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Buy carefully and you'll get a lot for your £. I bought an ex-director's car with a full main dealer history and haggled down the price 'til it was embarrassing so laughed all the way to the pumps, then didn't laugh so much :)
Parts are expensive unless you can source frm specialists. Main dealers (Charles Hurst) in N.I. are a disaster. No concept of customer service. Getting about 19mpg. Don't even want to think about that. Keep the trip computer on DTE (distance to empty).
On the road
Typical 4x4 driving experience, though better than soft-roaders I'd say. Most things are automatic or electric so while it's pretty uninvolving, it's pretty stress free.
Goes like a scalded cat in a straight line and watch the MPG readout go rapidly south!
Living with it
Excellent. My mecahnic loves this vehicle cause its easy to service. Buy carefully and you should have no issues. Possible to source very cheap parts frm US websites.
It drives the tree huggers insane and intimidates most other road users. What more could you ask for? Intending to trade up to the newer model this year. :)
Fine given its age. Will tow/carry just about anything without complaint.
Security and Service
Definitely invest in additional security if your location warrants it.
Avoid main dealers unless they're the exception to the rule.
Problems and Ownership
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