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What would be a better daily runner?

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by kee, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. kee

    kee Member

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    I'm after a 90 or series but can't decide what would be a better daily runner? Either a petrol or diesel? I live about 5 miles from work so do about 10 miles a day.

    Is there a clear choice or will it just come down to my preference?

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    Not that much in it, Ninety has marginally more power, and very slightly more comfortable.

    If you aren't doing masses of miles, I would go with petrol. Choices would be two and a quarter in a series, or 2.5 in a Ninety. Some series have been uprated to 2.5 petrol or diesel. There were a few V8, both Series 3 and Nineties.

    Most Series are now Nil VED, as they are classified as historic vehicles.
     
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    cheers pal! To be fair I never thought about that, the series would come in cheaper anyway with not paying tax and what not (dependant on age). Definitely something to think about!
     
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    I think I would go for a late Series 2a, or an early Series 3. that way you would get the free tax, and might be marginally better build quality than a later 3, or a Ninety.

    What sort of budget? And are you looking for a resto, or something re-chassised and raring to go?

    I like the classified ads in the back of the specialist Landrover mags, but the For Sales on the forum might be worth a look too.
    Or you could place a wanted ad on the forum see what pops up.
     
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    Budget I'm hoping around £3k, don't mind a resto job at all. A bloke I work with has a Tdci (that hes making to look like an Urban Truck - and he's doing a bloody good job), a 2.5 diesel 90 and a series 3! He's just informed me he has a 2.25 petrol engine too! I might be in luck. Definitely focus on the early Series 3 I think, I've been looking on the sales pages here but the ads always seem to be old so I never know if they've been sold or not.
     
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    You should be able to get a Series 3 for that, but it might be roughish.
    With the ads, if in doubt, try posting in the thread, and tagging them in the post, or even fire a PM at them.
     
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    cheers pal! I'll try and add a picture of my mates Tdci he's very proud of it (unfortunately he's 65 and cant use a computer hahaha)
     
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    At a budget of £3k you’ll get more with an S3. Definetly go for petrol engine. That’s a gentle mileage for an S3 it’ll keep it running sweet.
     
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    Might as well have a V8.
     
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    V8 ninety, better ride on coils
     
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    Great motor. But if you see one for 3k, buy it for me.
     
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    If you were into LWB my choice would be a S3 stage-one V8 safari, very rare now so a good investment but even a ropey one will probably be outside your budget.
     
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    X1 but a bit rare.