Never never never buy Range Rover again
My advice not to buy Range Rover , I paid $260,000 for my car , six weeks in service and still not fix , bad service , rud no respect, they gave me replacement car that have riped sits and doesn't function properly, they promised me better car put never fulfilled their promise, they stoped answering my call or reply to my emails , I was big fan of Range Rover but I will never never buy one again and when and if my car get fixed I will sell it and never buy one , very very very disappointed .
Over the moon with this purchase. After testing a lot of comparable cars in size, engine, and price we knew it had to be the Range Rover. Comfort is awesome, offers a good level of customisation from the dealer and is affordable to own and run. Outclasses it's competitors and love the onroad presence.
- L494 HSE SDV6 (2018-2020)
- Verified purchase
Worst car experience i have ever had, i will never buy a Land Rover or Jaguar again!!
It brings a smile to my face that after only one year I have sold my 2016 Range Rover Sport at a large financial loss.
The entire experience of buying and owning a Range Rover was an awful one!
The buying experience at Concord Land Rover from the start was poor, the product knowledge, communication, and overall experience was poor, without my querying something I almost ended up with a full red interior as the sales team didn't know their product. Every item in a Range Rover seemed to be an option, so you start out with a price that you wi...
I have now owned a 3rd hand 2008 Range Rover Sport for almost a year. For me this was a significant upgrade from my 1989 Ford Maverick and what a gorgeous vehicle it is.
I did a fair bit of research before buying and found out the the Range Rover Sport is actually not just a rich boys show car, it is actually also one of the most capable offroad machines around. It's Terrain Response system has been tested and highly rated by many over the years and is only surpassed now by Terrain Response II in the new Land rovers.
Mine has the 2.7litre Tur...
- L494 SE SDV6 (3.0L, 225kW) (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
An Excellent Vehicle........ BUT!
When I first purchased the SE SDV6 Range Rover in Dec 2015 I thought I had stepped up a notch from my BMW X5 3L Diesel. The fact is that I am no longer sure of this belief. The Range Rover is a nice car of that I have no doubt; however with the few options I had installed, the bottom line purchase cost of the car was $128k. This was considerably dearer than the new BMW X5 and marginally dearer than the Merc 350 GL. The car drives nice and is very comfortable. The ride is without a doubt one of the best I have experienced, however that is wher...e the plus ends. The car lacks a lot of the extra's found standard in the Merc and the BMW. Whilst many of the extra's I refer to are available in the Range Rover they come as extra's with a hefty price tag, which would have made the overall cost of the vehicle uncompetative. That said I chose the Range Rover for its comfort and the fact that the wife felt more comfortable driving it. She could hardly see over the steering wheel of the Merc (which she called a truck) and the BMW had poor comfort and road noise in comparison because of run flat tyres. I wanted a vehicle that could comfortably pull our 24ft Crusader Caravan. The BMW had done this with comparative ease but sluggish to respond especially whilst climbing. The Range Rover with twin turbos was and is quicker to respond and overall handles a little better in my opinion. The big.... no ....MASSIVE.... let down, is the vehicles cruise control. It controls absolutely nothing. If you run over anything larger than a matchstick it will pick up speed and not come back Traveling through the many tunnels we have in Brisbane you dare not use the cruise control as the speed limits are monitored by camera all throughout the system and the mild up and down nature of the road has the car moving from a set 80kph to over 100kph within a few hundred meters of entering the tunnel. I had not been booked for speeding since I was a young fellow in my early 20's; I am now 69; however since I have purchased the Range Rover I have been booked twice and both times whilst on cruise control. Needless to say I no longer use cruise control and this is a big minus for someone who does long distances towing a caravan. Prior to purchasing the car I asked if the vehicle had cruise control as this was a critical point for me. The BMW had an excellent cruise control as has the Merc. On a scale of 1 to 10 I give the Range Rover - 5. Pathetic to not strong enough a word to describe it. The designers would have been better off with a hand throttle. It is so disappointing when you buy a car that is purported to be one of the best in class and you get this compromise almost as an after thought just tossed in to make do. Not Good enough. My first Range Rover will be my last if this is not remedied. Another minor point but worth mentioning, every other cat I have purchased for as long as I can remember gave the first service for free or just the cost of the oil. My first service in the Range Rover was almost $1000. Not Happy Jan !
Vehicle continues to provide immense satisfaction
Having owned this 2009 R/Rover Sport V8 diesel for just on 12 months, it never ceases to provide immense driving satisfaction for me. During April/May this year, my wife and I traveled almost exactly 8,000 klms over 5 weeks.
We left Tasmania and took the Grt Ocean Road to Sth Aust, then to Broken Hill, Swan Hill, Echuca, Wagga, Bathurst, Katoomba, Sydney, Yass, Bendigo, Bright/Daylesford/Castlemaine areas, Walhalla, Phillip Island etc.
Car performed effortlessly, I won't tell you what speeds I was cruising to Broken Hill as it could leave me ...
