This post reminds me of an International jeep I bought a long time ago, seller bitched and moaned that it was as is, was slow and couldn't get out of it's own way, made a lot of noise and got ridiculously low mileage. After a test drive I bought it immediately, he was ecstatic to find a sucker like me to buy it. As soon as I was out of sight, I pulled the unmarked floor levers and with a huge clunk it went into 2 Wheel High, probably for the first time in years, the guy had been driving around with the diff in 4 Wheel Low, probably since he bought the damn thing. Best jeep and plow truck I ever owned, rusted down to the axles but was still running like new when I got rid of it years later.
Way to take advantage of the poor soul! I guess he got what he deserved though...