My current RR, a 96HSE with 195K on the clock, is a top unit but I am in a position soon where I will be able to upgrade and am looking at a second hand/demo L322 model.
Here in Australia the L322 are still in the original owners hands and under LR warranty. The diesels are common the secondhand market but I cannot find a V8 under $100k.
Ive taken a 02 diesel out for a spin with a LR dealer and it was quite quick but I'm still not convinced that I want an oil burner.
My question is after all that is - What are they actually like in the real world? and as the fuel is 10-15% dearer here than petrol/gas what economy like? - I mean not the bulldust they quote on the glossy brochure - rather, what happens when the vehicle is loaded with kids, toys, dogs, windows open, radio blaring and in stop/start school traffic! although my current RR see's all sorts of driving, including offroad, its the around town economy that matters the most.
This is a major investment in future motoring for me and I want to be sure.