After months of searching my new car shopping is over. Test drove some Toyotas and Lexuses (Lexii??), and others but couldn't shake the Rover bug. Well, it was yesterday technically. Or actually Wednesday night my new LR4 showed up on the trailer. The dealer had her cleaned up good in pics but the transport trailer drove through some nasty weather on the way up.
Svended. There was NO wax on it at all so I did a quick pass of 3D speed on a heavy polish pad and topped with ceramic spray.
I've done this to all my cars and it works well. Just keep topping off with the spray after every wash, and I polish twice a year. I might go a little nuts with it in the spring and do a real two stage correction and put a clear bra on. We'll see.
Anyway... she's 2013 LR4 HSE, one owner, 46k miles, Colorado truck by way of Mobile, Alabama. She lived in the Glenwood Springs vacation home of a couple. It ended up at a BMW dealer in Alabama (where they lived full time) where it was reluctantly traded in on a new X3. They wanted to get something newer and downsize. Interior is mint mint mint.
And of course the perks of a truck that was garaged and babied where rust isn't a thing. That's a fucking beautiful sight.
And of course, the best part.... HD package with the rear locking diff!
I had alerts on every website imaginable, this one popped up on a Monday morning. I called the dealer as soon as they opened before they even had pictures up. Matt @ BMW of Mobile (highly recommended) was great. He sent me some pics and a video and I sent a deposit that afternoon. If this truck was at a Land Rover dealer it would have never made it to the for sale lot. I had so much anxiety buying something (especially one of these trucks) sight unseen but this checked every box... 2013, low miles, one owner, service history. Plus the right options of course... HSE, 7 seats, cold weather pack, and the rare HD pack.
And she fits in the garage (barely!)
I was missing my old Disco badly, and this feels so familiar yet is much newer and most importantly a lot safer now that kid #1 is due here any minute. My wife and I can't wait to make new memories with this Rover. Shot of the old D1 for good luck.