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I'm in a situation here,,, I have always loved range rovers,, and always wanted one.. everyone told me not to buy one because of the issues but i went ahead anyways because i love the looks and everything else about them...ive had my 04 for a little over a year now and its starting to become a money pit..i didnt get an extended warranty and have put over 3.5 k into it...i should have got an extended warranty earlier but didnt...now im debating whether to keep it and get the warranty or sell it and cut my losses...my only concern is if i keep it and get the warranty is that i will have trouble getting the company to pay if something goes wrong ( heard alot of bad things about aftermarket warranties_) its like i hate it when i have to put money in it but when i get back in it and drive it im back in love with it... its like a love/ hate relationship... please help a friend rr owner make the right decision...

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herman maire said:
what kind of problems are you having? $4000 can buy a lot parts
first it was expansion tank, then radiator hoses, then had the replace the radiator, now one of the xenons is out, and i just had to replace one of the front air spring because it had a leak.

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Just my .02: People think about cars as assets, and focus too much on what they have spent compared to what they could get in resale value. The money you spend on a car is recouped in future use, not resale. The value of your Rangie is equal to the miles ahead of you, so selling it doesn't cut your losses. It increases them.

There are really only three reasons to sell a car: Financial distress, or you're tired of it, or there's something so wrong with it that it's going to continue to cost you more to maintain than the resale loss plus the incremental cost of a new vehicle plus the depreciation on that. It looks to me like so far your spending has been on stuff that just goes on these things and, once replaced, don't go again for a long while. It probably makes sense to keep it, IMHO. The only more sensible option than that would have been to not buy it in the first place. :D

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My '04 has cost over 7k in repairs this year. Luckily I have a warranty. I currently also own an '06 LR3 which is much more reliable. Having owned 4 Land Rovers, I would never take the risk of owning one with out a warranty.

If you can get a good warranty for less than what you would loose I would do that.

Also did you say that you replaced a singular front air strut? It is recomended that this be done in pairs.

And by the way car is never ever an asset. Assets do not cost money to maintain, I would not even consider a home an asset.
 

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[quote="oakley-125"

And by the way car is never ever an asset. Assets do not cost money to maintain, I would not even consider a home an asset.[/quote]

Exactly my point. Sorry if I wasn't clear. (Though I think my definition of asset is less strict than yours! Lots of things can appreciate in value and still need maintenance. But cars sure as hell aren't on that list.)
 

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Next time an air spring goes out opt for the coil conversion instead. I ended up paying less for the conversion than I would have for one air spring. I'm very satisfied with my choice.
 

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Just goes to show there are no cheap Range Rovers, even if the purchase price is cheap. Consider how much you saved over buying new, you're still miles ahead.
 

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The stuff you repaired is all minor and really should be expected. You should also expect the other front spring and the rears to start leaking not soon.

I would say if your having a break down over the stuff you repaired I would sell the truck.... the way I see it, if I am not repairing a motor or transmission or major electronics , I am happy.
 

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Honestly, I'd sell. I have owned my 2004 since new and, while its fine now (knock on wood), it has been a complete dog the first 3 years I had it. I know that I'm going to have a lot to pay soon, because even the "bumper to bumper" extended warranty I have doesn't cover everything. Like the hoses in the engine bay (which apparently are $700 each to replace, excluding labor).

I loved my older ones, and the only plus to those were that they were simpler to work on, so it made it a little easier. My 2004 is a goner when the extended warranty is up, guaranteed. (btw, I only have 57k on it)
 

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Learn how to use a spanner. The parts you've listed are not particularly difficult to replace or are what I'd call serious mechanical issues. If the rest of the car is fine then there's no reason why you won't get many more years out of the car with regular maintainence.

Better the Devil you know, and all that!
 

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GKP said:
Learn how to use a spanner. The parts you've listed are not particularly difficult to replace or are what I'd call serious mechanical issues. If the rest of the car is fine then there's no reason why you won't get many more years out of the car with regular maintainence.

Better the Devil you know, and all that!
I know how to use a wrench, thanks. the radiator removal and install would require more than just a "spanner" :doh:
 

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Honestly, I'd sell. I have owned my 2004 since new and, while its fine now (knock on wood), it has been a complete dog the first 3 years I had it. I know that I'm going to have a lot to pay soon, because even the "bumper to bumper" extended warranty I have doesn't cover everything. Like the hoses in the engine bay (which apparently are $700 each to replace, excluding labor).

I loved my older ones, and the only plus to those were that they were simpler to work on, so it made it a little easier. My 2004 is a goner when the extended warranty is up, guaranteed. (btw, I only have 57k on it)
Has it cost you alot or was most covered under your warranty? who is your warranty through? are they worth checking out??
 
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