2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE from North America - Comments

11th Apr 2006, 21:10

I bought my range rover on October 2005. It is a 2001. I paid it 30.000 can. from a private seller who worked in a car dealership. This was his personal vehicle in tip top shape. Before buying it I brought it to Rover for inspection and was told that the car purs. Odometer read 80.000 km.

5 months later I will specify the problems I have with the car.

Let me mention that there is no more warranty.

Front windows won't close properly.

The right side mirror motor stopped working.

The sunroof jammed. The sub woofer makes severe low frequency noise, and most of the time the whole sound system does not work at all.

Engine burns 2 liters of coolant every 2 weeks. Does not leak it though. Out of 50 starts the range allows me 20. The other 30,I just leave it sit at home and take the sun because it doesn't want too start.

The engine light remains on even with no positive diagnostic problem. The srs light comes on from time to time. Steering wheel makes funny whistling sound. When I drive the car over potholes and brake near traffic lights, the ABS kicks in for no reason and makes the car slide and very dangerous.

9th Dec 2006, 21:23

I just bought a 2001 RR HSE 30th Anniversary Ed. This vehicle is top of the line. Any option you can imagine I have it. The two-tone leather, green carpet, chrome everything, you name it I have it. I have had this vehicle for two months. I paid $18,000 w/52k on the odometer. The back and passenger sits have never had a human in them. I purchased this from an older couple who bought it brand new, and had every service done at the dealership, with records. Have had not one problem w/this beast. I thank the lord for that. I have always wanted one since I was little. My parents were missionaries over in Indonesia and Haiti, and we always had an older range rover, which ran rather well. I just keep praying over our cars and thanking the lord for everything we have. Good luck all of you. Maybe a little prayer might help!

10th Dec 2006, 11:20

I see, so now all the problems people are having with Range Rovers/Land Rovers is because they aren't praying hard enough.

I wish people would write comments that had something to do with reality.

These vehicles are notoriously unreliable and are only sold because of a great marketing campaign. CAR magazine even when to Africa where these vehicles are allegedly "kings" and the people interviewed there said the trucks were too unreliable for the bush. They all drove Land Cruisers and always had.

And every long term road test on these vehicles in car magazines I've read, especially the LR3/Discovery models, has listed faults that wouldn't be acceptable in a Honda, Toyota, or even a GM product. And these vehicles are 1) new, and 2) over $50K on average.

But more to your point. It seems in the RR/Land Rover case the devil is in the details, not God.

7th Jan 2007, 07:42

"When in the course of human events", it is sad when something bursts your bubble. I was looking for something different out there. Not your usual vehicle. I couldn't find it, until I found the Range Rover! I fell in love with it the moment it caught my eye. I loved everything about it.

I felt it's like a fine piece of art. I thought it would be wise to search for comments on the Range Rover before buying it. I found this site, and I'm sorry I did, but at the same time, it is very lucky for me to have found it!

My search continues. Wish me luck.

I might play it safe with a Toyota.

18th Aug 2008, 17:57

Well I am amazed by the comments that were made in the above!

Religious beliefs do not have any bearing on how reliable a car is. You must always go on the facts.

To the person that is still looking for the ultimate 4x4, you will not go wrong with a Toyota, but not the latest one as it is starting to have problems of its own.

The Range Rover has too many problems that need fixing, suspension, electrical etc, even though I must admit I love the Range Rover for its design etc, but you would have to have it as a second car or have plenty of money to keep her going.

If you need a reliable 4x4,go for an older Toyota, Nissan, (Isuzu pre 1995). I have a Isuzu Bighorn 3.1 and it is bomb proof. The Range Rover is a lovely car, but it don't cut the mustard long term.

1st Nov 2010, 06:01

Unless you're a multi millionaire, do not buy a Range Rover.

This car will swallow up your funds so fast you won't believe it... These jeeps are over rated and be warned they are a piece of horse dung. Stay away, don't take one for free.

Now you were warned!

14th Dec 2010, 12:20

I bought a 2001 Range Rover 3 months ago. I am so sorry that I did not see this site before I bought it. For 3 months I have had problems from everywhere. I have spent $1,500, $700, $250 and yesterday I got a EAS failure.

That truck is a piece of junk. It is the most unreliable moving thing ever made!

15th Dec 2010, 11:20

We had one and honestly it's an image vehicle. If you are a Realtor for example it looks good.

But we had a lot of issues. The worst was the failure of the suspension and the annoying dash buzzer. We pulled ours out and it was a big speaker. The overabundance of gauges seemed unnecessary.

But it looks impressive to appear successful. Eats a lot of fuel.

7th Feb 2011, 14:41

Words can't describe the assistance received in the above statements. I am currently looking into the purchase of of 2001 RR, and I must admit, it "was" primarily for the looks and features. Again, after reading the above comments, I no longer want to have the experience of owning one. I realize everyone may not experience problems with their vehicle, but I think I'm going to go with the mass.

Thank you all very much for taking time to share your individual experiences with the rest of us!

KDW.

20th Feb 2011, 06:03

Clearly everyone who has commented about the cons of owning this monster cannot be exaggerating. It should be unlawful to even sell a vehicle like this in this country. What a SHAME!!.

4th Mar 2011, 21:32

I have a 2000 p38 4.6 Range Rover. I have had it 6 weeks, and 2 of those were spent at the mechanics.

Since then it has broken down once a week. Have to wait a couple of days for a part, fix it, then several days later broken down again. Range Rover should be sued for such a crappy product.

The other day it would not open the doors, I unlocked it, went in to get my baby, came back and it locked itself and would not unlock for over an hour. Luckily my baby was not inside.

Just fixed the air bag light, and now the engine light is on. So much more to list...

Don't buy a Range Rover, unless you want to break down every week. Spend a fortune and still need a new car.