I'd agree with this one. In my case, I had a Chevy Astro to haul my guitar and PA gear to gigs, a Jeep Liberty that I had done a little offroading in but which wasn't really capable, and a Model 3 Tesla that I bought cheap before the pandemic when I was still commuting.The choices for vehicles that will cruise comfortably at 95mph on the highway, seat seven or haul a metric **** ton of gear, that allow you to comfortably sleep in the back, tow 7,500ish pounds, and then with a couple of button presses offer 90%+ of the off-road capability of a Jeep Wrangler are exceedingly limited.
Or Canoo!Past 100k miles, you will need a second vehicle if you want to be able to diagnose and solve problems without a rental/loaner. Rentals have been an expense for me. I dont like the dealers, but the indies dont have loaners, and even if i self diagnose and order the parts, it's not always exactly all of them. So i have been down for weeks over the last several years, even though the repairs themselves are not that complicated, the downtime is pricey when renting a tahoe. My suggestion would be to put an order in for a rivian, Ineos grenadier, (yes i have ordered both) whatever... and hold the land rover until that vehicle becomes available. then you have a piece of mind of the reliable vehicle coming, but can still enjoy the rover. And not have to pay the price of current dealer inventories.
I have owned my LR4 for 10 years and a Tesla for 5, and they officially qualify as 'best vehicles’ ever. Somewhere between the two is some decent gas mileage one hopes. I think about selling the LR4 a little more often these days @ 100,000+ but it's tough to pull the trigger for a lot of the reasons mentioned above. I, too, have a Rivian R1T on order and think it might be the only truck to push the lr4 out.I can see having mine for a while longer. I've done what I can do to prolong its life. Timing chain and guides have been done. Crossovers and water pump were refreshed just this past Spring. Suspension compressor is only 3 years old, and it's a fairly easy DIY job. Put new air struts on the front last Spring. Control arms have been done.
Thinking I'll hold onto it a few more years then examine what's on the market. By then, we'll know more about the reliability and issues with the ingenium engines in the new Defender, and the PHEV version should be available. My daily commute is only about 4 miles each way (and there are charging stations in my parking garage at work), so the idea of running full electric most of the time appeals to me.