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I am looking for your thoughts. I am looking to buy a 06 RRS 4.4 with 114k miles for $11k. The first half of its life has been taken car of at the dealer with maintenance. The second half with the second owner has no maintenance records so who knows how often the oil was changed. The only two “major” repairs were stabilizer bar bushing at 52k and brake sensors at 97k. The dealer is doing the bushings again now, and I am taking it to a Land Rover dealer for an inspection before I buy it. If it gets a clean inspection do you think it is worth buying. My main concern is the transmission as I read a lot about them needing a rebuild at the current mileage.

Also I am looking at an older one to save money for the definite repairs that are coming.

Thanks for your help.
 

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I just picked up a 2006 RR Supercharged (100k miles). Definitely have a independent shop do a pre-purchase inspection on the vehicle. I bought mine from the local independent shop who worked on the car for the past couple of owners and knew the history. The lady who owned it last was going to trade it in but the shop bought it from her since it was in good shape. Transmission was replaced at around 75k miles.
 

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Knock on wood, I've got an 06 with 182K on it, never had a transmission issue, or any major driveline issue. Have the dreaded front swaybar bushing rattle on slow turns usually to the left, had it forever just never get around to fixing it. You can't replace the bushings on an 06 front swaybar, need to replace the entire bar, the bushings are vulcanized to the bar when they are made. Only the armored RR's (yes that was an option) have replaceable bushings, although they are physically the same dimensions as the non armored versions. Make sure they look closely at the rear hub bushings for wear, the upper and lower bushings dry out and squeak like an old bed spring, also the rear toe rod (adjusts toe in and out) bolt a the rear subframe have a tendency to seize to the sleeve that goes thru the bushing, making alignments impossible. The rod and bushing itself is not that expensive, but it is a pain to remove as the bushing nut is on VERY tight and there isn't much room to get a wrench in there, and then you have to cut the bolt out with a cutoff wheel. I'm I MA so we have road salt, snow and sea air, so rust is an issue for me, maybe not for where you are.


Is your abbreviation of RRS for a sport, or supercharged? The vehicles are very different.
 

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I have not heard of the trans needing a rebuild on these. There are other common repairs that are mentioned in the sticky notes section. As for the price, only you can determine if that is a good value. If you have owned a rover before you know they are addictive and loved by their owners even through some difficult times so yes you should buy one. If you never owned a rover and buy one you will probably start down a path of repairs/upgrades/headaches that will all be forgotten every time you buckel up.
 

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Thread moved to correct section.

OP, no need to say 4.4 that is not super charged... the 4.2 was the SC engine. The 4.4 was naturally aspirated.
 
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