Want to by range rover but scared about horror storys

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  1. 14 Oct 2018 at 9:33 AM #21
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    I bought a low mileage RRS V8 diesel in April, in the three weeks I had it I drove only once without a problem, I had it in a total of 3 days whilst the dealer had it the rest of the time trying to repair it.
    The steering column, steering rack, power steering pump, alternator, battery and compressor were replaced, I got the RRS back and the next day I went out work related, stopped at a small shop and it wouldn’t start.
    I rang the dealer and told them to pick it up and refund me.
    Worst car ever.
     
  2. 17 Oct 2018 at 6:45 PM #22
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    I saw this post just a couple of weeks before picking up a 3 year old Range Rover V8 5.0. A car that had been on my bucket list for many, many years and the various re-incarnations that followed from
    when I first wanted one.

    Well .... I bloody love it :bow2:

    A whole 3 weeks now and nothing has gone wrong. Yes, yes, yes I know some will say just wait a bit longer, OK I will but right now I am confident. :)
     
  3. 18 Oct 2018 at 2:30 AM #23
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    Never owned a JLR product myself, but have a fair bit of experience with the range. Range Rovers - there's nothing quite like them when they're working, and - perhaps SVR aside - they are truly outstanding off-road (despite the feeling you're going to break it the entire time). However, if it's proper mud-plugging you're after then as has been said above, a Land Cruiser will serve you far better.

    I once picked up a brand new current gen Range Rover V8 diesel from Gaydon for a work thing. Now this was a highly pampered press vehicle, and the gearbox threw a wobbly within around 200 miles of road use. Thankfully restarting the car a couple of times seemed to fix things, but I'd be gutted if I was getting warnings/failures like that after dropping 100k+ on it.

    If it's just a luxury cruiser you're after I've never quite understood why people favour SUVs over your regular 7 Series/S-Class, both of which I would have over a Range Sport. If you must lord it over people, the current Audi Q7/SQ7 is particularly impressive.

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  4. 18 Oct 2018 at 6:59 AM #24
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    Now done 61k

    Only had a handbrake motor and tyres and brakes and annual service

    Nothing has gone wrong with it at all
     
  5. 18 Oct 2018 at 7:33 AM #25
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    The whole SUV thing is the problem, yeah you can see more of the road, and feel all important, most people driving them just get in the way, RR drivers don’t usually do this thankfully being parked at the side of the road waiting for recovery... or tailgating the lesser sized SUVs who think it’s ok the block the roads at 70mph, usually with grey hair...

    I think it’s easier if you don’t like your money, to just set it on fire instead, that way you don’t have the hassle of breaking down, or going backwards and forwards from the dealership.

    I love the look of them, and Aston’s, but I get really frustrated with poor products, so if you must, just rent one for a weekend, get it out of your system then buy a decent car, which isn’t 6’ high!
     
  6. 18 Oct 2018 at 12:22 PM #26
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    What I think you had to bare in mind are they any worse for reliability than an X5 ?

    I dare say not...
     
  7. 18 Oct 2018 at 11:15 PM #27
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    I have owned 2 RR Sports and they were both very reliable cars. My first one was a 55 plate which i brought from main dealer. Only problem i had in the 3 years i owned it was the Alternator going. As i had the RR warranty it was all fixed free of charge. On my 2nd RR sport and 59 plate i just had the front caliper need replacing, again done under warranty. My father is on this 3rd RR sport, all have been solid as a rock and hes owned each one for 3 years and then replaced it for a new one. Like any car if you buy a lemon it will be a pain!!!
     
  8. 20 Oct 2018 at 11:34 PM #28
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    More positivity here.

    Mrs RSK has had a D3, three D4s and two FFRRs over the past 12 years and only the very first of those, the D3, had a mechanical failure. 30k miles from new over 18 months in her latest Vogue and it remains a fantastic car.
     
  9. 21 Oct 2018 at 8:17 PM #29
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    Why would you want an SVR when you can buy a X5M
     
  10. 22 Oct 2018 at 8:42 AM #30
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    How many reasons would you like :)
     
  11. 25 Oct 2018 at 10:17 AM #31
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    X5M is not in the same league as an SVR - only area where it can compete is performance on the track.

    I had my new RRS done 10K miles in it without a single problem. The infomat system needed a reboot once or twice but other than that, I couldnt fault the reliability etc.
     
  12. 6 Nov 2018 at 2:17 PM #32
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    We have had our RRS from new, it'll be 3 years old in April and its only had to go back to the garage once due to the hydraulic suspension pump failing and putting the car in limo mode... Its done 40k miles and is a lovely car to drive on big journeys plus loads of room for everything with the 2 kids
     
  13. 6 Nov 2018 at 2:21 PM #33
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    I’m thinking of selling mine soon

    2010 facelift TDV8

    60k, full history

    Black on black with 22” stormer wheels
    New tyres, brakes and recent handbrake module

    £16,995
     

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