In times like these where cash is tight and finance isn’t quite as abundant as it used to be, buying a new Land Rover can be a stretch too far. Buying a used Land Rover, however, can easily get you something relatively new in the garage, without punching a gaping hole in the wallet.
Land Rover’s flagship the ‘Range Rover’ is a popular purchase on the used car market. It boasts iconic, space-age styling, luxurious interior and overall expensive feel. It’s even extremely competent off the road, contrary to the fact that most of them are found on the motorway. Both the base 4.4 litre V8 petrol engine and the more frugal 3.6litre V8 diesel are more than up to the job, whilst the 5.0 litre supercharged V8 in the Range Rover Sport is simply electrifying. The Range Rover does, however, feel expensive for a reason – it is. Prices started brand new at around £65,000. After one year, the same model will fetch around £45,000, and after three years, £30,000. Further to this, Range Rovers have proven to be very thirsty indeed, and high-mileage services can get very expensive. Still, if footballers have them, they can’t be all that bad can they?
The Discovery is the lighter, leaner and cheaper option to the Range Rover. With the same space-age looks and equally luxurious interior, the Discovery also retains an air of ‘expensiveness’. The same 4.4litre V8 petrol engine was available, but many buyers opted for the more economical 2.7litre diesel. Most Discoveries also spend their life mostly on the motorway or in Tesco’s car park. Sad really, as the Discovery’s smaller frame and clever gadgetry makes it a formidable off-road machine. Used prices range from £13,000 for a three year old base model, up to £35,000 for a …» Read more