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Old 12-26-2008, 10:58 AM
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Looking for opinions from the OEM mechanics. Why is the used resale value so low on Land Rovers?

Are they similar to Jaguar...spend a lot of time in the shop?

Are they difficult to get parts....and work on?

I just cant believe the Discover series has such a low resale with low mileage....71,000 mi. I was concidering one for my teenage son or my wife.

Leather....all the frills.... $5000. Just didnt make sense to me. But most of them I've ran across sell much less than a comparable American or Japanese rig.

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Dave G

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Old 12-26-2008, 12:14 PM
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Some interesting reading:
http://www.rangerovers.net/rrbuying.htm
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:40 PM
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Some interesting reading:
http://www.rangerovers.net/rrbuying.htm
Thanks. That is some very good reading....as well as a history lesson. As far a piddley little problems some vehicles have.....I have no problem with that. And welcome it. I've never even sat in a Land Rover....and often wondered about their offroad ability. Now I know. Guess I was just worried about getting into mess of problems....you know.....one thing escalating on top of another. Our American vehicles and/or the Japanese vehicles really impress me with thier ability to just go and go. I cant believe how many cars are on Autotrader with over 200,000 miles. Amazing.

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Old 12-26-2008, 02:06 PM
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Thanks. That is some very good reading....as well as a history lesson. As far a piddley little problems some vehicles have.....I have no problem with that. And welcome it. I've never even sat in a Land Rover....and often wondered about their offroad ability. Now I know. Guess I was just worried about getting into mess of problems....you know.....one thing escalating on top of another. Our American vehicles and/or the Japanese vehicles really impress me with their ability to just go and go. I cant believe how many cars are on Autotrader with over 200,000 miles. Amazing.

Dave G
They are very troublesome. We have a couple customers with them and we see them a lot. The electrical systems are a disaster and the emissions control system are the worst of any vehicle we have worked on. You would be better off buying a Jeep Grand Cherokee. it is a much better vehicle for the money and the straight 6 will run forever.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:25 PM
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I once worked for a guy that loved them. After 3 weeks of working on nothing but these, it took me 3 days to find a new job. That 2 week notice I gave was the longest 2 weeks of my life.

This was the ultimate example of the "Love and Hate" relationship for me.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:33 PM
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LOL's. Both of you have summed it up for me. I guess the boy will be happy with a Ford Ranger for the same price. Poor feller....he's has to work it off. Told him in the event he gets lazy.....the keys mysteriously disappear.

"Now back to splitting that wood son!" "Youve still got a 1000' of fence to repair" "You said you wanted to help me on my truck....theres the block sander...get to work" "Time to help your step mother with the dishes" "You forgot to mow the yard" "Jim (neighbor) needs help with some work on the farm.....(believe me....Jim will work him to the bone!)"

and the worst "Clean you room and keep it clean!"

LOL's. I've got a list a mile long. Then this summer he is to get a full time summer job to keep him busy. Its time to be all dad instead of best buddy. I want him to appreciate his new found gift.....driving is a priveledge!

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My buddy had an 04 or 05 Range Rover in his shop it needed an alternator,
the thing is water cooled and cost a cool grand before labor. The guy went nuts.
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