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Old 09-07-20
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Thanks a lot for your unbiased reply. I agree with the depreciated costs, hence the thought of looking at pre-owned. At some point in life is a desire to experience some semblance of luxury. Let's see. As of now I am just gathering info and looking to learn.



Thanks craka. Was this purchased brand new?

With the door handle trim, these are not parts that fail often, so always low on stock. When my daughter and friends managed to break the rear inner door handle of my Pajero, the dealers in Brisbane that I rang didn't have it in stock. They would only place an order on payment, following which it would take 2-4 weeks or so to source it, if not more. I instead went scouring at wreckers to source the handle and bought the same off them for 1/4th the dealer price. Cant tell the difference.
Yes was indeed a brand new vehicle.
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Some Range Rovers do go off road:

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Was talking to Vic Widman one day at my local TJM store Somehow the conversationgot around to his training course. He said the thing that shocked was when someone turned up in a brand new Mercedes. No it was the G wagon but the soccer/shopping trolley type.

As the driver was determined to go where the big boys went. Vic said he left enough bits lying around the course for him to start a wrecking yard.

Reckons there was many $1,000s damage.
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Some Range Rover Sports go to greater lengths to prove their capabilities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxPKl5skMDE

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Some Range Rover Sports go to greater lengths to prove their capabilities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxPKl5skMDE

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Watching Top Gear videos, it is evident that RRs do well off road. However, the reason they don't get taken off road much, which goes against their primary USP in the day, is the crazy cost of repairs. Green laning to some extent and soccer mom duties are where they are commonly seen now.
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I've had a discovery 3 and my experience is after 4 years things will start to need to be replaced on top of what is normal maintenance. The parts are stupid expensive, when Ford used some of they same parts (Transmission, engines) they were half to a third what LR chharged. LR in australia is a tiny importer under financial pressure (they are not Land Rover itself) and if anything does go wrong they are a prick to deal with. In particular they have had a lot of issues with ingenium engines.



You can save some money by importing parts from the UK but the overall flavour is they are a great design but not built for longevity, they are designed to be thrown away after about 8 years. So go into it eyes open, it will cost a lot to maintain, think of your best guess, then triple it... This might be fine when you are driving a $100k car, but who wants to regularly pay $2000-3000 per year maintaining a car they can only sell for $20k.


That jeep compass your mate had? Bare bones compared to this thing, zero chance of sailing off into the sunset in a RR. All that said best car I've ever owned and offroad owned everything, but glad to rid of the cost now, can't believe how much more money I have
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I've had a discovery 3 and my experience is after 4 years things will start to need to be replaced on top of what is normal maintenance. The parts are stupid expensive, when Ford used some of they same parts (Transmission, engines) they were half to a third what LR chharged. LR in australia is a tiny importer under financial pressure (they are not Land Rover itself) and if anything does go wrong they are a prick to deal with. In particular they have had a lot of issues with ingenium engines.

All that said best car I've ever owned and offroad owned everything, but glad to rid of the cost now, can't believe how much more money I have
Thanks a lot for the honest feedback. Truly appreciated.
This one needs to be thought through before plonking down any money on it.
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I went from a NP to NW Pajero to a discovery 4 in 2016 the discovery is fantastic to drive the ride is unbelievable can actually tow 3500kg. But yes expensive to service, as they say on AULR forum the car cost over 100k new but still requires the same level of servicing 2nd hand.
Use a independent specialist if you buy one, they do more of the latter years servicing than dealer's.
And yes I will be getting another LR most likely a Defender 130 in years to come.
Enjoy whatever you choose to buy.
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