brought home my wife's new birthday present this weekend (big pics)

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'01 Range Rover 4.6 HSE. This was a $70k+ truck just 65k miles ago, but they are nearly giving them away these days. Paid just over $10k for it, with 2 years left on the extended warranty. Black with lightstone tan interior. Drives perfect, and so far everything works... hehehehe. This will be our thrid range rover, fist being an '88 Classic, second was a '95 Classic LWB (in the pictures below, when we were transferring things from the old to the new).

I flew up to Long Island, NY to pick it up, and drove home. It was amusing to get directions through NY from a proper British butler on the nav system!

Anyhow, this will be used mostly for towing our travel tralier, like the old one was, as well as light offroad duty, and the occasional commute when I don't want to take the BMW.

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posted by  ChrisV

Holyshitballs that seems like a helluva deal for a little over 10K! Rebuilt/salvage title or clean?

posted by  giant016

I wouldnt think so. The economy is doing pretty poorly right now and since gas prices are so high, dealers are literally giving SUVs away. At the auctions, Envoys that used to sell for 10k are now barely breaking 6 just for a comparison. Meantime, Mini Coopers are selling wholesale for more than the Mini website has them as new (keep in mind that dealers are also marking them up like no tomorrow and there are still waitlists for them).

posted by  newyorker

Clean, two owner, with warranty. Just like newyorker says, the fuel prices are driving the SUV prices into the toilet. Great for us who are buying them at the bottom, but sucks to be the original or even second owner trying to unload them.

posted by  ChrisV

Yep yep. Congrats on the purchase BTW, Range Rovers are awesome SUVs, and I hear they can actually go off-road as well, unlike all of the new "SUVs" for soccer dads who wont drive a van haha.

BTW if you want to see depreciation at its best, look at the Chrysler Crossfire. They were what, 40k new?? Now I see them barely breaking 20k, that is for the non-SRT version.

You keeping the other Range or what??

posted by  newyorker

Yeah, even the new Sports, with 20" wheels (which aren't the best for offroading) will still run rings around most SUVs offroad. I've got a lot of videos of them doing some serious river wading, mud bogging, and rock climbing.



Unfortunately, no. Too many cars in the driveway. But it's paid off, and I'd like to see it stick around as long as possible, though if it isn't used, it'll probably be a bad thing. So I'll probably try to sell it to someone who will enjoy it offroad as much as we have.

posted by  ChrisV

Nice buy there Chris! Judging by the price you paid for the Rangie I'm guessing it's the same over there as it is here. There's never been a better time to buy a used car here in the UK, even more so with larger cars and SUVs. As has been said, due to the cost of running large cars now, you really can get a bargain quite easily. I'm dreading selling even my 2.0-litre Citroen, mainly in fear that nobody will wat one with the iminent tax hike and the ever increasing fuel prices! (around £1.15 a litre now....that's the lowest it's been over past weeks due to a price war, lol). I so can't wait to get my little 1.0-litre Deawoo Matiz, lol....What is it you guys say? econobox? :laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

5.7 Litre in the house! Does anyone even make a 1.0 litre in the US?

posted by  giant016

Awesome buy. A fairly new Range Rover in good condition with less then double the miles on my car for $4k less than mine...me want :hi:

If I had money I would probably be looking for an SUV. Buy now, store it for a few years when the market adapts to the gas prices and bam good deal!

posted by  jedimario

I think the smart cars are 1 liter...

posted by  newyorker

Less, or UK spec ones are anyway. 600cc for a standard ForTwo. :laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

Thats awesome

posted by  SyntheticTrust

Well on average americans are fatter so we need the extra torque :orglaugh:

posted by  newyorker

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