of is the cost of parts and maintanence. Can get pretty expensive unless you do all the work yourself, and even then, the parts are pricey.

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    Cool. I have been drooling over the 90's since i first saw one in Europe, covered in mud. I never saw one growing up in Wisconsin, and still have yet to see one out on the trails. My friend is pretty well off (lucky bastard!) and the price is not an issue. He just wants one as a play vehicle, and he thinks I know all about off road, while in all actuallity I am learning and will be learning for the rest of my life. I will have to direct him to this thread and show him what you all think! Thanks for your input.
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    You're welcome to point him my way. I don't know everything, but I do know enough to get me in trouble. ;-) Which is why I have a 110 and drive it to strange places on the planet whenever I can find the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjackson
    110s are the best. And I say that because I took one 30,000 miles through Africa. Exceptional vehicle, only matched by the 78 series TLC.
    The 110 is my all time favorite Land Rover. They can bring a smile to a kids face, and stop a grown man in his tracks.

    Your 110 is just awesome!

    Maybe when you have a few spare minutes, please post some pictures and a little information about your truck for us.
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    Graham,

    I just looked at your site... You are climbing Kilimanjaro too

    Oh man... That is on my short list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gjackson
    You're welcome to point him my way. I don't know everything, but I do know enough to get me in trouble. ;-) Which is why I have a 110 and drive it to strange places on the planet whenever I can find the money.

    cheers

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    Cool will do! Thanks and great site!
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    Glad to know that I am not the only here that drools over the 110. I have been wanting one for years and years now. I will have one one of these days.
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