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I recently bought a pre-owned 2012 Range Rover Sport. It had 29K miles. It had a good price so I went ahead and bought it. I've only had it for 5 days and I super love it. However, will there be some horror stories going to happen soon, half the people that I ask says, it will be fine its a 2012 car, while half the people are like "good luck with that car, I wouldn't buy one." Now I feel discouraged. I don't know if I should keep it or not. I heard that from 2009, they are more reliable.. is this true?
 

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I recently bought a pre-owned 2012 Range Rover Sport. It had 29K miles. It had a good price so I went ahead and bought it. I've only had it for 5 days and I super love it. However, will there be some horror stories going to happen soon, half the people that I ask says, it will be fine its a 2012 car, while half the people are like "good luck with that car, I wouldn't buy one." Now I feel discouraged. I don't know if I should keep it or not. I heard that from 2009, they are more reliable.. is this true?
Congrats on the purchase, and welcome to the forum! Stay up on maintenance and you'll love your new ride for many years to come. Rovers require lots of nurturing, but it's worth it in the end.
 

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Just follow maintenance schedules and you will have a great ride. Too many skeptics out there dis the Rover's which are pretty reliable now as long as maintenance schedules are performed. You can find schedules on line if you did not get an owner's manual with yours.
 

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It's not the maintenance that people are scared of. It's the electrical gremlins that have plagued Land Rovers for many, many years. There are a gazillion ECUs and fiber optic cables everywhere that can bring the car to a halt after tripping various fault codes. The newer ones ARE better than the older ones, but they are absolutely not fail proof. Some Land Rovers are excellent and give the owners zero problems, others spend nearly as much time at the dealership as they do in the owner's possession.

This all isn't meant to scare you, but no one on the web or in person can tell you if you got a good one. Only time will tell. That's because electrical problems are either there or they're not. They are not like mechanical issues which usually give you notice somethings not right, usually by a noise, excess play in the component, grinding, shaking, overheating, etc.


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