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Hi.

Wifey and I put a deposit down on a 2015 Discovery Sport SE since we now have a kid in the oven. We have never owned a Land Rover before, however we are not new to 'luxury' brands.

The dealership is trying to sell us a prepaid maintenance plan for around $800. That's for 3 years, with the 1st year complimentary. So...$267/year. From the brochure I was sent it doesn't look like it offers much. An oil and oil filter change once annually, pollen filters annually, air filters bi-annually, and 1 brake fluid change the 3rd year.

I think this is just robbery. Someone please tell me if I'm wrong? I've owned 1 BMW, and 2 Infiniti's over the years (all new), and I don't think I've paid more than $80 for an oil (Mobile 1 synth) change (I've NEVER gone to the dealership for an oil change and NEVER had an issue). Mind you they were all sporty coupes, if that matters. I've always bought quality oil/air filters and brake fluid myself from local shops or online. The air filters were easy enough for me to do myself, even those located in the engine compartments, as was topping off the brake fluid.

We live in a complex and we are not allowed to work on cars here, so I cannot exactly do some DIY oil changes. Any clue (spitball figure) on what a regular oil change will cost for this thing? $267 annually seems a bit much for an oil change and some air filters.

-edit- I also don't care for the 'do you want some high school kid doing the oil change' argument. I've seen high school (or what looked to be) aged kids working on cars at dealership service areas.

Thank you!
 

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I imagine the post was too long or the question too stupid to garner a reply, my apologies.

I just thought there may be something magical that I didn't know about in regards to oil changes or whatever on this vehicle. Guess common sense says NO.

Thanks. Got it!
 

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I think a lot of us haven't had our cars long enough to know what the annual service costs will be. Personally, I didn't pre pay for my maintenance. I did that with my mercedes and not sure I came out ahead.

Slightly off point, but I just saw something about jaguar offering complimentary maintenance...Land Rover must be doing well enough without having to offer that. To bad, would be nice...although may just be rolled into the vehicle price somewhere and not truly free.
 

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Yes, the first service (oil change) is free - at least my LR dealer told me.

Yes, the car is so new that most of us don't know about the costs of maintenance yet.
I am new to the brand myself, being used to having 100% maintenance taken care of by BMW for the first 4 years....

This car may have similar costs to a BMW or Merc as it is a British car - not a US or Jap car..
When I was talking to Porsche and Audi dealers before getting the DS, they were telling me the oil changes at their dealership was $250 which seemed high to me.
So $267 / year is not too bad because it includes filters and brake fluid.

I use my own independent European mechanic to work on all my cars in the past, present and future.
They are the only one I trust because I never trust dealers and chain maintenance businesses.

That's my 2 cents...
 

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In Short: I was given an estimate for 10k Miles Basic Servicing as $630!!

Long Story: I have a leased DS 2016 model that just completed a year. I remember I did buy the pre-paid maintenance when I leased it, but not sure how much I paid for it.
Took the car in for some issues with the reverse camera not working at times and after 2 visits they said they would replace the rear camera. When I was at the dealer to get the camera replaced, I realized I had just finished an year so asked them to finish the 1st year/10k maintenance as well, to avoid another visit.

The service adviser did include the maintenance in. However, he said he will have to make a call and provide the VIN number to confirm the per-paid maintenance, so he said the estimate will include an amount, but it would be free if the maintenance is already paid for(he would make that call later). Still wondering why couldn't his system tell him that. I knew it was paid for, so didn't bother to check the amount until I read your post!

The DISCOVERY SPORT 10000 MILES SERVICE BASIC is lined up against an estimate of $630!!

Luckily, I don't have to pay that! But I am sure gonna double check with the dealer if that is what the maintenance will cost on going! Will keep you posted.

But for now, I would say go with the $800 maintenance pack. Most of my friends with Mercs, Audis all of them have bought maintenance packs.

Anybody without pre-paid maintenance got their cars serviced yet?
 

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The Stealer (dealer) has a way of inflating costs for service IMO.

I pay $110 for my service (oil, filter, lube) at my independent and still complies with maintenance.

I'd never prepay maintenance unless it lowers the finance cost (lease MF or finance interest) like Audi does....

And if you believe $630 for an oil change, then it's your dream and wallet.

Last time I went into the dealer for a long list of warranty items (fuel gauge, power issues, seat creaking, MPG, etc) it was all covered for free ($0)...
 
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