Should I bring my 2016 Range Rover to STT?
I have a 2016 Range Rover with about 35K miles located in Atlanta. This is the newest model and so far has been flawless with only oil changes needed.
I am not driving it much and need a car in STT. I haven’t seen many RR’s on the road in STT, and wondering if there is service available short of going to PR.
I guess that I can buy a Jeep Wrangler and have no issues with service, but obviously it’s night and day versus the RR in ride quality plus I already own the RR.
There will NOT be a “night and day” difference between a Range Rover and a Jeep Wrangler here. 90% of the roads are twisty, hilly, and pot hole ridden. Many are unpaved. You will never use cruise control here. Rarely will you exceed 40 mph. Sweaty bodies, high temperatures, and constant UV rays deteriorate leather and cloth interiors quickly, vinyl isn’t much better.
Rather than owning an expensive high-end European vehicle, I would go with buying a new Jeep or Ford every couple of years instead.
To close out this thread, I ended up buying a loaded 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara (4-door) that had 6,300 miles. This was a trade-in at an MB dealer on the mainland and we had Blue Ocean arrange for overland shipment and then sea shipment out of Jacksonville port directly to STT.
Upon arrival in STT used Beep Business to clear customs and get the car titled and registered without us being on island.
Good savings since we didn't have to pay sales tax on the mainland (out of state purchase) and Jeep is USA manufactured, so no customs duties. Saved about 25% of the sticker price by purchasing a 6-month old Jeep and was able to use my stateside auto insurer USAA for the USVI specific policy.
Ultimately seemed like a smarter way to go versus shipping the Range Rover and worrying about service, plus probably smarter to blend in with a Jeep.
Thanks for all who commented.
Best of luck with the new Jeep!
I purchased a new Ford SUV when I arrived three years ago and it’s served me well, AWD seamlessly kicks in more often than I ever thought it would. One thing I’ve come to realize, “new” doesn’t last long here.
Local conditions are one thing, the locals themselves are another. I’ve got several small dings and scratches from people swinging car doors into it. Several knuckleheads in pick up trucks have backed into it, one with an extended hitch, several others with lumber hanging off the bed. Thankfully, nothings been serious, haven’t had to replace anything yet, but I wish people would pay a little more attention in parking lots especially.
And what’s the deal with going in reverse? Locals seem to have a great deal of difficulty backing up.