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im trying to sell my 04 RR HSE, i have a guy who is interested but 1st he wants to have it looked over by Range Rover and have a 100 point inspection performed, is this something i sholuld do? pros and cons? i just dont want to waste my time if i dont have to, but the guy acts like he will buy it if all is ok.
 
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Depends what you're asking for it aand if he is prepared to put down any good faith money (as a non refundable deposit).

If you're asking $30k for a 2004, I would probably ask for something like that before I shelled out more than the avergae 2004 was asking. BUT, if you are asking market value ($18K to $22K), then he is well within his rights to bring his own mechanic along to inspect it or ask that it gets inspected at XXX place at his expense.
Always caveat emptor, so he's doing the right thing. Whether you indulge his request at you expense is a decision only you can make.

For me, a good service history is worth more than a 100 point inspection of the vehicles condition right now.
 

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Depends on your asking price and how much lower you're willing to go. It's 2004 Range Rover so there's a good chance a thorough inspection will find some things the buyer can use to bargain down the price with. If you're pretty firm on your price, I'd say that tell the buyer first. The buyer may just want to make sure there's no major work that needs to be done immediately. If something does come up in the inspection and the buyer walks away than you may feel more pressure to lower your price. But if your price is low enough than there should be enough buyers to take a chance.

Someone in my neighborhood recently put up their one owner 2004 Range Rover for $16.5k with 105k miles. It sold pretty quickly. Even at that price I would have had Roverland take a quick look but would have bought it so long as it didn't need a new engine or some $5k immediate repair.
 

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I don't have time to drive my car in to be inspected for every prospective buyer out there. I have complete service records from the LR dealer for my Range Rovers, that should suffice. If there are any problems with the vehicle, they will be well documented in the service records. If you haven't been having it serviced regularly by a dealer, then I could understand him wanting an inspection.
 

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I would say any buyer who is willing to pay $100+ for a thorough inspection is a serious buyer vs. some kid who is just looking for a joy ride after seeing your ad on craigslist. The buyer is probably knowledgeable enough about Ranger Rovers to even ask to have this inspection performed. Whether or not you want to sell it to an educated buyer, or somebody who is ignorant of the issues of the truck can work for or against you.

Regardless, if you do get a used car inspection performed by the dealer or independent LR specialist, get a copy of the report. Then other potential buyers can review that.

Case in point, I almost bought a RR for which the owner had the local chain auto shop inspect and pass it with flying colors. Then I paid the LR specialist to inspect it and there was literally thousands of dollars worth of repairs that needed to be done.

The RR was sold to someone else who didn't know any better.
 
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