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Re: Anybody Considering LR4?

Congrats. Sound like you got a great deal.

Best of luck to you as well.
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Re: Anybody Considering LR4?

I loved the Evoque until one of my friends said it looks just like the new explorer....and it kinda does.......they were owned by Ford when this was conceived, so that one is totally out of the question for me.
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Re: Anybody Considering LR4?

I currently own an '08 LR3, which I love. But the warranty will be out in April, and I'm due for brakes. I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a Overland V8, but I'm afraid it will feel like too much of a downgrade, and I'll wish I had upgraded to an LR4. Cost will probably govern, and I'll end up with the JGC. Summit doesn't seem worth the extra cost.
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Re: Anybody Considering LR4?

You probably can't go wrong with either one. But I can tell you I love my Summit and get comments on it all the time...the black and saddle combo are just perfect. The 2011 is a huge step up in luxury from the previous version. It is a great vehicle for sure. Test drive both and see which is best for you..good luck.
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Re: Anybody Considering LR4?

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I currently own an '08 LR3, which I love. But the warranty will be out in April, and I'm due for brakes. I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a Overland V8, but I'm afraid it will feel like too much of a downgrade, and I'll wish I had upgraded to an LR4. Cost will probably govern, and I'll end up with the JGC. Summit doesn't seem worth the extra cost.
Downgrade? Not in my mind. I traded my 08 Sport SC for a V8 Overland last month an will never look back. The Rover was a PITA, especially since it's 6 hours to the nearest dealer for me.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:45 AM
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Re: Anybody Considering LR4?

Considering the "Bang for your Buck" you get with the Overland, I can't imagine how you'd consider it anything other than a wise purchasing decision. I'm with you on the Summit however. Not being a big fan of the bling/chrome, I think the Overland is much classier. JMHO.
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Re: Anybody Considering LR4?

Had a Range Rover for 5 years. Bought for $75K and sold it for $4K. Never again....
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Re: Anybody Considering LR4?

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Considering the "Bang for your Buck" you get with the Overland, I can't imagine how you'd consider it anything other than a wise purchasing decision. I'm with you on the Summit however. Not being a big fan of the bling/chrome, I think the Overland is much classier. JMHO.
The "bang for your buck" was a big factor for me as well. I have a buddy that just purchased an ML 350 for a lot more than I paid for the Overland and he doesn't have nearly the options. But he is more into "the badge" than I am. Like you, I can do with out the chrome. I'm not sure why some companies associate chrome with luxury.
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And "faux" chrome at that.
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Re: Anybody Considering LR4?

I have been internally debating between a wk2 and a LR4 for a few months now.

My main car for the last 14 years has been a 1997 Land Rover Discovery...she's a pig, but i still love her, despite two head gasket jobs, a lower block being replaced at 100k and incurable transfer case leaks (but surprisingly no lucas prince of darkness electrical problems) I am definitely partial to the rover brand, but i am very very VERY impressed with the new wk2. Here was my take on the two (personal opinion, your mileage may vary…)

1. Price. Not sure how people are quoting a 5k difference...i see wk2's selling at 1k under invoice....@42k for a overland v8 with oraII pkg. In San Diego, i am not seeing much of a deal for a rover...a HSE with rear locker (which is a major pain to find) is @52k...about 1k under msrp! 10grand difference! Say 9g if i get a better deal on a rover that i am currently seeing...If i put 10k down, that means i have a 25% bigger car payment for the LR4...adv jeep....simply a much better value.

2. MPG: ok, i realize talking about mpg while discussing v8 suv's is kind of absurd, but this is just a pet peave of mine. On the highway, the rover barely gets better mpg than my 14 year old pig...17mpg...vs say 20 or so for the 6spd 2012 wk2....and i don't have to use premium gas....add the extra @2 gallons in the fuel tank and you see a considerable range gap between the two...while i realize wheeling in the desert will reduce the gap, its still annoying...especially with their wonderful diesel available in the ROW..adv jeep...although to be fair, they both suck.

3. Cargo space: If i was single, i wouldn't care, put the back seats down, and either car would have more than enough space...but with two kids, the rear cargo area is important. The Rover has 22% more space, and its not inconviencend by the sloping rear door....funny enough, this has been the single biggest factor on not pulling the trigger on the wk2...if anyone who has a wk2 can share their experiences, i would appreciate it. Adv Rover...

4. Performance: a wash. I thought they were both great on the road, and from what i can read, will both be more than i need off piste...it is annoying that i have to look very hard to get the rear lockers options for the lr4, and the trail rated option is a good gimmick by Jeep.

5. Interior cabin: both very nice...and while my wife doesn't necessarily agree with me, i preferred the rovers...a bit more elegant, the hd nav system looked crisper, i hate the foot parking brake on the wk2, prefer the seating angle of the rover...but its all probably personal preference....call it a slight nod to the rover...but 10k should buy you something, no?

6. Target market: While both are luxurious, it seems to me that the jeep is marketed as an accomplished 4x4 that is luxurious while the LR4 is a luxury car that is incredible off road. Case in point: if i want a HD rear locker in the US, but i don't want the 9k luxury package option, i need to special order based on their current supply. When was the last time you saw a lr4 without a soccer mom and 5 kids? And lets talk about tires….the rover can be ordered with 19 or 20 inch wheels. There is not a 18inch option…in fact, i have been told the old lr3 18in wheels do not fit over the lr4's brakes….there is jack in availability for AT tires in 19inch…..you take one of the most capable stock off road vehicles on the planet and you can't put a decent AT tire on it? Also look under the rover, one of the lowest points is the exhaust…that just doesn't make any sense….I love the LR4, but if they had a stripped down version with a diesel…or a 4 door Defender, i would pull the trigger tonight. Look, the lr4 is a fantastic car, but its not what i really want. I want a LAND rover, not a RANGE rover light....and they just don't seem to sell those in the US anymore. To quote Land Rover's brand director "We don't talk about off road capability any more"…and thats the problem

So, were do i stand…right in the middle….prefer the rover over all, but the jeep is a much better value, if only i could get over the cargo area….or the extra 10k! I don't think you can loose on either purchase. If anyone has pictures of their back cargo area filled up with gear, please post. As i stated earlier, for some quirky reason, thats an issue for me.
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Re: Anybody Considering LR4?

Honestly, the little extra chrome on the Summit completes it for me....the chrome grill insert isn't at all over the top and many people add chrome fog lamp bezels anyway. The bright polished wheels are preferred over the painted wheels. So, can't figure out what all the extra chrome some complain about! I love it!
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Re: Anybody Considering LR4?

I've always liked the LR4 but this time, I liked WK2's whole package better. Very nicely done design and robust frame. Yes, it does have some service issues and but it's due to "first model year syndrome". Maybe next time, Land Rover.
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