What should I look for in a used Land Rover Range Rover Sport 4x4?
The Sport has already been subject to three recalls: in cars built before February 2006, there was a potential problem with the brake hose and pad sensor, leading to chafing on the wheel weights; cars built between August and September 2005 had a potential problem with the 'park' function of the automatic transmission; and, also in September 2005, some cars had a rear belt buckle that could malfunction in an accident.
Other than that, though, we have heard of no major problems with this car. For the time being, all models are still covered by the new-car warranty.
That will give welcome peace of mind to people worried by Land Rover's poor performance in customer satisfaction surveys. However, in the company's defence, the latest models like the Sport are yet to figure in the results, and early signs are that they are much better than older Land Rovers.