Hello knowledgable people... I've just posted an introduction in the usual place. Medium time lurker, finally signed up! After a recent stream of Audi/BMWs and getting my 4x4 fix from work trucks, I've decided to sell my 330d and look for a late 100 series to hopefully enjoy for many years. Current car will be going on the market next week once I've cleaned and photographed it. I'm ideally looking for a relatively low mileage (off the top of my head up to about 120,000 miles?) late ('05-'07) 4.2td Amazon with - very importantly - a good service record and reasonable MOT history without too many historical fails... I have a few questions to ask - any and all answers are much appreciated. Please forgive the essay... 1. Before settling on a 100 Series, I was looking at 120/150 LC4s. Can anybody reassure me that a 100 Series is the way to go over a 'Prado'? Honestly, I probably don't NEED the extra size, weight, or towing capacity, but I also don't want the DPF, CR diesel problems, or the dubious aesthetics of the baby 'Cruiser. Also, my brain has told me I want a 100 Series so I'm trusting it... 2. How reliable is a 100 Series likely to be? I'm not talking about the usual preventative maintenance, but realistically how often does a fairly well maintained cruiser give problems? A surprisingly high number of those that I've looked at online have had ARM bush and wheel bearing related MOT fails/advisories - is this normal? Having read many of the threads on here it's easy to think there are plenty of problems, but looking for car problems on forums is like diagnosing your medical problems on google... 3. RUST!! Is it even possible to find one without this affliction? I don't mind a bit of light rust on the chassis (as per my Defender) but obviously don't want it to cause an untimely death. Don't mind getting a bit of welding done but the cynic in me wonders whether they are virtually all really bad?! 4. What (roughly) should it cost? Apologies if this one has been done to death, but I couldn't find many recent threads on the subject and I don't know whether online adverts are somewhat ambitious price-wise... What would it be sensible to pay for, say, an approx. 100k mile, 2006, diesel, FSH, tidy 100 Series? 5. Any specific things to look for when viewing? It's easy to get drawn in by a nice shiny potential new toy, but pragmatism needs to come first and it would be useful to have a short list of vital things to check before going and viewing. Anywhere that is a giveaway on the rust situation? How to check whether the AHC works properly? How does one check the A/C isn't about to give up the ghost? Thank you for getting this far. Obviously I'm looking at 12-14 year old vehicles and there are going to be little problems and the odd ding/dent. I've already made peace with the fact that at some point I'll be visiting Pleiades (if they're still going) or change to a Pedder's/Ironman set-up when the AHC goes, but I'm hoping other than tyres and preventative maintenance the car should give me a fair few years of service. Any replies are much appreciated, and I promise my future posts on the forum will be much shorter. Thanks! Shay.