Join Date: May 2008
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Although the thread is old, my experience is new.
I took D1 for pre-sale inspection to DT, Gilles had a look at it.
Then he gave me a quote what has to be done for the car to be certified.
Top prices, including necessity to replace exhaust fromY-pipe back ($900) that wasn't necessary (passed e-test no problems).
Brake job, $1200, not even mentioning alternative of aftermarket choices. Did it myself ($350 in parts). Strongly suggested swivel joints seal replacement ($600) not necessary and on top of these a complete flush whatever is flushable for just $850.
Missed couple of things like inoperative CLD and play in front wheels- bearings (done myself, $110 in parts).
I'm brand new to LR world, buying '95 model for $4500, not 2005 for $20K, so it might suggest I'm not loaded and looking for rather budget solution/suggestions, received none.
So I'm not impressed.
After reading/learning incessantly for last 2 months and doing a few things myself I feel much better and advise anybody:'Do-It-yourself'
Last edited by Kaz; 06-27-2008 at 04:12 PM.