Last post on Jun 04, 2013 at 6:43 AM
You are in the Land Rover
What is this discussion about?
Land Rover Range Rover, SUV
#604 of 1002 Re: Lexus LX 470 vs. Land Rover [sam818]
Mar 25, 2005 (8:08 am)
Thanks for replying, but I disagree with a few things.
You say the LX470 has ho-hum styling, from the 1980's. I admit the current design dates back to 1998, yet I still think it looks modern enough for 2005. In contrast, I think the Range Rover is way to boxy. Couldn't they have thrown just a few curves in the exterior design?
The Range Rover does have good off road ability but so does the LX470. It is after all based on the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser.
The Lexus LX470 has way more cargo room than inside than a Range Rover. The max cargo a Range Rover can hold is 62 cubes, which is pathetic. That is the amount that a small SUV holds, not something the Range Rover's size. The LX470 can hold about 90 cubes.
Finally $73,000 is a huge price for the Range Rover. I wonder just how expensive the new 300 hp and 400hp versions will be?
#605 of 1002 Re: Lexus LX 470 vs. Land Rover [lexusrocks]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 25, 2005 (8:39 am)
Wait till you price a V12 Range Rover that's under development. (Inside Line)
#606 of 1002 Trunk Lock
Mar 26, 2005 (6:55 pm)
I unlocked my trunk but not the doors and loaded some items, apparently I left my keys in the trunk and closed. It locked my keys inside the car. Why wouldn't it leave the trunk portion unlocked? The locksmith was not able to get into my car and RR was closed for Good Friday. My main issue is why the trunk would not remain unlocked once I popped the open trunk portion, is it b/c the doors were not unlocked? what if I would have left kids or a dog inside, could have been a disaster! I have a rental til my husband gets home from his trip. FYI!!!
Mar 30, 2005 (5:37 pm)
I sympathize with what happened and that's a terrible thing to happen. Unfortunately, it's a feature that the "trunk release" doesn't unlock the car (i.e. that's why the doors didn't unlock) so you can remove something from the trunk, close the trunk, and leave. I hope everything worked out for you and you weren't too inconvenienced.
It would be safer if the trunk release left the trunk unlocked but it would be a security risk. What if you use the trunk release, put something in and left, and assumed that your trunk was secure?
Personally, I never use the trunk release because I know that unlocking the car lets me open the trunk via the outside latch. Like you, I'd rather have everything unlock and know that it's such.
Mar 30, 2005 (5:41 pm)
Has anyone found a XM tuner that can "plug and play" through the auxilliary input on the radio head of a 2005 RR?
Mar 30, 2005 (5:42 pm)
Has anyone found a cable or cradle that will adapt the handset in the 2005 RR (NOKIA) to Motorola?
#610 of 1002 Re: Trunk Lock [shugurl]
Mar 30, 2005 (11:17 pm)
This feature is not unique to your Rover, shugurl - it's the same on my Navigator, and my Mountaineer, and most other cars I am aware of. Sorry for your misfortune. Fortunately, my Lincoln has the keypad on the door, so I can enter my 5 digits, and get into the truck if I leave my keys on the floor and get in, and handy feature that I wish other cars would adopt.
#611 of 1002 Please no!
Apr 04, 2005 (5:37 pm)
A V-12-powered Range Rover? Someone tell them not to make it. The 2006 Range Rover will be available with the new aluminum Jaguar XJR's 4.2 liter 390 hp supercharged V-8 but modified for off-road duty.
I'm glad the Range Rover doesn't look like some boring, cross-over suv. It needs to keep its distinctive styling.
#612 of 1002 Re: Please no! [xkss]
Apr 05, 2005 (10:00 pm)
"needs to keep its distinctive styling."