I agree, there are so many range rovers out there that have not been looked after or have been poorly repaired. people that try to save money and do it themselves but are not competant enough to handle the job.
I would recomend getting a good mechanic to go with you to check it out. i didn't and paid the price i even bought it from a dealer that didn't do warranty but could sell me a third party one that didn't cover shit! thanks TAW park 4X4!!
When i got it back home i spent around a year getting it right. none of the air bags had been changed, all had signs of being perished and not knowing about range rovers i thought it was ok for the suspension to drop over night. and the fact it did meant the compressor was working over time to pump it back up. the person or the dealer?? had put foam in the compressor housing to muffle the sound of the worn compressor and the radiator i found was clogged at the bottom which although didn't overheat while driving around did when i pick up my new horse box and drove it up a hill!!!
i've now had My 2.5dt 1997 just over 5 years and the money spent correcting the monkeys bodge jobs in the first year and what i have spent on it since has meant that the yearly cost of MOT and maintenance/repairs and has worked out at just over £500 a year. Not Bad for the size of car i don't think!
I wouldn't part with Him for the world, He tows, He will cruise and also get muddy with the best just don't expect it to be a formula 1 race car.
when it's a nice range rover you're driving you don't want to fly past people at 100 MPH you need them to take a good look