On or around Fri, 02 Dec 2005 09:10:02 GMT, rads
<email@example.com> enlightened us
>On Thu, 1 Dec 2005 22:43:24 +0000 (UTC), "andrew and claire"
>>wanted , good solid defender station wagon , for back and forth work 6 miles
>>and for fun
>>max price 1000
>Thats classic Range Rover money, not Defender.
and a half-shagged one at that.
decent defenders, especially 110 CSW, hold their value like few other
Unless you specially want one, then discos are the best bet for
bang-for-buck in the medium-age secondhand market at the moment. V8 RRCs
are cheap if old, but you need to be converting 'em and you need the
mechanical know-how to keep 'em on the road, really.
D90s are more likely to be cheap, especially truck cabs or vans, and
There's a good deal of merit though in looking for a decent tax-exempt
series IIA or III... very easy motors to work on and if you're not doing
huge mileage you can live with the 15-20 mpg thirst for petrol. series
diesels are a slow as a slow thing, unless they've had a heart transplant
for a more modern lump such as the 2.5 non-turbo or maybe the perkins prima
2.1/4 petrol SWB makes a nice runabout though and is fast enough not to be
embarrassing in modern traffic.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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