After my recent complaints that some of the metal detailing on the inside of the Range Rover wasn't very consumer-friendly when it came to cleaning, it's now time to deliver the flip side to that story.
For all the irritating nooks and recesses that require an extra bit of elbow grease to polish up, the bulk of the Range Rover's interior is both easy to clean and remarkably robust.
The seats, for instance, are carefully stitched and piped so a vacuum cleaner nozzle will get in there to remove biscuit crumbs and crisp flakes, and the boot is so perfectly squared off that you can actually run a standard size vacuum cleaner up along its edges without recourse to the hose attachment.
Meanwhile, the deep carpet is remarkably durable, surviving the combined impact of muddy wellington boots, heavy washing and then being battered by a final vacuum. As Land Rover explores ever more profitable spin-offs, you have to wonder if country-dwelling owners could be persuaded to deck their house in it.
All in, a quick clean to 80% of the car is easy, then. So easy, that even a six-year-old can do it.
By Jim Holder
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