Selling the LR4

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I really don't know what you gain by selling the LR4 for a RR. The LR4 is more functional and in the RR you will will just look like a realtor.
 

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Always a bit mystified by sellers struggling to come up with an asking price for the mighty LR4. I know as well as anyone that it becomes a good friend over the years but still… I’ve had my 2012 on the ‘sell block’ before and pulled it back off, but you need to find a price you can live with and put it out there, lol.

As it turns out, after recently deciding to not sell mine and put the Tactical rear bumper on it, I get a note from Rivian after 3 long years, letting me know I’m close to getting my R1T - this about the only vehicle that will move the LR4 out of the driveway after 10 great years.
 

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I’ve test driven the defender and RR more than once. The RR sport sounds amazing but all I can think is “why can’t I get this engine in a LR4?”, the defender was solid but so boring.

I’m just going to keep mine and stick with the “fun trips” use schedule. I have room for it on my mountain property and work from home so no commute/parking issues. I haven’t this seen any other vehicle that will fill this niche in our lifestyle.
 

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The one thing that keeps me with my LR4 every time I consider going with a FFRR is how surprisingly little the FFRR seems inside compared to the LR4, especially the rear cargo area. The square, boxy design of the LR4 pays off for more than just looks.

No question there, but my needs have changed slightly. I could make an L405 cargo space work for my situation now that I’m not routinely moving kids between college housing and doing other stuff like that. I’d still need to haul the occasional load of mulch but mostly it would just be me, or at the most my wife and small dog and me during road trips. And I can say this in a community of fellow LR owners, but I did strongly envision the feeling of rolling into Naples FL every January in a FFRR…

I enjoyed the feeling of the RR cockpit in its own right. The dealer tossed me the keys and told me to have fun. I sat in the lot for about 20 min just pressing buttons and flipping switches to try various features I had read about. Funny story, I decided to sit in the back seats to try the leg room. After looking around and nodding approvingly, I reached for the door handle and found I had locked myself in back there. The engine was running at the time so it was either that or a child safety latch setting, I guess. In between laughing at my situation I tried texting my salesman to no effect. I finally had to contort myself into the front seats while trying to respect the ivory leather interior. I managed to get out but only after crushing a pair of sunglasses with my boot as I extricated myself.

I’m glad I checked it out. I’m gonna keep my search filters current for a different color and also will lean toward a ‘17. I learned that it would be even harder to part with the LR4 than I had initially expected, so that’s a valuable bit of knowledge.
 

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Always a bit mystified by sellers struggling to come up with an asking price for the mighty LR4.

Hey, the fact that you’ve seen it happen more than a few times should tell you something. I said up front that my post was as much about group therapy as it was a search for hard input. This is a gang of Land Rover owners, after all!

BTW you’re right on all points you made. The bonding with these vehicles (the LR4 in particular) is real.
 

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I completely agree with the group therapy angle. I have thought more than once that I enjoy posting here to a group of LR4 enthusiasts just to knock ideas around. Sort of like sitting around over a beer with like minded folk.
 

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Too much $$$ if I convert into Canadian pesos.

$24k US = $30.8k Cdn. That's nearly what I paid for a 40k mile 2010 that was 3 years old in 2013.. Looks like it's in great shape though. Should be an easy sell.
LR4 prices have risen significantly in the US since the early years of the 2010s and are holding strong. Because I use the LR3/4 for camping and we don't travel light, I wanted to buy the latest model LR4 I could find and sell my LR3, which was immaculate and mechanically perfect even at 13 years old when I sold her. I looked for a year and eventually found a 2016 LUX with everything in 2019; came with extended warranty (for what that's worth...) and about 30K miles, but it cost an eyewatering US$48K (admittedly this was the Manhattan dealership). I was one of three trying to buy the car when it came in the day before; owner traded it against a new Deafener.

So what? If folks are thinking of selling late model LR4 that are in great condition with low miles, I'd say price high as you they're still very popular. Good ones, anyway.
 

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