Good Day All;
I am considering purchasing a used LR4 to replace my old Jeep and my XJ8 both, and I would like a bit of advice before I jump into the deep end of the pool.
Downsizing my house/driveway/garage has brought me to this point. My trusty old (22 yr) Jeep TJ was invaluable for its unstopability in snow and lousy weather, as well as its ability to occasionally tow a small landscaping trailer. On the other side, it was brutal on any kind of a long drive, had no luggage space, and was getting a bit long in the tooth. The XJ8 is a superb long distance touring car with loads of luggage space, but it is only RWD and, even with snows, is no winter beater. I winter in Florida for Jan., Feb., and March, and it is great for the trip, but using it at home for the other 2 - 3 months of winter just isn't going to work. And I would fall on my sword before I'd put a trailer hitch on it. I'm hoping for something with the best of both worlds. Other candidates are the Lexus 350, and a Cadillac SRX, but I keep getting drawn back to the Land/Range Rover look and interior. There seem to be a number of +/- 8 yr old LR4s available with 100k or so kms in the $20,000.00 CDN range, which is where I'd like to stay. The Jeep has been sold (to a friend!) and the Jag will go as soon as I get back home in April ( preferably as a trade in, for tidiness and tax reasons ).