A Buyer’s Guide to a Used Land RoverAre you looking into buying a used Land Rover, maybe a 110 Defender or a 300 Tdi Discovery? If so, we here at Foley Specialist Vehicles can help you through the potential minefield of buying a used vehicle. "Isn't buying a used Land Rover like buying a normal used car?" we hear you ask. In some respects it is, however, you are also looking at buying a vehicle that has the potential to drive over a multitude of different types of terrain and carry heavy loads. It is points like these that mean you have to be extra aware when buying a used Land Rover or other off road vehicle.
Some basic points to consider before buying any used car, not just a Land Rover, include the following: What is your budget? Knowing, and sticking to, a budget is a wise move when buying a used Land Rover or car. This helps you avoid financial difficulties in the future. However, a fixed budget will only allow you to buy an appropriately priced vehicle and the less money you have the older and, possibly, the less reliable your car/4x4 will be. If you are mechanically minded then buying an older used land Rover might not be too bad an idea due to the amount of spares available on the market today for all vehicles of the Land Rover badge and the ease with which Land Rovers can be worked upon. Foley Specialist Vehicles will consider taking various vehicles in part exchange for a new or used Land Rover purchased. Please enquire beforehand as to the value of your trade in. What Used Land Rover is Right for You? There are many different makes and models of Land Rovers available today, the question is "Which used Land Rover is right for me?". To help you and your decision making, here are a few points to consider and questions to ask yourself:
- What will be my approximate annual mileage and will that be mostly on roads or am I going to be doing some, or a lot, of off-road driving?
- How much comfort am I seriously expecting? A used Land Rover Discovery has great off road potential and is more comfortable than a 110 Defender but a 110 has more potential for modification and durability.
- A 90 Defender is a super nimble off-roader's dream-come-true but is limited in size, so again ask yourself what you will be using the used Land Rover for.