Are You Visiting The Land Of The Rover For The Ride Or The Label?

Land Rover has long been a go-to manufacturer for many. With striking designs and some of the best SUVs on the market, those with large families could undoubtedly do a lot worse than this manufacturing giant. Not to mention Land Rovers look pretty badass on the road.

But, all is not sunshine and roundabouts in the land of the Rover. In reality, these are some of the most expensive cars you could invest in. So, unless you’re looking to buy a used Range Rover, you’re talking about putting significant amounts of money towards this goal. That’s not to say it’s not still worth your while, but more that you should make sure you’re investing for the right reasons. 

Too often, we fall into the Land Rover trap without genuinely considering whether it’s the right move for us. That’s why we’re going to look at three warning signs that you might be investing for the wrong reasons. 

You want to look the part

Land Rovers may look badass, but appearances aren’t enough to justify a new car. What’s more, the sheer size of a Land Rover means that the appeal of that sizable bumper might not last long. Hence why you must think realistically about how a car of this size will fit into your life. If you have a large garage and don’t often try to fit into small parking lots, then, by all means, make your purchase. But, if you often try to slip into that small space at Tescos, perhaps a Land Rover isn’t right for you after all.

You think the drive will forever be plain sailing

Few vehicles beat Land Rovers when it comes to off-roading. High-performance engines mixed with massive amounts of torque can make the 2019 Range Rover alone a fantastic option for rural living. But, if you spend most of your time driving tarmacked roads, the experience might not be as smooth as you’re expecting. After all, hitting high speeds in these vehicles could mean issues with heavy steering and even vibrations. If you spend plenty of time traversing dirt tracks, etc. then Land Rover is a manufacturer made for you. If not, maybe steer towards more city-based options

Your mates have got one

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We’ve lost count of the number of people who have invested in the latest Range Rover because their mates have got one. If you’re thinking of doing the same, then we have one piece of advice for you – don’t. Like any significant vehicle expense, you need to invest because you believe Land Rover offers the best benefits. If you’re buying just to keep up with the Joneses, then don’t be surprised if you end up with a vehicle that’s far from what you need. 

Land Rover’s ranges offer plenty, and you and your vehicle could well live happily ever after together. But, that’s only possible if you’re honest with yourself about whether these less-than-ideal reasons are driving you, or whether you genuinely need a car like this in your life.


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