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I just scored an 08 supercharged with only 34k miles on it. Going to fly out and drive it back home after I get home from vacation.
Heading to Montreal over the weekend to run in a marathon. I can hardly wait.


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Found it on Autotrader. It was at a JLR dealership.
I was kind of looking for one in a lesser price range. But when I saw such low mileage, it was a no brainer.
The original owner trades up every 10 years and cared for it well.
It was traded in by the owner of the Indy Pacers basketball team and the name behind Simon Malls.


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Nice find! I just found and bought a 2008 with 78,200.
Headed up this weekend to pick it up and drive it home.
 

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Got mine home this weekend.
This is the mileage this morning.



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Low mileage on a 10 year old land rover scares me, wouldn't touch one with a 10 foot pole. At least one with mileage has had consistent heat cycling and maintenance. I bet you find within a year you have major issues with that thing. Good luck with it though.
 

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Came with a warranty. So if it does become problematic, it will go. But in the mean time.



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Low mileage on a 10 year old land rover scares me, wouldn't touch one with a 10 foot pole. At least one with mileage has had consistent heat cycling and maintenance. I bet you find within a year you have major issues with that thing. Good luck with it though.
Whoa, way to rain on the guys parade with all the doom and gloom. Low mileage certainly isn’t an indicator of good or bad maintenance... that’s entirely dependent on the previous owner.
I have a low mileage 2011 RRSC with 28K miles on it. The one previous owner of our RR made sure the vehicle had annual service done regardless of miles driven (Oil changes, brake flushes, tire rotations, etc).
As for thermal cycling, I am not really sure where you are going with this one. Generally speaking, more heat cycles means more wear, especially on under hood components. Now I would agree that if a car sits for months, this can be hard on the seals/gaskets as they can dry out from lack of exposure to fluids. Also sitting for long periods of time can cause moisture build up in oil, exhaust parts, and the like. This for sure can be problematic.
I’d generally lean towards a low mileage car with solid service records because of the significantly less wear and tear on the interior, paint work, suspension components, transmission, engine etc. Again, we are only talking about a 10yr old car here.... not a 30yr old classic whose seals and gaskets and rubber bits have all perished due to dry rot for sitting unused for years. With 30k miles in 10yrs the car was still driven pretty frequently.
 

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Rover dealer gave me all the service records. It was well maintained by the dealer.
Someone in Herb Simon’s employment dropped it off and picked it up from the dealer.
The warranty is for 3 years/36k miles.
No female drivers either as there are no claw marks behind the door handle.
I feel that this was a good decision.


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Whoa, way to rain on the guys parade with all the doom and gloom. Low mileage certainly isn’t an indicator of good or bad maintenance... that’s entirely dependent on the previous owner.
I have a low mileage 2011 RRSC with 28K miles on it. The one previous owner of our RR made sure the vehicle had annual service done regardless of miles driven (Oil changes, brake flushes, tire rotations, etc).
As for thermal cycling, I am not really sure where you are going with this one. Generally speaking, more heat cycles means more wear, especially on under hood components. Now I would agree that if a car sits for months, this can be hard on the seals/gaskets as they can dry out from lack of exposure to fluids. Also sitting for long periods of time can cause moisture build up in oil, exhaust parts, and the like. This for sure can be problematic.
I’d generally lean towards a low mileage car with solid service records because of the significantly less wear and tear on the interior, paint work, suspension components, transmission, engine etc. Again, we are only talking about a 10yr old car here.... not a 30yr old classic whose seals and gaskets and rubber bits have all perished due to dry rot for sitting unused for years. With 30k miles in 10yrs the car was still driven pretty frequently.
Eh, is what it is... better to be aware of the pitfalls than not yes? Keep an eye on components with a high probability of failure @ age perhaps? As for "heat cycling" that is exactly what I'm talking about, not only regarding the seals in/around the engine, but the suspension itself goes bad from age. The car sits for the last decade barely being driven, then all of a sudden it's a daily driver things will immediately show their age and let go, it is inevitable. I have vehicles of my own I barely drive, when I dust them off and put them to use I expect to chase little issues. One example, I have a car from 2003 with 32k on it, sits in a climate controlled garage maintained yearly, started regularly. I started it up this spring and put some miles on it... it leaked from literally everywhere inside a week, $5000 later we're good again. Yes I'd pay a premium for a collector car with low mileage, something I planned to show and expect to appreciate monetarily. A low mileage range rover at a premium? Maybe but I'd have my parts shelf stocked. Possibly even preemptively go though the thing for dry rotted hoses, suspension components, etc etc to avoid spending too much time on the side of the road.

I've owned roughly 15 land rovers at this point and they do not like sitting. They generally deteriorate more rapidly sitting than they do being hammered on daily.

Not trying to rain on his parade, just saying if he expects low mileage to be an indication of reliability that won't be the case.
 

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Rover dealer gave me all the service records. It was well maintained by the dealer.
Someone in Herb Simon’s employment dropped it off and picked it up from the dealer.
The warranty is for 3 years/36k miles.
No female drivers either as there are no claw marks behind the door handle.
I feel that this was a good decision.


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If it is a legit land rover warranty for 3 years or 36,000 additional miles that'll serve you well. :) Pics of said car?
 

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Pictures. Although a little dirty from the continuing rain we’ve been having.
It was driven al least once a week.
I’ve put about 1600 miles on it this week, inclusive of the 1100 mile drive from Indy.
So, yes I feel it was properly cared for and I have confidence in it. But I will post if I have issues so you can say I told you so.



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