Originally Posted by pavel
That's a very good price.... Are you mechanically inclined & are you willing to learn? Do you have a place to work on this truck and do you have time and some disposable income? Don't forget this is not an economy vehicle or a 'hot rod' and you'll probably get about 12-15 mpg. If you are a 'good fit' for this type of vehicle, you'll love it. Think it over carefully. The other way to get access to this vehicle, is to get your Mom or Dad to buy it! Then you get a $500 Honda Civic/Toyota Tercel to use for the work commute but enjoy the LR on weekends.... Cheers!
I though the price was pretty good too. Yes, my parents will be buying it for me. They were about to buy me a pretty much loaded 2002 Grand Cherokee until the dealer
salesmen tried playing price games with them. Then this opportunity arose. We have a 3 car garage so there is plenty of room to work. My parents pay for the repairs and the gas for my sisters jeep so I they're gonna do the same for me. They are aware of the high repair costs but my parents think this is a good deal. I know this is not a hot rod- farrrr from it- thats what my next moms car is for (she's getting an Infiniti G35x). Gas mileage is about the same as my dad's suburban. I would NEVER want to drive a civic/tercel. A. They look like crap B. I hate driving tiny cars.
Does anyone have any suggestions to those problems though?
BTW I think its funny that Disco Mike, Rovertain, and funrover all live in the same neighborhood. There are 2 other rover owners in my neighborhood- 2005 Range Rover HSE in burgundy (yuk) and a 2003/2004 Discovery HSE in gilverney green or w/e its called.
Oh yea I forgot to mention my friends dad is the manager for Mitchell Auto Group which includes a Land Rover dealer. Maybe that can help with defraying the cost of repairs.
Here are some pics: (The lady works as a teaching assistant at my school)
(this one is old)
(below are recent)
(check out the hinges for the trunk door^^^)
(A bit of rust on the front passenger side of the bumper)
(Power seat switch cover broke off)
(the crap on the headliner is actually dirt stuck in cobwebs)
I would make a few initial mods to this car:
1) Removal of "Smith College" bumper sticker on window (all women's school notorious for having strange students)
2) I would get rid of those horrendous wheels and get the stock Deep Dish wheels, TWR from the range rover classic, or the Boost alloy
3) Brush guard (maybe)