On 20JUN13, I agreed to purchase the following vehicle from GMR 4×4:
A “jump in and drive away” 1985 Land Rover D90 with:
- ~55,000 miles – a 2.25L petrol engine – a verbally-assured “good”, “solid”, and “rust-free” frame and body – newly upholstered front seats – front seat heaters – a Mantec rear tire carrier – a CD player – a protective roll-cage installed.
On 06AUG13 I received the following vehicle: [...]
Alright, I am officially not a fan of North Carolina. Since moving to this state…
- My DSLR has broken (refuses to auto-focus). – My printer has died (printer head went kaput, and those cost more than printers). – My new-to-me Land Rover Defender’s engine detonated for no apparent reason. – My desktop’s video cards are exhibiting all the classic symptoms of spontaneously combusting in the near future (no, I do not overclock, and yes, [...]
Based on personal experience and for a plethora of reasons I am simply not going to get into on here, if I should ever find myself in the market for an early-model, older, non-American, or otherwise importable Land Rover again, I will not be using GMR 4×4 out of Charlotte, VT. I wish I could tell you who I would use, but I have insufficient experience with any other company. Although, really, this whole experience [...]
That monstrosity I found on the interwebs is still for sale (the listing expired, but I am sure it will be back up). Color me not-at-all surprised… I still kind of want it, though.
I could really live with this, though:
Yup, that is a fully-functional, street-legal (at least in once-Great Britain) Warthog, built off a 1982 Land Rover Defender 110 with the 2.5L Diesel, for sale for any "reasonable offer" around [...]