4 Signs You Should NEVER Buy A Used Range Rover 2 months ago

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If you’re thinking about buying a used Range Rover, it’s important to know both sides of the spectrum - the good and the bad. Right now, you can find hundreds of reasons why you shouldn’t buy one, but most are from people who have had horrible experiences. You can also find plenty of people who have had nothing but good experiences with their Range Rover, but still, you’re only getting one side.
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1) Ignorance

First up is having no idea what you’re about to get into. Even older Range Rovers were selling for over $80,000 years ago. The Bentley Bentayga wasn’t a thing. The Lamborghini SUV was still a crazy concept that nobody wanted, and the Rolls Royce Cullinan was still pretty ugly. The Range Rover WAS the supercar or hyper-luxury car for SUVs. Land Rover was the company pushing the boundaries for what was possible in a luxury SUV and still are to this day.

When buying one, though, you really need to remember that THIS was the supercar SUV of its time. The tech was pushing the industry forward, and because of that, there are things that go wrong from time to time.

2) Ownership Costs

Speaking of saving thousands each year for repairs, let’s talk about ownership costs. I have a full breakdown of all the repairs I’ve done in this video, but let’s go over some of the common and regular maintenance items you’ll need to consider. Real quick, though. I’m not complaining about these costs. I’m used to it at this point, and it’s not too shocking to me. It’s just all about perspective, but it’s important to know the facts first.

First up, let’s talk oil changes. On a typical car, you’re looking at around $60 for an oil change on a new car at a dealership. For a used Range Rover, we’re looking at $159 from my local Land Rover dealership in Knoxville. Quite an increase considering they’ll probably give you a list of other stuff that needs to be done each time you even step near the dealership.

Then, there’s the infamous timing chain. With early generations of the 5.0L Jaguar V8 (2010 to 2012), you’ll need to do the timing chain service/replacement. It’s something I’m preparing for, but that’ll be around $5,000 depending on where you go. You can do it for less or more depending on who does it. That one hurts even still… However, for engine replacement, you’re looking at closer to $20,000 for a new unit - according to estimates from shops and averages from comments I’ve received.

3) You Want to Look Cool

Seriously. That’s the WORST justification for buying a used Range Rover EVER. If you buy a car to feel good about yourself, you’ll quickly feel even worse. The Range Rover has been a status symbol for generations, and it’s easy to see why. From songs to being owned by the world’s elite, the Range Rover is reserved for those of a high status - except for used ones for people like this guy…

I’ll be the first to admit that owning a Range Rover makes you feel like you’re king of the world, and it’s great to pull up to any situation and people know you’re supposed to be there. I’ve gotten away with more than I’d like to admit because of this car, but it’s a horrible justification for buying one. Instead, it’s more of a benefit of owning one - not a reason to buy one.

4) You don’t understand the vehicle

If at any point in this video I explained something and you had no idea what I was talking about, keep looking and learning. All of this was very basic parts of ownership. If you don’t have a solid understanding of the different aspects of the Range Rover, stay away unless your warranty explicitly states it will cover it.


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