The 4.4 is almost a bulletproof engine the 4.2 supercharged is the same. Change the oil every 5k miles and drive it for 400k miles or till you are tired of it. Small issue will come up as it is a rover, but most are cheap or easy to do yourself. My thermostat went out a week after I bought it, they stick open when broke, not closed. So I just ran cold till I changed it. I have a drivers door sensor that is bad, so I need to change the latch, about a 2 hour job and $100 for the part. You can do it yourself or a shop that knows what they are doing can probably do it in an hour. I just bought my 08 RRS HSE Lux with 111k miles and I am very much happy with it even with the minor issues.
Hi. I have a 2006 RR HSE 4.4 NA. 126,000 miles. Bought as-is on jan28, 2021. On the third day of ownership, Lanny died and would not start. I replaced the fuel pump, thermostat, crankshaft positioning sensor, battery, transmission fluid, filter, and seals. Cleared all codes and off we went for a whole 60 days. Now, we are in "limp" mode due to failed transmission mechatronics. I spent yesterday reflashing the transmission control module with JLR SSD V. 1.604 and Mongoose. No luck.
Now... does anyone here have access to or information where I can find a proper replacement mechatronic unit at a good price? I am on a tight budget, and I don't think my wonderful wife can take any more of this.