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#758 of 5002 1998 Range Rover 4.0 with 12K miles- Looking to purchase and could use some feedback.
Jul 08, 2001 (6:11 pm)
I'm looking to purchase a Range Rover 4.0. The Range was recently returned to Land Rover (3 year lease terminated) with only 12,000 miles. It's a 1998 with a sale price of $38K. I've searched for used Range Rovers and typically they all have between 33K-40K of miles driven for 1998-2000 rovers and up to 60K miles of warranty with the ability to extend the warranty up to 100 miles.
I'm looking to potentially close on the purchase Tuesday July 10, 2001. However, I'm not in a rush or neither am I pressed to make a purchase. I feel as though I've come across a great deal, given the details listed above. Basically, if this is a good deal I don't want it to get away from me.
What I'm looking for is perhaps some feedback, suggestions and recommendations that will either make or break my decision to purchase it.
Thanks in advance!
#759 of 5002 1998 4.0 Range Rover with 12k MILES
Jul 08, 2001 (6:20 pm)
Could you please review my message that I recently posted concerning the subject of a 1998 4.0 Range Rover with 12k MILES with a price tag of $38K.
#760 of 5002 ljroveraround
Jul 08, 2001 (6:41 pm)
Not knowing the history of the particular vehicle you are looking at, it's very hard for me to give an opinion. I do have a couple of questions though. Is this vehicle for sale through a Land Rover retailer or from another dealer or private party? Do you have the last eight of the VIN? If so I could check history of the vehicle. It does sound like a good deal with the info you have given.
#761 of 5002 Range 4.0 Last 8 digits of VIN
Jul 08, 2001 (7:24 pm)
Is this vehicle for sale through a Land Rover retailer or from another dealer or private party?
This Range is for sale through Prestige Land Rover auto group at www.prestigelandrover.com; Pre-Owned Land Rover.
Do you have the last eight of the VIN?
On the Retail Buyer's Order that I have from Prestige Land Rover, there is a Serial Number listed. However, I'm not sure if this is the same as the VIN number. If so, the last eight digits are: WA397038.
Thanks for the feedback!
#763 of 5002 ljroveraround
Jul 09, 2001 (4:35 am)
Looking at vehicle history, I find nothing that would keep me from recommending this vehicle. The vehicle was built 3/10/98 and has had no major issues. It does show 2 outstanding recalls, which may have been done but not recorded with us.
#764 of 5002 The 2 outstanding recalls, which may have been done but
Jul 09, 2001 (5:09 am)
Would this imply that Land Rover recalled the SUV for some Major Reason and the Owner may or may have not taken the SUV in for service?
I feel good about the millage and really don't have a problem with the fact that the SUV is a 1998 versus 1999,2000 2001 etc. For the price, performance and quality for some reason I feel better about purchasing a used Range than a New Discovery Series II. Is it possible to match up, point-for-point, a Series II 2001 or 2002, fully loaded, with a used RR 4.0 1998 and expect the same performance and capabilities as the RR?
Thanks again for the research and INFO!
#765 of 5002 ljroveraround
Jul 09, 2001 (6:30 am)
The recalls were issued after the owner had the 7500 mile service. It could just be a record keeping issue. The retailer will be able to verify this, and should perform the recalls before sale if they haven't been done.
#766 of 5002 To RKOESLER/SLS info
Jul 09, 2001 (10:47 am)
Thanks for the advice with the skid plates and ACE. Since you travel in the same regions I vacation (Million Dollar Hwy/Silverton area), what do you think of adding SLS to increase the departure angle? I also offroad some in Canyon Lands, UT; Elephant hill was really mean and my Jeep Grand blew a front drive CV joint and I had to hobble out. The next year it blew again on the relatively simple 100 mile Canyon Rim Trail. that is why I'm kissing Jeep off and going with DII. Also, do you think the DII can handle Black Bear in Silverton, CO; most experts in the area say use a short wheelbase like a Wrangler.
#767 of 5002 Good Point By LjRoveraround
Jul 09, 2001 (3:44 pm)
LJroveraround has heightened my curiosity by posing the question would a used low milage Range Rover make a better deal than a New 01,02 Discovery. I am well aware that we would be comparing "apples to oranges" but what do you guys think?
Regards To All,