Buying a second-hand rangerover

Submitted: Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 15:11
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We are looking at buying an old range rover (84-85 model, or 90-91 model).

Does anyone else have a fairly standard one of these, and have any comments about it? We have had a series landy, a disco and a defender before, so we think we know what we are getting ourselves into, BUT......always best to ask as many people as possible.

I'm not interested in a slinging match. I own a 105 series toyota now, but have a yearning to get back to the rovers.

It'll be a daily driver, so no huge mods for a little while, save mabey a switch to gas.

Cheers in advance,

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Reply By: Alan H - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 15:42

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 15:42
Hi chumpboy. try this lot and you should get some sensible replies.
This forum is good but does have the odd (very odd) rabid anti LR loony who can't bear the thought of anyone having something other than their own preference!

Good luck.
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Follow Up By: chump_boy - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 15:46

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 15:46

I am actually trolling through the aulro forums at the moment (hence the 84-85 and 90-91 models).

thanks for that.
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 18:19

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 18:19
I have a 1990 Auto.

I won't be in a position to sell it for a week or two becasue it is in the shop getting brought back to standard trim. I had seats out and drawers etc.

Look in my rig pics for details- Most of the accessories are out of it now, so ignore the specs, but you can at least see what it looks like.

Will talk to the missus about a price, since it is her car.

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Reply By: arthurking83 - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 20:29

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 20:29
84 4 speed man is strong.
85 5 speed man is bleep . (mine has lasted, but not very pleasant to use)
Any auto, way to go!!

I can never understand the Nissyota mentality myself!

Keep on LandRovering :))
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Reply By: Ozimagemobile - Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 22:46

Saturday, Jan 14, 2006 at 22:46
You should be able to get a decent one for no more than $5000 in Melb or Syd.
The First autos were unbustable Torqueflight 727's, 3sp Chrysler thing.
There is lots of aftermarket stuff to make them even more capable than they already are. Try ditching the carbies and go Edlebrock manifold and Weber or Quadrajet carb. Simple and reliable, and they don't rust.
Happy hunting.
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