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  • 08-26-2010, 07:58 PM
    president
    This is enough for me to never want to buy a Range Rover.


    Dream deferred...for real.
  • 06-02-2010, 09:06 PM
    ajindfw
    Quote Originally Posted by 2Props View Post
    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.
    Coy is correct. The term truck is a designation of body on frame construction and weight vs. unibody construction. It doesn't have to be a pickup truck to be a truck, nor does it have to be a tractor-trailer. The term truck is generic, being divided by grade (light truck heavy truck) as well as functionality- pickup, dump, cement, tractor-trailer, panel truck, SUV etc.

    Admittedly, the lines are getting blurred. The Hummer H1, last-gen Montero, Mercedes GL and current-gen ML are all unibody or hybrid unibody-ladder frame vehicles, as is the Honda Ridgeline. Also, the last-gen Silverado wasn't a full-length ladder-frame vehicle.
  • 05-29-2010, 04:01 PM
    Chipster
    I will probably get a RR Sport SC as my next DD. Can't be worse maintenance cost wise than the Diablo haha. I'll try and get a warranty.
  • 05-15-2010, 03:14 PM
    redjeeper
    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.
  • 04-09-2010, 07:06 AM
    thenewone
    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
  • 03-30-2010, 06:44 PM
    Nvrsetl
    ^ 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.
  • 03-26-2010, 05:38 AM
    CARNALE
    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.
  • 03-26-2010, 05:02 AM
    [email protected]
    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.
  • 03-19-2010, 06:34 PM
    DialM
    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.
  • 03-19-2010, 05:44 PM
    2Props
    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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