Which used Land Rover Range Rover 4x4 should I buy?
A big car needs a big engine, but the Range Rover's smallest, a 2.5-litre turbodiesel from BMW, just isn't big enough to haul around two-and-a-half tonnes of luxury 4x4. We'd avoid this sluggish TD model unless you want fuel economy above all else.
On the other hand, assuming that if you can afford a Range Rover in the first place, fuelling it won't be a problem, we'd recommend the 4.0-litre V8, and preferably the version from October 1999 (V-reg), which had more pulling power. The 4.6 V8 brings an obvious boost in performance without any effect on the fuel economy.
Given the high price of the Range Rover and the amount of equipment on every model, there's no need to buy anything more than basic model; even if you ignore the more expensive SE and HSE models, you won't feel short-changed.