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ftillier

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I need to do the calcs for mine, I don't have all the maintenance in there, but I'm already at $0.30 per mile (fuel included), so $0.106 per km seems quite good.
 

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Oh mine is not fuel, that would be depressing. $0.106/km CDN = $0.130 /mile US
 

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I’m at $0.38 including gas; over 37,520 miles I’ve had about $7,222 in gas and $7,177 in repairs/maintenance. Not including gas, $0.19/mi; not including costs for performance tune, $0.12
 

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At the risk of being accused of blasphemy…
I recently purchased a 2015 Cayenne diesel to replace my beloved 2012 LR4 HSE.
The Cayenne is the perfect long range cruiser. i’m selling my LR4. 160m miles, really nice condition. Coolant pipes replaced, original timing chain guides. No rattles. Roof rack, ladder, new Toyo Cross Country tires on Range Rover wheels. 5,000 mile oil changes from day one. Love the LR4, love the Cayenne Diesel more.Good luck in your quest!
 

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I’m at $0.06 per mile for maintenance (all in, including tires) and $0.22 for fuel.

So $0.28 per mile all in.

This is over 74,300 miles.
 

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I’m at $0.06 per mile for maintenance (all in, including tires) and $0.22 for fuel.

So $0.28 per mile all in.

This is over 74,300 miles.
Did you buy new? My numbers got skewed by buying the car with 77k miles, just in time for expensive maintenance. Luckily I got it with the timing chains freshly done, and perhaps the crossover pipes too. Just had those done (perhaps again), along with tranny fluid, and power steering fluid. I'm shifting to doing my own oil changes.
 

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7,200 miles give or take and $19,000 spent on “maintenance” so I think I’ll sit this one out.
 

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Did you buy new? My numbers got skewed by buying the car with 77k miles, just in time for expensive maintenance. Luckily I got it with the timing chains freshly done, and perhaps the crossover pipes too. Just had those done (perhaps again), along with tranny fluid, and power steering fluid. I'm shifting to doing my own oil changes.
No I bought it used with 42k miles and one year of factory warranty left, which helped me with a few things.

One set (5) of tires.

My number is about to go up a little bit as I have ordered new front shocks... but they weren't super expensive.
 

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Mine got a little skewed because I included the extra set of winter tires and wheels (used from a 2006 Range Rover). Also windshields here are a maintenance item it seems.
 

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Just adding my two cents.

I bought my CPO 2012 Land Rover LR4 HSE with 32,000 miles on it in 2015. I now have 177,000 miles on it. During that time, I’ve had just one breakdown. It happened about seven days after I was off roading in the Mojave Preserve. I had a front left wheel bearing failure. With that said, I’ve had no breakdowns on or off the road. I stick to the scheduled maintenance guidelines as outlined by Land Rover. Every 10,000 miles. When I take the truck in for service, I never use anything cheap. I always spend the extra money for OEM or better when it comes to parts. And I especially avoid the made in China crap. If I was going to buy another 4 x 4, I would buy another Land Rover LR4 or maybe the new Defender.

Pros: Legendary off-road performance and for good reason. A luxury ride with excellent seats (you feel like you have a commanding view of the road), and plenty of interior room. Backseats lay down perfectly flat. Room for 6 foot person to sleep in the back.

Cons: Scheduled maintenance services are expensive. Parts are expensive. MPG is terrible. I average 12.3 MPG. 10 MPG when you’re off the pavement. Small fuel tank.

Would I buy another Land Rover. Yes.


*** UPDATE 04/19/2023 ***

The “LOW COOLANT” warning light my dash flashed on. I checked the coolant level only to find that the reservoir was full. Seems the sensor inside the reservoir had gone south. Looked like an easy fix. Search the local auto parts stores and they all carried the same product; Dorman Coolant Reservoir - Made in China. Against my better judgement I bought it. 90 minutes later I completed the install with only a minor setback. The crossover coolant tube snapped in half like a pretzel stick. Dang! The good news is that a couple of golf tees gave a temporary fix.

Putting that issue aside, I started the engine, waited a few minutes and SOB the dang coolant, warning, message displayed on the dashboard again. Turns out the sensor in the tank was defective. Which brings me back to my earlier piece of advice, ALWAYS AVOID BUYING MADE IN CHINA!! I thought buying from a reputable brand like Dorman would make a difference. That decision ended up costing me more money & time and effort in the long run. I’m kicking myself for not adhering to my own advice. I ended up buying a coolant reservoir that was made in the United Kingdom, including the crossover tube. Once installed, everything worked as advertised.

The moral of the story is, Never buy made in China parts if you can avoid it. Inevitably you won’t be saving any money in the long run.

And a word to the wise, if you’re an LR4 owner, just bite the bullet and change out that coolant crossover tube. It is very brittle and will break with very little effort.
 
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