New to the club and wanted to say hi. I have been looking for my dream LR for about a year now. Had my previous SUV totaled, and realized I needed something bigger and better. Needed something that could tow a trailer and tow a family on long trips. Obviously also needed to go real off-road, guzzle gas, intimidate others, and still be a cool everyday work vehicle.
Not a long list of possible choices. Couldn't be a Jeep, in-law has a rubicon. Originally thought to go for the F-150 Raptor (2017). So I waited for specs to come out for that and then had my wife drive an f-150 and had it immediately shot down due to size. I had to shoot it down because it didn't come with a front bench seat and steering gearbox like the Power Wagon. Sorry really going off LR topic. Anyways...
Last April / May I decided and figured an LR is the perfect vehicle for me. And of all those, I wanted a light exterior with a dark interior, 3rd row, and as many other included features as possible. I searched all of US for the past year, most options were on the upper east coast, Florida, Texas, LA. And for the right color combo, one came up every 3 weeks maybe and if it had the right price was gone within a week. Lots of sad nights.
Fast Forward, I finally found the perfect one in Houston. Flew out after the fourth of July. Took the family and made it into a road trip to get back. Sadly it had some major issues when I arrived, but I had the autosales fix it at Land Rover, before I headed out through 120 degree Texas desert. and here we are now. Great road trip BTW but don't recommend Arizona in July.
Excited to possibly meet some or many of you at the next Peninsula DItD. I am doing a program and in a "Networking" phase, so happy to meet and hear what you guys and gals do besides adventure.
Thank you in advance for having an awesome club.