Range Rovers bring up mixed feelings. On the one hand, they’re an iconic design and an extremely capable, well-designed vehicle, but on the other hand, they’re responsible (together with the Ford Explorer) for the concept of the modern SUV. Looking past the social baggage that carries, they are more practical and capable in utilitarian situations, like driving on trails, towing trailers loaded with rusty old sports cars, and driving over
curbs and speed bumps at the mall snowdrifts. Recognizing these strengths, let’s take a look at this 1995 Range Rover County LWB for sale for $3900 in Vancouver, WA.
In the last 20 years, many of these cars have succumbed to deferred maintenance and/or staggering depreciation that’s put them in the hands of owners who can’t afford to keep them up. That leads to several luxury SUVs being jacked up and otherwise modified for serious trail duty, which is cool in its own way, but doesn’t stick to the nearly compromise-free dual-purpose nature of these vehicles. This particular car has seen some recent attention, including 4 new oversize tires, a new battery, and coil springs.
Unfortunately, there are no shots of the interior, but the car is said to have always been garaged, and to have no rust. Amazingly for any 20-year-old car, it’s said to have no leaks, no check engine light, and everything under the hood has apparently been rebuilt or replaced (ask for proof!). All luxury features (a/c, heat, sunroof, etc.) are functional too. The title status is said to be rebuilt, and it shows 200,000 miles on the odometer, but that just means you’ll want to inspect it as carefully as any older car.
It really is a good lucking truck, as much as that is possible, and it always recalls the time before these were imported, when seeing one on the roads was as rare as seeing the other early SUV, the Mercedes G-class. That roof rack will do nothing to improve Countach-like fuel mileage, but on the other hand, it’s a great place to put some inflatable African animals for the Urban Safari. The owner says he’s run out of space since purchasing a new toy – is it that Porsche 944 in the background? This looks like a fun, affordable way to try out one of these British off-roaders, and to get out without too much damage if it’s not for you.