This reminds me of a friend air suspension on his E 4MATIC. They literally had to replace the whole thing. Luckily he had the extended warranty. It was between 15-20K with the labor involved and needless to say just ridonkulous.Good question.
I would say that it will matter to some degree, but not sure that you would get a huge investment back, especially if you trade-in on another vehicle. If you sell your RRS on the private market then it will definitely be a selling point. That is probably where you will benefit the most. The one thing that I noticed in the Washington DC area is that a lot of people buy older prior-gen Range Rovers regardless of mileage just to get into the brand. They are looking more at the price than they are the mileage or warranty. Their goal is just to get into something with Range Rover stamped on the hood.
In the end, yes it might matter to some but personally I would save my money. I tend not to buy into these extended warranties until I have to do it. They quotes me $4100 the other day for one that wouldn't kick in for 3 years. Heck, there is a lot that can happen to a vehicle in that time span. But, if you do plan to drive the wheels off of it then it might be worth it for your own piece of mind. I certainly wouldn't want to own one of these things outside of a warranty.
Since the L494 is new to all of us, nobody can say for sure how these things will age 5 or 6 years down the pike. It will be interesting. The big issues will mostly be electronics and the air suspension. The engines are rock-solid but all of the electronic gadgety is going to be the headache. Air suspensions also get fussy with age. I had issues with the AirMatics on several of my older MBs at $3500 a shock/strut. Outside of a warranty is risky business.
I probably talked around in a circle and didn't make much sense...its late, jetlag.
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