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    Thread: HOLY ****, TCL, stop VadGTI from doing something insane/stupid! (Range Rover P38 content)

    1. 01-05-2012 06:39 PM #106
      Sorry, that sucks...had a similar experience myself today.

      But..if someone posts up on here that they bought it with pics, I am going to lmao!

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      01-05-2012 06:44 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by G2BForReal View Post
      Sorry, that sucks...had a similar experience myself today.

      But..if someone posts up on here that they bought it with pics, I am going to lmao!
      Chris_V bought it

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      01-05-2012 06:49 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Woke up sick as a dog, called in sick, went back to sleep, woke up, posted on TCL, back to sleep.

      Wake up, take a shower in preparation to go buy the truck and piss everyone off.

      Look at my phone. "sold $3500 sorry."

      Could have had it if I had woken up earlier .
      servicing these weekly gives me confidence in saying that this is a major blessing in disguise. you are way better off.
      Me
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      01-05-2012 06:59 PM #109
      Seller just sent me an email:

      I think it's going to a better home. The guy who bought it is skilled in mechanics, finding parts, dealing with a car that can be as expensive to repair as it is persnickety. I must say I felt a twinge of guilt knowing you were getting for your girlfriend. These are not easy cars to own. There's a bumper sticker you see all over Africa, "I'd rather be pushing my Land Rover, than driving by me in your Toyota."
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

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      Sold the fun cars. :(
      01-05-2012 07:01 PM #110
      Wow! That was nice of him. I'm sure the Rover was fine though for that price. Replace the compressor and call it a day.
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      01-05-2012 07:07 PM #111
      Exactly, because you don't want that one.

      You want this one.

      http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/2785258301.html

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      01-05-2012 07:14 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      Exactly, because you don't want that one.

      You want this one.

      http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/2785258301.html

      Chris
      The "Bad" sounds pretty bad on that one .
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

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      01-05-2012 07:37 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Great, now I got to go over and dig a grave for Lwize...
      I'm not dead yet. It's only a flesh wound.
      :gift:

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      01-05-2012 07:51 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      The "Bad" sounds pretty bad on that one .
      Eh, how bad could it possibly be?

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      01-05-2012 07:51 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by G2BForReal View Post
      Blah, blah, blah...drive what I drive instead...blah, blah, blah
      Haha, sorry but no. I hate the 100 series, as well as the 62 and the 80 as well. The reason I threw the 100 up there is because its of the same era, is of the same level of luxury and will last longer with less work (especially if I were putting my fiance in one). Im a Rover guy. Ill be building one up again soon. I loved my D1 but my fiance didnt trust it and therefore whats the point of building up a rig to go camping in for multiple days if the person who wants to go does not trust the truck to make it out of the woods unassisted?


      Vad, sucks it was already sold but as the tech above mentioned, its probably for the best. Try and find a 100, or if you really want a classy off road truck, find a nice '95 RRC. That styling is timeless. Just make sure that the heater core was done

    11. 01-05-2012 07:54 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      The "Bad" sounds pretty bad on that one .
      Meh. Probably easier than that heater core.
      call it potatography

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      01-06-2012 12:32 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      Exactly, because you don't want that one.

      You want this one.

      http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/2785258301.html

      Chris
      my dad has an NA version of this one. solid "truck" and drives great. hasn't given him maintenance headaches in that it gets serviced once a year but nothing but fuel in between. problem is that annual maintenance bill is a B!TCH at the dealer!!! example: $45/wiper blade?!?!?! wtf are they made out of?!?!?! someone was telling me that the average service bill at the rover dealer in town was north of $2000

      that jag/rover v8 is gonna be not all that hard to find. my guess is it wouldn't be tooo bad. but certainly not a "budget" vehicle

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      01-06-2012 04:31 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      Chris_V bought it
      Man, I wish. My wife would like another Rover, since she loved the other three. I just have too many cars in the driveway right now (why we got rid of the last one, since the dually is doing towing duty and the BMW was doing people hauling duties. But winter is here and I miss the way the Rangie drove in the white stuff...)

      I also would've hooked Vad up with SoCal Used Rover Parts. Scott over there is on the ball when it comes to these and sells tested and guaranteed parts for less than half the cost of new stuff.
      Last edited by Chris_V; 01-06-2012 at 04:38 PM.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      01-06-2012 04:52 PM #119
      Chris (and everyone else), what's you opinion on the non-BMW P38s and 4.0s?
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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

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      01-06-2012 04:53 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by boner View Post
      my dad has an NA version of this one. solid "truck" and drives great. hasn't given him maintenance headaches in that it gets serviced once a year but nothing but fuel in between. problem is that annual maintenance bill is a B!TCH at the dealer!!! example: $45/wiper blade?!?!?! wtf are they made out of?!?!?! someone was telling me that the average service bill at the rover dealer in town was north of $2000

      that jag/rover v8 is gonna be not all that hard to find. my guess is it wouldn't be tooo bad. but certainly not a "budget" vehicle
      Yeah, the dealers rape people. The PO of my last Rangie had the brakes done at 50k miles, and what would have cost me $350 in parts (4 rotors, all the pads, etc) in a kit from Atlantic British cost him over $3500 at the Land Rover dealer on Long Island. I replaced the spark plugs and plug wires on mine at 65k, and it cost me $45 for the set of hi-po 8mm wires, while the dealer wanted $45 for each plug wire. They also wanted $500 to install the wires! I did it in a few minutes (the tricky part is the coil packs on the back of the engine where you can't see them and have to connect the wires by feel).

