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Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Range Rover, SUV
#56 of 402 Re: Why is no one responding to my posts?<eom> [rover_usa]
Apr 07, 2006 (4:39 am)
Well I can't comment on your particular market but up where I am I have four Full Size Range Rovers for sale on the ground. I have one Rang Rover Sport and one Sport Supercharged. I have one more Full size Range coming in two weeks and then over the next five months I only have nine maybe ten more Range Rovers coming. So that puts my dealership at fifteen Range Rovers to sell till September and we average three to four Range Rovers a month. We will barely have enough Range Rovers to supply the average normal demand we get for them over the next five months.
If you look at Range Rover sales for Calender Year 2005 they were down by 0.8 percent which considering that overall SUV sales are down 30 something percent is pretty good. Land Rover sales are up 30 percent over 2004 calender year sales. Most of that increase is from the Range Rover Sport(LR3/Disco sales are up 22% versus 2004) but with overall sales of SUVs down so much and Land Rover lauching a new model that everyone knew would steal some sales away from the Range Rover I think the 2005 numbers are very good.
Our overall sales for Q1-2006 are up just over 30 percent vs. Q1-2005. Sales for Range Rovers never make big swings one way or the other because Land Rover keeps import numbers very low. They only import 12,000-14,000 Range Rovers a year and there is very little overlap between model years. For example there are only eight 2005 Range Rovers left in the entire US that are unsold. Most of those five have a notation by them that normaly means they are being used as demos of one sort or another.
I don't work for Land Rover but I do work for a retailer. I am up in the northeast though so I am sure our market is very different then yours. I wouldn't expect any major body style changes for the Range Rover till Model Year 2009 or 2010. That is the rumor at least but it is still to far away to be sure.
#57 of 402 Re: Why is no one responding to my posts?<eom> [british_rover]
Apr 07, 2006 (8:46 am)
I read in AutoCar magazine that there is a Range Rover refresh for June 2007.
Any ideas as to what can be expected?
#58 of 402 Extended Warranty...
Apr 11, 2006 (4:11 am)
I have pretty much closed the deal with LandRover North Point here in Alpharetta (suburb of Atlanta) on an HSE with LUX, SAT, RSE in Java black...paid full MSRP!!
Could not get them to budge off it...
But, did get them to throw in lots of non-vehicle kit for free.
One thing that came up was extended warranties.
The dealership claims that the warranty they sell is the same as extending the factory warranty and that other extended warranties on these vehicles are not as good.
Can anyone comment on this?
Is the dealership extended warranty the same as extending the factory warranty?
I am scheduled to pick up my new HSE next Saturday.
#59 of 402 Re: Extended Warranty... [rover_usa]
Apr 13, 2006 (5:19 pm)
If it is the Land Rover Assured warranty and the _______, I can't remember the name of the other one I will look it up tomorrow at work, warranty then yes it is pretty much the same as the factory warranty.
It does not include the extention of the schedualed maitinence and there is a deductible per visit but pretty much the same in all other aspects.
Just ask to see the warranty brocure and the contract. The real Land Rover warranty lists exactly what things are not covered so it is very easy to see what you would need to pay for.
#60 of 402 Kudos to British Rover...take delivery tonight.
Apr 14, 2006 (4:26 am)
Hi British Rover...you always provide really good information on this forum...thanks.
The salesman called today and wanted to know if I would like to take delivery of the RangeRover tonight: so I am quite excited. He even offered to bring it over to the house and close the paperwork here instead of the dealership. That impressed me; but, we will go to the dealership to accept delivery because it is on the way to another destination that we need to go to.
We will now have two Rovers: 2003 Disco, and this 2006 RR HSE.
I just hope that the RR HSE proves to be as trouble free as my Disco.
One of the other services that the dealership is giving me is a loaner of an LR3 SE anytime either of my Rovers is in the shop for any reason.
They will even send a guy out to pick up my vehicle and drop off the loaner...very impressive...I could not expect that at the BMW or Benz dealerships.
#61 of 402 Re: Kudos to British Rover...take delivery tonight. [rover_usa]
Apr 14, 2006 (8:21 am)
Yeah we do valet service for our customers too if they call with enough heads up notice to arrange for a driver or sometimes I will do it myself if I have a slow day.
We are lucky enough to have a dodge store in our auto group so we also have a dedicated two vehicle and trailer that we normaly use for vehicle swaps between dealers. In a couple of emergancy situations when a car was off the road and Land Rover Raodside assistance could not get to the customer fast enough we have used our truck/trailer combo to retrive the vehicle.
#62 of 402 New RR HSE...do Nokia BlueTooth phones work...
Apr 17, 2006 (12:01 pm)
When I took delivery of the RR HSE last Friday night one tidbit that the sales guy mentioned in passing was that the Nokia BlueTooth phone (whichever model was specifically manufactured for the RR cradle) was no longer being manufactured and no longer available.
That sounded fishy to me.
So, I just checked the LandRover site and they list the Nokia 6225 and 6200 with my carrier (Sprint) as being cradle-able in the RR cradle and compatible with the PTI system in the RR.
Can anyone respond with direct knowledge of the Nokia BlueTooth phones and RangeRovers?
#63 of 402 Re: New RR HSE...do Nokia BlueTooth phones work... [rover_usa]
Apr 17, 2006 (4:06 pm)
Nokia designed the cradle system for the Land Rover but since cell phone design moves so much faster then vehicle design I think all of the phones that the cradle system works with are now obsolete.
If you can still find those model phone some where then it should work fine but it will be hard to find a model that is so old.
If you just want to hook up the phone wirlessly with bluetooth you are set but if you want to cradle a phone then you are going to probably be out of luck.
#64 of 402 Re: New RR HSE...do Nokia BlueTooth phones work... [british_rover]
Apr 18, 2006 (3:15 am)
Thanks for clarifying that.
On another topic, where do you point the RSE remote to make it work the RSE DVD player if you are in the back seat?
#65 of 402 Re: New RR HSE...do Nokia BlueTooth phones work... [rover_usa]
Apr 18, 2006 (10:36 am)
You should just point it towards one of the screens to make it work but make sure you have the little selector on the back in the right place.
If you are pointing at the right or passenger side screen then you need to have the slider on the back of the remote pushed to the right side.