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-zumino-
02-03-2010, 11:13 PM
I saw a used, AWD, 1994 Land Rover Defender, 147000kms listed at 3500$. Seems to be in pretty good cond. Is this a reasonable price... it almost seems too good...?

what does NSMB think?




lukkk
02-03-2010, 11:17 PM
buy it

[email protected]
02-03-2010, 11:18 PM
maybe it was a typo, meant to say 35000? Because for a defender that is cheaaaaap

heckler
02-04-2010, 12:00 AM
Edmunds says $8300 true market value.

Joe Kickass
02-04-2010, 12:03 AM
The dealer will buy it for $3,500, so it is indeed cheap. Ask what is wrong with it.

-zumino-
02-04-2010, 12:14 AM
The dealer will buy it for $3,500, so it is indeed cheap. Ask what is wrong with it.

haha yea, thats what I was thinking. Fired him an email already.

IFO
02-04-2010, 01:26 AM
its a british vehicle, which means it wont run..

and if by some fluke you manage to get it started, dont EVER turn it off, cuz it wont start again.

Land rover/range rovers has some of the worst resale value. because the quality control of them is pretty abysmal by world standards..

i'd say pass, unless your prepared to foot the expensive repairs bills it will no doubt be hiding...

sleeper
02-04-2010, 01:56 AM
email me the link. You don't want it

RFJason
02-04-2010, 02:32 AM
its a british vehicle, which means it wont run..

and if by some fluke you manage to get it started, dont EVER turn it off, cuz it wont start again.

Land rover/range rovers has some of the worst resale value. because the quality control of them is pretty abysmal by world standards..

i'd say pass, unless your prepared to foot the expensive repairs bills it will no doubt be hiding...

Some would say the Defender is the exception to that rule. The Defender is the "good" landrover that you typically see National Geographic people driving around in and such. But they're usually in the same price range as a G-Wagon or a Landcruiser. $3500 seems really fishy.

Adam West
02-04-2010, 02:33 AM
stay away.

RFJason
02-04-2010, 02:35 AM
Good example, here's an 85 one for sale on Craigslist Vancouver http://victoria.en.craigslist.ca/cto/1568033256.html

it's $25,000 There's another one that's restored that's $65,000.

Adam West
02-04-2010, 02:39 AM
hahahahahaah what a joke.

RFJason
02-04-2010, 02:49 AM
If you want a similar vehicle for a really good price (10-12,000 ish) get a Nissan Safari. They'll all be RHD unfortunately, but they're very underpriced right now in North America mainly because people have never heard of them. They have a solid front and rear axle, a 4L Diesel engine that uses timing gears instead of chains. The UN uses them as their transport vehicles, and they're almost identical in performance to the Landcruiser (some people say they're better).

Usul
02-04-2010, 02:54 AM
Good example, here's an 85 one for sale on Craigslist Vancouver http://victoria.en.craigslist.ca/cto/1568033256.html

it's $25,000 There's another one that's restored that's $65,000.

That one has been sitting for months. I walked my dog past it a few times. :lol: Had no clue they were asking such a stupid amount.

RFJason
02-04-2010, 03:04 AM
Ya, you really need to love Defenders to actually buy one. But people still do oddly enough. Defender/G-wagon/Landcruiser(minus the Prado)/Safari are all practically the same vehicle. The Landcruisers and the Safari's are the cheepest ones and yet they're probably the most reliable, so what the hell are you paying for? If you don't care about the solid front you could pick up the Prado or a Pajero for almost the $3500 that the OP was looking at.

If you really want to drive something sick get a Unimog, you can pick one of those up used for under 10 grand.

connor
02-04-2010, 03:11 AM
If you want a similar vehicle for a really good price (10-12,000 ish) get a Nissan Safari. They'll all be RHD unfortunately, but they're very underpriced right now in North America mainly because people have never heard of them. They have a solid front and rear axle, a 4L Diesel engine that uses timing gears instead of chains. The UN uses them as their transport vehicles, and they're almost identical in performance to the Landcruiser (some people say they're better).

Patrols are not all RHD, we had one when I was a kid, in the Middle East. Sick truck.

tFly
02-04-2010, 04:05 AM
Super sketch.

If the guy is legit though, this is the deal of the century.

JayDub
02-04-2010, 04:56 AM
Where is PB when you need him? He is good at this kind of stuff.

jetta_mike
02-04-2010, 05:39 AM
A Land Rover will nickel and dime you to death. When I say nickel I mean hundred dollar bills and dimes are just a big pile of hundred dollar bills.

-zumino-
02-05-2010, 01:09 AM
sooo... got an email back today and 99.9% sure its one of those autotrader scams :crybaby:. definately seemed too good to be true haha