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2005 Sport Supercharged

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by witchlight, Nov 10, 2018 at 5:40 PM.

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  1. witchlight

    witchlight New Member

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    hi all. My partner has gone from looking at Defenders to the above. He is looking at one and we are confused by something the seller is saying ‘showing fault with alt (new one replaces now) and coolant sensor so making limited gears every so often’
    Does anyone have any idea what they could be meaning? We have asked them but had no reply back so hoping that someone here might be able to help. Thanks in advance!
     
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    The meaning is steer clear of it. NEVER buy any Land Rover product that has existing faults unless you are a masochist with a big wallet or a skilled vehicle electronics engineer:eek:
     
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    Thank you for that. To be honest I am a little concerned over the ad...my sixth sense is telling me it’s wrong. But I needed good information to feed back to my partner who is always a bit over enthusiastic and prone to make rash decisions
     
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    These cars can be good, but the golden rule is never buy one with a problem unless you have a couple of thousand pounds spare for fixing it.
     
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    Go with your instincts, there are plenty of others out there and one with faults can seriously hit you hard especially if it turns out to be gearbox.
     
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    Hi there
    Thanks for all your advice. Luckily my partner decided not to go ahead with the Sport and had bought a Defender!
     
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    Glad to hear , he steered away from potential trouble, but stayed with green oval. I hope you have many miles enjoyment
     
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    Better choice, will go up in value if looked after rather than plummet and all the problems will be easier to fix.o_O
     
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    That is exactly what changed his mind!
     
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