LRS SPORT TDV8
I have a property in the country which was affected by the Mickleham fires in Victoria. My TDV8 has doubled as my town car and my "farm" car and workroom. All my tools stay in the boot as all my outbuildings were destroyed. It has been doing double duty like this for the last two years and a bit without complaint. It is a 2007 purchased used. Only service other than maintenance has been to replace the alternator. Currently 142,000 kms and quite a bit on dirt road. No complaints and no desire to trade in. The TDV8 delivers great mileage...with low noise and great power on demand. Best engine I have ever owned for power and efficiency and possibly reliability. August 23rd 2017 Update: cruise control For the bloke with cruise control issues! I use my cruise control regularly and do not experience the speed ups you are having. I find it to be excellent at maintaining speed over bumps or uphill and downhill on a minor decline otherwise gravity does take control. I suggest there is a fault with yours and it is worth having it checked. BTW i gave the car a 4 only because as many have pointed out core specs are great but some niceties are missing for example navigation on this year, only 1 audio input in the rear seat area, problematic cd stacker(widely reported) but the vehicle is great in performance, economy power and comfort, the things that in my view really matter. I use an FM transmitter which has a memory stick with all my music. Works well.
Should have kept the old one
I was really looking forward to my new RRS TDV8 having already owned 2 RRS. After shelling out a very large amount I wish I had kept my old one. Not that it is bad, it is just that it is no better than the old one in most ways and not as good in others. It handles better but doesn't take the bigger bumps nearly as well. The driving position is nowhere near as good, with visibility poor and the armrests in the wrong place for that wonderful comfort the old one had. The space inside is not as good despite being bigger externally and unlike the ol...d ones there are no areas to stash the inevitable emergency Parker, hat, 1st aid kit, fire extinguisher etc. to make matters worse the spare is under the floor and the seat back just tips forward like a $25K wagon with the leather exposed to damage. Not a bad car but nowhere near the step up I expected from a brand new model. Not designed by practical people but stylists. Only good points, looks a bit like the Evoque, handles and sits on the road very well and some of the extras like lane departure, speed limiter, (but not their pathetic radar cruise control) are great. Oh and their satnav is terrible not knowing quite a few roads that have been in place for years! If you have the older model, do yourself a favour and keep it!
Long live the TDV8
My RR has completed 640,000 kilometres, still going strong had it from new thousands of hours of great driving all over Aus. Replaced injectors at 400,000 k replaced front dif and transfer case at 600,000 k, crossed the Nullarbor and back 10 times, the only vehicle to choose for that trip. Cannot recommend this car any higher, if you have one drive it long miles it will reward you with long life.
Unbelievably Good The Best
This is our 4th Sport and the best so far. Excellent resale and the most comfortable ,competent vehicle on the road. The new model brings more power and unbelievable fuel economy. This vehicle is the real hing of the road bar none. We have NEVER had a problem with the 4 Range Rover Sport we have owned over the last 8 years
More Range Rover & more Sport
After 3 years with my lovely Discovery 4, circumstances conspired to enable me to buy my dream car, a Range Rover. In the end I bought the new Sport after driving both and enjoying the Sport's tighter, more up-together driving dynamics. But before making a final decision I checked out the X5 and the Porsche Cayenne.
So why the Sport? It's drive-ability is probably 90% of the Cayenne but with its nicer ride I think it will make a better cruiser. Its off-road capability is pretty impressive although perhaps not quite as rugged as the Discover...y. It is beautifully built and oh so luxurious although the big Rangie probably has the edge. Technology can't quite match the BMW - what it does is terrific but the way it does it is clumsy. So you have a car that looks beautiful, has a great engine and silky smooth, quiet drive but in some ways isn't quite as good as its rivals. The thing is that some cars do some things better than the Sport but none of them do as many things so well. Looks gorgeous; super engine and silky smooth transmission; limousine standard interior design and fittings Still trying to get the Homelink system to work; touch screen does great things but is clumsy to operate
Gutted. Engine failure!
I bought this new in 2009, so is one year out of warranty. I've only driven 34000 careful kms and the engine has failed. Needs a new engine at $17000
Land rover / dealer won't fix it. This is despite me complaining about an abnormal noise coming from the engine while it was still under the warranty period! I will never buy a LR again
Ok while it lasted.
I love my V8
I bought my 2007 RR TDV8 second hand from a dealer in Brisbane with 83000 km's on the clock. It has towed a Kedron ATV off road van around Australia, and the same van to Cairns, the Gulf and Darwin on another trip. It has also towed a campa trailer across the Plenty Highway to Alice, down the Oodnadatta Track to the Flinders Ranges, up the Strzelecki Track to Innamincka and various other short trips. It now has 143000 km's on the clock and except for a blocked fuel filter due to a load of dirty diesel, it has never let me down. I would thorough...ly recommend the TDV8 to anyone although they stopped fitting that engine in the Sport in 2010. Economy, power, handling, brakes, towing ability and looks. Limited and expensive tyre choices for off road.
What a car
I purchased a 2011 3lt TDV6 new as I'd always loved the look of the Rangie Sport. It was a close decision between this car and a Landcruiser 200 series. Boy am I glad I chose the Sport. The engine is quite powerful and reasonably frugal. The interior is very classy and the ride comfort is excellent. Overall I would definitely recommend this car to anyone considering it.
