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Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Range Rover, SUV
#142 of 400 Re: 2007 Range Rover Sport SC Lease etc [eugenek1]
Apr 14, 2007 (9:53 am)
The dealership is not out of touch with reality that is what a 71,250 dollar car leases for without any incentives.
The entire marketplace has gotten crazy with incentives in the past few years and Land Rover has ZERO incentives on their vehicles with the exeption of left over 2006 MY LR3s.
I was just at the launch for the new land rover and one of the things we talked about was lease incentives. They had charts for the various makes and how much their average incentive was. BMW, Audi and Mercedes are averaging nearly 8,000 dollars a car in incentives. With the exeption of the LR3 Land Rover has only a few hundred dollars of incentives per car.
If you want the Land Rover you have to PAY for it. That is the way it has always been. The company is much too small with too low volume to offer the huge incentives the other makes do.
#143 of 400 Re: 2007 Range Rover Sport SC Lease etc [british_rover]
Apr 14, 2007 (6:01 pm)
I know that in December 2006 LR was offering $4,000.00 incentive's on 2006 MY Range Rover sports (including the Supercharged). Did LR indicate that this might come back?
#144 of 400 Re: 2007 Range Rover Sport SC Lease etc [johnchall24]
Apr 16, 2007 (7:53 am)
They don't give us any hints about when they will start marketing support on cars.
When the 2008 MY vehicles start arriving there will probably be some marketing support but I doubt anything will happen till then.
#145 of 400 At the Dealership
Apr 18, 2007 (6:46 pm)
Stopped by the dealership over the weekend and it was a very pleasant experience. The sales person that I am working with was kind and very curtious. When it came time to negotate the dealership would not come off of X Plan pricing. I am ok with this, but since the dealership did not have the car that I wanted, they said they could probably obtain one from an out-of-state dealership but I would have to pay frieght which could be as high as $1,800. I had to decline, as the idea of spending $1,000 plus on shipping charges does not appeal to me (this is in addition to the $714 standard charge). They were able to locate an HSE for me (in the color and interia that I require)at another dealership 60 miles away. No additional shipping charges would be tacked on to this vehicle. Though I had my heart set on the Super-charged model, I figured I would adjust and save $10,000 and get the HSE. Well this particular HSE had come in with 20" rims and my sales person said there was an additional $3,000 charge due to the rims. Well I told my sales rep to change the rims out to the standard 19" reduce the price by $3K and you have a deal. They balked so I am still without a new RRS. Oh well....Anyway, does anyone know if 18" rims will fit on the RRS Super Charge? Also, are there pre-drilled holes for a roof-rack on the RRS. Is it difficult to install a wireing harness for a trailer hitch on this vehicle? Finally, how difficult is it to get to the oil filter on the RRS Super-charge model. I popped the hood while at the dealership and I was unable to locate the oil filter. I was impressed with the underbody protection on the vehicle (skid plates), but was disappointed that the vehicle did not appear to come with tow hooks.
Apr 18, 2007 (7:00 pm)
I wanted to thank British_Rover for responding to my post last week and informing me that the tires can handle towing weights that can exceed 5,000 lbs.
The dealership quoted me approximatley $1,000 for hooking up and providing me with a trailer hitch and wireing harness. They quoted me $498 for a roof rack plus labor. Well the labor it turns out will be about 4 hrs at $85 an hour; hence, my question on the pre-drilled holes in my earlier post. Mud-flaps will cost me around $250.
Apr 18, 2007 (7:15 pm)
I was set on obtaining a rear locking diff ( a $500 option), but the sales personnel said that it would be very difficult to locate a vehicle with this particular option. Can anyone direct me to a web-site that contains technical details on the RRS 4-wheel drive operation? For other vehicles, while in 4-wheel drive, you typically have a limited slip rear differential, and an open front differential. The limited slip provides torque to some extent to both wheels, but it mainly provides torque to the wheel with the most traction. A locking diff for the rear provides equal torque to both rear wheels. The open differential, typically on the front of a 4 wheel drive veh, provides torque to the wheel with the least amount of traction. I understand that the RRS is much more sophisticated than this and I would like to find out specifically how this system operates.
Apr 18, 2007 (7:23 pm)
My apologies for the misspelled words contained in my earlier post. I just figured out that this message board contains a spell-checker. I will be sure to put this functionality to good use in all of my future post.
#149 of 400 Re: Second Thoughts - hitch [carriere]
Apr 21, 2007 (11:29 am)
ugh. the hitch. don't get me started.
it's $325 for the removable hitch. That has to be one of the silliest inventions in quite a while. it sits do dang low that I had to buy an $80 adapter to raise it up to use my bike/ski rack. Plus, most after market hitch locks will not fit because the thing is about 1/4" too wide. They need to factory install a permanent one like the big Rover.
#150 of 400 2008 RRS Interior Update?
Apr 21, 2007 (7:52 pm)
Has anyone come across any information re: Land Rover's announcement that 2008 RRS and LR3's will receive refreshed interiors? I wonder if the refresh is anything substantial. Think about leasing one but there's no real financial incentive to lease now if the 2008 MY will be in dealerships June/July as I've seen posted. Is that still the guess on arrival date?
#151 of 400 Re: 2008 RRS Interior Update? [gasdoc]
Apr 22, 2007 (7:16 am)
Interior Refresh Article
Link to news clip about the refreshed interiors. Pictures are of the LR3 but it mentions Land Rover's announcement at the Geneva Auto Show.