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Hi all,

I've recently purchased an L322 02 plate, which apparently "passed" an MOT with a couple of advisories - minor oil leak, rear brake pipes corroded and "slight play" in front outer track rod ends. So I thought I'd get these problems sorted plus get a service etc, using a local garage that specialises in range rovers and has had excellent reviews.

Turns out there is a LOT more work needed. Apparently the front and rear subframes are almost rusted through, the main metal brake pipes are badly corroded, brake discs + pads needed, oh and the front track rods are almost falling off. Seems the recent (June) MOT is totally suspect - presumably I have no recourse for this?

So is all this usual/typical for the age car or have I bought a real pup? I was hopeful that given the recent MOT and relatively low mileage (76K) that I'd bought something that would be in rather better nick.

Cheers.

Martin.
 

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A badly rusted subframe would not pass here in Central America.. even less in France so I would suspect a bribe.
Rusted brake pipes are also a no no. They take you off the road with a tow home marker on the protocol.

I have seen bad ball joints passing here in Costa Rica many times, but not normally.

None of this is normal at 110,000 kms. Guess it was in salt water.
 
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