Hi all, I'm not at all new to cars, but am very new to Rovers. I recently had a coworker offer me a 1997 Range Rover 4.0 HSE that hasn't seen the road in two years. It's mine if I can get it out of her driveway, and apparently was driven to its current resting spot. I'm going to look at it in a few days and wanted to ask advice on what to look for?
I'll get a lot of questions answered when I see it up close, I know the air suspension was removed and replaced with standard springs and shocks, no details on the setup and hoping it wasn't a backyard job. Supposedly no rust and the interior is clean, it belonged to her ex and is now just an eyesore. I'm not one to typically refuse a free car, but I discovered the beauty of an old, reliable Toyota 4Runner many years ago and it's been a nice stress reliever after many years of frustrating Audi/Volvo/Subaru ownership.
I'm expecting to find:
- Mystery suspension
- Electrical problems
- Coolant leaks
I'm searching the forums as time permits and finding some useful information for sure, but haven't been able to find a comprehensive "buyers guide" type of posting, especially for a situation like this. I'm happy to share my experience with all of you if I decide to lug this guy home.