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Old 08-03-2013, 05:50 PM
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Roverguy - I try very hard not to be envious of other people, but boy you make it hard. That is a beautiful collection of automobiles. I hope you don't take the pleasure of driving such works of beauty for granted after awhile.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:09 PM
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Thank you for the kind words Pap. For me, the most enjoyable part of owning/driving these cars is sharing them with other people. I prefer the classic stuff myself. 1950's-1960's are my favorite periods. I'm not a big fan of computer assisted driving such as ABS, TCS, and fuel injection systems. I feel much more connected with a vintage car that has none of that crap. Seeing as how I work around these types of vehicles on a daily basis, and periodically own them too, I certainly have become desensitized. As with anything in life, you spend enough time around it, and it starts to become normal! I used to enjoy the attention that driving a newer exotic would illicit, but now I actually get uncomfortable. Everyone want's to photograph/video you, ask you questions at every intersection, etc. It becomes a little overwhelming, especially in that orange Murcielago for example!

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Roverguy - I try very hard not to be envious of other people, but boy you make it hard. That is a beautiful collection of automobiles. I hope you don't take the pleasure of driving such works of beauty for granted after awhile.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:45 PM
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Hey Rover Guy,
Wife and I have always admired the Range Rover HSE Sport. We finally stepped up to the plate and ordered a 2014 Autobiography, should be here the end of November. Looking forward to owning a Rover! Do you pull your X45 with it? We have an X30 but not sure i want to pull it with the Rover? Any input on the new car would be great. Thanks
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:57 PM
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Rover guy... I grew up in So cal, spent a lot of time at shop that specialized in Land rovers in downtown PAsadena, specifically the 109. I had a 71 fj40.... almost bought a stripped 109. ABSOLUTELY love them but... went with the FJ. The maintenance of the 109 was overwhelming due to all the Leaking seals (all of them seemed to be leaking).

Agree on the interiors. still we are looking at picking up a LX570 (a used one that is 2012 or newer but at 2010 prices .
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:58 PM
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Cool looking cars you have there! As for the range rover they are some of the toughest vehicles built! Try doing this with the lexus... lol

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Old 08-04-2013, 05:10 PM
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Yes you have got the Lexus guys by their nuts with that video you posted there. Done. Lexus is not even in the same league as the shop ridden Rover. I could be mistaken, maybe I am wrong. Maybe now that they are owned by Tata Motors of India they have fixed the reliability/high cost of maintenance issues.

Regarding Lexus/toyota - beat them to death and still only need to swap Pads and oil. (so I am told.. I am still trying to buy a newish used one, having trouble finding them for sale that are affordable).

I guess it really is not about the show for me, it's about being able to "go" when I want to with minimal headache (and this at an acceptable level of comfort).

From what I have been able to garner the Landcruiser/lexus will out last with 1/10th of the maintenance - try and buy a decent used one....2008's witj 50,000 miles are still $40k! A 2008 Range rover with 50,000 miles is $8,000.00

Go ahead buy a Range ROver... it's your money.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:16 PM
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Ill take the gt40 and the jag please.

Ive had two friends own range rovers.lots of maintenance. I don't think either friend would now consider another one.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:37 PM
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Range rovers and Jag where some of the worst built vehicles sold for decades but after Tata motors bought them from FORD, Tata stuck Millions of dollars into R+D . There quality has improved big time. I still love Land Cruisers and you will see them all over the world but Toyota reliabilty has slipped when they where chasing GM to be number 1. I love old Land Cruisers and FJ's as much as Range Rovers and Jeeps. Not slamming them at all. I just am very happy that Range Rover is still building vehicles that can be driven off road while everyone else is starting to make them softer like cars. Its a shame because at one time Toyota, Jeep and Range Rovers where the best off-road vehicles in the world and they where unstoppable! Good luck with your search for a LX or Land Cruiser. They do hold there resale value!
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