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Took my L494 into Princeton LR for the 1st year service, recalls, service notices, and a few very small issues.

They put me in a 2015 LR2 Black on Black for the day. Its been quite an adjustment and after only a few hours in the LR2, I am dying to get back into my car.

I was hoping (but not counting on) a FFRR, even if it was an older model.

Princeton tells you up-front that they will only loan-out LR vehicles... I thought this was a nice perk.
 

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Doubt you'd get a FFRR for a loaner. My dealer has a fleet of LR2s, 4s, and Evoques for loaners, though they are actually through Enterprise, but gratis for the day.
 

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My loaners from what I can tell have nothing to do with Enterprise or any other rental agency. It has been a while though so maybe I just do not pay enough attention to the paperwork.

I have driven Freelander/LR2, Discovery (can't call it LR4, just can't), Evoque, and a Jag or 2. I forget which ones though.
 

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Loaner policies are up to the individual dealer. Some do loaners, some don't, some do rentals, some loan cars only to existing customers, some only offer a ride home. My Land Rover dealer here in SoCal (Encino) gives everyone with an appointment Evoques or LR2s until they eventually run out - and they often do - then they take you to a nearby Enterprise car rental place and put you in crappy Chevy econoboxes on their dime. If you show up without an appointment or didn't purchase a car from them, good luck. Never seen a Sport, Range Rover or even an LR4 being loaned at this dealership, regardless of what you drive in with.
 

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If I take my RRS to San Jose where I purchased it, I will get a LR2 or something similar. If I take my RRS to BMC here in SF, I get a rental. What I do like though, is getting my sport back and having that experience again... since the loaners aren't at parity and it makes you appreciate the truck even more.
 

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Dealer comes out to the house with loaner, Rover or Jag. Returns truck when service complete and takes loaner back. Don't even have to leave the house.
 

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Annapolis JLR has provided us with a Coupe Evoque once and twice a Jaguar XJ (and both times the XJ's garnered "nice car" comments and nosy neighbors in the driveway). Waiting for a new TPMS harness to come in and be replaced - so one more time w/o the RRS for a day in a week or two.
 

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Evoque the first time & LR2 the second time.
 

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I've been given all kinds over the years. Newport usually gives me a Jaguar and I've also been given an Evoque which was not very pleasant as you may recall.
They usually give me an option to upgrade for a few bucks. I'm waiting until they have a F-Type available and I might take my car in for "Service"
 

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Dealer comes out to the house with loaner, Rover or Jag. Returns truck when service complete and takes loaner back. Don't even have to leave the house.
Bosox - what dealer is that? I got mine at Norwood, haven't had first service yet. Thx!
 

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If I take my RRS to San Jose where I purchased it, I will get a LR2 or something similar. If I take my RRS to BMC here in SF, I get a rental. What I do like though, is getting my sport back and having that experience again... since the loaners aren't at parity and it makes you appreciate the truck even more.
I also bought my RRS at BMC in SF. I have taken it to Cole European in Walnut Creek because it is more convenient. What was your rental a BMC?
 

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My dealer loans LR4s and then Evoques until they run out and then it is rental cars. I have learned to be at the dealership when they open in order to get an LR4.
 

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I also bought my RRS at BMC in SF. I have taken it to Cole European in Walnut Creek because it is more convenient. What was your rental a BMC?
BMC is a great dealership but the rentals are so-so. The last time I was there I got a Ford Focus. Nice car actually, was very surprised by it. But the rentals tend to be higher mileage ones so sometimes they are a little tired and have sticky steering wheels which really grosses me out. After a day driving the rentals away, when I pick up my RRS, it feels so freakin' posh!!! I love that feeling... it's when you realize how beautiful these rigs are. Can't wait to get a new RRS...

BTW, San Jose is an amazing dealership too (best yet) and wish I could go there more often. But it's a hike for me from the city.
 

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I tried Cole. Got a Jag XF 3.0t - pretty nice. They usually stock LR2s and Evoques, but last time I try, the only have the XFs.

I end up sticking with my original selling dealer. JLR of Marin. They have every Jag and Evoques. I keep waiting hoping for the F-Type to be available next time I'm bringing it in for service. :)

Got a XJL last time. Kids loved it. The back seat was very comfy.

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I also bought my RRS at BMC in SF. I have taken it to Cole European in Walnut Creek because it is more convenient. What was your rental a BMC?
 

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I seem to always get a Jaguar XF through Enterprise. No cost to me.
Now that you mention it, ISTR, the last time I was at the dealer a few month ago, they did offer me a Jag as well as the Evoque and LRs. I much prefer the LR ride height over the Jag, but I suppose if they had a F-type, I'd go with the Jag...
 

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Mine gave me a Evoque Coupe (brand new) when they installed my roof rails and LoJack. It was nice but VERY small. I'm not sure who their target customer is for that car?
 
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