Newbie Question on Defender 110/130
Hello guys, new member here with some questions for the experts. I have always wanted a Defender 110/130 but have always found them too expensive and hard to find in the US. I am moving to Sweden in the next few months and have checked the prices on Defenders there, and they seem more reasonable.
The ones I have been looking at are models from '97 to about '06. Since I don't know much about Defenders I though I should ask what I should be looking for when buying a 110 or 130 from those years? Some areas of concern:
1. Engine - anything specific to look for? What would be the max milage that you would buy. If I got a good deal on a high milage engine, would it be worth it and get a rebult engine?
2. Transmission/Drivetrain - what to look for.
3. Body - Rust issues? Some of the cars I have looked at online seems to have a lot of rust. I'm assuming this is because they salt the roads in Sweden. Anything specific on rust issues.
4. Electric/Electronic - I am assuming the Defenders from these years are fairly simple when it comes to electronics.
Any other suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated.