2007 Land Rover Range Rover

Summary:

Way overpriced, luxury junk

Faults:

Leaky sunroof. Dealer wanted almost $2000 for a new one, since "it cannot be fixed".

Hood lock is terrible. First, it would not lock in the cold, then it opened right up on the highway by itself.

Parts are very expensive. The vehicle is overloaded with electronics and sensors. Too complicated, and therefore too problematic.

General Comments:

Good looking.

Comfortable, but very noisy for the car of this class. Ridiculously expensive to to maintain and own.

Land Rover is DEAD. There will never be another high quality LR. It is all in the past.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th February, 2012

23rd Aug 2012, 07:07

I worked for a company that had 8 Range Rover Vogues on lease. Every year, when they had done about 50,000 miles, they were changed for new ones. Over the 4 years that I worked there, they had 32 different Range Rovers, and only a handful did not end up on a flatbed truck due to suspension, transfer case and engine management troubles.

23rd Aug 2012, 18:31

My father works as a National Trust volunteer (in eastern England) and all the 4X4s he sees are Japanese ones. They are not the equal of a Land Rover / Range Rover off-road (although the Daihatsu Fourtrak came close), but reliability and dealer support matters more when you rely on a vehicle for a living.

24th Aug 2012, 14:04

These seem popular with realtors for image. The problem is they were expensive to maintain.

15th Feb 2013, 09:15

What good is offroading capability if you break down in the middle of nowhere, and here in Australia there is an awful lot of nowhere to break down in.

15th Feb 2013, 09:22

Range Rovers have never been high quality ever since they first started making them. Always expensive to buy, riddled with manufacturing faults and poor quality control, depreciate by what must be a third as soon as you leave the lot, and you'd have to be mad to buy a secondhand one.

People talk about their off road capability; I have rarely seen any RR actually being used off road; most do the school run or are used to commute to work in urban environments by people who obviously don't mind throwing their money away on bad products.

19th Mar 2013, 06:16

Having owned 30 cars of 16 makes, I'm currently the proud owner of my 5th Range Rover (2009 4.2 SC Vogue) and still own my 3rd (2001 4.6 HSE). I'm a passionate owner driver, unlike the authors of the other comments.

They are true thoroughbreds, both on & off the road, and I forgive all their faults, because they alone deliver absolute driving pleasure. I'm a sheep and cattle farmer in Australia, who's tried & tired of the rest. Love my Land Rovers; nothing comes close in the bush.

Cheers.