Disco inspection: thoughts?

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.

Not the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy
Not the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy

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:

Inspection Checklist

Head gaskets

Coolant changed

Oil changed

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)?

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