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Rifleman
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join:2004-02-09
p1a

Land Rover----Range Rover---Anyone Have Experience

With these SUVs? I have been browsing want ads looking for cheap 4 wheel drives and it seems that they are dirt cheap for older models.
»treasure.craigslist.org/ctd/3521752666.html
»treasure.craigslist.org/cto/3550648105.html
»treasure.craigslist.org/ctd/3504819352.html

Are they a huge headache to repair? Are they junk?
Bodies are rust free down here and if I got a year or 2 and 10--20000 miles out of one without severe problems I'd buy one and drive it back to Ontario in the spring.
I like the yellow one but the second one only has 80000 miles.

PrntRhd
Premium
join:2004-11-03
Fairfield, CA
They are not the most reliable vehicles but they are certainly capable off-road vehicles.

HarryH3
Premium
join:2005-02-21
kudos:3
reply to Rifleman
They're usually rated dead last in reliability reports, or very close to last.


jrs8084
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join:2002-03-02
Statesville, NC
kudos:1
reply to Rifleman
But they are near the top of the lists. . . for depreciation.

Hence the "dirt cheap" prices.

guppy_fish
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join:2003-12-09
Lakeland, FL
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Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Rifleman
Well if it runs for a couple of months, its a break even. First major repair and your looking at more than purchase price as good luck find parts for a SUV that was owned by bwm for only 6 years ( 1994-2000 ) or any one that has a clue how to work on them


Cho Baka
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join:2000-11-23
there
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·TekSavvy DSL
reply to Rifleman
There is one user here who has had extensive experience working on them. I can't remember who at the moment.

I wouldn't touch one unless I got it for free and had plans (plus free parts) to do a complete drivetrain swap from a more reliable brand.

I'd rather have a Chevette Diesel.

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The talented hawk speaks French.


Hall
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join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
kudos:2
reply to Rifleman
I believe that the engines are pretty reliable as they're a pretty simple and older GM design that's used in LOTS of vehicles. The engine is just one part to consider though...


Cho Baka
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join:2000-11-23
there
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reply to Rifleman
I think the other user might be Fixrman:
»Re: $7,000 Dollars For A Bad Timing Belt On An SUV?
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The talented hawk speaks French.


Rifleman
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join:2004-02-09
p1a
reply to Rifleman
I have been looking online and they are loved or hated. Seems to be a list of common problems and expensive fixes. If I can find one for 1000--1500 I may grab it and take my chances. I want it for off road use more than daily driving.


Irun Man
Spartan up
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join:2002-10-18
Walden, NY
reply to Cho Baka
said by Cho Baka:

...I'd rather have a Chevette Diesel.

+1... I've owned two, virtually indestructible!!
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I turned on my computer for this?