Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Land Rover Range Rover 4x4?
Land Rovers are renowned for poor reliability, and this, the most expensive model, is no exception. It's one of the more unreliable cars on Warranty Direct's books, but there's no one thing to look out for.
In fact, the engine, cooling system and suspension take pretty much equal blame for most claims, each responsible for just under 20% of the total. What's more, misfires in the engine can also damage the catalytic converter. The Range Rover has never appeared in the JD Power survey, but the results for other Land Rovers hardly fill you with confidence.
There have also been nine recalls on this Range Rover, with perhaps the most serious concerning cracking rear suspension components on cars built in 1994-5 and the possibility of under-bonnet fires on cars built up to mid-1998. Check the service manual to see if remedial work has been carried out.