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    try closer to $80k

    Quote Originally Posted by 2Props View Post
    Land Rover - Keeping Mechanics in business since 1955!

    Sorry- I have no motivation to turn a wrench on a 2 week old $65,000 SUV.
    Perhaps my expectations are a tick too high.

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    Circa 2006, (owned by Ford at the time) and qualified for Z-Plan pricing.
    IIRC is was 65ish. Today's version, yeah, 80 dimes.

    Soooooo many other SUV's for 80 or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Props View Post
    no, it's not a "truck", please don't call it one
    Yes, technically it is...the term "Truck" is based on the frame style and weight in the US, not the body style... the Discovery I-II and LR3-4 and RR-sports are built on truck frames and designated by the DOT as "Truck", this also gives extra TAX breaks for companies using these as well as use for insurance designation. Trust me on this, I make most of money off-road in a Rover and the IRS excepts this as a "Truck". The RR (big one) is not designated as a "Truck" because of frame style and you do not get extra TAX breaks......Thanks to our Government, the more gas my "Company Truck" uses and the heavier it is, the more Tax breaks I get.....

    The weight of a new one is 5,800 lbs..... Mine is 6,948lbs (gear unloaded but with extra skid plates, bumpers, winch, roof racks, etc.) - 7,456lbs (loaded with camping, fishing, hunted gear and other "work" stuff). You can go to a certified truck scale and get a weight card to turn in to the IRS for extra $$$$$$.........."check your state's regs, don't go over the 7,500lb mark or you may need to pay extra state fees".....
    Oh yea,? Well FU2

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    OK, call it what you will, but IMO, if you can't put a sheet of plywood in the back of it, it is *not* a truck. Tax purposes, sure, call it a truck all day long. Functionally, it's not a truck. Again, IMO, YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coy glasscock View Post
    The weight of a new one is 5,800 lbs..... Mine is 6,948lbs (gear unloaded but with extra skid plates, bumpers, winch, roof racks, etc.) - 7,456lbs (loaded with camping, fishing, hunted gear and other "work" stuff). You can go to a certified truck scale and get a weight card to turn in to the IRS for extra $$$$$$.........."check your state's regs, don't go over the 7,500lb mark or you may need to pay extra state fees".....
    The IRS maintains a list of qualifying vehicles with GVW in excess of 6,000 lbs. That is the requirement for the Section 179 deduction. If you want to argue with them over qualifying a vehicle that isn't on the list, have fun with that. It is much easier to just buy one on the list. Also sucks now that the qualifying max is $25,000 for the accelerated depreciation. Make sure you speak with your tax adviser regarding filing requirements for the five years after purchase. IIRC, you only need 50%+ business use for years 2-5, but you have to track and submit for it, or you face recapture.

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    The Range broke my heart.

    I had an 08' and loved the look and drive but after repeated problems...electrical, transmission...I finally got rid of the truck when the transmission slipped and wouldn't go back into gear while I was driving 70mph on the NYS thruway. Of course there was no shoulder and only 2 lanes...so there we were (me,wife, 2 kids) stuck in the right lane on a dark winter night with no highway lights and trucks speeding by us at 70+ mph. Needless to say Rover took the lease back (after 9 months and only 4,000 miles!) and I went back to BMW, an M3 for me and an X5 for my wife. Steer clear of the Range friend. I wouldn't drive a Range again if it was given to me.

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    I'm on my 3rd Rover and I still love them. My wife chose to move on I came right back. Range Rovers are for people who like to work/modify their cars. If you dont mind having you car in the shop every so often then its no biggie.

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    ^ I agree.

    I have had many Land Rovers in the past and currently have a full size RRSC and for the most part it has been a good car and will continue to buy them. But do lots of research prior, and see if this car is a good fit for you.

    Keep in mind, these cars are not for everyone but with the looks, appeal, and brand is worth every penny.

    Nothing is like a Range Rover.

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    About the Touareg that car was a nightmare for me. Issue after issue!! However I will say it was my favourite SUV I have ever had. I loved it way more then my Range Rover Or Cayenne. The interior was hot...and everyone loved it. It also loses the douche factor of the rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by coy glasscock View Post
    Ha,Ha, that's why we never go to the dealer...

    You can order parts online cheaper than Dodge parts and have them the next day. Take it to a Independent repair shop and you can get them to fix it right the first time.....Dealers hire technicians with no prior experience and train them as they go, then they just do enough to get you out of their hair...they are required to only do what LR says they can...they have no incentive to really help you out....and they never tell you the truth:.....

    LIKE:

    a Chevy oil filter is the exact same and can be purchased at autozone for $3. Dealer wants $30

    Shocks are only $50-$100 aftermarket...Yes Ford shocks are the exact same, even the air suspension shocks. My dealership wanted $1100 for one and told me it was a 3 week order. You can order online for $50, install it yourself in less then 1 hour. Or go to the Ford dealer and they have it instock for $100, or even go to a Midas shop and when they say "I can't get Land Rover shocks", then ask for a Ford one, they'll have it fixed the same day.

    Air Compressors for the suspension, cost $800 at the dealership and take weeks to be ordered, these are "instock" and only $125 at the Ford dealer, even same part number.

    For the Air Suspension leaking problems that the dealerships try and fix and keep Failing. pull the crappy rubber O-rings off and go to SCUBA shop and replace with silicone O-Rings, you'll never have a leak again..

    The dealership wanted $125 to replace my wiper blades, I got mine at Target "on-sale" for $9 and replaced in the parking lot in 5 minutes....

    Use aftermarket parts and once it is fixed, it will stay fixed...stay away from LR parts and especially stay away from the Dealership repair techs. Mine kept blowing out batteries, dealer replaced a few of them under warranty then I replaced the factory one with a $60 PepBoys SALE special and have had no problems for the last few years.


    So far, I have not seen any maintenance or repair that can't be done for the same price as any other vehicle as long as you stay a way from the dealership.


    Remember in the UK, these are "work" trucks, everybody has one and their are 1,000s of aftermarket parts. Dirt ass cheap.....


    Seriously, its just a freaking V8 motor, those $30 ea. Land Rover spark plugs are no different then spark plugs for a Chevy, why would you pay that??????


    Coy, which model year range rover are you talking about here? If this really the case, I'm off to go and buy one in the next couple of weeks.
    You're born, you take sh*t. You get out in the world, take more sh*t. Climb a little higher, take less sh*t. Then one day when you're in the rarified atmosphere, you've forgotten what sh*t even looks like. Welcome to the Layer Cake son.

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