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is 14 k to much for an 110 lwb staion wagon defender???

 
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jamsam



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 05 12:30 pm    Post subject: is 14 k to much for an 110 lwb staion wagon defender???  Reply with quote    

ive seen the car of my dreams and was wondering what the general consesus is on the price of defenders?
is 14 k top of the range for second hand?? am i asking to much from the god of good credit??

gil
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 05 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can you check out

Parker's Price Guide (only really useful for establishing S/H value if the vehicle is new-ish, which LRs often aren't )

AutoTrader website, to do asking price comparisons

LandRover owner/enthusiast sites / forums (they must exist) - might be your best bet.

Gervase



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 05 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That is a lot! You can generally budget around 4K for a reasonable second-hand Defender, though if you want one pimped up with all the bling imaginable, then maybe you could stretch to 14K and get laughed at by every farmer you come across!.
Defenders can be got with air conditioning, fitted carpets, CD players, alloys, central locking and all sorts of add-ons, but to my mind they all detract from the purpose of the vehicle, and don't mask the fact that a Defender will always be noisier and slower than a normal car.
If you want a quieter, more comfortable vehicle, go for a Discovery (and, again, you'll get a good one for a lot less than 14K).
Defenders are tough, generally reliable, and the spares are cheap. Discos are also tough but more prone to rust on older models, and pricier to fix.
Whatever Land Rover you get, try to do as much of the work yourself, as the service intervals are less than most other vehicles, and you don't want to be pouring cash into the hands of your local dealer for labour charges (for example - garage price for changing a timing belt: 350. Cost of doing it yourself: 7.60). Because they're pretty basic, most of the maintenance is pretty simple, Mecanno-style stuff, and part of the fun of a Land Rover is getting to know how it's put together and fettling it yourself. They are addictive.
There are some good Land Rover forums around - check out:
Land Rover UK Forums
Land Rover Owner International
Difflock.com

Old-Chads-Orchard



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
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Location: Malpas, Cheshire
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 05 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would get a late 300tdi model County spec station waggon, ISTR they ended on around a T plate (99) much better engine than the current TD5 and a really good one can be had for less than 10k, Shop around and you may get one around the 8k mark if you are really lucky

Gervase



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 05 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

offroading.net wrote:
I would get a late 300tdi model County spec station waggon

Good luck in your hunt - they're as rare as rocking horse cr*p round these parts.
As the man says, though, they've got the best engine ever fitted to a Land Rover (unless you've got unlimited funds and can afford to feed a V and haven't got all the electrickery that can go wrong on a TD5.

Silas



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 05 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would forget the disco. Probably the worst put together and most unreliable 4x4 ever made.

dougal



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 05 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: is 14 k to much for an 110 lwb staion wagon defender??? Reply with quote    

jamsam wrote:
... was wondering what the general consesus is on the price of ... ? ...


As Gil suggests, go to http://www.autotrader.co.uk

There you can put in your postcode and search Autotrader's current ads for the make and model vehicle of your choice.
Note that you can choose how far away to search...
Displaying by price from highest to lowest will show you the top asking prices...

If you want to search for specific versions or options, eg diesel, then you'll have to register - free and no fuss.

Its a fantastically useful site whether one is buying or thinking of selling.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 05 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How old is it, what's the mileage, what extra toys has it got, what engine is in it?.......14k is well overpriced unless it has something really special that you haven't told us.

timberdog



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 05 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

what plate you looking at matey this makes a good differance?
if you are looking try this Forum i use http://www.landrovernet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32170&highlight=engine+conversion

thier are always up for sale
and the Guys will help you as well

Old-Chads-Orchard



Joined: 07 Dec 2005
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Location: Malpas, Cheshire
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 05 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

do the following search on autotrader "county 300 tdi 110" quite a few come up, take off the 110 bit for the muppets that forgot to put 110 in thier ad, some really good ones for less than 10k

Legion



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Posts: 170
Location: Western isles, Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 05 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We always used to get landies, then got a twin cab, far far better, our first was a vauxhall brava, they have stopped making them now, but ours is still in great nick, never ever had any major problems.
I treated myself to a mitsubishi animal just before xmas - 05 , May , 2,000 miles, black with all the toys, sat nav, mp3, loads of wonderful extras - no vat 16,000 inc a back and bedrug lining , all I had to do was shop around, took me 3 mnths to find, especially on a budget, but I saved a forune - well chuffed!!!! as for the brava, well its now been relagated to the dogmobile.

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