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Whats It Worth 1994 Land Rover Defender 90. 90 000 Miles Great Condition.

Land rover Defender Gear ratio?

I test drove a 2003 Defender yesterday and it was the first defender i had ever driven. 77000 miles great condition. Very tight engine. Sounded sweetas a nut.
But i was suprised as to how low geared it was. I was putting her in 5th gear at about 40 mph. is this normal. Even my wife said are you in 5th or 3rd. Im used to driving a Mercedees Vito.

After almost 68 years, the production of Land Rover Defender was stopped due to European Union standards on vehicle emissions which will be applied from the year 2020, as JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) were unable to or unwilling to upgrade the vehicle according to those standardsThough the Land Rover Defender went out of production last year, the iconic off-roader isn’t completely gone yet – Land Rover is planning to reintroduce it as an all-new version in its iconic, boxy 4x4, which will continue to use the legendary Defender name and we may be able to see it again for the first time at some point in 2018For more information, read these two articles,Land Rover Defender replacement could be built outside UKWATCH: End of an era as Land Rover ends Defender production

After almost 68 years, the production of Land Rover Defender was stopped due to European Union standards on vehicle emissions which will be applied from the year 2020, as JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) were unable to or unwilling to upgrade the vehicle according to those standardsThough the Land Rover Defender went out of production last year, the iconic off-roader isn’t completely gone yet – Land Rover is planning to reintroduce it as an all-new version in its iconic, boxy 4x4, which will continue to use the legendary Defender name and we may be able to see it again for the first time at some point in 2018For more information, read these two articles,Land Rover Defender replacement could be built outside UKWATCH: End of an era as Land Rover ends Defender production

What is similar to a land rover defender 90?

Sounds sensible, apart from the quick MOT. examine the chassis for rust, and stress it before you purchase it, those issues are an obtained style, fairly once you're used to using a widespread vehicle. they are fully terrible to stress on the city however, and fully pointless while you're no longer off-roading in it. do no longer permit that placed you off, i've got in many circumstances fancied one myself!

1997 Land Rover Defender 90?

I'm looking at buying a Defender 90. Any general tips? And how reliable are they exactly? I don't want to hear from people who think they know everything about Land Rovers (the cars that are used all over the world because they are tough as frickin nails) because the newer ones had some electrical problems. I would like to hear from people who own Defenders and have had them for a decent amount of time. Please specify any major issues that you have had. And yes I am going to take it off road, though I do spend a good bit of time on the interstate.

Thanks guys!

The Defender is iconic. There’s an unbroken line of DNA going all the way from thisto thisWith an intervening two-million odd vehicles in between.Every owner, every driver, of every Defender - even the ones that never so much as get their tires muddy - is connected, deeply, nearly spiritually, to thisOK, that’s a lot of heritage. That’s priceless. And that’s one of the reason that Defenders have shot up in price from under $20k in the late 1990s, to approaching $200k for a pristine North American example in 2017.As a former Defender owner, I’m saddened by that loss.As a business executive, I get it. It was a very old design, that had a number of issues making it almost impossible to sell into a number of markets, and fixing that would have been very expensive.However, by way of counterpoint, let’s look at what Porsche did… The early 901 DNA is readily apparent in every 911 ever sold.There were a number of “breaks with the past” - the longer wheelbase in ‘69, the move to electronic fuel injection in ‘84, the move to coil-over suspension in ‘90, the move to water cooling in ‘99…There are no parts in common between a ’64 901 and a ’17 911 GTS - but you can’t help but know, viscerally, that they’re related.And get this: the 911 is neither the top selling, nor the most profitable car made by Porsche. That’s over in SUV-land, with the Cayenne.But the heart, the soul of the company? The 911. Commissioned by Ferry, designed by Butzi, loved by millions. So, the election was made to not fuck that up. To maintain the unbroken chain of DNA. To make sure that anyone, anywhere, driving a 911 from their office to the grocery store would be connected to thisAnd that, friends, sells a butt-load of SUVs.So yeah, I think they made a mistake. There’s a provable alternative path that would have kept the key DNA of the marque alive, and sold a lot more Range Rovers. And they missed it.

Prices on a Land Rover Defender 90?

Sounds reasonable, apart from the short MOT. Check the chassis for rust, and drive it before you buy it, these things are an acquired taste, particularly if you're used to driving a modern car. They are utterly horrible to drive in town though, and totally unnecessary if you're not off-roading in it. Don't let that put you off, I've often fancied one myself!

Advice ref buying Land Rover Defender 90?

£800 for an '89 sounds cheap. If the car is in decent nick (engine, gearbox, chassis and bulhead) you should be looking at over a grand. At this age and price, it is not going to be perfect, and you will need to ask Santa for a socket set and a Haynes manual. Owning an old Landy can be time consuming. You have to love them (like I do) or they'll drive you mad. The driving experience is agricultural, the heater won't work, and the rain will leak in - but it could be worse, you could be driving one of the plastic Japanese wannabes instead of the finest 4x4 ever built. The guy who suggested taking it for an MOT is right. Get it retested for £40 ish and they'll point out the big stuff. If it runs right and drives right, your biggest problem will be the dreaded metal worm eating away at the chassis. Get underneath it with a medium size hammer and a big screwdriver and try to poke holes in it. No prizes for guessing that the easier it is to make holes in it, the worse the problem. Even with a bit of rot it's not necessarily a big problem, as they're just a big meccano kit, and you can buy new bits to weld in in place of the rotten bit fairly cheaply. The good thing about Landy's is that they were built to last for ever, so it's easy to repair and replace bits as you need to over the years without spending a fortune. The Japanese build their's like digital watches, look good when you first see them, but when they're a couple of years old, throw them away.