There’s no way to candy coat the fact that after almost 4 years, the global economy is still struggling. People are still straddled with excessive amounts of debt and lagging income that inhibit them from making purchases they would typically make if their financial situation were better. This has affected the car industry greatly, but one particular brand that has been affected a lot by the lagging economy is Land Rover.
If there is a luxury sport utility vehicle, it would be the Land Rover but the economic slowdown has caused many people to dump their leased Land Rovers and this has resulted in a glut of Used Land Rovers for sale. The prices on these vehicles couldn’t be lower and for some, a previously owned Land Rover makes the prospect of owning a luxury SUV reality. There are a few things, however, that you need to watch for.
Unfortunately, a bad habit people have when leasing a vehicle is treating them poorly. It’s not uncommon for a person to return the leased vehicle after two or even three years without ever having the vehicle serviced. It may have the same oil and the same filters and the same vehicle fluids that it had when the vehicle was new.
That’s why, if you’re looking for a Used Land Rover, you need to pay close attention to the condition of the vehicle. In some cases the dealer will specify how the vehicle was used. Was it privately owned, a rental vehicle, was it a leased vehicle or was it part of a business fleet.
It’s important to know if it was misused because Land Rovers are especially vulnerable to internal engine damage due to excessive sludge buildup. This is precisely what happens when a cars fluids, especially the vehicle’s oil, are not changed at regularly scheduled intervals. This may be a small thing to some, but having a vehicle damaged by engine sludge can be a very costly repair and one you don’t want to have to deal with.
Something that will be helpful during the buying process is receipts for all of the service performed on the vehicle. Also, ask the dealer for a list of all of the repairs the dealership conducted as well. Doing your due diligence will help to ensure that you get the best quality previously owned Land Rover that your money can buy.
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