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im looking for a 4x4 and have 5k but im happy to pay less and have sobit left and happy to blow it all. i have seen this http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201019358969383/sort/priceasc/usedcars/model/discovery/make/land_rover/postcode/hx28lb/quicksearch/true/radius/10/page/1?logcode=p it needs 4 tyres has a leaky sunroof and has oil down the pasinger side of the enginge ( towards the rear). i have no pictures and dont have a clue but once i blow the money i cant aford to buy another if i purches a dog... it has a bit of service history but doesnt say anything of a timing belt or chain being done. when should they be done and is it belt/chain.. whats the common problems i should look for. i have him down to £4k and hes putting new tyres on and probably just going to silicone the sunroof.

this has to be my legthiest first post ever.

looking forwaqrd to your replies larson

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I'd say that you can do better for the money, sure it's got reasonable mileage and history, but I wouldn't spend that much on one that age and mileage with that collection of faults.

Tyres are an easy fix - that's just money, but budget at least £400! You can replace the seal on the sunroof, much nicer than sealing it shut, and they really do all do that :lol: The oil is the most concerning.

I'd say look over it thoroughly - check for:

Gearbox leaks

Transfer case leaks

Diff nose leaks

Heavy clutch / noise when engaging the clutch from cold (just looked at the add again, the add says manual, the pics are of and auto! Which is it?)

Condition of coolant - it should be bright pink

Look for chassis rust, particularily around the fuel tank at the rear

Look underneath for off road damage

Is the dealer offering a warranty?

If that all checks out and you can get it for £4K with new tyres, then it's probably OK, but I'd still look around for other options. You're still paying a dealer's premium, so you could probably get the same car private sale for £3K - £3.5K.

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I'd say that you can do better for the money, sure it's got reasonable mileage and history, but I wouldn't spend that much on one that age and mileage with that collection of faults.

Tyres are an easy fix - that's just money, but budget at least £400! You can replace the seal on the sunroof, much nicer than sealing it shut, and they really do all do that :lol: The oil is the most concerning.

I'd say look over it thoroughly - check for:

Gearbox leaks

Transfer case leaks

Diff nose leaks

Heavy clutch / noise when engaging the clutch from cold (just looked at the add again, the add says manual, the pics are of and auto! Which is it?)

Condition of coolant - it should be bright pink

Look for chassis rust, particularily around the fuel tank at the rear

Look underneath for off road damage

Is the dealer offering a warranty?

If that all checks out and you can get it for £4K with new tyres, then it's probably OK, but I'd still look around for other options. You're still paying a dealer's premium, so you could probably get the same car private sale for £3K - £3.5K.

it is an auto and i think its a bit expensive but the trouble is i cant find anything else local. the wife tried push me to an m class but i want a landy.. m class is a bit much for a council estate :rolleyes:

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