2005 Land Rover Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 BMW M68 from Australia and New Zealand
You get what you pay for
Normal repairs along the way - alternator, water pump, radiator, PCV valve with oil separator and hoses (if your Rangie starts blowing lots of smoke out the exhaust, then it's time to replace these). All small quick fixes.
Only real problem was after about 250,000 km the air suspension started having problems, so I went the cheaper, easier fix and put in a coil spring replacement kit. Honestly you can hardly tell the difference. Air suspension is overrated if you ask me.
Fantastic to drive, reasonable on the gas for a near three ton truck. Built to last. How much do I love this truck? I bought a 2011 TDV8 to go alongside it in the garage. 2 Rangies are better than one.
P.s. I haven't found these expensive to own as I do all my own mechanical work.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2018
21st Jul 2018, 22:55
If you do your own work, you definitely didn't buy the car from new. Did you mean you got the car with 250000 km on it?
8th Aug 2018, 01:46
My father bought it new and drove it up to 220k (in 7 years), and then gave it to me as he was so appalled at the trade in price they offered him when buying a new one. Better to keep it in the family he said. The repairs done in that time as listed above were the radiator and alternator. Serviced by Land Rover for him and since 220k by me.