Hi, not really. Airstuts aren't the same P/N but not any bigger issue than in 06. I think in 2010 and up, timing is a biggest gremlin but those seem to be more common in 2010-2011, I believe 2012-2013 year production vehicles received a newer tensioner design from the factory. Sometime supercharger drive coupler/snout gets noisy but thats once in a while and not really expensive repair. Besides that, I don't think LR has invented any major issues in 2010 and up models VS up to 2009. Same bulletproof ZF tranny somewhat updated - 6HP28, many "something here and there" were carried over but being owner of "06 should not really be any surprises for you.
IRoman has it: Read up on timing chain issues in the 5.0L engines. Supposedly solved by 13 MY; but . . . . The mechanical fuel pumps are noisy; some issues with water pumps and assorted cooling parts, and the usual issues with Super charger bearings, just like the 4.2L. The rest is same maintenance issues of which you are already aware. By '12 the had sorted out most of the issues with the early 06 strut airbags and pumps. I would suggest staying away from a unit that has been heavily offroaded. An issue I found switching from an 08 RRS/SC to a '13, which you shouldn't see in the Autobiography, but I had in an HSE, seat heaters were no longer standard equipment.
Hi, I see you're having some unfortunate events with your Rover but some things you mentioned come with the big question.I have a 2012 SC. I love the car but in the 9 months or so of owning it there have been multiple faults and high expenses. Generally It drinks gas like a fish. Supercharger needed a new nose bearing which was about $2.5k. Suspension height needed recalibrating ($200). New tyres and TPMS sensors about $1.5k. New brakes about $1K even shopping carefully (dealer wanted 2.5k). The dealer also wanted $2.5k for the 75k service (LR specialist charged $600 for it but + another $700 for a badly-needed tranny flush and fuel system service). Firmware update needed to prevent the head unit regularly locking up at startup was another $250. Just took it offloading last weekend now getting intermittent warnings saying "suspension fault". Quick stop at same LR specialist suggested it will be probably be at least another $3k to put right. On startup, one or other of the 5 cameras are often stuck on blue then work fine the next start. Drivers seat: both the inflatable boltster and butt supports now won't stay inflated for more than about 15 seconds. Drivers side armrest suddenly started rotating too far back (I'm not a fattie or rough on cars, I weigh 185lbs). Drivers window stopped working but it turned out to just be a loose connector.
I can see with my IID tool that there are many random errors happening throughout the car that don't result in actual warning lights (temporary communication bus losses etc), that along with the need for a head unit firmware update to stop it locking up strongly indicates to me (a professional software engineer) that the whole computer network and/or software running them is actually poorly engineered.
I feel like as fast as I can fix something, 2 more things are gonna pop up, and that every extra penny I earn is going to keep being sucked away by this car.