Hoping the heaps of knowledge here will help me get the best of the 80 I just bought. Mine is a 1992 with 145k miles. Too many miles I know, but was a one owner car. Cosmetics isn't the best and the radio was stolen but has a diff-lock and it cost me $5k. So I am hoping it wasn't a mistake buying it. The guys at Dirty Parts in Culver City, CA assured me that these cars are hardly ever junk. After a full checkup, they said it will need about 2k worth of work in parts and labor (gaskets, brakes, U joints and the like) to ensure longeivity hereon. So, now the vehicle will cost me a total of $7k but maybe a good idea to do it now and not worry for the next 100k miles. My last off-roader was a Range Rover 4.6 HSE and that has given me enough trouble once over 50k miles, never again. Hopefully I can get this vehicle muddy in remote places without worrying about getting back to civilization unlike the RR which had stranded me a few times. I am hoping to enjoy it at least for a year and recoup the $7k. Should I worry about part costs and longeivity for the 1992 year model? Any words of assurance about the LCs repute of reliability in offroad use will be highly appreciated. Thanks all.