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I would really appreciate any input & help please.

Thinking about buying a 2010 RR HSE....... What would be considered a good discount off M.S.R.P ?

Also wondering Am I crazy to buy a new 2010 RR with the way they depreciate? How much can I expect to lose over 24-36 months?

Please any input highly appreciated....
 

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I wouldn't expect deep discounts on the 2010's as they are popular and the supply hasn't caught up with demand in many areas. Here in California you might negotiate a couple thousand off MSRP. Stay tuned for the guy to post that got 10 grand off. happens every time someone asks. But that's not reality most of the time. Now the 2009s is a different story, they were heavily discounted in the last few months because of the significant changes for '10.

As for the depreciation, well luxury cars depreciate rapidly. It's not a Range Rover exclusive. Go buy a 7 series BMW and see what it's selling for in 2 years. Be prepared for a significant cost of ownership. There is no way around it. If that disturbs you, probably better off buying a Honda accord or something like that where the depreciation will be a few thousand dollars over 3 years rather than 20 or 30 thousand. In my opinion if you can afford it and you like driving nice cars, it's worth it. If you are stretching your budget, don't buy a luxury car.
 

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Thx for Your response,,, I have owned 2 rovers in the past but they
were lease cars. With that being said I did not care how much they lost cause they were just turned in 24 mnths later.
But now with a different situation I am forced to buy this RR so that is why I am concerned so much with the value after x
amount of years. I was actually offered a 09 SC with a msrp of $95k for $75k.
Sounds like a real buy, 2 things though one it does not have all the updates of the 2010 & second the color is bournville,Not so sure about that color & also how it would effect resale.
I am thinking I might be in a better resale postion in 2 or 3 yrs with the 09 vs the 2010 being that I am getting such a discount on it? Any input appreciated.
 

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A friend of mine just bought a 2010 HSE at Hornburg in Santa Monica. He got $6k off sticker, which I thought was pretty bad, but as stated, high demand for the new ones right now. It is known that the Supercharged Rovers do not get as much of a discount.

If the 09 was a different color, I'd do it, but personally I think the Bournville is one of the ugliest colors out there.
 

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I agree with you about the color.... I am being offered $8500 off sicker for the 2010 HSE.
 

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I was looking at the 2010s also, but honestly my salesman had advised me to use caution. He said several of the cool options (surround camera, premium stereo) were not yet available or perfected, and they didn't have any information on the Autobiography at all, much less have one to see or drive. So basically he told me to wait 6 months to a year from now when the early adoptors have spotted all the problem areas and there's more inventory available. I have seen several Autobiographys now that are priced at the levels of well equipped Superchargeds (110-115k), and as far as I know they are originally about 130k, right? So I guess that's a substantial discount.
Here are the two I've found:http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?tracktype=newcc&csDlId=&csDgId=&listingId=35732447&listingRecNum=10&criteria=sf1Dir=DESC&alMdId=21872&mkId=20024&stkTyp=N&mdId=21872&rd=100000&crSrtFlds=stkTypId-feedSegId-mkId-mdId&zc=92109&rn=0&PMmt=1-1-0&stkTypId=28880&sf2Dir=ASC&sf1Nm=price&sf2Nm=location&alMkId=20024&rpp=50&feedSegId=28705&aff=national and http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?tracktype=newcc&csDlId=&csDgId=&listingId=34245169&listingRecNum=7&criteria=sf1Dir=DESC&alMdId=21872&mkId=20024&stkTyp=N&mdId=21872&rd=100000&crSrtFlds=stkTypId-feedSegId-mkId-mdId&zc=92109&rn=0&PMmt=1-1-0&stkTypId=28880&sf2Dir=ASC&sf1Nm=price&sf2Nm=location&alMkId=20024&rpp=50&feedSegId=28705&aff=national

As for the Bournville, I don't mind it at all. It is a rich subdued shade reminiscent of the Cairngorm Brown offered on the County in 1989. I suppose the color just doesn't work as well on the postmodern shape of the L322. Trivia fact: Bournville is the town in England where the Cadbury factory is located, so that explains the color. I personally think LR is offering way too many Gold/Bronze/Brown colors on the RR, when they should be sticking to the classics. While I love the 2010, I think in the wrong colors it looks far to Lex-ified or Chevy Tahoe-ified for that matter.
 

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thelokolobo said:
several of the cool options (surround camera, premium stereo) were not yet available or perfected
I've seen this comment several times and, for what it's worth, can offer this... my 2010 is a fairly early build and has the surround camera system which has performed flawlessly.
 
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I have a 2010 HSE with a sticker price of 86. I got 6 grand off which isn't too terrible I guess.

My advice? WAIT!

