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Hey fellas, looking for some guidance here from some of the veterans of the L405. I tried to do a search first, but couldn’t find a whole lot. Looking at a 2014 SCV8 w/99k miles on it. That’s like 20k miles/year, which is high. Drove it around the block for just a few minutes earlier today. Didn’t blow any smoke, and seemed to pull very strong, very solid. It was clean, and everything seemed to work. What all do I need to look for/ look at on something like this? They’re asking $38k, but have had it for a few months, so I think that’s even negotiable. Apparently owner has been driving it... can’t blame him really. Timing chain? Thanks in advance, and I’ll post a pic when I’m back to a regular computer. Rick
 

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I’ve owned and driven a few L405’s from 0 miles up to 75k since 2013, and they are pretty solid overall. Right now I’m driving a 2014 with 65k miles that I picked up with 30k miles. I’ve never had any kind of catastrophic issue. I do most of my own maintenance and it’s the brake rotors and pads that I tend to change most frequently (after tires and fluids/filters). I don’t know what the service manual says must be done at 75 or 100k intervals, but that’s where I would start. Find out what those are, and whether that work has been done or not. Does owner have any maintenance records or receipts. Have plugs, rotors, fluids, been changed on a regular basis? With used cars, remember that you are buying the previous owner and their behavior - often more than just buying the car. I’d not pay more than 35k for it with that many miles, especially if the service history is minimal. There are many out there for sale nationwide so don’t settle.
 

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Thanks riozilla... funny, I just did a nationwide search, rather than closer to home, and found a year newer, with 25k miles less, ha. And while I'm still interested in this white one, the one I just found is black/black and looks like it has even more content, including TV's in the back. And I'm just not that good at "beating up" salesmen anymore... wish me luck.
 

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I wouldn't worry about high mileage the timing chain issue no longer exists due to the upgraded parts and even on the old models I have seen several at 170k-180k on original.

I was looking for a long time at more l405 and the sports to replace my evoque. I found a nice lwb with many options had less mileage than 100k but I still got a full 4 year 48k warranty that cost me almost 8k but its worth it for peace of mind IMO.
 

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timing issues are here to stay

they'll always be here


Do your 5k-7500 mile oil changes and they'll be differed as long as possible.



My 2014 RRS 5.0 is showing signs of bad tensioners at 60k miles.
 

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I’ve seen plenty of nice SC with around 55k in your price range. Should be able to find one with lower miles.
 

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13 5.0 here 93k on theclock. No issues.
 

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I would pay $200 to get a full PPI before negotiating if you really like the car.
 
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