My parents purchased a used 89 Rover from a junk yard about 10 years ago. They proceeded to put about $15,000 (no joke) into it with a new paint job, headliner, sunroof, various switches and relays, window motors, various engine problems, tires, ect….you know how quickly it all adds up. Most of the mechanical work was done at Land Rover Seattle, which my parents found to be the best place to have something done right the first time. A retired Land Rover mechanic drove it for a week this past summer and reported that "its a good vehicle". Now the kicker, I was in 7th grade when they bought it and immediately became a life long rover enthusiast. In high school my parents would allow me to drive it only to formal dances and the occasional date. Now being an adolescent, I spent 5 minutes at the dance (for pictures) and then took my date, a couple of buddies and the Rover to the muddiest, most challenging logging trails we could find. With the exception of getting stuck in a shallow pond, the thing was a tank (its current nickname). Alright, this is getting a little long so I’ll get to the point. I graduate from college in December and my folks decided to give me the car. The A/C doesn’t work, the heater spits out strange little black things when turned on high, everyday something new falls off the interior and the transmission gets hot enough to fry an egg on the center console. I’ve had the car for about 2 weeks and put about 1,000 miles on it (road trip!). Aside from the A/C not working and the tranny heating up, it ran great, even loaded to the brim with camping gear and people. So, is this a good vehicle for someone just getting out of college? Also, the damn wood panels on the rear doors have fallen off, anyone know a good glue or epoxy I can use? Thanks, and I look forward to contributing more to this site.