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Old August 14th, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Looks like the current models resale value just jumped lol.
Until the diesel comes...
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Old August 14th, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Looks great to me except I don't like the wrap around lights either. Otherwise I like it. I've seen photos of the interior and it's very nice. The rear legroom has been increased by almost 5 inches. Don't forget the This design must last 10 years so it's a bit forward looking and modern. But it will last and be loved. It's a Range Rover.
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Old August 14th, 2012, 11:40 PM
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I love the current Range Rover, but I just don't know that I love what they've done with this. I will make my final decision in person...
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Old August 15th, 2012, 06:41 AM
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Classics have just increased in value and P38's are looking a lot better.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 06:55 AM
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Unless they serve some function, those inlets on the front bumper and gills are hideous. Almost like an afterthought. There is no definition, looks like they just molded it into the plastic.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 09:52 AM
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Looks like the current models resale value just jumped lol.
Until the diesel comes...
Nope...will drop though the floor as most people who buy the new Range Rover do so because it is the new Range Rover.

Looking forward to picking up a 2010/2011 for a deal soon.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 12:09 PM
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In related news, one more year and the LR4 is going to be real cheap too.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Not surprising. The only thing keeping any heft to this car is the need to harness a higher power V8 justifying the nearly $100k price tag. They can't go too light, yet at least. Customers aren't conditioned now to pay such a level for a light weight powertrain.
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Recently had a customer tell me 100K is the new 40K of 10-12 years ago. I think he might be right.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 02:14 PM
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Recently had a customer tell me 100K is the new 40K of 10-12 years ago. I think he might be right.
I remember when a brand new 20k car was a real good car. 40k seems like an average car now.
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When I first got my DL, my dream car was a Porsche 911 (964 at that time) and I believe it's around $50 grand back then (1990)

There's a Honda dealership by my house and I saw a brand new Honda minivan with a sticker of $42k..... Really?!
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Old August 15th, 2012, 03:05 PM
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I would get a '06 or newer...that BMW motor is not so great...my 2003 was the least reliable Rover I have ever owned. Including the PCV valve freezing up and blowing out EVERY seal in the motor.
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I would get a '06 or newer...that BMW motor is not so great...my 2003 was the least reliable Rover I have ever owned. Including the PCV valve freezing up and blowing out EVERY seal in the motor.
x3. I was at the DEALER last summer looking at a 2004 Range Rover and the salesman even said not go to for the 03-05 BMW years as they basically just took the technology and fled.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 03:32 PM
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x3. I was at the DEALER last summer looking at a 2004 Range Rover and the salesman even said not go to for the 03-05 BMW years as they basically just took the technology and fled.
Those BMW years got everything going against them... The M62 motor was great in the e38 BMW but paired with the 5HP tranny in the MK3 RR, its weaknesses we're amplified somehow.

The tranny has a 50k mile lifespan, the PCV valves that would make the motor cough up all the oil at the most in-opportuned time, and the cheap-ass plastic timing chain guide that can cause the engine to self destruct.

I bought an '06 RR Supercharged early this year for V6 explorer money, 13,000 miles later and a 2500 mile trip from NJ to FL and back, its been trouble free so far.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 03:37 PM
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not to get too far off from the new 2013 RR but...

I am looking at a 05 RR because like Ron, I like the BMW engine. Has anyone had bad problems with the Jag engine? I also read the RRS has more problems because it is on the LR3 chassis and platform which has had more problems than the 06 RR with same engine. Any advice?
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not to get too far off from the new 2013 RR but...

I am looking at a 05 RR because like Ron, I like the BMW engine. Has anyone had bad problems with the Jag engine? I also read the RRS has more problems because it is on the LR3 chassis and platform which has had more problems than the 06 RR with same engine. Any advice?
Hi Daniel, check out http://www.rangerovers.net/forum/6-r...mark-iii-l322/... It's like D-90 source for L322 owners... Very informative. Check out the threads for the common issues each era has.

03-05 - PCV valve, timing chain guides, radiator issues, Tranny issues.
06 - battery issues (especially with RSE), sc intercooler issues (if equipped), interior trim pieces peeling (03-06)...
07 and up mostly electronic gremlins.
10 and up mostly on those stupid options like multi-camera view etc.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 05:02 PM
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There's a Honda dealership by my house and I saw a brand new Honda minivan with a sticker of $42k..... Really?!
And how would you know this? Not looking at minivans, huh?
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Old August 15th, 2012, 05:31 PM
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Recently had a customer tell me 100K is the new 40K of 10-12 years ago. I think he might be right.
With Honda Minivans and Pilots topping out at $40k plus. He is right. RRC was $35k in 1988.
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