i think the RRS (and LR3 for that matter) are the exceptions to the previous LR reputation for reliability and repairs. there are a good number of us with early model RRS that have had very little problems. my wife drives a 2000 BMW 540i. i would say it's at least as comparable to that E39 to keep the RRS purring. didn't JD Powers rank the RRS #2 in its class for dependability?