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Pros: Safety, weight of vehicle, luxury, capability
Cons: jealous neighbors
Advice: Buy one and actually use it offroadI have owned several Land Rovers over the past ten years. Regardless of all the whining I hear about the reliability of Land Rover I continued to purchase them because I have had little to no issues with Land Rovers. I have owned a 00 Discovery, 01 Discovery 2 2004 Discoveries, 2 94 Defenders, 06 Range Rover Sport, 06 Range Rover. They have all been reliable vehicles with some minor issues such as sensitive check engine and tire pressure monitor lights and an oil leak that was repaired on the first visit and covered under warranty. The service dept. at my local dealer has been fantastic!! I couldn't be happier with my L.R. experiences and will continue to purchase them. The ride, the quality, the exclusivity of owning such a low production vehicle will keep me coming back.
Pros: the hidden towing package
Cons: the room of the interior
Advice: Shop the comp hardI purchased this vehicle several months ago with much anticipation. What a dissappointment this vehicle has been. Rather it be the expense of the repairs or the lack of support from the dealer/manufacturer. I find the room to be limiting in that because of the counsel takes up so much space in the front. The leg room leaves much to be desired, especially on long hauls, and the instirments are difficult to reach when you are belted in . When the arm rests are in the up position it is very difficult to reach around and retrive something from the back seat, this is because the arm rest only retracts so much and is exceedingly wide. The window switch also is located so that you must lean your whole body forward to put the window up or down it is not as simple as moving your arm to the button and if you are strapped into the seat belt this can be difficult because the belts are inertia activated. The GPS can not be programed when the vehicle is in motion which means if you want to change your destination during vehicle operations you can not you must stop the vehicle. Lastly I am now having a problem with delamination of the dash board in that the vynal covering is coming apart from the foam back. The dealer is unwilling to discuss with me the replacement and I have 25,000 miles so I am under the limit for warrantee.