There are way too many gremlins and just an overall lack of features. Pretty basic conveniences were left out in the interest of getting a model to market. Rumor mills have a much improved version out in a month or two.

In 4 months I've:

-Had to replace the battery.
-Had a total brake system overhaul (Defective from factory)
-Had a new backup camera installed (Is actually in the shop for this as I type) I had to wait nearly a month for a replacement part which I only got it because I called corporate on it.
-Had a new cooling fan installed behind the dash
-Had the airbag recall performed
-Had the electrical system chased for gremlins.

All work performed was warranty mind you but the 6 grand I saved up front is now right about even with my time invested back and forth to the dealer. Great looking vehicle but not the rugged workhorse history is so fond of...
 

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Thx for all the input guys.

After going back & forth pondering. Either go new or accuire a 08, I think
I am going to just pull the trigger on a new 2010. When all said & done new or old with cars you still lose something.

Now to decide on a color! I have built Stormaway Grey with Navy online but my dealer says LR does not do that color??I would have to go with another interior color? I always been fond of the navy ever since I had it on my 07 silver hse. Just don't understand why they would not do Grey with Navy?
 

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Thx for all the input guys.

After going back & forth pondering. Either go new or accuire a 08, I think
I am going to just pull the trigger on a new 2010. When all said & done new or old with cars you still lose something.

Now to decide on a color! I have built Stormaway Grey with Navy online but my dealer says LR does not do that color??I would have to go with another interior color? I always been fond of the navy ever since I had it on my 07 silver hse. Just don't understand why they would not do Grey with Navy?
I really do not like Navy interiors and they really effect resale prices! Go for a colour that is poular and highly recommended by Land Rover. THat way you will get a better resale value which is what you are after :D

I go for Cream every time. (Jet is OK too though)
 

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dsunnym1 said:
Thx for all the input guys.

After going back & forth pondering. Either go new or accuire a 08, I think
I am going to just pull the trigger on a new 2010. When all said & done new or old with cars you still lose something.

Now to decide on a color! I have built Stormaway Grey with Navy online but my dealer says LR does not do that color??I would have to go with another interior color? I always been fond of the navy ever since I had it on my 07 silver hse. Just don't understand why they would not do Grey with Navy?
I really do not like Navy interiors and they really effect resale prices! Go for a colour that is poular and highly recommended by Land Rover. THat way you will get a better resale value which is what you are after :D

I go for Cream every time. (Jet is OK too though)

The Ivory interior is really nice but gets dirty just from looking at it!
At least that was my experiance with it.
 

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If depreciation is a major concern (you plan to re-sell it in the relative near term, or simply don't wish to feel like you wasted money because the better part of 100k is not meaningless to you), then you may want to either wait, or consider an older (3+ years) model. If you are patient and do your research, there are some real gems out there in immaculate condition with great maintenance history (of course there is also opportunity cost to consider with all the leg work it will take). I only paid about $20k for my 2004 and it is spotless (not even one bubble in the laminates or anything) and had detailed records for every service performed (and I am doing the same myself, documenting everything I do so I know what the real cost is if I choose to look back in at any time). I am well aware of the fact that there will still be significant cost of ownership, but with the money I save by not getting a new one, I figure I will probably come out ahead (especially since I am pretty handy and perform quite a bit more work myself than most people would). In a decade or so I may think about an upgrade.

Of course, I do lack some pretty cool features which the newer models have, but it still fundamentally blows away a (slightly newer) honda/toyota which I could have bought for similar prices.
 

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dsunnym1 said:
Gazellio said:
dsunnym1 said:
Thx for all the input guys.

After going back & forth pondering. Either go new or accuire a 08, I think
I am going to just pull the trigger on a new 2010. When all said & done new or old with cars you still lose something.

Now to decide on a color! I have built Stormaway Grey with Navy online but my dealer says LR does not do that color??I would have to go with another interior color? I always been fond of the navy ever since I had it on my 07 silver hse. Just don't understand why they would not do Grey with Navy?
I really do not like Navy interiors and they really effect resale prices! Go for a colour that is poular and highly recommended by Land Rover. THat way you will get a better resale value which is what you are after :D

I go for Cream every time. (Jet is OK too though)

The Ivory interior is really nice but gets dirty just from looking at it!
At least that was my experiance with it.
Have to admit I am rather fond of the Alaska White (any white) with a Black Interior & Black Wheels....(Tart that I am)
 

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I've got 4,000 miles on my 2010 S/C now and it's been flawless, no issues, haven't been back to the dealer since I bought it 4 months ago. There is a recall on it for a faulty airbag sensor which is a software fix but it hasn't affected me so I haven't bothered bringing it in yet, will wait until the first service is due.
 
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