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Old 11-30-2018, 07:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Maintenance cost of Range Rover over average car?

How much more is it to maintain/repair a 2008 Range Rover Sport HSE over say American made cars? Looking at buying one. But have never owned one. So concerned about repairs and maintenance cost. I currently live in Los Angeles and their appears to be several aftermarket garages that work on British cars. I just don't know how much more expensive it is to own a Range Rover than anything else.

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You would probably get an answer (better one) from a range rover specific forum. Like any import (luxury model as well) you will always pay a premium for service.
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You would probably get an answer (better one) from a range rover specific forum. Like any import (luxury model as well) you will always pay a premium for service.
Ya. I looked into it. I'm getting a Jeep.
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Hey buddy. I am a newbie here, but have a Land Rover Defender 90XS, Discovery 3 XS and a Range Rover Vogue SE. (I am in the UK by the way).

An 08 Range Rover Sport has the same chassis and many interchangeable parts as a Discovery 3. To give you a guide a general service in the UK is anywhere between 400-650 quid. Outside of the service you will go through front brakes pads and discs quite quickly as well as lower control arms as the ball joints wear every circa 6000 miles. If you have the TDV6 engine check the timing chain has been done - another remote but common fault is that the timing chain tensioner can shear from the engine block on 07/08 models.

Last problem problem area is the air compressor - its likely to pack up somewhere between 7 years old and 80,000 odd miles. That's a costly repair unless you do the work yourself.

Factor it all in and they are pretty expensive to run. Hope that helps.
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Hey buddy. I am a newbie here, but have a Land Rover Defender 90XS, Discovery 3 XS and a Range Rover Vogue SE. (I am in the UK by the way).

An 08 Range Rover Sport has the same chassis and many interchangeable parts as a Discovery 3. To give you a guide a general service in the UK is anywhere between 400-650 quid. Outside of the service you will go through front brakes pads and discs quite quickly as well as lower control arms as the ball joints wear every circa 6000 miles. If you have the TDV6 engine check the timing chain has been done - another remote but common fault is that the timing chain tensioner can shear from the engine block on 07/08 models.

Last problem problem area is the air compressor - its likely to pack up somewhere between 7 years old and 80,000 odd miles. That's a costly repair unless you do the work yourself.

Factor it all in and they are pretty expensive to run. Hope that helps.
Ball joints every 6k miles? How can such a piss poor vehicle be so expensive?

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Thanks for all the advice guys. I went with a Jeep Wrangler TJ. Was already trying to get away from my modern GMC Yukon XL. As far as replacement parts needed over time. Most of the stuff on the TJ I can do myself. And parts are plentiful still. Great "simple" 4x4. REally love it. And I couldn't imagine taking a Range Rover off road. They just seem like garage queens and not actual 4x4's. No offense. Just wanted something more utilitarian.
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Ball joints every 6k miles? How can such a piss poor vehicle be so expensive?

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It's bollocks. They don't need joints ever 6k miles.

The suckiest thing about the RRS offroad is the rim size dictating tyre selection.
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Ball joints every 6k miles? How can such a piss poor vehicle be so expensive?

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Apologies! I had left off a zero! I had replaced mine twice in 60000 miles!

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