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Major Items to Watch for On These Land Rover Models

Thinking about buying a used Land Rover? If so, then you will want to know about some issues these models have as pointed out by a mechanic who works on them.

Used Car Shopping for Simplicity and a Classic Look

Buying a used car has many pluses to it over buying a new one. And one of those pluses is the attraction of going back to simpler-made vehicles that do not have the issues or repair costs we hear about in many new models. Especially those older models that have a classic look to them that never goes out of style.

For example--- the Land Rover with old school Buick V8 origins.

Used Land Rovers are popular SUVs that are reportedly becoming quite collectible. But should you really consider buying one? Here’s the latest from the Car Wizard YouTube channel where the host goes over a 110,000-mile 2004 Discovery 2 HSE and the repair issues you can expect to find with one.

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The value of this video is that it shows you where exactly to look for potential trouble spots on the Discovery 1 and 2 Land Rover to help you decide if you really want one bad enough to have to cope with issues such as:

• Guaranteed blown head gasket problem
• Leaks at the older style wheel pivot ball
Power steering fluid leaks at the steering gear box
• Valve cover and transfer case oil leaks
• The “Three Amigos” of dash warning lights

That said, here is an informative and short video on the basics of what you need to know when shopping for a used car and finding one of these beauties offered for sale.

Major items to watch for on Land Rover Discovery 1 & 2! CAR WIZARD shares their serious issues

And finally…

For additional articles related to potential problems with specific models, here are a few for your consideration:

Toyota Highlander Warning for Owners and Used Car Shoppers

Used Prius Shopper Warning by Toyota Mechanic

Ford Explorer Common Problems Warning

Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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