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Hello fellow Landrover lovers. I am new member of forum. I want to purchase a Range Rover HSE used and do not know whether there is a better or worse recent year to consider. I would not want anything older than 5 years old I think. Also, if I go with a dealer, what is the certification warranty duration for Rovers? I have used, certified XPJ8 which goes for 6 years from original date of service/regis. up to 100,000.00 miles. :geek: :think: Thanks for your help.
 

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Conversly, if you can find a 2005 model (perhaps most stable of the BMW engine - not that means too much) that is in great shape for ~$27K you would be good to buy as much of a comprehensive warranty aftermarket you can find (unless you happen to stumble into a CPO - which would only be lucky). If you want to spend a bunch more $ the 2007's are nice with the terrain response.
 

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I also love my 05 but i agree with remington, grab the newest RR that is in your budget. 2005 is the last year of the BMW engine and when compared to the other surrounding years it is sort of an odd ball. There are some upgrades such as ipod integration and what not that are quite difficult in a 2005 due to the fiber optic wiring in the vehicle. i have 60k on mine and as long as you take her to get routine service it treat you well!
 

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Galen said:
Conversly, if you can find a 2005 model (perhaps most stable of the BMW engine - not that means too much) that is in great shape for ~$27K you would be good to buy as much of a comprehensive warranty aftermarket you can find (unless you happen to stumble into a CPO - which would only be lucky). If you want to spend a bunch more $ the 2007's are nice with the terrain response.
NEVER buy a 2005 model. This has already been debated quite a bit on this forum. Just don't even go there.
 

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I love my '05. Haven't had any problems since new.

Newest you can afford is the best way to approach.
Nice to hear some positive RR reports. I have had various RR's since 2005 with very few problems. Great cars when looked after and correctly serviced.
 

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I think if I had to do it again, I would've gotten an '07 just to avoid the whole iPod DIY thing I had to do, but it wasn't that big a deal in the end :roll:
The interior and control upgrades are def more modern (ironically the '07 FFRR has what the '06 RRS had already, go figure)
But I wanted to continue to be able to use my nav on the fly, so I opted for '06. It also allowed me to upgrade the hell out of it immediately w/ the $$$ I saved- nudge bar, side steps, roof rack, RRS wheels, etc, etc.
BUt def go w/ the most recent you can afford.
 

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(ironically the '07 FFRR has what the '06 RRS had already, go figure)
Because the Terrain Response and other upgrades were newly designed for the new generation D3/RRS models and then added to the FFRR as an upgrade to the existing design.
 

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(ironically the '07 FFRR has what the '06 RRS had already, go figure)
Because the Terrain Response and other upgrades were newly designed for the new generation D3/RRS models and then added to the FFRR as an upgrade to the existing design.
In my over 4 years w/ my Sport, I turned the dial (only to snow mode) maybe twice, and that was because of a horrible experience I had my first winter w/ the contis on an iced hilly parking lot in Upstate NY, but other than that, I never used it, so I didn't miss it.

I guess I'm a little old school in that regard, having owned Defenders, a Disco, a RR Classic, a P38, a Toyota Land Cruiser, etc, etc, an SUV shouldn't need a fancy knobby thing to handle different conditions, but with the crappy tires they put on the sport, I guess they needed all the help they could throw at it.

So to the poster if you are fine w/ an SUV that can handle high conditions and low conditions and don't need a nob for the bs in between, well '06 and below will do you well.
 

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I would say an 06 or an 07. Shop for both and see what you find. The question is are the small differences between them worth the cost difference, and that is something that only you can decide.
 

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I would say an 06 or an 07. Shop for both and see what you find. The question is are the small differences between them worth the cost difference, and that is something that only you can decide.
You call a TDV8 engine with Terrain Response against a TD6 engine without TR a small difference....... :think:

Most of the new technology developed for the D3/RRS models is introduced into the 2007MY. Its a completely different car mechanically aside from the new and upgraded interior/dash etc. 8-0=
 

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Big reason to get 07 or newer is getting rid of the flaking grey plastic interior paint.
 

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Hmm. I really do not agree with your opinion or the 'debate'. The 2005 have many frustrating & interesting issues. Look, I've had sooo many things that have been absolutely wonky including 2 cat converters, dashboard replaced, side mirrors replaced, instrument cluster, starter, 2 x bearings on the steering wheel for the up/down issue, front diff recall, expansion/radiator,front parking sensors, side lights w/bad wiring-replaced & I am missing other things too I am sure. However, nothing completely awful. Have a long warranty that has paid for a ton of stuff. You must have a warranty when you own a RR. Of any year.

To say 'Do Not Buy a 2005' is essentially saying only buy 2006+. Which is fine but all RR's have all sorts of gremlins in the machine that throw switches & mess with you. If you want a machine that is going to be totally reliable buy a Lexus. Style & comfort; stick with Range Rover. Personally, I like the layout of the 2005 more so than the 2006 design. The newer designs are really quite slick though.

Range Rovers are sort of like a horse; majestic & strong but if one part/thing goes wrong it can affect the whole - same as if/when a horse breaks/twists an ankle/leg.

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Galen said:
NEVER buy a 2005 model. This has already been debated quite a bit on this forum. Just don't even go there.
 

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:clap: :clap: :clap: Hey guys(and Gals?) I appreciate your kind responses. I think I am tending to go later years for terrain response and the Jag. engine, etc. I will look into a Rover certified also to get details on coverage terms beyond factory warranty. I have a 2004 XJ8-I love the car in general and the engine in particular. I have 40000K miles with no issues on that vehicle other than fuel filler recall. My local dealer carries Jaguar and Rover under the same roof-used to be two roofs but they consolidated later. I tend to follow manufacturer recomm(or better) service schedules so hopefully this will help pre-identify gremlins. I drove a new Rover one day two years ago and got smitten with feel of car-I have always appreciated looks and capability. A friend had a Disco which literally went thru anything you could imagine re:road conditions and off-road conditions. My Toyota Sequoia is a rock for dependibility but does not inspire confidence in adverse conditions regrettably. Cheers. :dance: :dance:
 

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Had a conversation with the Head Mechanic of my local Dealer. He indicated 07,08, and 09 are some pretty good years to buy pre-owned as compared to earlier models.
 
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