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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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46 reader reviews for Land Rover Range Rover 4x4.
  • 3.6 TDV8 Vogue Auto 5dr

    Frank Mansfield Date: 01/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      27.9

    My car

    The TDV8 is my second Range Rover Vogue, the first being the earlier TD6, which although slow and noisey, was extremely reliable during the 3 years and 75,000 miles I covered in it.

    I will start with the good points. The ride and handling are a revelation over the previous TD6; fuel economy for a car of this size it utterly staggering, I achieved 31MPG driving through Northern Spain recently, fully loaded with wife, kids, luggage and wine; the performance is magnificent and it looks simply gorgeous anywhere you park it.

    Now, the bad points. Every time you wash the windscreen while driving with the driver side window open a fraction, you get drizzled in the dirty water racing off the front screen; the windscreen wipers make the most annoying knocking noise; the seats are uncomfortable after 30 mins; I can't fill the fuel tank up properly as the pump ALWAYS air locks; every time I reverse, the wing mirror lowers, but NEVER resets itself; the auto-window switches fail intermittently; the oil pressure warning light has been on 5 times in 3 months; the rear park camera focus is shot; the engine knocks when ticking over and the automatic transmission jerks from gear to gear.

    If the problems were fixed, I would love this car dearly, but as it stands right now, I hate it! I'm disappointed with Land Rover and the local dealer.

  • 2.9 Td6 HSE Auto 5dr

    martin barratt , Hampshire . Date: 23/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Ahhh the Range Rover.....the promise of one of the best cars in the world and the reality of dreadful reliability (truly dreadful), appalling dealer service and iffy mechanical build quality.

    I've just sold mine but will give a - hopefully - balanced view to anyone reading this and may be thinking of buying one.

    The positives first...when it's running the Range Rover IS one of the best cars in the world, WHEN it's running.

    The bad bits... I experienced suspension failure (sensor failure) and also the infamous front differential/prop failure which seems to affect so many cars. The car was trailored to the dealer who quickly repaired it....and then tried to get me to pay £1000 for the repair (even though the car was under warranty) as failure was down to 'wear and tear'. I refused, showed them my letter from their MD, they paid up, same with other problems.

    So...should you buy a Range Rover ? Hmmmmmmm can't speak for the new TDV8s or petrols as I had a TD6 but let me just say that out of the 6 friends of mine who had a Range Rover when I bought mine (last year) none of us still own one and have left the brand, I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions !

  • 3.6 TDV8 Vogue Auto 5dr

    matt jeffery Date: 10/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having just ordered my new RR Vogue TDV8 following a 2 day test drive courtesy of a local dealer all I can say is how staggered I am at the improvements with the new model. Landrover have a fantastic marketing position and that is that no matter how terrible some of their dealers are, in this case Sturgess of Leicester and the dreadful "luck" I had in the last 4 months ownership of my P38 2001 Vogue V8 they know that once you have had one its all you will always want. I have found a new relatively local dealer and they are superb,this is my first diesel car and I am staggered at how refined it is, finally ! and lets face it when you do 18,000 miles a year a petrol RR can leave you in tears and bankruptcy! This car is an outstanding achievment and somehow its made up for everything else Landrover have got wrong over the years. I am 27 and all I can say is forget Porsche, BMW etc if you want a really cool car with real presence then this is it!

  • 2.9 Td6 Vogue Auto 5dr

    john winstanley , shropshire . Date: 19/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for a year, I bought at 3 years old and have taken the mileage from 57k to 70k. I have owned every type of landrover, toyota land cruisers, e class, 5 series, subaru's, porsche etc.. This without question is the best all round vehicle I have owned. It imparts a sense of occassion to every drive, you arrive rather than having journeyed. I know through my own experience LR's can be unreliable but this RR has been very good, build quality excellent, still feels taut and like a year old car not 4 years old. You can by one like for £24k can't think of better value for money. Hopefully will be replaced with the V8 diesel at the appropriate time.

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