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Hi all,
Would love any advice, anything welcomed please.
I’m looking at getting my first L322.
3.0 auto between 2004-2006.
I have done a little research and have seen that common issues are the rear arches rust, also there was a recall about the driveshaft.
What are the best things to look out for as I would dearly love to get some nice features on as good as I can get car.
But what are the definite no, no’s to look out for beware of etc.
Anything else about the L322 welcomed love to know more.
Many thanks
 

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The 07-09 models are more mechanically sound. From the technology, electronics, transmission and engine, it's more reliable than the previous ones and some of the newer models afterwards. The 06 model is kind of the Frankenstein 'tweener between the 03-05 BMW models and the 07+ Jaguar models.
 

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Unfortunately my budget won’t allow me to go that new
So have stick with that age and find the best out there
 

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I won't link here (not sure it that's frowned upon), but two pages you might check out through Google are "Robison Land Rover Buying Advice" and "Mark III L322 Range Rover Remedies."
 

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Thanks I am just waiting to sell my car and then going to start having a proper look
Just wanted some advice on what to look out for
I can’t afford the next version up, 2005 l322 seem to be the newest age I can afford
So I would like to try and find the best out there for the price
 

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These things aren't for the faint of heart. Maintenance and basic upkeep can set you back a lot. Unless you're a do it yourselfer or have a friend that's a handy mechanic then I'd be very careful about buying a rover that old.

Lucky for me, I have a good friend who's a great mechanic and helps me out a lot along with excellent advice from this forum.
 

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Finally picked up my first L322 this weekend and drove it back to Austin.
It was more than I was wanting to pay but it was a big score.
2008 Supercharged with only (drumroll please) 34,000 miles.
The best part is the JLR dealer gave me a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.
I’m hoping it will be a better vehicle than my 02.
One thing though, the seats in the P38 are more comfortable. But the L322 is more pleasurable to drive.


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Finally picked up my first L322 this weekend and drove it back to Austin.
It was more than I was wanting to pay but it was a big score.
2008 Supercharged with only (drumroll please) 34,000 miles.
The best part is the JLR dealer gave me a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.
I’m hoping it will be a better vehicle than my 02.
One thing though, the seats in the P38 are more comfortable. But the L322 is more pleasurable to drive.


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Love it! I'm looking at a 2010 supercharged california one owner with 106k miles for 17.5k
 

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I agree with you on the seats. My 02 has some of the most comfortable seats I’ve sat in. I’m looking at a 2012 next. I have a thing for the last year model make it seems. Lol
 

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We have been looking at the 2006-2009 L322's as well, we started with a 10,000 price budget and found quite a few but high milage kept us away. We currently have a 96 and a 2000, both over 200k on them. The 2000 just suffered the overheated motor and wasn't head gaskets. as it was our primary driver its getting replaced.

Been looking at 2007-2009 models and had it narrowed down to a 2007 with 106,000 miles priced at 13,000, we kept looking everyday for the last 2 weeks and the other night a 2008 appeared and it was the one, got the paperwork wrapped up on it today and going to pick it up saturday. Its sporting the Lux package and a whopping 78,200 on the odometer. It needs a cargo cover but not a big deal.

Happy to have a new ride..Its #3 and awaiting a name.

There were some great 2003-2007's out there, but in my readings the front diff issue and a couple other things that other brought up steered us up a few years.
 

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The person looking at the 2010.... remember there is a timing chain guide wear issue that affected the 10-12 (VIN AA306630-CA393639)... Takes a lot of special tools to DIY so the shop repair is 4K plus.
Check the history for what oil was used... There is a reason that there is a special oil for these engines and I would stay away from any that did not use the recommended oil.
 
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