Looking LR4 - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Classifieds > Wanted


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old November 13th, 2013, 12:24 PM
bneri's Avatar
bneri
Status: Offline
Brian
1994 NAS D90 soft top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 76
Registry
Looking LR4

I know this is a Defender site, but I figured a number of you have other non-defenders as daily drivers....I'm looking to trade in my 4Runner for a LR4 (likely 2010)...if anyone can provide comments, positive or negative, regarding their experience with the LR4 it would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking to use it as a daily driver and need reliability...won't be mentally able to handle 2 rovers with engine lights popping on every month!

Thanks in advance

Brian
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old November 13th, 2013, 12:49 PM
CDeWan
Status: Offline
Clay DeWan
5.3L beastie
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 3,493
Call will at premier rover 858 344 4455 get the scoop.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old November 13th, 2013, 12:59 PM
michael67's Avatar
michael67
Status: Online
Michael White
110 Tdi
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Dripping Springs, Texas
Posts: 342
I bought a 2012 that the wife primarily drives. Bought used with 13000 miles last October and put 23000 miles on it in its first year. Only two very minor non-maintenance items have popped up. First is a rattle inside the rear passenger door that sometimes happens that sounds like a loose wire hitting the door panel. Second is that on a trip to Ohio the seatbelt buzzer would sometimes start beeping even though the car was in park. Other than maintenance and the soon-to-be-fitted (hopefully I can find time this weekend) ARB to replace the deer-damaged plastic, it's been a champ.

Biggest complaint on my part is that the only oil that meets their spec in the US can only be bought at Land Rover or Jaguar dealers.

FYI - The wife is not a car person but still loves it. The only gripe she has is that it's not as fun to drive as her previous car, a BMW 540i.
__________________
"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the
black flag and start slitting throats." - H. L. Mencken
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old November 13th, 2013, 01:12 PM
transientmechanic's Avatar
transientmechanic
Status: Offline
Adam
1972 SIII
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 786
Hi Brian, I can advise you on all aspects of an LR4 purchase and could even provide a few choices for you if you are interested. Send me a PM with some info about your price range and what exactly you may be looking for.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old November 13th, 2013, 02:00 PM
bigkel162's Avatar
bigkel162
Status: Offline
Kelvin Nodarse
1995 county lwb
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Downey, CA
Posts: 129
Registry
Have had my LR 4 for two year drove it cross country and numerous trip for northeast to the south. You can't go wrong by far the best Land Rover on the rode today. I totally recommend it 2010 and forward is the right year as the 5 liter 385 horse is strong and dependable
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old November 13th, 2013, 02:16 PM
DOX's Avatar
DOX
Status: Offline
Eric Doxey
1995 Defender 90
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Smithtown, Long Island, NY, United States
Posts: 223
Registry
Having worked at a Land Rover dealer for the last eight years and have always owned at least one for the past twelve, I can tell you that you should not expect many problems with a newer than 2010 Land Rover.
The LR4 is a great truck, if you buy a preowned one they have great warranties when they are certified.
If you find one and have questions about it, pm me the details and I will see what I can find out about it.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old November 13th, 2013, 02:30 PM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,624
Registry
Brian I recommend getting an ideas of what servicing one will cost where you live as I expect you won't like the costs compared to your toyota.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by pendy
I'm here for the D's
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old November 13th, 2013, 03:22 PM
Grover's Avatar
Grover
Status: Offline
Mike
Birmabright Bread Box/Swagger Wagon
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,856
Registry
Get the workshop manuals and learn how to work on it.
That's what I did...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old November 13th, 2013, 03:48 PM
cgalpin's Avatar
cgalpin
Status: Offline
Charles Galpin
'94 D90 ST, '63 SeriesIIA
Site Team
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: South Riding, VA
Posts: 11,624
Registry
I do my own maintenance too but given he is trading in a 4 runner and mentioned he doesn't want to have 2 rovers needing maintenance it is worth mentioning.

