29th Apr 2011, 18:00
It does make one wonder why so many negative postings.
Thanks to all who have documented their horror stories.
I was looking to buy a 2001 Range Rover with the 4.6L.
After careful research and honest evaluations posted on this site, I think I'll pass.
Lots of problems with head gaskets/valves and suspension can and will be very costly, not to mention the electrical nightmares to follow. It makes you wonder why a $60,000 + new vehicle has little to no resale value.
Marketing was key in this endeavor that turned out a less than desirable product.
It's no wonder Ford sold out to a company based in India.
11th Feb 2012, 16:18
Hi. I am also buying a 30th Anniversary for 3500 with 170k. Do you have any advice?
2nd Aug 2012, 01:22
With all due respect:
40% of owners would buy another Lexus LX.
40% of owners would not buy another Lexus LX.
...60% of owners would buy another 2001 Range Rover.
6th Aug 2012, 02:18
Here are my thoughts, it really depends what you need and want. At 170k, every vehicle needs repairs, and RR more so. It also depends whether it has been well taken care of or neglected when it comes to maintenance. You have to understand that you will have to spend money; more so if you are not mechanically inclined. Seriously great vehicles, but they do require involvement financially and hands on dexterity. If you are not prepared for it, look elsewhere.
6th Aug 2012, 14:15
Come on, we know why people buy these used. It's image. We had one and it was a never ending expense. Blew out the air ride crossing a paved bridge. Then the engine went. Looks good if you want to impress someone.
2nd Feb 2014, 17:31
Have a 2001 RR HSE 4.6 (P38A).
Have 116k miles, and yes have probably spent 4000.00 in repairs over the last 7 years... absolutely the best car in 4x4 conditions!!!
Love the car and not for the image. Highly technical vehicles need highly trained and honest techs working on them.
I am far from rich, but would buy another when this one sputters. Most issues are caused by the owners.
Love my P38A.
LT in Seattle.
29th Nov 2015, 05:02
Range Rover has one of the best smooth ride suspensions & 4x4, & you have to be mechanically inclined to fix it. Parts are all over the junk yard, + you have Google or YouTube to help you, & eBay to buy cheaper parts.
They are affordable used, like 2000 to 2002. Got my 2000 for $1200, spent $500 on parts so far & it runs great. It's the best 4x4 I have ever driven.
29th Nov 2015, 17:01
You must be skilled. These are troublesome to keep on the road with age. Repairing the air suspension!? Pulling the engine. We went to the dealer as it's not for the average mechanic.