Looking to buy this LR4, but rattle at cold start. Goes away when warm...

ryanjl

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Ugh, we’re not going to argue about LR vs Toyota reliability here, aren’t we?

LR makes a much more sophisticated vehicles which comes at a price.

And reliability is not even the main problem here, a terrible service is. Average dealership is good enough to change oil and tyres, but completely useless otherwise.
After warranty expires finding a good indy shop is the key to a happy LR ownership.

I don't think anyone is saying Toyota isn't more reliable than Land Rover. But I am saying that the Land Rover reliability issues are a little overblown, particularly if you are an active owner who stays on top of maintenance items.

Thing is, those "maintenance items" existed with Toyotas, too. Just less of them, I suppose.
 

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I will say my 2010 LR4 has been more reliable than my 06 LR3. Having a differential fail at 20k kms into the LR3's life was a little off putting.
 

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I don't agree that this has been well maintained.
We all know that Rovers are, well, Rovers, but our 2016 (purchased used and possibly a weak maintenance history) at the same mileage has only one issue - a weak air compressor.
I have a hard time understanding how the timing chain could be that loud at 65K miles other than poor maintenance.

I am very open to be educated as our 2016 belongs to the daughter, lives across the country, and I only get a few weeks a year to actually touch it and to work on it.
 

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