I will tell you that I object on principle to needing to do your own maintenance on a brand new vehicle because of high maintenance costs
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by pendy
I'm here for the D's
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old November 13th, 2013, 04:42 PM
bneri's Avatar
bneri
Status: Offline
Brian
1994 NAS D90 soft top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 76
Registry
Thanks guys, much appreciated. I'm going with a 2011 LR4, 30-40k miles...excited about it.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old November 13th, 2013, 11:19 PM
Stmpede's Avatar
Stmpede
Status: Offline
Andrew Najarian
'93 NAS D110 #43
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 2,459
Did you find "the vehicle" yet? I'm happy to help if I can. I work for a Land Rover Dealer, so Let me know if you have any questions. The CPO Warranty is great but depending in the vehicle and your driving habits, the Land Rover Protection Plan may be a better option. PM or Email me if you'd like to talk about it.

-Andrew
__________________
"I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken from me." - Winston Churchill
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old November 14th, 2013, 06:33 AM
down_shift's Avatar
down_shift
Status: Offline
Russell
94' D90 ST & 06' LR3
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Leesburg, VA
Posts: 4,118
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgalpin View Post
I do my own maintenance too but given he is trading in a 4 runner and mentioned he doesn't want to have 2 rovers needing maintenance it is worth mentioning. I will tell you that I object on principle to needing to do your own maintenance on a brand new vehicle because of high maintenance costs
That is a concern of mine. Purchased a 05' 4Runner new that now has 115k on the odo. It has never been to a shop or had an alignment. Oil changes every 7k, over 40k from Costco Michelins, front rotors and pads at 80k, flushed tranny at 100k. Toss in one battery a few air filters and that's about it.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old November 14th, 2013, 06:53 AM
Shawn's Avatar
Shawn
Status: Offline
shawn Orth
1994 Defender 90
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Playa Carillo Costa Rica
Posts: 295
Registry
I just bought a 2013 toyota 4runner trail edition in July but have been thinking about trading for an LR4. I don't want to hijack the topic but if someone wanted to trade for an LR4 I am open to offers. I just like land rovers better. Sorry for the hijack.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	133.2 KB
ID:	84203  
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old November 14th, 2013, 07:12 AM
WD90's Avatar
WD90
Status: Offline
Dan
1995 NAS Defender 90
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 376
Registry
I'm a Land Rover sales guide in Greenville, SC... You won't be disappointed with an LR4... If you're into the latest electronics like complete bluetooth compatibility, then look for a 2012 and up... If you don't care about that, and also don't need nav, I have the best priced 2010 in the nation sitting in my showroom right now... And like these guys said, make sure it's something with a CPO warranty or similar.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old November 14th, 2013, 09:08 AM
JQ11's Avatar
JQ11
Status: Offline
JQ
97 Black ST - SOLD
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Posts: 377
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by WD90 View Post
I'm a Land Rover sales guide in Greenville, SC... You won't be disappointed with an LR4... If you're into the latest electronics like complete bluetooth compatibility, then look for a 2012 and up... If you don't care about that, and also don't need nav, I have the best priced 2010 in the nation sitting in my showroom right now... And like these guys said, make sure it's something with a CPO warranty or similar.

Pretty nice price on a 2011 you have too:
http://www.landrovergreenville.net/c...802fbe3ead.htm
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Classifieds > Wanted

Tags
lr4

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LR4 search SMac Misc. Chit-Chat 18 March 28th, 2013 07:54 AM
LR3 / LR4 Genuine Snorkel discojosh2000 For Sale - Parts 2 February 12th, 2013 07:47 PM
LR4 Tow Hitch Setup Chris Vitale Misc. Chit-Chat 6 January 28th, 2013 11:09 PM
LR4 in Chasing Classic Cars specops1526 Misc. Chit-Chat 4 October 10th, 2010 11:06 PM
Trailer Hitch Attachment for new RR or LR4 TDI Guy Wanted 6 September 21st, 2010 06:55 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:12 PM.


Copyright