What to look for when buying a Landcruiser


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Jul 21, 2010
I am off to look at a 2003 LC 4.2 Diesel Auto with 102000miles on the clock and a full service history.

I was wondering if there is a buyer’s guide with some tips or tricks to test the vehicle. What should I do or look out for?

Had the Steering wheel motor replaced, a common problem
Had the rear AC pipes repaired due to a leak, a common problem
All windows go up and down no problem
No shuddering when braking
Diffs work no problem
AHC works well
MOT expires 18/08/2011
Tax expires 31/08/2011 (registered 01/03/2003 and falls in the current £245 band)
4 new tyres (Dunlop GrandTrek) fitted 19/08/09 @ 89,673 miles

Last full service 26/04/10 @ 99,846 miles (all fluids I stated before, brake fluid also changed, advisory on front pads that have now been done)

Last work done 20/08/2010 @ 101,972 miles (air con fixed, steering rake motor, front pads)

Two advises - will need rear discs/pads at next service and drivers side calliper inner piston boot seal has a split.

How best to test the AHC and the Diffs?