New vehicle added to current stable - a Landy

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 15:26
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Righto - I've been copping flack for being a Jeep owner for a while.... so here you go..... I'm now also a Land Rover owner too!

Today we pick up a '00 Defender TD5 with all the accessories under the sun fitted already.... and I mean ALL. It's really set up for remote outback travel - except for HF (but I tend to use a sat phone anyway).

Still have the two GQ's for a while though... so along with the Saabs, our yard is now officially FULL :)

Happy days!!
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Reply By: Redback - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 15:37

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 15:37
Mate good onya, buggerum, your choice, who cares what they think.

If she gives half the enjoyment our Disco does then you'll be pleased as punch.

If ya keep buyin cars the farm will look like all the other properties with cars and tractors stroon all over the place ;-))))

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 07:57

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 07:57
Baz - LOL!!

I'm doing my best to keep the farm free from turning into a graveyard of seldom-used cars........ but we'll see!
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 16:22

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 16:22
Out of the fryingpan into the fire?

So many lines - all of them coming I suspect. Batten down the hatches.

Hope you get years of good service out of it - and the wife doesn't tell you that somethings gotta go to make room for it!

Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 07:59

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 07:59
Dave - you got the "SWMBO" part right - I think that the TD42T has got to go... along with the Jeep at some stage. I'll keep the RB30 GQ for the farm.

Cheers mate
Chris
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Reply By: Member - Tim F (NT) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 18:05

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 18:05
On ya Omaroo,

Been driving around the country in my 1968 Series2A, for the past 17 years, never let me down, plenty years left in the old girl!! Welcome to the fold.

regards
tim.
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Reply By: Member - Jay Gee (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 19:23

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 19:23
Good on ya - Ignore the knockers - they are a good beast

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Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 22:28

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 22:28
Sounds like the one that was on here in the Trader section.
It was a ripper for the price
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 22:35

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 22:35
No... I saw that one, but this was an even better deal.

I gotta luv it :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Landie - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 08:23

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 08:23
Yep, it was good value (had a HF as well!). Priced it right and sold it quickly.

Landie
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 08:48

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 08:48
Excellent Landie :)

Are you still going to be "Landie", or does that moniker disappear with the vehicle?

Did someone on here buy yours or did it go via another advertising channel?
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Follow Up By: Member - Landie - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 10:50

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 10:50
Good point, probably need to change the photo for a while, the Commodore won't just look the same though. As for Landie? Once a Landie, always a Landie!

Only advertised through here and I think that is a great testimony to the value of this site.

Good luck
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Reply By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 22:33

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 22:33
Thanks all ..... it drives beautifully! What a pleasure.

Just come back from finalising everything.

Wow - here's the list.... from what I can see (it's night time)...

ARB winch bar (no winch yet)
IPF driving lights
Safari snorkel
Graeme Cooper front wing checkerplate
Graeme Cooper spare wheel carrier
custom steel drawer on runners
steel frame shelf system on top of drawer with 10 plastic boxes
39 litre Engel fridge on slide
80 litre stainless steel water tank
ARB compressor under rear seat
EezyAwn Elite rooftop tent
EezyAwn 2.5 metre pull-out shade/rain awning
GME TX3400 remote head radio
Garmin GPS-III GPS system
ARB dual battery installation with intelligent isolator
ARB high-lift jack in addition to bottle jack
ARB half rack behind rooftop tent
two spare Michelin tyres
Motorola 9500 Satellite phone

TOYS!!!!!!! YAY!!!!
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Reply By: Member - laura B (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 22:36

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 22:36
land rover....shouldnt you be saying landCRUISER!!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 23:01

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 23:01
Talk about a backwards step...
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Follow Up By: arthurking83 - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 23:27

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 23:27
land rover ......to landcruiser??

I thought it was always considered to be a backward step!! :))

Good 'onya Omaroo, for stepping forwards!

Saabs and Landrovers!! **Whoot** :)))

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Follow Up By: Redback - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 07:21

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 07:21
Always count on comments from the glass is half empty man ;-)))

I told ya you should of bought another GQ :-))
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Reply By: drivesafe - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 23:37

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 23:37
Hi Omaroo, being, as you pointed out, on the receiving end of snipes because you own a jeep should have you well prepared for the no-brainer comments about owning a landy.

I don’t know what it’s like having a jeep and having any sort of contact with other jeep owners, but you will very quickly find out that you are now a member of a pretty friendly mob of 4x4 owners and you will find that unlike groups of owners of other makes of 4bys landy owners don’t care if you also have other makes of 4x4s and you may even find that if you have a problem with one of the other makes, you will actually get helpful and HONEST assistance from other landy owners.

Cheers and welcome aboard and for some great landy support try this forum.

AULRO
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 08:31

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 08:31
Hey there drivesafe :)

Yep - same sort of friendly sub-culture exists in Jeep circles, although they may not be as objective about their views of other machines - which is probably why they attract so much flack in the first place.

I was taking the Defender for a spin yesterday evening and have already been "waved" by one going the other way. This is what it's all about. I don't get this in the other cars - even the Jeep (admittedly Grand Cherokee owners aren't exactly "Jeep-o-philes" like TJ and CJ owners).

Cheers mate :)
Chris
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Follow Up By: drivesafe - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 11:53

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 11:53
Hi Omaroo, you’ll find the same thing with most new Range Rover drivers as you do with the Cherokee drivers, there all full of their on snot but such is life.

Anyway if the wave program takes off things might even improve with RRs.

Cheers
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 23:48

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 23:48
Lucky devil. One day just one day I know I will own one of those also. Good luck with it.
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Follow Up By: camship - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 10:00

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 10:00
Fully equiped for the outback?
Pity LR didnt think of that when building it!
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 10:10

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 10:10
What value is there with paying for gear that you don't need, best to purchase a basic unit then build it up with equipment of your choice that you require.
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Reply By: b4no1member - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 12:27

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 12:27
glad you kept the two gq's.
something to tow the others home with.
well somebody had to say it.
so long as your happy mate.
cheers
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Reply By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 19:25

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 19:25
Just a couple of extra photos. I really DO like the look of these machines. Very purposeful - no aesthetic hang-ups for the sake of it.




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