I know the price is steep… I’ve been watching these for years. It’s the worst time ever to be buying a used car, but I’m stuck and need something sooner than later. My Jeep Grand Cherokee has electrical gremlins, and it’s too old to repair. I have a newborn and would like something big and safe that can rip through the snow and go camping in during the summer months. I’ve been searching for a long time, and there are so few options to work with here… especially one where I can get it to a trusted shop to complete a PBI. HD LUX is important to me, which adds to the complexity, and price (supply and demand). This unit just had the complete towing kit installed ($2500) and has two nice sets of rims with new rubber. The brakes are new. Suspension tight. The way I see it, I’m getting the vehicle for more like $33, paying for some of the extras, and paying a shop to get it back into perfect shape. Everything else has been extensively examined, and no other issues were found. I’d love a defender, but it’s not in my budget… I’d be hard pressed to find one with the spec I’d like for under $100k. Also, if I convert the CAD dollar to USD and look at the market for LR4’s in the US, it seems to be on par / cheaper than what is available there. I don’t know… my mind is running in circles. Ha ha. I really appreciate everyone’s input and all the great info. If I can get the oil filter checked out and make sure there are no metal particles in the engine, get the rattling noise fixed, I’ll likely pull the trigger on this one. We will see.The price is just way too high IMO. 44k cad + tax will get you close to a 50k cad for a 6yo vehicle and it is not even a range rover.
I bought my 2012 hse lux (not hd) in summer 2020 for half of that. It really is hard to find a decent LR4 in Toronto area, but 44k… Honestly, I’d put it as a downpayment for a new Defender.
But maybe I’m just cheap