Approaching my 40th I had decided I would treat myself to a new car and having 3 children ruled out the 911. My budget being £40-45k the RR 2.9 Td6 Vogue Se became top of the list, being a BMW fan having owned 4 530D's. The test drive was superb and sales staff at James Edwards Chester first class, however as soon as I jumped back into my ultra reliable Nissan Navara I began to worry about reliability and having a number of friends running Rangies with varying levels of defects the doubt set in. I would state that despite the reliability issues my friends return to RR but their pockets are much deeper than mine. 2 hours later I am test driving the new X5 and although this is a compromise I know it will start and run all day (I travel 50k a year). Deposit paid and collect next week but I was very nearly drawn into the charm of the RR. Maybe in 3 years when they get it sorted! On a positive note we were accompanied on the test drive by a technician who has nothing to do every afternoon because warranty work has halved in the last 6 months. Thanks for your forum it confirmed my fears.
I purchased a Range Rover Vogue 02 model about three months ago - I have always liked the look of these cars.
I have owned many 4x4 vehicles in the past and this has been the worst car by far that I have ever purchased - it's been nothing but trouble. Within four weeks, the electric steering wheel tilt mechanism broke, a fault with Land Rover but they would not cover any of the costs to replace (it cost me £750).
A couple of weeks later, the fan heater stopped working and the wipers stopped - again it went back to the garage. They're small repairs but still cost £230.
Soon after, the radiator had a leak which cost £350, then the battery gave up which was a further £130. There has been a loose connection for the TV screen which I managed to sort myself. This car has cost me more in three months than all the cars I have had in the past fifteen years.
Everyone I seem to speak to knows someone who have had problems with Land Rover vehicles. They are very nice to drive but so unreliable. The car is up for sale now and I am looking at purchasing a Lexus RX 300 or a Toyota Landcruiser.
Personally I don't think you can go wrong with a Japanese vehicle. I sold an Landcruiser Amazon to buy the Range Rover, and it was the worst thing I've ever done. Even speaking with various people in Land Rover they all seem to be familiar with all these problems.
To anyone looking to buy a used one I would advise not to buy one without a manufacturer's warranty.
The love story ends here! After three years of wedded bliss (apart from warped discs replaced after 15,000 miles), despite a truly pathetic dealership, we were a very happy couple - she is the best looking 4x4 by far.
The BMW engine was predictably superb, the cabin second to none. She now sits in the dealer's workshop after her transmission gave up the ghost after just 23,000 miles. Land Rover Assist, you are a joke - but at least you knew it was terminal and didn't even bother to send a mechanic.
Well, after one-and-a-half hours of waiting, the recovery vehicle arrived (he'd been parked just three miles down the road), and the driver tells me with a smile that this was the fifth one of these he'd collected recently with transmission failure! Then, when I start to read Fifth Gear reviews, there's a lot of people with the same experience.
The worst thing is that this is not something new - talking to a friend who had one of the old Range Rovers, he had four differential failures. Land Rover obviously can't make reliable transmissions or they would have done something about it by now.
So it's goodbye my beauty, you are gorgeous and sexy but unpredictable, and I can't live with that. I'm off to look at an Audi Q7. I know she's ugly but I also know she'll never let me down.
Adieu, fair maid!
It's my first Range Rover. It's a 2006 model 3ltr TDI Vouge SE and I have covered some 10,000 miles now and loved every one of them. It makes me feel king of the road with its high-up driving position and sure-footed grip on the road.
I have had no faults or problems of any kind to date, so therefore I only have praise for Land Rover. Plus my local dealers are first class in every way.
I can honestly say thay after owning several different 4x4s in the past that this is the one for me every time.
Brilliant - well done Land Rover.
Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive
Purchased an ‘approved used’ 2.7 V6 Automatic (3 ½ years old) from the Main Dealer complete with six month warranty (I guess this should have set the…
After a long search for a new car I went for the 2.2 DCi X Trail in Sport trim. I'm very happy with the car, it drives very well compared to other…