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Hello all,

I'm new to the forum and I'm considering purchasing a 2006 Range Rover Sport HSE in the next few days. The car has 35,000 miles on it and appears to be in good condition considering it is almost 5 years old. The local Land Rover dealer is asking $37,000 for it, as a Certified-Pre-Owned vehicle.

I think that they will probably let it go for anywhere between $33,000 and $34,000, what is a good price for this vehicle?

Also, are there any major problem areas to look for on 2006 RR Sports or RR Sports in general to have looked at before purchasing the vehicle?

Any other advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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lauer87 said:
Hello all,

I'm new to the forum and I'm considering purchasing a 2006 Range Rover Sport HSE in the next few days. The car has 35,000 miles on it and appears to be in good condition considering it is almost 5 years old. The local Land Rover dealer is asking $37,000 for it, as a Certified-Pre-Owned vehicle.

I think that they will probably let it go for anywhere between $33,000 and $34,000, what is a good price for this vehicle?

Also, are there any major problem areas to look for on 2006 RR Sports or RR Sports in general to have looked at before purchasing the vehicle?

Any other advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
Search the two other threads below this that discuss this exact topic.
 

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Get a supercharged!
 

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Search the forum throughly just so you're fully aware of all the TSBs involving our cars. Most of the issues are NOT deal-killers but make sure they're addressed. Among them suspension bushings, bluetooth enhancements, squeaky driver seats and a few more software related issues. The warranty should definitely deal with most if not all of them. I purchased mine under almost identical conditions and the dealer has addressed them all so far.
Put it to you this way, it's like marrying Carmen Electra or Jessica Simpson there isn't going to be a lot of life altering conversations, but they sure make you feel good.
More important in my opinion is that you buy from the right dealer, one who understands the whole premium aspect of the brand and the customers who drive them, LR sure doesn't, so it's pretty much up to the dealer's discretion to either romance you or just plain screw you. Forget the sales guy he's just selling you a car, go talk to the service manager and get a feeling for the attitude of the folks behind the scenes.
Enjoy your truck, I'm glad I bought mine.

Rafa
 

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More important in my opinion is that you buy from the right dealer,Rafa
Buy from a dealer - only if you want the free coffee while you wait for the paperwork to be done and during your service visits.

Do your research well and if buying from a private owner just make sure all the service records are available. Most of the issues are addressed in this and other threads, and a late 06 production should be OK.
 

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Hello, let me share my experience.

I purchased an '06 RRS S/C Limited in early '09. I figured I was getting a great deal because I got it at almost 40k below the original purchase price. Let me give you a run down of the issues I've had in one year's time. I purchased the car from Land Rover's CPO program.

1. After a large cash down payment , the car wasn't ready for me to pick up after paying for the car in full (cash) after 2 weeks time. Thats right I put money down commited to the truck, told them I'd be back in 2 weeks to pick it up. It wasn't ready. Apparently there were a couple 'things' that still needed to be taken care of.

2. The day after I finally got the truck, a warning light appeared (thermostat). Had to get that taken car of.

3. One month later, while shopping for aftermarket wheels, I notice I have NO tread left on the interior of my rear tires.

4. Electronic Parking brake failed on me. I literally got stuck out of town and had to get towed to the nearest Land Rover Dealership (TWICE)

5. Suspension fault. Car was not driveable at all as the suspension completely failed on me. (TWICE) Had this repaired and like the e-brake had to get it repaired again. The light still comes on once in a while out of the blue.

6. Driver's mirror motor replaced. Would not return to normal after backing up.

7. Headlight and Taillight bulbs (replaced) No big deal

8. Wind Shield Wiper sprayers fuse replaced again, no big deal

9. Various audio problems, Satellite and AM Radio have issues when, esp when its cold. Nothing will work except the volume control.

This is all I can remember off the top of my head. All this cost me at least 7-8 visits to the dealership and a lot of time and aggravation. Though, I still love my Range! go figure!
 

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That is a high price in my opinion.

My RR Sport Supercharged is for sale at the same price, $37k. It is also a Land Rover Certified car with warranty until 2/12. Silver/black, 36k miles.

These are great trucks. Many of them, like mine, are no-issue cars. I have really enjoyed mine.
 

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I just bought and '06 1 1/2 weeks ago. It's a CPO with about the same milage on it. So far there are only some minor issues. I do have to say after driving both the SC and non SC I would go with the SC. Makes it a lot more enjoyable to drive.
 
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