I'm getting ready to buy my very first Land Rover, so basically I'm a complete noob and would like some feedback. First some background: I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and my daily drivers are a company car provided to me and a bmw 328i. I have a not so small now 5 month old golden retriever that is still rapidly growing and I've decided neither of my cars are ideal for taking my dog around, so I made the logical decision to get a used Land Rover. I'm planning to use the car pretty much only when I need to drive my dog around or go on long distance road trips/camping trips. Essentially I would only drive it sometimes on the weekends and holidays. I would venture a guess and say the Land Rover will see around 5000 miles a year, possibly even less. I also set a budget for myself of $10,000 (including tax) Based on my budget, the following are the models I'm considering: 2005-2008 LR3 2006 and up Range Rover Sport or HSE 2008 and up LR2 There are a lot of these vehicles around me, and they range from 90k miles (right around the $10k price point), to nearly 200k miles (around $5k). I know I can get older models years of the Range Rover, but based on what I read from forums, the 2006 year and up has better reliability (feel free to tell me otherwise!) From what I've researched, I'm aware and expecting that these vehicles will have their fair share of maintenance quirks that could get pricey. Which is something I'm okay with because this won't be a primary vehicle so I won't be left stranded, and based on how little I plan to drive it, I'm hoping the maintenance frequency will be significantly less than an average owner. One question I have is based on how much I plan to drive it, what would you estimate my yearly maintenance cost to be? I would prefer an overestimation to prepare me for the worst. Also I'm wondering are there certain mileage points that are better to buy the car at? For example would a vehicle with a bit over 110k miles be better than one at 90k miles since it's more likely some major components that are likely to fail at 100k miles will have already been replaced? Given my yearly driving estimate, is there a need to buy the lowest mileage vehicle or would I be okay finding a vehicle with over 150k miles that is significantly cheaper? Let's just say I only plan on keeping the vehicle for 5 years, so I would probably at most add 25k miles, or lets say 30k miles worst case scenario. Based on this, is it more logical for me to find a higher mileage car for a lot less money? Basically I'm completely willing to spend the money it takes to purchase and maintain a land rover for the next 5 years, but I would like advice on which model year/mileage I can get away spending the least money possible while still enjoying the Land Rover experience I plan on taking all vehicles I'm considering in for PPI's and checking carfax's too. Anyways, any advice would be helpful! Thanks! Look forward to getting into one of these vehicles!