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Saul Good
01-17-2011, 07:45 AM
I'm looking at buying a Land Rover, and I found one at a place called Finish Line Motors. They seem okay and have a pretty large inventory. What scares me is that the sales rep shown on their web-site associated with this vehicle is "Miss Jaguar". That seems a little strange to me. Maybe I'm meant to buy a car from "Miss Jaguar" on MLK day. It could be fate, but I don't want to deal with someone that is less than reputable.

Anyone here dealt with or know anything about them?

doomy3
01-17-2011, 07:55 AM
It's funny, I had looked at the black 2003 HSE on their site, but I'm not quite ready to buy. I don't know anything about them though. Looks like they buy high-mileage stuff at the auction, and buy mainly higher end stuff with mileage on it.

KCUnited
01-17-2011, 07:58 AM
Depending on the year and model of the Land Rover, I'm not sure it would matter where you bought it.

doomy3
01-17-2011, 07:59 AM
Depending on the year and model of the Land Rover, I'm not sure it would matter where you bought it.

Can you explain?

mikeyis4dcats.
01-17-2011, 08:02 AM
Can you explain?

many years are just a piece of shit.

I had a gf who's sister bought a brand new Discovery, and after 3 replacement MOTORS they finally just got rid of it as a lemon.

KCUnited
01-17-2011, 08:04 AM
Can you explain?
Rated in the least reliable category year after year beginning in the mid 2000's.

doomy3
01-17-2011, 08:06 AM
Interesting. I didn't know that. How are the 2003-2004 HSE models rated?

MIAdragon
01-17-2011, 08:06 AM
Rated in the least reliable category year after year beginning in the mid 2000's.

Id never buy one out of warranty. NEVER.

Dave Lane
01-17-2011, 08:09 AM
Just a reminder that $4 gas is going to be a reality again soon. Thats all I'm saying think about it.


I'm looking at buying a Land Rover, and I found one at a place called Finish Line Motors. They seem okay and have a pretty large inventory. What scares me is that the sales rep shown on their web-site associated with this vehicle is "Miss Jaguar". That seems a little strange to me. Maybe I'm meant to buy a car from "Miss Jaguar" on MLK day. It could be fate, but I don't want to deal with someone that is less than reputable.

Anyone here dealt with or know anything about them?

KCUnited
01-17-2011, 08:16 AM
Interesting. I didn't know that. How are the 2003-2004 HSE models rated?

I did a case study on Ford over the Summer and it was noticeable how Land Rover always seemed to be near the bottom in dependability.

JD Power is a good place to start.

http://www.jdpower.com/autos/car-ratings

thebrad84
01-17-2011, 08:22 AM
Just a reminder that $4 gas is going to be a reality again soon. Thats all I'm saying think about it.

No joke. 12/17 mpg.. that's awful!

burt
01-17-2011, 08:59 AM
Rated in the least reliable category year after year beginning in the mid 2000's.

absolutely this.

DMAC
01-17-2011, 09:02 AM
I had a friend a few years ago buy one and sell it a month later.

Rovers are POS in every way. Plus they SUCK GAS. Do not buy one.

MIAdragon
01-17-2011, 09:05 AM
I had a friend a few years ago buy one and sell it a month later.

Rovers are POS in every way. Plus they SUCK GAS. Do not buy one.

I'm not sure about all that, love our 09 Range Rover Sport. Ill pay the 30-40 more in gas to drive something we enjoy.

DMAC
01-17-2011, 09:06 AM
I'm not sure about all that, love our 09 Range Rover Sport. Ill pay the 30-40 more in gas to drive something we enjoy.

Don't listen to the North Cuban.

penguinz
01-17-2011, 09:08 AM
Save yourself the $ and get a Grand Cherokee.

Wyndex
01-17-2011, 09:21 AM
yeah grab the grand cherokee 5.7 hemi

Dallas Chief
01-17-2011, 09:26 AM
yeah grab the grand cherokee 5.7 hemi

Hell, you could probably land a used BMW X5 for the same coin. I'd take that any day over the Rover.:D

DJ's left nut
01-17-2011, 09:52 AM
Even the brits hate the rover and its one of theirs. They're a lot like Jaguars, you pay a lot for a badge that has a (well-earned) awful reputation. Apart from being European, the brands are even mocked.

Get one if you want, but don't say you weren't warned.

Cave Johnson
01-17-2011, 09:59 AM
Pull the trigger.... I'm sure you'll get a non-lemon. ;)

Saul Good
01-17-2011, 10:46 AM
They are buckets of bolts, but the resale price reflects this. The one I test drove was a 2003 with 68,000 miles, and they were asking $10,900. I wouldn't ever buy one new, but I can put up with some headaches at that price.

That said, I didn't buy it.

