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Land Rover Range Rover, SUV
#584 of 1002 Re: Is The 2005 Range Rover The Same Old Land Rover? [shugurl]
Jan 12, 2005 (7:22 pm)
Thanks for your comments, and I apologize for not responding sooner. I had talked myself out of a RR, an associate had a steering column come loose on his at 70mph on the Interstate. According to him, he had to manually hold the column in place while his wife drove (her car), That seems pretty extreme though as far as I know he has no axe to grind with LR or RR.
But anyway I am back because this vehicle is so compelling, inspite of all the glitches, breakdowns and meltdowns, I still want one of these trucks. And I hate to admit it, but it's all about ego. This truck makes little sense (for me), other than I will look great in it. I mean really, a Land Cruiser will be perfect, an all weather vehicle to meet my business and personal travel obligations, bulletproof, and bank vault reliable.......perfect! Just not as cool as owning a Range Rover would be. Shallow but true!
I thank you for helping to build a case for RR, btw, why did you state you would not recommend it for the highway??
#585 of 1002 Re: 2006 Range Rover Info [nabzy]
Jan 13, 2005 (12:48 am)
the turbo 2006 Rangie is supposed to be over $100K. ouch.
I talked to a sales guy at a local auto-show a couple of days ago and he said ship dates for the big RR are September and for the Sport, June.
#586 of 1002 2006 RR Sport fold flat 2nd. row seats?
Jan 15, 2005 (12:28 pm)
I posted this ? in the Sport forum, but realized that there are many more eyeballs here. Sorry for the cross post.
Looks like the new RR Sport underpinnings and interior is more LR3 than RR. Does anyone know if the 2nd. row seats fold flat like the new LR3?
#587 of 1002 Re: Is The 2005 Range Rover The Same Old Land Rover? [mgreene]
Jan 18, 2005 (1:45 pm)
Have you consider the Mercedes G500?? It's unique along with awesome off-roading ability (just in case you need it).
#588 of 1002 2003RR brake pad wear
Feb 11, 2005 (12:46 pm)
what are folks finding mileage/months to be when pads require changing. my garage notified me that I am at 2mm on front and 3mm on rear. My vehicle was bought in May 2003 and has ~21K miles.
Cost: $1202 to replace front/rear
#589 of 1002 Just purchased a RR
Feb 23, 2005 (11:55 am)
Purchased a 05 Range Rover (Silver/Parchment-Navy) this week. I will be picking it up on Thursday. I have owned 2 Rovers in the past, the last one was 6.5 years ago and was very reliable.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that I don't have a lot of issues. It was between a Cayenne and this. I just sold my Touareg, so I couldn't get excited about the Cayenne.
#590 of 1002 Tow-rag......
Feb 23, 2005 (5:05 pm)
I'll bet, next to a Touareg, the RR is dead-bang reliable!!!!
#591 of 1002 Tourag comparison & reliability
Feb 26, 2005 (11:18 am)
Could you tell us a little more about your experiences with the Tourag? I'm sure that other people might find this useful if they're thinking about whether to buy a vehicle like the V8 Tourag vs. stepping up and going for the RR.
We have an 03 RR now and while I really like it, I am intrigued by the larger selection of luxury SUVs that are out there now at a lower price point (including the new LR3 and the upcoming, cheaper RR Sport) and wondering about when it comes time to replace our RR, what we would look at.
#592 of 1002 Re: Tourag comparison & reliability [mikey94025]
Feb 26, 2005 (4:47 pm)
Our Touareg did have a few issues including...
Flickering compass display that there was no fix for. Air suspension fault messages that appeared and went away. Light fault messages that appeared and went away. A number of interior rattles that could not be fixed by the dealer. Key remote was worthless, would only work when right next to the car. And lastly we had noticeable take off lag and rough shifting. The software was updated, but it didn't smooth out the transmission.
If you spend time on some of the VW forums, you will see that my issues are minor compared to a number of owners. The biggest complaint I would have is the poor service provided by VW dealers. They didn't seem interested in really resolving the issues. The service I got on my previous two Rover's was much better.
Mar 08, 2005 (3:44 pm)
How do I use this thing? I have a bluetooth phone and was wondering do I need an adapter from the car to the phone, just wondering what the cable looking thing in the center console plugs into. ugh,,,,so irritating.