Recent content by stonepa

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    Lack of 70 series Land Cruisers.

    I always enjoy these conversations about all the tough trucks we can't easily get here in the US. I've been driving Land Cruisers since I bought my FJ60 in 1987. My experience is that our Land Cruisers are plenty tough and long lasting for what most of us use them for. Both my FJ60 and 100...
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    200 Series questions-~Touareg tdi

    The biggest issue with the Toureg is still the reliability of its electronic accessories. A good friend is a VW/Audi nut. He has had many Toureg's, including the monster V10 TDI. Currently drives a new TDI. Almost all have had significant issues with electronics. His first one was replaced...
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    Spotted this senior citizen today

    Either that or it's a backup in case something breaks back there. That's a beautiful rig. I had a 107" Series 1 for a while then sold it for a good profit. I still miss that beast.
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    2nd or 3rd Gen 4Runner

    I too had a 4Runner, when I was living in Homer. Bought mine new in '94 at Nye in Anchorage. Still love it, although I usually drive my 98 Land Cruiser now that I have kids and more dogs. I have never had any issues with the truck since new, although I did need to change the head gasket (no...
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    Anyone considering building a GX460?

    I see these heavily modified all over Iceland. Called a Land Cruiser Prado over there. Take a look
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    The Re-designed 2014 Range Rover Sport

    Ooooo - find me a solid 2006 RR for $8k and I'll take it. None to be had.
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    The Re-designed 2014 Range Rover Sport

    Ghastly? I saw a 2012 sitting next to the new RR at a dealer. Other than headlights, tail lights, and a little bit of detail they don't look much different from each other. That being said, I do like the new one quite a lot. Same with the new Sport. Wouldn't have ever considered one of the...
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    Land Cruiser converts, please weigh in on your post-conversion thoughts

    I've had both, and still drive my original LC 100 today (among others). G-Wagens are great vehicles but I believe they have their niche. I would jump into my 273k mile 100 tomorrow and drive to Alaska. Not a second thought. I would never have done that with the G-Wagen. If something breaks...
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    The Re-designed 2014 Range Rover Sport

    Finally - a Range Rover Sport I would actually buy as a daily driver. Who would actually drive one off road anyway?
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    Which wheel and tire set: Vote!

    Option 3 with BFG ATs would get my vote. I seem to alternate between ATs and MTs on my 94 4Runner. Love them both, although the MTs get a little squirrelly at freeway speeds in snow.
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    Accidentally bought a Discovery...

    Funny - I've been through a lot of these windshields as well. In my case, the first one was to be replaced due to leaks. It took multiple tries for the installer to get the installation right. 'Ouch' said Land Rover, as they were all under warranty. And yes, they have to break them to get...
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    Accidentally bought a Discovery...

    The heated windshield does more than that - it clears the windshield of frost and ice in no time. It's one of the best options I have ever seen on a vehicle. Love it! Be very careful with the windshield replacement - in my experience it is tough to get the replacement sealed right. When the...
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    Help with Purchase 1993 Classic LWB

    Hi Bri - yes, the Hunter had to go at 30k. It seemed like the perfect vehicle - cloth seats, no options, manual 4 speed transmission. Let's see, where do I start - rear main seal leak on engine at 3k. Fixed under warranty. Manual transmission would drop out of third gear unless you held the...
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    Help with Purchase 1993 Classic LWB

    Major assemblies? How about transmissions, T-cases, and engines? These seem major to me and all have been issues with both my 2000 Disco and lots of other folks I know. I make sure all of my vehicles are maintained at the highest level, by a good LR dealer and an LR specialty shop, regardless...