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Posted: 7/28/2003 8:29:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2003 11:30:33 AM EDT by RotDorn]
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 11:32:48 AM EDT
Rot, no experience but that's a good looking truck ! Do you know the price range yet ??
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 12:05:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2003 12:35:17 PM EDT by RotDorn]
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 1:21:43 PM EDT
Nice. Throw in an Eaton or Vortech supercharger, and I'd be all over one of those...

Any more info on them? Webpage or anything?
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 1:40:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 1:51:59 PM EDT
They have been in country for about 5 years. Somewhere in on of my 4wheeler mags is an article on them. I'll try to find it.

I found an old brochure I ordered. Used to be called the ARO24 and came in 3 models, base, sport and safari.

Phone # 1888ARO4BY4- don't know if it still works

Old website- www.ARO4x4.com - not working anymore
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 2:19:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RotDorn:
decked out under $25k It will have like a 4.0l Ford engine( V6 238hp) and Eaton Trans and running gear.

In Europe the are labeled ARO244s and have Toyota running gear.
www.aro4x4.cz/foto/32/8.jpg
the truck version



interesting
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 2:51:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2003 2:57:10 PM EDT by RotDorn]
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 3:02:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2003 3:03:24 PM EDT by CAMPYBOB]
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 3:36:20 PM EDT
Isn't Brasil somewhere in the Congo?

IIRC the SUV was basically a patch work of other manufacture's running gear and drive train and engine, wthe their own frame and body. IIRC, the safari model was the loaded version, and was less than 20k in 97-98. Under 25K for a loaded version is a great price for an SUV, OTOH what type of track record does it have.

Campy, you could get at least 100 Campy limited edition S-10's for 25K
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 4:26:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2003 4:27:13 PM EDT by RotDorn]
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 4:38:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 4:55:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 4:59:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 5:26:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:

at least shotar had the class to throw his money away on a 'real' pile-o-junk...the landrover, with its' lucas electrics!





Dunno about that. Had a Rover (Discovery) for about three years (until 2002) and pretty much problem free.

Be interesting to see what the factory warranty is on the Crosslander.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 5:31:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 5:41:15 AM EDT
Found a working link www.aro4x4.cz but the English version is under construction; can anyone translate Portuguese?
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 6:29:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RotDorn:
According to the website 3/36 bumper to bumper factory warranty. The downside is, there is only like 1 dealer in every state! I would be willing to bet though with the Ford/Eaton running gear some sort of warranty work would be honored at Ford dealerships.



At least the local Ford dealers would likely be able to repair the Crosslander even if not under warranty.

I had an Alfa 164S that I dearly loved. That car decided to go down when I was home in Excel, (pop @500) Alabama and I had to have it towed to Pensacola to have the wire that came loose from the fuel pump (which as in the fuel tank) put back on ! Wound up selling the Alfa because every mechanic was afraid to touch it. (Selling that car hurt about as bad as selling my NIB AR-18 machine gun and my old Mauser 66SP Israeli sniper rifle.)
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 7:55:33 AM EDT
Strangely I have had no Electrical problems at all with Rover. Oil leaks, ala triumph, yes, but not one single electical problem to date. I keep the Rover to 1,000,000 miles.

That vehicle as the Aro never quite got off the ground in the US, they were gonna sell the loaded model for like 15k and ford refused to sell them drive trains because of the low sticker price. At the time you could get one FOB Romania for like $4k.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 8:48:48 AM EDT
Not a bad looking truck. Haven't seen four round headlights on a production model truck in a while and it doesn't look too bad.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 3:25:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shotar:
Strangely I have had no Electrical problems at all with Rover. Oil leaks, ala triumph, yes, but not one single electical problem to date. I keep the Rover to 1,000,000 miles.




That's alot of miles. How many years did it take? How many Trannies or clutches did you go through?
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 5:35:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shotar:
Strangely I have had no Electrical problems at all with Rover. Oil leaks, ala triumph, yes, but not one single electical problem to date.




I also never had an electrical problem. In fact about the only problem I remember was the ignition switch had to be changed out. That was done under warranty and was a mechanical problem. As much as it pissed me off I guess oil leaks just come with the vehicles.
Link Posted: 8/1/2003 2:29:45 PM EDT
How about a group buy?!
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