2005 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE TDV6
The tailgate struts had to be changed before I picked up the car.
Previously having owned a Jeep Grand Cherokee, I have to say the difference between the two is chalk and cheese. I loved my JCG, having owned 2 1999 & 2003 models. The RRS is incredible - the comfort is amazing.
Its handling is incredible for such a big car, even without the Dynamic Response.
The automatic gearbox is incredibly smooth and the Terrain Response an amazing box of tricks.
My only complaint about the diesel engine is that it lacks a bit of punch, but this can be fixed by having the car remapped by Turbochip adding another 65hp and 120 Nm, and having the speed limiter removed.
The best advert for this car is everytime I drive it, I have a big smile on my face.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2006
1st May 2006, 12:28
I know there are different pricing structures in Europe than in America, but here in America the Grand Cherokee is significantly less expensive (like $30K - $40K less) than the Range Rover, so they really aren't in the same class.
Competition here would be eight cylinder Mercedes, BMW and Porsche (and soon Audi) SUVs.
17th May 2006, 14:59
I also own a 2003 Grand Cherokee Jeep and my Range Rover Sport arrives in June 2006 Can't wait. But the RRS is only £5,000 more than the jeep.
13th Dec 2006, 09:24
Of all the 4x4s and Land Rovers I have had, including the Disco 3 (which I changed after only 6 months) the RRS is the best one yet, considering it is bolted onto the same Chassis and engine, the difference is huge, better drive, smoother running, and it also had the same flat spot, but was soon removed with a Spider tuning system. All in all an excellent buy.