Should I buy a Commander?
Iíve been looking at several options to replace my 2003 Land Rover Disco HSE. Iíve owned 2 Discoveryís since new. Love them. Yes, theyíve had their share of annoying problems Ė but nothing like the staling issue or other safety hazards Iíve been reading about re: the commander. (Threads on this forum and other sources)
I was ready to get a new LR3 then the commander attracted me due to its lifetime driveline warranty, size, 4wd capability, improved mpg over the Rover, towing capacity and the fact that dealers are essentially giving them away. Iíve owned several new SUVs in my lifetime and currently own 3 jeeps (from newest to oldest = Wrangler, CJ5, and Willys Wagon) along with the Rover.
I initially thought the limited is what Iíd go forÖ but Iím not a fan of chrome (except on my Harley). So I am looking at a sport, with U upgrade option, adding the 4.7, Quadra II w/skid plate package, and DVD so the kids have something to watch on long trips. I was ready to go to a dealer in another week or two and make a deal.
Now Iím not so sure.
Iíd appreciate honest advice from you as owners. I remember the bad wrap the CJ5 got back in the late 70ís early 80ís for rolling over (eventually contributed to the demise of the CJ5). Iíve owned my 5 for over 20 years and wouldnít give it up for anything. But if someone asked me if they were roll over prone, Iíd say yes, and if that worried them Ė donít buy one.
Thanks in advance for your open/honest advice. After getting excited to purchase a Commander, I was really discouraged to hear about the staling problem. Thatís what has prompted me to submit this post.