      The reason these things get their bad rep is that people get scared off by the dealer prices and don't DO the proper maintenance, so they fall apart like any car would that doesn't get maintained. Then the next owner gets them and they are falling apart and the dealer charges stupid amounts of money to try to get them back to factory. Even finding a good indy mechanic can save potential thousands of dollars. And since they are fairly basic vehicles, it's a good idea to learn to DIY and use guaranteed used parts when applicable (like air compressors).

      Other little aftermarket things can make life easier and cheaper. THe MARS kit I talked about for the air ride can make it so you can refill the air bags individually if the compressor goes out or the distribution block goes bad (unlikely). And if you do have a blowout in an airbag or a hard line and you get an EAS fault, after you replace the air bag or hard line (both cheap and easy to do yourself) you can either spend a grand at a dealer to reset the EAS computer OR use the $130 EAS buddy to reset the computer yourself simply by plugging it into the OBD port.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      01-06-2012 04:54 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      Exactly, because you don't want that one.

      You want this one.

      http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/2785258301.html

      Chris
      Sounds like a fun one to go take a look at ... Bedford Heights, well that's like 5 mins from me, haha.

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      01-06-2012 04:56 PM #122
      It's definitely a very nice car. Could bite you though. That's some comical depreciation.

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      01-06-2012 04:57 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Chris (and everyone else), what's you opinion on the non-BMW P38s and 4.0s?
      Dont' like them as much. They were some of the last of the old style rover engineering and have more problems. THe air ride is about the same, but the engine is different and the injection is not as good, with more issues and harder fixes. Electrically they aren't as stout, and the 4.0s have to work harder to move the trucks around to begin with.

      great site to do research on:

      http://www.rangerovers.net/rrbuying.htm#year

      click on the years to see year by year changes. They also have a page of common problems and repairs.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      01-06-2012 04:58 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      Exactly, because you don't want that one.

      You want this one.

      http://cleveland.craigslist.org/cto/2785258301.html

      Chris
      Trying to figure out why it says supercahrged on the battery box cover. I'd like to see a pic of the actual supercharger install.
      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

    20. 01-06-2012 06:40 PM #125
      Go for it p***y.
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    21. 01-06-2012 07:03 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Could have had it if I had woken up earlier .
      Thank God for germs.
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      life would be better if he had a twin turbo. Or a ****ing pirate
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      01-06-2012 07:43 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Chris (and everyone else), what's you opinion on the non-BMW P38s and 4.0s?
      I've got a '95 P38 4.0 with 18X,XXX on it. Aside from the interior starting to fall apart (cracking plastic, worn leather) it has been dead nuts reliable. Air suspension was switched to coils by the PO and the engine always starts and runs great. The 4x4 and low range work flawlessly. It has been in the household for over 2 years now.

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      01-06-2012 07:47 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by wunde View Post
      I've got a '95 P38 4.0 with 18X,XXX on it. Aside from the interior starting to fall apart (cracking plastic, worn leather) it has been dead nuts reliable. Air suspension was switched to coils by the PO and the engine always starts and runs great. The 4x4 and low range work flawlessly. It has been in the household for over 2 years now.
      What kind of gas mileage are you seeing?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

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      01-06-2012 08:15 PM #129
      So Vad... do you HAVE to get a Ranger Rover?

      The one I posted on page 2 is probably a better bet than the one you missed out on anyway.

      http://www.santamonicarover.com/2000..._144287038.veh





      Better yet, buy the Protege5 from my brother
      Last edited by bzcat; 01-06-2012 at 08:18 PM.

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      01-06-2012 08:17 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      So
      Better yet, buy the Protege5 from my brother
      Escapes, Protege5s... You're more of a car dealer than Jrod.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      01-06-2012 08:20 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      Escapes, Protege5s... You're more of a car dealer than Jrod.
      I'm also looking to unload a BMW 328i coupe...

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      01-06-2012 08:22 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      I'm also looking to unload a BMW 328i coupe...
      Branching out from Mazda-based vehicles, I see...
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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      01-06-2012 08:32 PM #133
      What is the max amount of $ you are willing to spend? The entire TCL can be deployed to look for the perfect car for your girlfriend.

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      01-06-2012 08:40 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      What is the max amount of $ you are willing to spend? The entire TCL can be deployed to look for the perfect car for your girlfriend.
      we don't know that said girlfriend actually exists. It's a pretext for him wanting another vehicle.

      how come a transvestite donkey witch is next to you and why is it wearing a dress?

      Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you mother****er, say what one more goddamn time!

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      01-06-2012 08:47 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      What kind of gas mileage are you seeing?
      Horrible! 12mpg but it's all city and i'm a lead foot sooo.... On the highway i get 18.

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      01-06-2012 08:53 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by what View Post
      we don't know that said girlfriend actually exists. It's a pretext for him wanting another vehicle.

      He doesn't need a pretext for buying a car. His mom has a driveway full of cars to prove that point.

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      01-06-2012 08:56 PM #137
      my older brother worked as a parts guy at a LR/RR dealer when those were new. They had replacement engines as a stocked item in their inventory.

      Like an oil filter, windshield wiper refill, etc.

      Run. Far. Away.

      Have me send you a Century!

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      01-06-2012 09:42 PM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by bc View Post
      Have me send you a Century!
      Let's do this.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      01-06-2012 09:52 PM #139
      Buy it.

      $4k? With full service history + HG and air suspension issues addressed...just buy it.

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      01-06-2012 10:27 PM #140
      how come a transvestite donkey witch is next to you and why is it wearing a dress?

      Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you mother****er, say what one more goddamn time!

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