MIAdragon
01-17-2011, 11:09 AM
Hell, you could probably land a used BMW X5 for the same coin. I'd take that any day over the Rover.:D

again, never buy one used, a good friend has one, loves it but he says every time he needs to go to the dealer for ANYTHING he always seems to end up writing a check for 1K.

MIAdragon
01-17-2011, 11:09 AM
Don't listen to the North Cuban.

;)

Bwana
01-17-2011, 11:20 AM
Land Rover? Dude, keep looking. They are a complete pile of shit. If you buy it, make sure have a hefty repair budget squirreled away, because you're going to need it.

chris
01-17-2011, 01:23 PM
I have had two Discovery: 1999 and a 2003SE. Both were junk.

Wife talked me into the 2003 against my better judgement. Under warranty, we replaced transmission, numerous front end pieces, and brakes/rotors at 40K. One month out of warranty, $2,700 for a master brake cylinder.

Dumped it for a Ford 150 4X4 for a driving thru snow truck.

New RANGE Rovers are awesome. BMW design and engineering. Still, $85K is too much money.

BTW, why do you need a Land Rover for in KC? Way overkill. I had mine in Utah mountains of Park City where I routinely went thru 2 feet of snow. If you are buying for the status symbol, get a BMW sedan.

Good luck on your decision.

Saul Good
01-17-2011, 02:00 PM
I have had two Discovery: 1999 and a 2003SE. Both were junk.

Wife talked me into the 2003 against my better judgement. Under warranty, we replaced transmission, numerous front end pieces, and brakes/rotors at 40K. One month out of warranty, $2,700 for a master brake cylinder.

Dumped it for a Ford 150 4X4 for a driving thru snow truck.

New RANGE Rovers are awesome. BMW design and engineering. Still, $85K is too much money.

BTW, why do you need a Land Rover for in KC? Way overkill. I had mine in Utah mountains of Park City where I routinely went thru 2 feet of snow. If you are buying for the status symbol, get a BMW sedan.

Good luck on your decision.

I'm ditching the Land Rover idea. I've got a BMW X5 on an extended test drive for the evening. It's considerably more expensive, but it just feels like it's more solidly built.

DMAC
01-17-2011, 02:03 PM
I'm ditching the Land Rover idea. I've got a BMW X5 on an extended test drive for the evening. It's considerably more expensive, but it just feels like it's more solidly built.

Now you're talkin...Those are badass.

Saul Good
01-17-2011, 02:22 PM
Now you're talkin...Those are badass.

Ever owned one?

DMAC
01-17-2011, 02:26 PM
Ever owned one?No. They are about 20K out of my price range.

Saul Good
01-17-2011, 02:30 PM
No. They are about 20K out of my price range.

I'm not buying new. I like to buy good, used cars. This one has a few more miles than I would like, but the price seems right, and it's in great condition.

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=u&car_id=292501804&dealer_id=566445&car_year=2003&doors=&systime=&model=&search_lang=en&start_year=1981&body_style=SUV&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&search_type=both&distance=75&min_price=&rdm=1295288823093&drive=&marketZipError=false&advanced=&fuel=&keywords_display=&lastBeginningStartYear=1981&end_year=2012&showZipError=n&make2=&certified=&engine=&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&body_code=16&transmission=&default_sort=newsortbyprice_DESC&max_mileage=&address=66062&color=&sort_type=priceDESC&max_price=15000&awsp=false&make=BMW&num_records=25&seller_type=b&cardist=10&standard=false

Donger
01-17-2011, 02:33 PM
Why do the British drink warm beer?

Because they have Lucas refrigerators.

penguinz
01-17-2011, 02:40 PM
Are you wanting actual 4x4 capability or just an SUV that will handle well in the 3" KC snows?

Saul Good
01-17-2011, 02:41 PM
Are you wanting actual 4x4 capability or just an SUV that will handle well in the 3" KC snows?

Space, mostly. Also, I want the world to know how cool I am.

bevischief
01-17-2011, 04:47 PM
Finish line motors sounds like the name of a who#$ house...:D

MIAdragon
01-17-2011, 05:21 PM
Now you're talkin...Those are badass.

lmao, yes listen to him.:)

Saul Good
01-17-2011, 06:32 PM
Finish line motors sounds like the name of a who#$ house...:D

I will say that I was not their target demographic.

JASONSAUTO
01-17-2011, 06:56 PM
Dude the dealer I do tons of business with haas picked up a couple at auction.

every one has been the biggest piles of shit. Now even if someone tradeone in the wholesale it no matter what.


Range rovers on the other hand......


Edit the bmw is a better choice. Still costly to repair.
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ChiefsNow
01-17-2011, 10:42 PM
I know a guy who picked up a spare for his trailer there.

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