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    L405 Buyers Guide

    Hi all,

    I currently own an L322 and looking to replace my other family car with an L405 (also looking at the new Defender), to be primarily driven by SWMBO.

    Does anyone know of any good buyers guide resources, or is there a specific model which is preferred out of the lineage (have heard 2016 is the year to get?).

    Any feedback/assistance on the search would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks!
    05 L322 Range Rover | BMW M62 4.4 | Cairns Blue
    07 Lexus GS450h | 2GR-FSE Hybrid | Blue Onyx Pearl

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    Quote Originally Posted by irubix View Post
    Hi all,

    I currently own an L322 and looking to replace my other family car with an L405 (also looking at the new Defender), to be primarily driven by SWMBO.

    Does anyone know of any good buyers guide resources, or is there a specific model which is preferred out of the lineage (have heard 2016 is the year to get?).

    Any feedback/assistance on the search would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks!
    Not sure there is a better resource than the Full Fat RR UK forum - well worth a travel through - and ofcourse here !


    The 2016 does not have Adblu (assuming you are thinking diesel) and as a result gets the 105l fuel tank (versus 87 I think for a Adblu equipped vehicles); I have a 2017 SDV8 which is a magnificent engine and the car has been extremely reliable and a magnificent long distance tourer.

    2013 models are getting on a bit now - almost 10 years old gulp! - so I guess 2016 onwards is probably a good idea.

    You can add some subtle mods to make it a very capable off road car if you want - albeit I can count on one hand how many I have seen off road (other than beach and outback touring); mine has dual batteries (cars without rear airconditioning can fit these with ease behind LHS boot panel) with Redarc DCDC, Anderson plugs and Redarc gauge, LLAMS, Rival bash plates, hidden UHF, tow pro etc and I fitted 20ís with 275/5520 Nitto Ridge Grapplers for ďoff roadĒ (outback trips), albeit I havenít had much chance to do much of that thanks to Covid etc L405 Buyers GuideÖ.,

    I use 22ís around town.

    The Adblu issue hasnít bothered me as much as I thought it might TBH so I donít think Iíd let that put you off a post MY16 car - budget permitting - as these cars are holding their values pretty well at the moment given lack of new inventory); will be interesting to see if SDV8ís hold values given they are no longer available.

    Iím in Brisbane- so feel free to PM if you want to chat more or look over mine.
    L405, Vogue SE, 4.4SDV8, 8 speed, Rear e-diff

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    Hi irubix..

    If you have access to the Vin all Dealer LR servicing is online, You would think a FFRR owner would have to be nuts to NOT do all maintenance required, but I discounted a car from my list cause the dealer couldnt explain the 2 year 40K service gap---,
    also dont expect a car yard to know what options are actually in the car, again the vin will tell you.
    I am so glad I went with the SDV8...
    "How long since you've visited The Good Oil?"

    '93 V8 Rossi
    '97 to '07. sold.
    '01 V8 D2
    '06 to 10. written off.
    '03 4.6 V8 HSE D2a with Tornado ECM
    '10 to '21
    '16.5 RRS SDV8
    '21 to Infinity and Beyond!


    2017 Crusader Excalibur Prince
    A whole lotta Rosie-


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    Hi, I am at selling mine now, is build 09/13, compliance 01/14 so might be a bit older than you are looking for. Is in the vehicleís for sale and I will update more photos when I get a chance. Car is in Brisbane so no problems if you want to have a look or drive.
    "Ours"
    2008 TDV8 L320
    2010 TDV8 L320
    2011 TDV8 L322
    2014 SDV8 L405

    "Hers"

    2010 LC200 Sahara
    2017 SDV6 L494 HSE
    Maserati Ghibli S

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    Hi , I have a 2016 SDV8 Autobiography which I think is sensational .. itís just great at everything . Being a 2016 it missed out on Apple car play but there are some after market options available apparently. For me towing a 3.2Ton van I find the extra range provided by the 105ltr tank a real bonus & I have also fitted 20Ē wheels for towing and dirt trips. Nothing else to report & no issues to date.

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    IIRC all MY17+ SDV8 are fitted with the e-diff.
    MY12 RRV 4.4 TDV8 AB, +LLAMS, +e-diff, +ACC stop/go. Produce LLAMS for LR/RR, Jeep GC/Dodge Ram
    VK2HFG and APRS W1 digi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme View Post
    IIRC all MY17+ SDV8 are fitted with the e-diff.
    Yep L405 Buyers Guide
    L405, Vogue SE, 4.4SDV8, 8 speed, Rear e-diff

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