I want to sell my Land Rover – the ultimate guide
A classic British car brand, Land Rover (part of Jaguar Land Rover) first specialised in off-road vehicles and has since moved into the luxury space with SUVs and crossovers. Land Rover, and their premium line Range Rover, are hugely popular in the UK. In fact, YouGov found Land Rover to be the UK’s third most famous car brand in 2022.
Read on to learn about how to sell your Land Rover.
- Selling your Land Rover
- Do Land Rovers hold their value?
- What is the best-selling Land Rover?
- At what mileage do Range Rovers have problems?
- Do Land Rovers have a long life?
- How to sell your Land Rover
Selling your Land Rover
Land Rovers and Range Rovers are so popular that you’ll be able to sell your vehicle at any age – although, naturally, newer vehicles will attain the best price. Range Rovers in particular are known for their luxury design, interiors, and high-spec factory fitted options, so selling while your model is fairly up to date is a good way to fetch a competitive price.
Do Land Rovers hold their value?
Land Rovers are expensive to maintain and fix once their three-year, unlimited mileage warranty runs out. Therefore, at this point, we can expect for values to generally fall a bit faster. However, depreciation rates are extremely variable and take into account more than just condition and mileage. The fuel type of your car, for example, is an increasing indicator for value.
To fetch the best value for your Land Rover or Range Rover, make sure to service it regularly and make the most of the original three-year warranty to keep it in good shape.
By using Motorway’s free new tool, Car Value Tracker, you can stay alerted to the changing value of your car over time, and choose the best time to sell.
Value my Land Rover
On Motorway you can get a free, instant valuation for your Land Rover or Range Rover, and track that valuation over two years. Just enter your reg and mileage to visualise your car’s depreciation rate on a graph, based on sales data from the Motorway platform as well as the broader used-car market. Track up to six passenger vehicles’ values for free with Car Value Tracker.
Data from Motorway’s sales platform indicates that Land Rover depreciation is extremely variable.
The following depreciation statistics are based on median new prices of £57,200 for a Land Rover Discovery, £88,600 for a Defender, and £102,500 for a Range Rover.
When sold at two years old, the Defender and Discovery both maintain an average of 73% of their initial purchase value, whereas the Range Rover can drop 50%. The depreciation for the Range Rover then slows down, keeping 32% of its initial value when sold at five years old. The Defender and Discovery remain similar to each other, achieving 50% and 47% of their purchase values respectively when sold at five years old, and 25% and 24% at ten years old.
As the luxury sibling to the Land Rover models, the Range Rover is simply more expensive to maintain. To achieve the highest possible value for any car, the best thing to do is keep it well-maintained on the inside and outside.
What is the best selling Land Rover?
Unsurprisingly, Range Rovers are highly popular — they’re the most upscale models Land Rover produce. That said, the Defender and Discovery models both remain extremely popular SUVs. Like with many vehicles, the individual spec makes a bigger difference to resale value than the actual model.
Since Land Rover has stopped making the Freelander, the market to resell them seems to be shrinking.
At what mileage do Range Rovers have problems?
It has been reported that after 100,000 miles, mechanical issues can set in with Range Rovers. Despite the outside looking pristine, thanks to the aluminium body, when mileage creeps up the air suspension bags can wear out, affecting handling. Range Rover drivers can also experience oil leakage before their cars hit 100,000 miles. This is why it’s important to make the most of the initial three-year warranty when bought new, to preserve the car’s condition and keep resale value as high as possible.
Due to these commonly reported issues the value depreciation of Range Rovers will increase exponentially as it approaches 100,000 miles. Selling before your Range Rover gets close to this mark is vital for achieving a top-tier price.
Do Land Rovers have a long life?
Land Rovers are known for performing best in the first few years and having trouble thereafter. This is reflected in their depreciation rates. If you service your Land Rover regularly, chances are you’ll have a reliable car for a long while. If you’re looking to make bang for your buck and resell for a newer model, Land Rover may not be the best luxury SUV investment.
How to sell your Land Rover
There are several ways to sell or trade-in your Land Rover, either independently or through a service. Finding the best one for you will depend on your car’s circumstances and your preferences.
Living in an area where Land Rovers are necessary for tough terrain can make it easier to find a buyer who will offer a good price. If your car is over five years old and you have a local network of potential buyers, that’s a good option. You’ll have to go to the trouble of setting up meetings and making the sale yourself, though. If you’re based in a big city or place with high used car competition, it might be hard to convince a private seller to buy your used Land Rover over one they could get at a dealership with some warranty offered.
Sell to a dealer
If your Land Rover has passed its three-year warranty, a dealer may give a lower price than you’re hoping for. However, given the popularity of these vehicles, they are likely to buy them without too much hassle. If you have a particularly high-spec model, you will have a more solid foundation for negotiation with dealerships. Bear in mind that you’ll have to manage communications and visit a few companies to find the best possible price.
There are lots of resources available to sell your car online, including listing sites such as Gumtree, eBay, or Facebook Marketplace. Much like selling privately, this requires you to manage the listing, communications, and sale process by yourself. The perks of these listing sites vary significantly. Whilst some are free, others require you to pay before allowing you to list. The free ones generally provide poor visibility for your ad.
Land Rover offers part-exchange directly, and most individual dealerships do too. You may find that trading in your Land Rover or Range Rover against your new car is the easy option. However, it is typically not a solution that gets you the best deal. Although you’ll drive one car in and another out, you usually won’t get as much for your Land Rover as if you’d sold it privately.
Sell your Land Rover the Motorway way
If you’re thinking about selling your Land Rover or Range Rover quickly and easily, at Motorway we offer a simple — and completely free — method of getting the best price when selling, whatever the model.
Just enter your reg on the homepage and you will be provided with an instant estimated sale price based on up-to-the-minute market data. We’ll then ask you a few easy questions about your car and guide you through the photos you need to take to complete your vehicle profile. It can be done right from your phone — in a matter of minutes.
If you choose to enter your car into a daily sale, it will be shown to our nationwide network of more than 5,000 verified dealers looking to add to their stock of used cars. Interested dealers will then compete to buy your car, offering you their best price.
In as little as 24 hours you will receive your best offer — and, if you choose to go ahead with the sale, your car will be collected for free by the dealer and the money will be quickly and securely transferred to your bank account.