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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.
Pros: off-road features
Advice: shop around, dealer costs varywhen compared to the GX470, the equivalent 4Runner, and others...this vehicle takes the cake. Period.
Pros: the seats
Advice: think againI got in the car, and i thought it was nice! but when i drove it, it reminded me of a hang over. I felt like i was in a bad dream. It cant make a u turn and one time i had to turn off the car in the middle of the road to play a cd. And the wheel was broken, but its the style. If your thinking about buying, think again.
Pros: power and comfort
Cons: having to return it to the garage for repair
Advice: I would buy another one but would need to be confident Land Rover ironed out these problemsI bought a Supercharged 5 months ago am very happy with comfort and and performance,but have had some problems knocking noise in front suspension and a whining from steering the front suspension anti roll bar bushings have had to be replaced along with the hydro lick piston for same,when I got the jeep back the garage failed to fill the fluid reservoir for the same. All tyres wore unevenly and had the tracking re set at 35,000 and four new tyres at 43,000 the back tyres wore on out side,brought back to dealer and they wanted to charge me for tracking? but when I objected they relented and tracked the vehicle free of charge,now the the knocking noise increased in front suspension again an I also have had a intermittent whining from the steering this has also become more noticeable ,I think it is related to the power steering pump.
Pros: The way it rides.
Advice: Drive it; if you don't like the way it feels look elsewhere - I love it!I read all the horror stories, but I drove it and its great! Have owned for a whole year, 14,000 miles, and not one fault! Looks great, does great off road, tows my camper, runs on regular, and carries the kids and their gear. I just love this thing!
Pros: looks and ride
Advice: Buy from the dealer that will perform the serviceI hate to rain on the parade, but we have had nothing but problems with the RRS and the dealer. Great looking SUV, nice ride, great performance (when its running) but zero dependability. At 6,000 miles there was fuel pump problem that left my wife stranded in an intersection with the entire contents of the fuel tank dump around here. Tires are shot at 18,000 miles. It has stalled several times. Later started with no problem found. It was towed to the dealer this morning (several quarts of oil leaked/poured out of the engine over night) I did not buy it at the local dealer that is performing the repairs and am getting terrible service. No loaner vehicle, no nothing. Absolutely no resonse from Range Rover. We fell in love with it at first sight. Too bad it ended this way
Pros: The navigation and the stereo
Cons: Gas mileage is not for the faint of heart
Advice: Buy the HSE, you don't save much fuel economy getting the v6 (because of the wieght)The second I stepped inside I wanted it! The smell, the feel, the ruggedness...how any other car company can call thier vehicles SUV's is beyond me, with the exception of the Hummer. This is a true SUV and beautiful to boot!