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Advice For Someone Looking To Buy Their First Land Rover

Heather Gribbin

Heather Gribbin

March 18, 2020

Heather loves Land Rovers and spending time in the great outdoors.


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A Land Rover is a unique beast in terms of automobiles. Those people that get a Land Rover seldom go back to a normal car. And if you were to start all over again on your Land Rover buying journey, what would you do differently? If there is someone looking to buy a Land Rover what advice do you think you'd give them? Here are a few things that every aspiring Land Rover owner could benefit from knowing.

To Buy New Or Used?

Everybody toys with the idea of buying a brand new Land Rover but it doesn't necessarily have to be brand new. You can easily go to companies like Trade Price Cars and see a model that's only a couple of years old. Ultimately, you need to decide what you want from a Land Rover. And when someone is on the fence between buying new and used, the big thing that will tip the balance is, literally, their balance. Financially speaking it's easier to buy used but with any used vehicle can come with specific issues because they are older. But you can very easily buy used cars that come with finance options.

Taking The Time To Inspect The Land Rover

You may have found the ideal one, but there are issues that can come from left field. And this is especially true when it comes to Land Rover parts. It's always a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected. And with regards to any sort of vehicle, it's a good idea to inspect the Land Rover before you purchase it. It's a far better idea for you to inspect the vehicle so you can settle on a good price, especially if there are certain issues. And with any vehicle, you need to make sure that the legal documents like the registration and the MOT are up to date. This is something that is doubly important with a Land Rover.

Understanding Some Problems That Can Occur

The up-to-date models are far more reliable but if you are choosing an old Land Rover you might experience sticking points. For example, if you are purchasing a Range Rover classic you may need to check the oil regularly as they can leak oil on occasion. And with many Range Rover models, there can be issues with suspension. It's easy enough to replace the parts that comprise of the suspension which can make it last for another few years but this is why you have got to be strict when you have inspected the vehicle.

Speak To The Seller

Whether you are going through a dealership or a private seller you've got to make sure that they know everything about the past of the vehicle. They need to have the documentation but you need to make sure that you are happy with the purchase. Take the opportunity to inspect it on a very sunny day. Land Rovers can hide dents and scratches very well which is why it's far better to meet the settlers during the middle of the day.

Ultimately if you do your research, you can't go far wrong. For anybody that you know that is thinking about buying a Land Rover, these are some essential points that are worth mentioning. 

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