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Old 05-23-16, 10:40 AM
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Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

Curious on thoughts on Range Rover Sports. Are newer ones reliable? Do they cost a lot to maintain? Is it safe to buy one a few years old? They seem to drop significantly in value (like 50%) after a few years.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

I suppose you know they rank dead last in most any quality / reliability survey and have for years.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

I know they did before but I'm not sure that's the case now. But that's why I asked!
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

If you get one, get a good warranty

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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

Wow, the Liberal Hippy has crossed over.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

They are not reliable and they do cost a lot to maintain. If you put a gun to my head and made me buy one I would get their full sized HSE aka the L405. Every "Sport" or compact version of the car has been a piece of shit.

I'd rather put the money toward a vintage one. Something from the '60s or '70s or the Defender series they made in the '90s. Those will run forever.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

From what I've researched, yes, really expensive and not reliable. But still, they have waiting lists in most dealerships. So it's for rich people that don't care about reliability.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

I would look into the Toyota Land Cruiser or its equivalent Lexus variant. About the same $$$ and will literally last a lifetime (like Range Rovers used to).
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
Wow, the Liberal Hippy has crossed over.
Hi, you must be new to this forum.
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Define "gas guzzler." If it is anything below 20mpg, then yes. I just bought one of these 16/19mpg last March. And it's a fucking V8 baby!

NOTE:  the original picture is no longer available so I substituted the nicest picture I could find online.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

I've got an '06 4Runner and I wouldn't trade it for a Range Rover if you offered it to me as an even trade. I've had 100,000 absolutely trouble free miles.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

The problem that I have heard, besides reliability, is availability of parts or service if you are far from urban centers. Imagine getting stranded during a trip to a national park. Not at all fun.
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now owned by Tata Motors of India, I don't see that helping any
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

Buy almost anything else.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

If this goes like every other DVDTalk advice thread, I expect a "Take a look at my new Range Rover" thread started by CRM114 in the next couple of days.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

Nickdawgy knows a guy who could get him some sweet financing.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

I expected it but my dreams have been crushed! I don't think I can buy one with a good conscience.

Originally Posted by Giantrobo View Post
Wow, the Liberal Hippy has crossed over.
We currently have a Lexus and a BMW. I drive a 4Runner. So I'm not sure of the caricature you have in mind.

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They are not reliable and they do cost a lot to maintain. If you put a gun to my head and made me buy one I would get their full sized HSE aka the L405. Every "Sport" or compact version of the car has been a piece of shit.
Obviously, you can gather that I'm ready to move on from my beloved 2007 4Runner Limited. There are only 3 companies that make REAL SUV's any more: Toyota, Land Rover, and Jeep. From what I can gather, Range Rovers became a LOT more reliable over the last few years when Ford bought them and fixed their production issues. (They've since been sold again.) I absolutely LOVE the Range Rover Sport (the regular one is WAY too big) - the looks, the capabilities, the luxury. I kind of hate the new 4Runner design. I hate that they dumped the V8. I hate that you can't get Limited features in the TRD model. I'd buy a TRD Pro tomorrow if I could get the same stuff a Limited has in it.


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TI'd rather put the money toward a vintage one. Something from the '60s or '70s or the Defender series they made in the '90s. Those will run forever.
I'd sooner buy a used Porsche. I don't do vintage.

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I would look into the Toyota Land Cruiser or its equivalent Lexus variant. About the same $$$ and will literally last a lifetime (like Range Rovers used to).
I would LOVE a Land Cruiser. They are $85K and no one ever trades them in or leases them. None on the used market - at least around here. I would;d buy one tomorrow.

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I've got an '06 4Runner and I wouldn't trade it for a Range Rover if you offered it to me as an even trade. I've had 100,000 absolutely trouble free miles.
My 4Runner has 125,000 currently and no problems whatsoever. Its just getting crusty and little annoyances are popping up like dash lights burning out, the AC socket in the center console stopped working, no iPhone audio connectivity without a cable.

I would probably buy a Lexus GX if 1) they would update the design, hasn't been updated in years 2) it had the power rear window - the BEST feature of a 4Runner and 3) they got rid of the barn-style back door.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

Other cars/trucks I am considering:
- Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro or Limited
- Jaguar XE
- Lexus GX
- BMW X5
- Any Lexus, Acura, or Infiniti sedan
- BMW 5-series
- Mercedes E-class but I hate that iPad on the dashboard


Feel free to piss on these as well.

Hey, I'm almost 50. Time to get a car I want.

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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

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"Take a look at my new Range Rover"
"Here in my garage...".
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

Obviously, you can gather that I'm ready to move on from my beloved 2007 4Runner Limited. There are only 3 companies that make REAL SUV's any more: Toyota, Land Rover, and Jeep
And Nissan right? They still make a proper body-on-frame truck-like Pathfinder don't they? I hope they do.

And I would take Range Rover off your list. That's what I don't like about Range Rover. Unibody construction and 4 wheel independent suspension is not an SUV.

Regarding being 50 and wanting the car you want. Do you still need an SUV. I need it because I got two kids in booster seats and we going skiing and camping and long car vacations. I need the 4wd and the size. When I'm 50 I might not.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

They say 90% of all Land Rovers manufactured are still on the road.
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The other 10% have reached their destination.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

Nissan destroyed their Pathfinder making it a typical station wagon.

The Range Rover is probably the most capable 4-wheeler in production. It is a technological marvel.

As for need, I don't need it that's why I have cars on my list. I have two dogs and a child heading to college. But we get lots of snow and after being in an accident in an SUV many years ago, it's nice to have the size and sturdiness. I drive it off road (by off road I mean nasty rutted dirt roads) at least once a year. I can take 5 people and lots of stuff on vacation. I can go to Lowes and bring home something large without hassle. I've driven an SUV for 20 years. It may be time to change it up.
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And Nissan right? They still make a proper body-on-frame truck-like Pathfinder don't they? I hope they do.
They pussified the Pathfinder a few years ago, turning it into a crossover mall cruiser.

Nissan discontinued the Xterra, which had some serious off-road chops in the Pro-4x version, in 2015. You might still be able to find a few new ones hanging around at dealerships for way over sticker price.
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Unibody construction and 4 wheel independent suspension is not an SUV.
So, what would you call it? I'm sure there are tons of Jeep Grand Cherokee owners who would disagree with you.

IRS won't work on low speed rock climbing because it might roll over but at high speed courses like Baja it is better.
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Re: Anyone have experience with Range Rover?

Bummer about the pathfinder. I didn't know.
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Originally Posted by mrhan View Post
So, what would you call it? I'm sure there are tons of Jeep Grand Cherokee owners who would disagree with you.

IRS won't work on low speed rock climbing because it might roll over but at high speed courses like Baja it is better.


I'm not taking it rock climbing. This is about as bad as it gets.

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