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Land Rover LR4, Car Buying, SUV
#17 of 35 Re: LR4 Purchase Help [monkey99]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 10, 2010 (2:33 pm)
To quote Mr Shiftright around here, wax is for glamor, not protection. Zaino would be kind of fun to play with (I like messing with my clay bar), but no way would I pay a dealer for any of their stuff. They're about as likely to put swirl marks in the paint as protect anything.
I dunno - you could try getting some dealer quotes from outside your area and then tell the dealer if they can't match the out the door price, you're going to buy elsewhere. TMV for my zip code is just under $58,000 (before incentives). Just how far apart are y'all ($1,000 plus ?). Land Rover doesn't have holdback so there may not be much room for the dealer to maneuver here. That would explain the pressure to buy the mop and glow stuff too.
Oh, and have you checked the Yakima and Thule fitment guides? It may be too soon for them to have clips out for the 2010 Land Rovers, but I'm wondering if the Land Rover racks are just a version of a Yak or Thule (or Barrecrafter) rack. If so, you might be able to cut the rack price in half by going aftermarket.
#18 of 35 Re: LR4 Purchase Help [steve_]
Apr 12, 2010 (5:35 pm)
thanks Steve, i think i am peeved by the $1000 cash incentive that the dealer will not give me, because they chose to "punch" the sales date for the vehicle in March so they could make their quota (which, in turn, could give the dealer additional profit). the issue with the roof rails and cross bars is the installation of roof rails that the cross bars connect to. I'm pretty sure that Yakima and Thule do not make roof rails that attach directly to a vehicle. If I could just purchase the roof rails that Land Rover installs and then purchase cross bars from Yakima or Thule then that is a viable option, however, Land Rover does not sell the roof rails separate from the cross bars.
#19 of 35 Re: LR4 Purchase Help [monkey99]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 12, 2010 (6:38 pm)
Dealers don't always make it easy do they?
#20 of 35 LR4 Purchased 3/2010
Apr 13, 2010 (7:24 am)
I just bought a 2010 LR4 that had a sticker of $54,610. Go to TRUECAR.COM and find out that the factory invoice is $49.991. I paid just over $51,000. Again let the dealer know (in fact bring in the printout) and tell them you are going to buy at $1000 (or less) over invoice and if they won't do it there are many dealers that will. It has nothing to do with dealer loyalty, etc. Shop the best price, period. As far as the dealer add-ons such as paint protection, ding protection, etc.- forget it. I absolutely enjoy our new LR4.
#21 of 35 Re: LR4 Purchased 3/2010 [buckybadger1]
Apr 13, 2010 (11:31 am)
Thanks for the website recommendation. What option package does your LR4 contain? Lux, Lux Plus, etc...because if it is similar to the one I am considering, then I will definitely mention your price. The LR4 I have a hold on contains the Lux package and one of the special palette colors for a total of about $53500. I just want to compare apples to apples, so it is helpful to know exactly what other consumers are finding/receiving. I hate not trusting my salesman, as I purchased past vehicles from this person and have always been happy, however this deal is bothering me, I think mostly because the salesman claimed not to know about any cash incentives and then when I called the salesman out on it, I was then told that I am not eligible due to the dealership putting a March sold date on the car, even though I have not purchased it to date.
#22 of 35 Re: LR4 Purchased 3/2010 [buckybadger1]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 16, 2010 (8:46 am)
Factory invoice on a 2010 LR4 is $42,998. You must be adding in option packages. Edmunds has invoice prices for the SUV plus invoice prices for all the options.
Edmunds will also tell you what people in your zip code are paying. Around here that number is around $2,000 over invoice. I agree with your recommendation to shop around, but you may have to work a bit to beat TMV by another $1,000.
I was a Bucky Badger for a few months living in MadTown (my sticker stayed on my last car though). Don't remember seeing many Land Rovers around WI. But I bugged out before winter set in so maybe I missed them. Nice part of the world - have family up in the UP and flew to Green Bay a couple of years ago and tooled around in a rental car heading up that way.
Enjoy the new ride!
#23 of 35 Importing Diesel LR4
Apr 27, 2010 (2:22 am)
Hi - has anyone considered importing a diesel LR4 from the UK? Any tips? Will there be any issues getting it serviced by local dealers?
#24 of 35 Re: LR4 Purchased 3/2010 [steve_]
May 13, 2010 (6:34 am)
you are correct in that there are not a lot of Land Rovers around (not yet - but i think with the LR4 they really will start to show up). i like the fact that they are unique in numbers. the truck is really a pleasure to drive and on the eyes. the mercedes, bmw and volvo suvs just didnt do it for me. this is a perfect blend of luxury and get dirty truck.
#25 of 35 Re: LR4 Purchased 3/2010 [monkey99]
May 13, 2010 (6:39 am)
lux plus package.
#26 of 35 Service loaner pricing?
Jul 12, 2010 (9:17 pm)
Would appreciate any thoughts on pricing of a service loaner. Dealer is offering a service loaner (HSE package) with just over 3k miles for $50,900 (sticker is $52,900, Edmunds TMV is $51,812 - but that assumes a new car). Also throwing in options that he says are valued at about $4,500 (running boards, roof rails, ladder, rear light protectors) for free. I'm still a lilttle scarred by the Volvo S80 service loaner I bought a few years back that turned out to be a bit of a lemon. Any thoughts on reliability of service loaners, whether a $2k discount is sufficient, etc?