How long 2005 HSE will last?

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My wife saw a 2005 HSE for sale at our neighbor's place and for her, it was love at first sight. Long story short, we bought it fo $7000 and then spent $7500 repairing it - see the work performed quotes below.

The vehicle has 135K miles on it, has never been in an accident, three owners, including us. We drive about 250 miles (not a typo) per month - so in a year we put about 4K more miles. Now the odometer shows 139K miles.

So far after that, the vehicle was behaving OK/fine, well, except the following:

There was a weird case ignition key lock - the dreaded case for a lot, but in my case, I removed the cover of the steering wheel, unplugged/re-plugged cables, made sure that the battery is always charged - the previous owner had three fuses removed that were connecting the dash/infotainment screen, saying that it was draining the battery - but after putting the fuses back and charging battery I don't observe drainage any more and since December I never had ignition key locked again.

There were a couple of times that I could not open the tailgate by pressing either the console key or the tailgate button. It eventually works by turning the ignition off, removing the key, and starting the car again. No idea what causes it.

My main question is - should I anticipate another huge bill for repair? Honestly, when we were looking for a car, our budget was $10-$15K and the car should be lasting for the next minimum 4-5 years without major repairs.

The guys who performed the work (it was not an LR shop, they specialize in BMWs) told us that the engine after the work is good for another 100K miles and the transmission should last at least another 30K miles.

But I had/have no exposure to LR before and since that have learned that reliability is not the attractive point of the car - a friend of mine told me (after the purchase) - 'they are a money pit and expect to spend $5k/year just to maintain then in running condition'.

Is it this bad? What should I expect?


[U] Date Description Qty Rate Amount [/U] 07/07/2022 Labor REMOVE AND 19 130.00 2,470.00T REPLACE TIMING CHAIN WITH RELATE PARTS 07/07/2022 Parts TIMING CHAIN 1 95.00 95.00T 07/07/2022 Parts COMPLETE TIMING 1 319.00 319.00T CHAIN GUIDE KIT 07/07/2022 Parts CAM BOLT 2 9.00 18.00T 07/07/2022 Parts CRANKSHAFT GEAR 1 147.00 147.00T 07/07/2022 Parts VALVE COVER 2 65.00 130.00T GASKET 07/07/2022 Parts LOWER TIMING 1 65.00 65.00T COVER GASKET KIT 07/07/2022 Parts UPPER TIMING 2 11.00 22.00T COVER GASKET 07/07/2022 Parts WATER PUMP 1 12.00 12.00T GASKET 07/07/2022 Parts VANOS SOLINIOD 1 13.00 13.00T GASKET 07/07/2022 Parts COOLANT 2 27.00 54.00T 07/07/2022 Parts CRANK SHAFT 1 29.00 29.00T BOLT 07/07/2022 Parts FRONT 1 25.00 25.00T CRANKSHAFT SEAL 07/07/2022 SYNTHETIC PERFORMED 1 121.00 121.00 SYNTHETIC OIL SERVICE WITH INSPECTION 07/07/2022 Labor REMOVE AND 2.7 130.00 351.00T REPLACE ENIGNE MOUNTS 07/07/2022 Parts ENGINE MOUNTS 2 156.00 312.00T 07/07/2022 Parts BANK 2 POST CAT 1 190.00 190.00T O2 SENSOR 07/07/2022 Parts THERMOSTAT 1 132.00 132.00T 07/07/2022 Parts POWER STEERING 1 310.00 310.00T PUMP 07/07/2022 Parts POWER STEERING 1 25.00 25.00T FLUID 07/07/2022 Parts LOWER OIL PAN 1 52.00 52.00T GASKET ____________________________________________________________________________ SubTotal: $4,892.00 Tax: $165.80 -------------------------------------- Total: $5,057.80

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[U] Date Description Qty Rate Amount [/U] 12/12/2022 Labor PERFORMED 1 140.00 140.00T DIAGNOSIS OF NOISE FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE, STEERING SOMETIMES HAS NO ASSIST,CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND HEATER. 12/12/2022 Labor REMOVE AND 2.2 140.00 308.00T REPLACE RIGHT FRONT AXLE 12/12/2022 Parts RIGHT FRONT 1 601.00 601.00T AXLE 12/12/2022 Labor REMOVE AND 1 140.00 140.00T REPLACE SERVOTRONIC CONVERTER 12/12/2022 Parts SERVOTRONIC 1 202.00 202.00T CONVERTER 12/12/2022 Labor REMOVE AND 1.4 140.00 196.00T REPLACE DRIVE BELT TENSIONER ASSEMBLY 12/12/2022 Parts DRIVE BELT 1 162.00 162.00T TENSIONER 12/12/2022 Labor REMOVE AND 4.5 140.00 630.00T REPLACE CRANKCASEVENT VALVE AND RESEAL INTAKE MANIFOLD 12/12/2022 Parts PCV VALVE 1 142.00 142.00T 12/12/2022 Parts INTAKE MANIFOLD 4 15.00 60.00T GASKET 12/12/2022 Parts FRONT MANIFOLD 1 11.00 11.00T COVER GASKET 12/12/2022 Parts REAR MANIFOLD 1 11.00 11.00T GASKET ____________________________________________________________________________ SubTotal: $2,603.00 Tax: $98.27 -------------------------------------- Total: $2,701.27
 

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What model? This is an LR3 forum, but I have a feeling your vehicle is a Range Rover.
 

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I thought so as soon as I saw the bit about timing chains...the 4.4L just doesn't have such issues. Best of luck to you, you'll want to post this in the RR section for better response/feedback.
 

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