Hey guys! Thanks for all the advice so far on my potential new car purchase. I feel a bit like I’m taking the Millenium Falcon for a test drive, she may look like a hunk of junk, but she’s got it where it counts.
To recap, I’m looking at a 2002 Land Rover Discovery II SD with about 80k miles or so on it that’s been sitting at my mechanic’s for a few months after he did some repairs on it and the customer left it there. I’ve put together an inspection and test drive checklist that I’d love to get some feedback on:
Brake fluid changed
Power window regulators
Power door locks
Crank shaft sensor
Front driveshaft rebuilt using grasable U-joints
HIll Decent Control (HDC), ABS, and Traction Control lights checked (need to be all off)
Self Levelling Suspension- not flat
Secondary Air Injection (SAI) pump noisy (is the air filter clean)
Active Cornering Enhancement working
Look for during test drive
Front end vibrations
Water leaks (take through car wash)
Am I missing anything (other than a few brain cells for undertaking this in the first place)?