Love Scotty's YouTube videos. I own a 2006 Land Rover LR3 V8 w/225K miles. Have owned it for 10 years and when running properly a perfect daily driver for the Colorado mountains where we live; but, I have had the normal long list of minor to mid-level repairs (most I do myself) over the years and am now looking toward a replacement.

I've heard Scotty's message loud and clear "Toyota Good", "Land Rover Bad!!!". So, I've been looking at the used market and weighing switching to a 4Runner v. another LRx. In a case where prices are identical the decision toward Toyota would be easy given its similar capability and reliability; but, if I look at real prices, and a vehicle with sub-100K miles, the Toyota's are pushing $20K, while the LR3's that are familiar to me can be had for $8-10K. Thus, I'm thinking another LR3 with $10K cash left in my hand to handle maintenance versus the 4Runner sounds a little compelling. I'm curious what the board thinks and if I'm crazy to look at it like this? The Land Rovers have experienced serious depreciation and for good reason; but, is there any point on the price scale where they become a good deal?

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Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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waste your money on a rover if you want, they cost less used cause they are junk as they age

CBnCO
CBnCO

Good point, but in reality the word "Land Rover" = mechanical issues!

Seriously, it's logical advice to avoid this brand; but, my primary question is whether it is worth it to go through the headache of the mechanical and maintenance issues if the car were cheap enough to acquire versus more reliable competition like Toyota?

Jackofall
Jackofall

Not sure this is goof place for that question. More for mechanical issues. But you may get a reply