2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6 from North America
The most versatile vehicle in the world; anywhere, anytime and in class!
Nothing has gone wrong that I am aware of. The car had minor wear and tear issues when purchased, but I bought the car because it sounded in really good working condition, and the RR remains the same 2k miles later.
As for the minor wear and tear issues, they are as follows:
The leather around the emergency brake is faded.
The front bumper down low is cracked because some poor driver must have hit a curb, and broke it so the fog light has come loose, but being resourceful, I tied it with fishing line into place. No more problems!
The floor mats have cracked some.
The 6 disc CD changer sometimes has an error reading, but is easily fixed by manually taking out the case.
Other than that, the car is in excellent running condition, and is going to go into a dealership for the suggested 75k mile check-up.
In general, the automobile is extremely nice to drive. The view while driving is exceptional and the handling is very strong for an SUV. The car was designed to have the back-end fishtail for better control around tight turns. With a light rain I tested this, and the car fishtailed, and then the 4 wheel drive resumed and set me straight again (Do not attempt!). The Range gets better miles per gallon than the manufacturer says. On the highway it gets from 16 to 19 mpg. City driving is about 14.
The range is average to drive at high speeds and is good on braking. As for acceleration, nothing special on a flat street, but you can definitely feel the big V8 growling. Where the Range kicks @SS is when you have some Mustang tailgating you on a steep hill, and then you punch the gas and the 300 pounds of torque shows anyone who is the boss of the mountain.
In response to the postings about Range Rovers breaking and such; I presume that they are like any other type of car you might buy... it's all luck, even off the lot vehicles can be lemons, that's why there are laws. I have the utmost confidence that this Range will go 300k if I treat it right and maintain it often.
Range Rover Owner
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th March, 2007
23rd Oct 2007, 08:47
I see your previous car was a Chevy Corsica, so I'm sure your expectations were certainly exceeded by the Range Rover. As for out-accelerating a Mustang on a hill, yeah right. We have had enough Land Rovers (even Range Rovers and Discovery's with the 4.6L V8) to know they aren't fast. 5000lbs vs a Mustang's 3000 lbs.
They are the best off-roaders, however.