1986 Land Rover Range Rover Highline 3.5 V8 from Australia and New Zealand
Range Rover designed for the Outback and performed as designed. As a very competent 4WD with comfort
Motor replaced after 300000km. Regular maintenance meant this car was really reliable. We replaced the motor with a reconditioned 3.9 motor and a Wolf ECU. This was a big mistake. The Wolf and motor never got on. After the conversion the car was hard to start. When it was running it was great. Powerful and strong motor disadvantaged by the ECU.
As said, we replaced the motor, and all other components stayed as original. I think this is impressive considering the abuse the car put up with. Although we maintained the car rigorously, the interior plastic was of poor quality and started to decay.
This was a 4WD used as a 4WD. We had driven all over Australia. We had been bogged, rolled over etc. This is an impressive endorsement of the Range Rover. This is the 3.5 V8 ECU controlled with the 4 speed Automatic ZF box.
All running well after 380000km. Very impressive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th April, 2010