What used Land Rover Range Rover 4x4 will I get for my budget?
At the time of writing, entry to the Range Rover club starts at between £36,000 and £40,000, this for a 2013 model with an average to high mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from an independent dealer.
Up your budget to between £40,000 and £45,000 and you’re looking at 2014 cars with an average mileage, while £45,000 to £50,000 should find you 2014 and 2015 cars with the same criteria bought from franchised dealers.
Expect to pay £50,000 to £55,000 for later cars from 2015 and 2016.
How much does it cost to run a Land Rover Range Rover 4x4?
It won’t be cheap. The most economical engine on paper is the latest diesel-electric hybrid, which has a staggering claimed fuel consumption of 101mpg, but unless your journeys are all short, you won't match this figure. More realistic are the 3.0 diesels, of which the SDV6 version claims 45.6mpg. The two 5.0-litre petrols are unlikely to match their claimed fuel figure, even if that is a mere 22.1mpg.
Range Rovers registered before April 2017 will cost a large amount in VED road tax every year, and insurance groups are high, too, with even the V6 diesels in group 50. Cars registered after that date will pay a flat rate of tax, currently £140 a year, but will be subject to a luxury car tax supplement payable on every car that cost over £40,000 new. This currently stands at £310 a year.
Servicing will be expensive, especially if you stick to the Land Rover franchised servicing agents. At least many offer fixed-price servicing, payable by direct debit, with plans available for two years and two services, right the way up to five years and five services.