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#275 of 1002 Range Stormer Concept Bows
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 09, 2004 (5:20 pm)
"A two-door Land Rover Range Rover shown this week at Detroit's auto show is the forerunner of a new architecture that will spawn at least two new Land Rover models. The Range Stormer concept was introduced as a "high-performance SUV" riding on 22-inch wheels and sporting a supercharged V8. The concept is unmistakably Land Rover -- and the two-door treatment a reminder of the original Range Rover when it was introduced in 1970, only in the concept the doors open like a penknife. A two-door model in production may be forthcoming, but the chassis is a certainty -- the new Range Rover Sport and the next-generation Discovery will use the running gear when they are introduced in 2005."
Source: Edmunds.com SUVs newsletter
#276 of 1002 Should I or Shouldn't I
Jan 09, 2004 (7:55 pm)
Hi, I am in the market for a SUV? I have to say that initially I was positive that I would purchase the '04RR this year. However, after doing some research on the net about it, I am no longer sure. Many reports on the RR say it has quality issues. Have any of you found this to be true? I have been reading up on this discussion and it seems that there are lot of body issues with the RR, which leads me to my next question.
In doing comparisons with the RR's competitors, other than the Mercedes G-Class (not interested), the RR's price is significantly higher?
For those of you RR owners, have you found it to be worth the money?
If you could do it all over again, would you have purchased your RR?
#277 of 1002 I have over 10k on my 2004 RR....
Jan 10, 2004 (8:57 am)
The things you've researched I was also concerned about.....I waited to buy an 04 in Sept. of this year. The only problem I've had is a sqeaking drivers window which dealer has fixed. About 2k of my mileage is from severe off road stuff in Colorado and New Mexico Rockies.....so a squeaking window is not that big of a deal. The other stuff that has been spoken about has been caught by the May 03 build date. If you can afford....there's just not another SUV or car out there that can compare....regardless of what you use it for.
#278 of 1002 RR Quality
Jan 12, 2004 (6:25 am)
...never say never....BUT I think all the quality issures (and there were only really one or two) have been fixed. I have an '03 and an '04 and the only changes I've noticed have been some minor adjustments to the SatNav and radio. My only quality isse was the "stuck" steering column adjustment on the '03 which was fixed in no time. Most importantly, they both are vault solid with no rattles!
#279 of 1002 RR Quality
Jan 14, 2004 (8:29 am)
I've had my RR 04 for a few weeks now and haven't noticed any of the noises, etc mentioned on this board and I'm listening for them. So far VERY happy. In city and up the mt for skiing....
#280 of 1002 Trans Fail Safe Warning Message
Jan 15, 2004 (10:27 pm)
I've had my '03 RR for just a month and I love it. I had that warning in the message center also. The trans wouldn't go into sport mode either but otherwise operated ok. I drove it that way for about 15 miles to my house and shut it off and the warning hasn't re-appeared and sport mode works fine. I called the dealer and he said to drive it and see if it happens again... Any updates/observations would be welcome.
Also, I noticed mine running rough at idle with the brake applied but it smoothes out nicely as soon as I take my foot off the brake. Any Ideas?
#281 of 1002 Torn between the RR and Porsche Cayenne
Jan 15, 2004 (11:21 pm)
I am looking to buy either the RR or the Porsche Cayenne S. Anyone have any comparative experience on these 2 fine vehicles? The RR looks so much more elegant, but the Cayenne seems so much fun and quicker...
#282 of 1002 2003 RR Squeaky Steering Wheel
Jan 16, 2004 (9:06 am)
I have a 2003 Oxford Edition Range Rover, and ever since around November, straight through till now, we've had problems with the steering wheel squeaking while being turned. We took it to the dealership and they fixed it, but now that it's winter, the problems have started again. Granted, we keep the car outside, and as I speak it's about 10 degrees out there (live in Jersey), but annoyances like this should not occur on a 70000 dollar vehicle. Anyone have any suggestions?
#283 of 1002 Quality issues....
Jan 18, 2004 (8:43 am)
I think the rough idle issue has been addressed in a service bulletin... refer it to the dealer. I think they adjust the idle speed upward a fraction and this solves it.
The steering wheel squeak is also in a service bulletin.... but maybe the cold weather is making some of the plastic in the column support area brittle.
RR or Cayenne... I think both have excellent attributes...but over the long term I think the RR has a more compliant ride. All the reviews of the Toureg and Cayenne point to the harsh ride as being a negative. After that I think it boils down to which one "looks" better for you...the razor redged RR or the guppy face Cayenne (no bias here!)
#284 of 1002 Looking at '04 RR
Jan 19, 2004 (3:39 pm)
Hey all, i am just looking around...been very interested in RR, but scared of quality issues.
Keep the updates coming from current owners please!
BTW, does the navigation system use DVD or CD-ROM for 2004?? Can you order a RR withOUT navigation??