Stylish, very comfortable interior, drives very nice
Could do with slightly more engine power
Simply the best car I have ever owned or driven !
I bought the TDV6 3.0 version and fretted about the price. I can honestly say that this car gives me pleasure every day of my life - It has been worth every cent. It is economical, the ride is superb, the power and responsiveness unbelievable, and, reliability has not been an issue at all - It's just the best car I have ever owned or driven. I find myself finding reasons to go out for a drive, just to put a smile on my dial!
The vehicle is better than any other 4WD available including the Land Cruiser. Having owned a GXV the Range Rover Sports TDV8 is an excellent package. The diesel v8 is nothing short of fantastic, and far better than any of the other engone options available. I would highly recommend the RR Sports
TDV8 is superb. Vehicle build excellent. The complete 4WD
The best 4x4 by far
A handsome looking, extremely capable, economical car with a real "Hemingway" image. Equally at home belting down a gravel track in the outback as going to the ballet at the art centre. The air suspension is a boon and great for a little extra confidence when entering underground car parks. Unflappable by any road conditions. The kids love it and find that the slightly elevated rear seat gives them a great view out on the world. The driving position is possibly the best of any car I've ever driven. Beautiful interior which is practical an...d readily cleans up after being trashed by the kids. It also passes the one last look test (when you lock it up at night and walk into the house you have to have a backwards glance at it, and then give a wicked little chuckle!). I am amazed that there is still some kind of perception that there are reliability problems with modern Land Rovers: where does that come from??? Have also crossed the little desert (dry deep loose sand) three times, and had it at various off road drive days. Did Sky Trek in the Flinders Ranges effortlessly (never running out of ground clearance- that amazing wheel travel and air suspension). Interestingly at one off road day there was a guy in one of these who had just come out of an early 200 series cruiser and found the RRS far better off road. Perhaps you may worry if you were right down the Gibb River Road in an RRS- but you'd worry in anything wouldn't you, and honestly how many of us are going to do that? Do yourself a favour and try one alongside the Cayenne and M Class. And if going off road, even just a bit, there is no competitor. Pretty much everything Boot slightly too small. That said with careful packing we've managed to live out of it for a week with three small children. Get a roof box. Also proper AT tyres can be hard to get. OE Contis still pretty good. Cooper Zeons better.
I have owned my Range Rover Sport TDV8 since mid 2009. It is a 2007 model that I purchased with 42k on the clock in 2009.I have owned a Freelander 2 from new so wanted to trade up to something larger and more powerful. I have to admit that I was slightly concerned about reliability , but having had terrific reliability from the Freelander I was prepared to give the RRS a go. I really wanted the TDV8 engine as I believe that it is the best for this very heavy car- while giving good fuel consumption. To date this has been one of the best vehicles...I have owned in nearly 40 years. The engine is simply astonishing with 200 kw and , more importantly, 650 nm of torque. Mid range acceleration is truly great and compares favorably with my Porsche 964. The handling belies it's weight and the suspension copes with any type of surface very well. The interior is functional and smart with comfortable leather seats with great range of adjustments and driving for 8 hours means little discomfort .As for reliability, so far only a minor problem with a window actuator ( fixed under warranty). I usually change vehicles every 3 years , but intend tom keep this for at least another 2- possibly looking at the full sizes Range Rover with the diesel engine as a replacement. Definitely recommended. Diesel engine power with economy . Handling and go anywhere ability Servicing costs
Great looking vehicle that goes, and stops, as good as it looks. Expensive, but you get a lot of vehicle for your dollar and it is worth it for the smile it puts on your face every time you drive it. Also it is as good off road as on road which no other luxury 4wd can claim.
Had the TD V8 for 6 months now. The most smooth and comfortable vehicle I have owned. The V8 has massive mid range power and pulls my 1.2 ton camper trailer as if it wasn't there. It drives like a sports car but off road is as capable as any of my earlier Nissan Patrols. Th...
Questions & Answers
How much is an extended warranty for a 2016 model
Hi I have a 2008 RRS L320 4.2 S/C V8 and the auto feels like its flaring in 3rd gear it doesnt feel right Ive serviced the trans a couple of weeks ago and done the adaptive clear and relearn but now its flaring badly from first to second not sure whats going on or going to happen next as its my first rangerover?
My 2014 with 60,000 ks has developed a noise in the front end, the noise can only be heard inside the vehicle but seems to be coming from the front diff. The noise sound like the gears are not meshing, click, click click on full lock going slowly. Can any one know what is going on and how is it fixed. Thanks
The diff on these should be pretty robust, and without issue at only 60000km. A clicking at full lock is often a sign of faulty CV joints, usually one or bother of the outer ones. If that's the case, they're likely to replace the axle on the offending side as a complete unit, because it's far quicker than pulling and replacing just the CV joint. The upshot is that you'll also get a new inner CV joint and boots as well. On my 2005 RRS, I had a clicking at slow speed turns that ended up being a bad rear wheel bearing. But thats an uncommon symptom I believe. Best of luck.
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