When you’re searching for a used high-end SUV and you uncover a Range Rover with high mileage, you may not be sure that it is wise to purchase it. You may be wondering whether future costs of maintenance will be prohibitive. There are many reasons for purchasing a used Range Rover, not the least of which is the emotional attachment you’ll have with this luxury SUV. There is no question that people fall in love with Range Rovers, regardless of age. The Range Rover is a vehicle with rock star status and has features that rival any high-end sedan. First, let’s look at some of the reasons people own, and love, Range Rovers. And, then, we’ll get into whether you should buy a used, high-mileage Range Rover.
Why Range Rover Owners Love Them
Here are 5 reasons owners love their used Range Rovers:
One of the biggest reasons people love owning Range Rovers is the driving experience. Even when driving off the road, the experience is commanding, effortless, and perfect. You may not even be able to tell you’re not on pavement!
The Range Rover is not just pretty, it is very capable. You can put this SUV through the paces from hauling a boat to moving an office full of furniture. You will not be disappointed in the inside capacity or the power.
Response to the terrain is unbeatable with a Range Rover. Off-road, on-road, climbing a mountain of rocks, it doesn’t matter. This vehicle was built to perform on rough terrains even though it is a luxury SUV.
One reason why the Range Rover gives such an awesome off-road experience is that it has locking differentials, which locks both wheels on an axle together as if on a common shaft. This feature forces both wheels to turn in unison, regardless of the traction (or lack thereof) available to either wheel individually. Therefore, each wheel can apply as much rotational force as the traction under it will allow, and the torques on each side-shaft will be unequal. And, unequal torque means equal rotational speeds. Bottom line: a locked differential can provide a significant traction advantage over an open differential when the traction under each wheel differs significantly. The end result is great terrain response with the Range Rover.
The inside of the Range Rover is incredibly comfortable. The feel of the leather seats and ergonomic design of the interior adds up to luxurious comfort. It’s so comfortable you can even sleep in it and feel rested the next morning. (It has been done!)
Great Value for the Buck
Buying a used Range Rover with high mileage gives you great value for your money. When you look at the price of new, or even used with low mileage, why not purchase a well-maintained one with 100k in miles and get more value? The key to the Range Rover maintenance going forward is in how well it has been maintained and cared for. The workmanship of a solid, high-quality vehicle stands up to time if it has been properly taken care of.
Why Due Diligence is Important
Performing due diligence is important with buying any used vehicle with high mileage and the Range Rover is no exception. If you are interested in purchasing an older Range Rover that has high mileage (let’s say, around the 100,000 range), you want to know what you’re getting. A Range Rover with high mileage offers great value, on the one hand. On the other hand, it may concern you that, with the mileage of around 100,000, you will be burdened with a lot of serious, costly maintenance.
Are your concerns valid? Not if the vehicle you are looking at has had regular maintenance and been serviced properly. First, make sure there is a full-service history, preferably from a Land Rover dealership or specialized mechanic, and then study it. If there is full history, then the Range Rover maintenance will indicate if the car has been treated well or not. Additionally, getting a pre-purchase inspection (PPI) is important in educating yourself on the current state of the systems and components.
What to Expect from an Older Range Rover
If you have the service history and it looks good, and then you get a PPI with a good report, you should buy the Range Rover. It is a solidly built, well-maintained vehicle that provides an awesome driving experience, is quite capable of being a workhorse of an SUV, and is beautiful to look at. Will you have ongoing maintenance required? Of course, you will, just as you would with any used, high mileage vehicle. Be vigilant about noticing the way it is running and keep up with maintenance. And, first and foremost, find an expert mechanic shop that can help you take care of it. If you do these things, it may even go another 100,000 miles!
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