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Old April 7th, 2014, 10:02 AM
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Years of 06-Present (range rover sport HSE) to stay away from

I have searched around the forum and discoweb about what years of the newer RRs to stay away from.

I am just interested in points to consider from those who have lived the nightmare or love of this model. There are some pretty clean low mileage ones around. 07/08/09.

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Old April 7th, 2014, 10:13 AM
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There are very few changes, and they are all pretty good. I wouldn't favor one year over another. That being said, the newer the better.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 10:18 AM
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This is not specifically realated to your question, but may give you something to consider.

I just talked to a guy that lives around the corner from me who had a 2013 RRS with less than 10,000 miles on it and a local Subaru dealer offered him $10,000 OVER book value to take it off his hands. That worked out to almost what he paid for it last year. Apparently, new Range Rovers (and Sports) are uber rare in China and there is HUGE demand over there. Dealer had a customer in China apparently.

Has anyone on here heard of Land Rover dealerships making buyers of new 2014 RRs sign an agreement stating that they won't export them? My guy also said that, but not sure how much of what I hear to believe.

I feel like we're living in some new bizarro-world where Range Rovers are actually worth more when you drive them off the lot, NOT half of MSRP immediately!
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Old April 10th, 2014, 10:21 AM
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I don't know about being worth more after you drive them off the lot, but I do know that the Local Rover dealers complain that they have no inventory to sell to buyers who want the vehicles, because Tata has shifted exports mainly to China where they get 2-3 times more for the same vehicle than they do in the US..

There was also an article recently (can't find it at the moment) about the FEDs cracking down on people that are buying new luxury cars (BMW, MERCEDES, Etc) through a third party, and shipping them overseas for resale..

I've even seen craigslists adds asking for 'buyers' to go into dealerships and purchase cars with a cashiers check for these groups, in exchange for a 'commission'..
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Old April 10th, 2014, 10:49 AM
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I don't know about being worth more after you drive them off the lot, but I do know that the Local Rover dealers complain that they have no inventory to sell to buyers who want the vehicles, because Tata has shifted exports mainly to China where they get 2-3 times more for the same vehicle than they do in the US..

There was also an article recently (can't find it at the moment) about the FEDs cracking down on people that are buying new luxury cars (BMW, MERCEDES, Etc) through a third party, and shipping them overseas for resale..

I've even seen craigslists adds asking for 'buyers' to go into dealerships and purchase cars with a cashiers check for these groups, in exchange for a 'commission'..
Mercedes attempted to cracked down on this scenario years ago by denying warranty coverage to such export cars that were originally purchased in the states. BMW has a similar policy but offers a 2-yr loophole. But I guess the people purchasing these export cars could care less about who pays for the repairs.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 12:53 PM
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Inmho, there are no bad years for Sports, they are all pretty good.


JLRNA has begun to really crack down on the whole exporter thing. Dealers face very stiff penalties for knowingly selling to brokers, exporters. They also now expect the dealer to do a lot of due diligence when vetting their customers , and will hold them accountable. Thus, dealers are now making their customers sign an agreement to not export...or face severe penalties.

Both the new Sports and full size Range Rovers do bring well over msrp when run through the auctions, and on the private market.
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I have had an 06 and a 13. Both were great!
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Other than the usual issues with used cars, be prepared to pay $$ to change out the air suspension at some point.
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Other than the usual issues with used cars, be prepared to pay $$ to change out the air suspension at some point.
Or be prepared to spend about $150 in parts to rebuild the air suspension compressor.
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Old April 11th, 2014, 04:09 PM
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My father bought an 08' new.. tipping 90k miles, aside from regular maintenance, he had to do a wheel bearing (he did both fronts just be safe..) it's been trouble free. They (parents) want another 2014 (in addition to..) but that new Porche Macan has caught their eye, can't blame them.
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