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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
    3 out of 5 stars

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13 reader reviews for Land Rover Range Rover 4x4.
  • 4.6 Vogue Auto 5dr

    Graham Dalton , . Date: 20/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      13

    My car

    A lot of people slate this car, but I love mine.

    As a family, we have had Land Rovers for the last 10 years, but I decided I want to have a go at a Rangie, so picked up a 10 year old one that had a good interior and body. Within weeks the air suspension stranded me on the M6, but being practical I manage to sort it out myself. This took some time and effort. but the ride is amazing. I have just driven a hire car with only 9k on the clock, (RR has 127k), and the ride in the RR is far superior. This I think is mainly due to that air suspension. Thankfully, it has LPG so 13 MPG is not too scarey! I actually stop and look around when I get stuck in traffic and think, what a great car to get stuck in. Cant wait until the snow comes. :-)

    There are a few other little niggles such as one front wheel bearing to sort and the exhaust needs replacing. Then their is a small leak in coolant needs a permanent fix, but hey it is 10 year old. On the plus side. the engine is as sweet as a nut and quiet until rattled. The auto gearbox is the nicest I have ever experienced. You simply can not feel it change gear!

    Someone in another review said that there is a lot of wind noise. I notice that at motorway speeds, but I think it is the age of the car and hence the seals. Another weekend job to look at.

    So if you are practical, you will love this car!

  • 2.5D HSE Auto 5dr

    James Nash , Kent . Date: 26/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      25

    My car

    What a pity, I bought this car thinking it was a premium mark machine. The sale prices would indicate such an idea.

    Regrettably, the reliability of this car is something that reminds me of cars from the 1970s. Absolutely dreadful! The Air suspension sytem has failed me four times in 10 weeks rendering the car unusable. In addition to this, the air con has stopped working as has the heated windscreen and the airbag has a fault as well.

    The p38 is a lovely car and extremely comfortable, it's road presence is very impressive and, being a diesel, the fuel consumption isn't too horrific. That said, you won't be going anywhere fast, the car is very slow and although the top speed is rated just over 100mph, you would be unwise to attempt it. The laughable 'sports mode' appears to make no difference whatsoever.

    The luggage capacity, whilst large, is limited by the fact that the rear seats don't fold flat or come out. There are numerous intrusions into the boot space from window sills and wheel arches.

    The split tail gate is a mixed blessing. Great for sitting on but it means you have to stretch across it before you load anything into the car.

    Overall, I would not recommend the car to anyone as, beautiful as it is, the reliability issues are simply not worth the stress.

  • 2.5 DT 5dr

    christopher dawson , devon . Date: 29/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    what can be said? the rangerover has everything going for it:lots of space,great road holding,looks great-HOWEVER I have a 1996 rangie and in the last two years I have had:air-suspension removed due to constant problems, there have been constant problesm with the remote control keys and not being able to start the engine, the transmission has leaked, and latterly the head gasket on the BMW engine has blown twice! Sadly, due to all this, I have to get rid of the vehicle, as I run a business and if my business ran like this car, I would be broke! From looking at reviews on the latest Range Rover and Discovery 3 I think I'll be looking at a Mitsubishi from now on as I'm told the BMW engines have a tendancy to blown head gaskets and cracked heads.

  • 2.5 DSE 5dr

    Amir Isa Date: 30/11/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    I think the best way to sum up a P38A Range Rover would be to describe what mine did for me a couple of months ago. We had been camping and it was time to come home. I packed all the camping gear into the car with plenty of room left over, set it to full height, waded the car across a river deep enough that the water came up to its headlights, drove it 20km through muddy, slippery trails with 20º to 30º inclines until we reached B-roads. Down goes the car into highway ride height, into "Sport Mode" goes the gearbox and we blast down those B roads until we reach the motorways coming into Kuala Lumpur. On goes the cruise control and we're back in KL in time for dinner with every inch of the journey covered in complete comfort. A quick hosedown of the car and change of clothes later and it's off to some disgustingly posh hotel for dinner and the car was in its element on the foyer as it was in the jungle.

    No other car in the world- with the possible exceptions of the new L322 and L320 Range Rovers- could have done that with the same degree of competence and comfort. The P38A Range Rover is not a 4x4 at all- it is something unique in that it is a true multirole vehicle which can do anything that can reasonably be done on 4 wheels that its owner asks it to.

    Just amazing.....

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