Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Land Rover Range Rover 4x4?
This is a very large car that will have been used in urban areas, so check the bodywork for any obvious signs of damage and the wheels and bumpers for scuffs. It’ll also quite possibly have been used off road, so check the undersides of the car for stone chips and any major signs of contact.
Make sure the seats move and operate as they should, and do the same for the tailgate. Check leather for cracking, and on the back seats and in the boot for impenetrable stains where man’s best friend might have sat.
What are the most common problems with a used Land Rover Range Rover 4x4?
Range Rover problems span a wide range of areas, centring on the air suspension, engine, engine electrics, air conditioning, sat-nav, electrics inside the car, gearbox, drivetrain and bodywork. Leaks from the engine, sunroof and around the tailgate are also known issues.
All faults are well documented, with some specific ones being fixed easily and some requiring the car to be off the road for weeks.
Is a used Land Rover Range Rover 4x4 reliable?
That's the $64,000 question. The Range Rover's build quality and reliability have been a major source of concern for years, with the car consistently finishing near the bottom of reliability and customer satisfaction surveys.
In What Car?'s most recent Reliability Survey, owners reported the usual span of problems, and the Range Rover finished sixth out of nine cars featured in the luxury SUVs class, with an overall score of 85.3%. It did beat its sibling cars, though, as the last three spots were occupied by the Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Land Rover Discovery.
Land Rover as a brand finished a poor 31st out of 31 manufacturers.