Used Land Rover Range Rover 2002 - 2013 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

Range Rover (02 - 13)
  • Range Rover (02 - 13)
  • Range Rover (02 - 13)
  • Range Rover (02 - 13)
  • Range Rover (02 - 13)
  • Range Rover (02 - 13)
  • Range Rover (02 - 13)
  • Range Rover (02 - 13)
  • Range Rover (02 - 13)
  • Range Rover (02 - 13)
  • Range Rover (02 - 13)
Used Land Rover Range Rover 2002 - 2013 review
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Land Rover Range Rover 4x4?

If you’re going to buy a Range Rover, it's vital that you go for one with a full service history to give yourself some reassurance.

Electronic and software glitches aren’t unknown, often showing up as false warning lights or various bings and bongs. Switching the engine off and on again can sometimes sort this, but if it doesn’t, the fault could well be more serious.

The rear hub bushes can wear, something that reveals itself through a clonking noise over bumps. Also, cars with 20in wheels or bigger are more prone to suspension wear.

Is a used Land Rover Range Rover 4x4 reliable?

According to data from CAP Derwent, which pools repair information from some of the UK’s biggest vehicle leasing firms, the Range Rover typically needs new brake pads every 30,000 miles – 5000 miles earlier than the average luxury SUV.

However, it’s usually more than 100,000 miles before the air conditioning needs re-gassing. Serviceable items such as bulbs, fuel filters, pollen filters and brake fluid are all long lasting, too.