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I own a 1998 Range Rover 4.6HSE. I have owned it since new, and I have taken great care of it. It is British Racing Green with Lightstone Interior. It is in incredible condition. Recently converted suspension to coils and springs.
Looking at a 2004 Disco HSE, silver and lightstone with almost no miles.
I can't decide whether to hold on to my Range Rover - it has 112,500 miles...or buy the newer one and have warranty etc. Please give me your opinions :)
 

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Try to get hold of it for at least a full day or over a weekend.
You might regret giving up the vast amount of room in the Range Rover.
Try getting in and out of the back seats -its better suited to kids being so small.
 

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mafpolo,
Well, the good thing about the Rangie is that it's paid for. Your costs at this point are just maintenance, insurance and gas. Sure, with a newer vehicle you have the "comfort" of a warranty, but you have to spend how much each month? And, what are they going to give you on your trade? Not much for a vehicle with 112k on the clock, and you can rest assured that if they give you 6 grand for it, they'll sell it for 12.
I'd say stick with what works, it's the financially sensible thing to do. But I *do* know that driving the same vehicle around for 7 or 8 years can get a little boring...

Bogatyr
 

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I am not tired of it yet

That's the thing. I am not tired of it yet. Other than the suspension it is running great right now. Yes the new Disco is fairly expensive, but I have a private party that will give me 13,000 for the range rover, and I know that opportunity won't come along again.

The rover is nice. The spring coils ride a little harsher than the eas (did the new bilsteins also)

I am not tired of the range rover, but i am cocncerned that it will start giving me problems while my 13,000 buyer goes away...and then I really am down to a 6000 - 8500 resale value

Part of the reason for the high resale now is the buyer knows me and knows how fastidious I am about taking care of it. An independant shop who takes care of a lot of rover product did the conversion ( always used dealer until then), and he said it is the best condition rover he has ever worked on - including an 01 and 02 he maintains.

So, with all that in the equation......13,000 buyer, etc. Still sell?
 

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Man - If you can $13K for the RR I would go for it, that will reduce your payments. You just need to be sure you know what you are giving up! Not only the room and ride but a vehicle you love and know!

Like someone above said - get it for a weekend and "FEEL" the difference.
 

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In life, sometimes we must compromise. I think a fair compromise is to keep the Rangie and get the Disco. How to rationalize this:

1) The 04 Disco will become a collectors item one day, being the last year of production and all, and the RR is already (or will soon be) a collectors item;

2) The 04 Disco is likely priced about 10-13 below sticker, so buying the Disco slightly used and keeping the Rangie is like having sold the Rangie for 13k and having bought the Disco at full sticker a year ago;

3) You need the extra room of the RR while also needing the edge in reliability a nearly new vehicle gives you;

4) #3 above could also be a justification for selling the RR and getting a new RR.

See, compromise is great!
 

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If I were you I will try to keep the RR and buy myself a pre-owneed '03-'04 Disco with remaining warranty,think about it,it will be a Disco with warranty,and cheaper! :D
Carlos
 
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