Re: advice sought on buying a high mileage P38 Rangie
On 15 Dec 2005 15:03:10 -0800, "ags" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I'm new to this newsgroup and would be grateful if anyone could give me
>some practical tips before I make a final decision about buying an M
>plate Range Rover 4.0 SE. It's for sale in my local dealers at what
>seems a very reasonable price (below £5K) but my concern is that it's
>done 176,000 miles. One of the attractions of this Rangie is that it's
>already been LPG'd. I'll be checking it's service history to see
>what's been replaced, but I'd appreciate advice on any specific items I
>should look out for.
>thanks in advance for all help.
An early P38? With high miles? And you're still interested...
OK, so you are pretty brave then!
Frankly, there's any number of potential horrors that could quickly
double the price of your car. I've never owned one, but the engines
on these are notorious for dying young. And 175K is not young.
Air suspensions are also trouble spots, as is the various computer
gubbins, including the BECM. I don't know how much that part alone
runs to, but it isn't cheap.
You need a proper inspection by a hardened P38 expert.
Nothing is more expensive than a cheap P38!