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My test drive



I=92m back from viewing the =91Cruiser.

I didn=92t buy it, I=92m not interested and I=92d made my mind up before I even
started the engine.

Too many niggles really.

The tailgate was reluctant to stay up of it=92s own volition
All the windows went down OK if a bit slow=85.. but none of them would come
back up!
Electric mirrors didn=92t work
Underside of engine and gearbox were oily wet
Too many bits of electrical tape etc present on electrics in engine bay
T-box lever was so stiff I thought it would break off before it finally
decided to move
Steering ball housings were dry as a bone and rusty
A bit too much surface rust on the chassis for my comfort =96 no evidence of
any recent waxoyling.

Having said all of the above it did start OK, no smoke, a little noisier
than I would have expected but it didn=92t seem too bad.

Anyway, at =A33500 it seemed a little pricey to me so I said thanks but no
thanks. There was no =93make me an offer=94 either. If it had been nearer =A32500
then I may have considered it.

The search continues.



On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 12:13 PM, Peter Browning
<[Email address removed]> wrote:
I once went tu Cumbria to see a potential buy like that. It probably
looked even worse than the one you described. The asking price was 5k
quid and the guy chased me on phone half way dawn to London, dropping
the price each time down to a thousand.
The trouble with a lot of these landcruisers is that they are bought
s/h for towing, treated like another piece of plant, hardly maintained
to reduce costs, then flogged when it is no longer economical to use
them. It's usually evident by the amount of grime in the engine bay,
rust on the chassis and and smelly upholstery.
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80 (auto)