Re: Buying a used 2014 Range Rover Sport HSE V6 versus a new 2017 JGC Summit
Having owned a Land Rover and now two Jeeps, I can honestly say the Jeep are soooo much better than the Land Rovers.
I do my own maintenance, and believe me thats the ONLY reason the Land Rover got to 110,000 miles before I got rid of it (gave it to my ex in the divorce).
They require constant "playing with", and they leak like no ones business and from about everywhere (the company line is they mark their territory), had to have the head gaskets replaced twice (aluminum V-8), and a royal pain to access ANYTHING in the engine bay.
All I can say is that it never said no to going anywhere, one of the best 4 wheel drive systems on the planet.
But my Wrangler (TJ) always went as well, never gave me a single problem, and went 105,000 miles before I traded her in towards a F150 Supercrew Lariat (changed jobs and had to travel a lot). Drove the Supercrew for 227,000 miles, and sold her for 2K over bluebook because she looked so good.
Now I'm back in a 2011 JGC and loving every minute.
I'm anal about maintenance and care of my vehicles, probably the only reason they go so far, YMMV.
But I would NEVER go near a Land Rover again, especially with the features and comfort of the JGC for 1/2 to 2/3rds the price AND made here!
When it meets spec in the simplest most reliable way, STOP MESSING WITH IT!