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Which is the best option given the details in this post:
1. 3.0 TD6 at c.£5.5k with c.£3k for repairs - c.100k miles and up to ‘06/‘56 plate
37%
 37%  [9]
2. 3.6TDV8 at c.£7k with £1.5k for repairs - c.150k miles and up to ‘07 plate
20%
 20%  [5]
3. 4.4TDV8 at c.£8.5k with £0 for repairs - c.200k miles and up to ‘08 plate
41%
 41%  [10]
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Slow progress



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Trying this again ….. which diesel L322 way to go

Things to consider;

A. Mileage of c.12k per year mainly motorway and A/B roads, and occasional town/city trips
B. Maintenance and running cost allocation will be c£350/month (tax, servicing, MoT, maintenance but not fuel)
C. Needs to be a diesel as we’ve long runs to the north of Scotland to visit my in-laws.
D. Looking for rust free but not cosmetically perfect
E. Needs to be as reliable as L322’s get
F. Plan to keep it for at least 3yrs

Apologies for having to resubmit this post! Battery died the first time before the options were all added!


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Soldierpmr



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Wales 2007 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Zermatt Silver

You can’t get a 08 4.4TDV8 they started in 2010. I think at that money you’ll be inheriting a lot of issues on a 4.4. Good examples are going for £15k +

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Slow progress



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Apologies you are correct 2010/11! I’m getting auto trader blindness:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2...=relevance


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mjdronfield



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

4.4 TDV8 is only 2010 onwards….. budget might be too small though…. £585 a year road tax…. 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 TDV8

Previous cars :
2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6
1999 Discovery Td5 ES
1995 BMW M5 3.8 6 speed
1992 Range Rover 3.9 Efi Vogue
1992 BMW M5 3.8
1988 BMW 735i SE
1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9i
1981 Ford Fiesta Supersport

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Soldierpmr



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Wales 2007 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Zermatt Silver

If that’s within looking distance for you then I would definitely at least look at it.

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RJPotts



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Santorini Black

Slow progress wrote:
Apologies you are correct 2010/11! I’m getting auto trader blindness:


Just a note about Autotrader........ If you're searching regularly then you likely do the same thing as me, put in the various criteria, then sort by most recent. If you've seen the one at the top of the list you've seen the rest.

But the sort-by doesnt always work properly. Last week I did so on my search and the supposedly most recent vehicle was one that I'd seen for a couple of days. Fortunately I noticed that the count of results was 1 more then it had been. About half a dozen down the list was one that I hadn't seen, phoned them up and it'd actually been online for less than half an hour. 2010 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Santorini Black
2010 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Zermatt Silver [Gone]
2003 Range Rover HSE Oslo Blue [Gone]
1985 Camel Trophy 90 (Netherlands Team Vehicle) [Gone]
1990 Camel Trophy 127 (Workshop Vehicle) [Gone]
1989 Camel Trophy 110 (Workshop Vehicle) [Gone]
1998 Camel Trophy Freelander (South African Team Vehicle)
1995 Camel Trophy Discovery 300Tdi (Raft Unit) [Gone]

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MartinD



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Scotland 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Santorini Black

Did the same as Richard above.. However I was even more lucky. It had been up for 10 minutes and after 10 minutes on the phone, I'd paid a deposit.

It was literally listed on his own site and Autotrader for 20 minutes before being sold. Decent 4.4 Tdv8's really don't hang around. 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE - 'Black Betty'
2000 4.0 P38 HSE - 'Green Goblin' - Gone.
Audi..Mini..BMW..

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Bl4ckD0g



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Netherlands 2010 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Santorini Black

Regardless of the cost, it has to be the 4.4 if you must go to a diesel. I'm not sure that the diesel is actually that beneficial with your mileage but hey ho it sounds like you've made up your mind....

Get this one, now, buy it unseen, the price is very good Wink https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic61668.html

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kevinp



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Santorini Black

If you are doing 12k a year mate I would deffo go for a diesel. More so if you plan to do any towing. Many people say the petrol version has gutless low down torque. Now waiting for the abuse.

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dhallworth



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Baltic Blue

I tow with a 4.2 SC and a 4.4 TDV8 and what you say is true, the SC doesn’t have the low down torque of the diesel, however, the 4.2 is quieter then the 4.4 so you don’t really notice it needing a few more revs to do the same unless you’re on a very steep incline and heavily loaded.

The 4.4 is great though, you won’t be disappointed with it.

However, in your poll I voted 3.6 purely because sinking everything you have available into a Range Rover and not leaving yourself with contingency fund isn’t a good idea in my opinion.

If you can stretch to a 4.4 and keep £1500 back to iron out any niggles that you might find then that would definitely be the way to go IMO.

David. 2002 4.6 Vogue SE - Alveston Red with Lightstone Leather
2007 Range Rover Supercharged in Java Black with Ivory Leather
2012 Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography in Baltic Blue with Sand Interior

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JayGee



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Orkney Grey

What's your purchase budget?
With your running cost budget you need to be looking at very clean low mile examples so I'd say have at least £20k+ at a dealer. 2012 TDV8 Vogue

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Slow progress



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So purchase budge in total would be £8.5k but that would include any budget for repairs or maintenance. On top of that after tax my company will provide £220/month and I’m looking to top that up with c£350/month.

I suppose the biggest issue is initial lump sum but a reasonable amount for ongoing maintenance which is the dilemma in the poll.

Lastly I also don’t want a monthly financing deal for a variety of reasons! So that gives us(collective team ffrr forum 😀) the £8.5k total to work with. I’ll be looking at buying in March / April after the usual winter 4x4 higher pricing has fallen back.

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Fox889



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Orkney Grey

I would go for option 2 with your criteria based on what info you’ve given.
A high mileage 4.4 TDV8 with no contingency fund maybe tempting fate…….maybe.
I would look for a good 3.6 on here, if one becomes available before your deadline, just buy it & stand it up at home until March or whenever. A FFRR bought from here, would probably beat any offerings from Autotrader or bay of fleas……this lot on here are as straight as a dye.
The only reason I haven’t voted for the TD6 is, you maybe very slightly disappointed in the performance, it’s a big old slug to be pulled around sensibly by a TD6 along with a 5 speed box that is somewhat fragile. Apologies to those who’ve got a TD6 FFRR (I had an X5 with the same running gear, loved it to bits though) I’m not slagging the TD6 off either.
Just my two penny worth. 2012 Orkney Grey Westminster 4.4TDV8 with Ivory interior.........nice!
BMW R1150GS
BMW Z4 3.0 Sterling Grey
Couple of Montesa's for good measure
Austin A40 Farina MK2

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Bl4ckD0g



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Netherlands 2010 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Santorini Black

With the maximum budget available and considering the list of requirement, I think you should forget about an L322 unfortunately. The prices don't have a winter tax, they have a general state of the market tax.

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Slow progress



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Hi Black Dog, what I meant was dealers in the UK tend to inflate prices from November to February for 4x4 vehicles, then they do the same thing with convertible vehicles between March and August/September.

The annual tax is not an issue, my wife’s Infiniti FX is in the same category £560 per year.

Also afraid it’s one of those itches that needs to be scratched!

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