If one were going to accompany a friend to see a car like this, what would be the advice, apart from “don’t buy that, you idiot,” unless that really is the only sensible advice to offer.
£615 a year road tax? That can’t be right, can it? Not a big fan of Land Rover stuff these days, read some horror stories with some models, failed gearboxes for example, see a fair few at the side of the road. But I’m no expert
Make sure it comes with a VERY comprehensive extended warranty.
I bought a (not very old) Freelander a few years ago. I liked it a lot, but sold it before the warranty expired as very expensive parts kept breaking and without a warranty it would have been ruinous.
I think the old Ferrari adage applies - if you can afford to buy two then you can afford to run one.
It’s a lot of car for the money…
The trouble is you don’t know just how much money. The buying price is just the entry point……
Case in point…
Turn the pages in that autotrader to Shoguns or Landcruisers…
Can’t disagree. Some good Japanese tanks which l suspect would be a better buy than a Disco. Don’t remember what model he had but my old shooting mate spent some coin on his Disco. He gave up and got rid in the end
As previously said by many, DON’T BUY!
Try and get a 3rd party warranty on that puppy and it’ll tell you/them all they need to know.
I’ve had 2 Xtrails a Shogun a Terrano and a Landcruiser, never had any trouble with any of them apart from a track rod end on the terrano.
Turns out it’s just some one-man band selling the car. The address of the car was a flat on a new housing estate. The car was parked on a main road. The salesman (I use the term loosely) explained how the clutch had just gone and a few of the guys from the car wash next door had to push it round the corner or viewing.
He did not make the sale.
It’s not taxed either. I mean, what kind of idiot keeps a vehicle on a public road without tax…
A lot of charlatans about, be careful out there