1974 Land Rover Range Rover Classic 3.5 V8 from Netherlands
Still a gentleman's 4WD
It never lets me down, but every time it is serviced, a lot of small repairs need to be done, which is not surprising considering the age of the car.
Oil consumption is quite considerable, both in burning and through leakage. The oil leakage only happens during driving through a gasket which has had its time. Replacing of this gasket however requires the removal of the engine, so this will have to wait until an engine revision.
Comfortable car with a relatively silent engine. However this is offset by the noise produced by the transmission.
Acceleration is not very impressive, but it does easily maintain a 90 mph cruising speed.
Incredibly powerful in pulling and carrying heavy loads. Excellent off-road performance.
Unfortunately a monster on fuel consumption, I am already happy if I make 10 miles to the gallon...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th January, 2001
3rd Nov 2002, 15:48
The acceleration may be anything between poor and abysmal especially on mine as compared to my 90 V8 station wagon, but have you ever driven a 2-door RR sideways? that has got to be one of the funniest things ever. (apart from having to tow a brand spanking new shogun after it getting stuck on a sand dune!)