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#632 of 1002 Re: 2004 Range Rover Serious steering wheel vibration [mek0123]
Apr 25, 2005 (5:50 pm)
I have a 05 Range Rover which now has 13K Miles. Since day one (6 miles on the clock)
I have had a serious vibration on the steering wheel at freeway speeds. After the 3rd trip to the dealership I had it evaluated by a independent tire shop & was informed that the passenger side front & rear wheels were bent. The dealership here in San Diego is totally clueless & initially were trying to tell me that the vibration is normal for a 4WD. When I informed them of the problem they had no choice but to replace the wheels which are the factory 20" They claimed it was a factory defect when the problem continued I returned again, this time (after 10 days at the dealership) all the tires were replaced with Michelins........ and the problem is still there. I was really looking forward to getting this car, I waited a year in order to get the touch screen nav & the Bluetooth I can't tell you how disappointed I am. I think the car is overpriced & poorly put together. When Toyota launch the new Land cruiser I will be first in line.
#633 of 1002 Re: 2004 Range Rover Serious steering wheel vibration 
Apr 25, 2005 (8:23 pm)
Based on that report, I would tend to agree with you. My Navigator still runs smooth as silk with 30,000 miles on it, at any speed, so no reason why your Range shouldn't for almost twice the money.
#634 of 1002 The Range Rover is revised for 2006
Apr 25, 2005 (11:55 pm)
Enhancements for 2006 include:
Dynamics: Sharper steering, crisper braking performance, and improved air suspension.
Refinement: A quieter interior and additional color combinations.
Technology: Adaptive headlights, tire-pressure monitoring, touch-screen control for audio, phone and off-road driving information.
Safety: A rear-view camera that projects directly to the front-fascia screen.
Entertainment: Available rear seat entertainment package featuring a six-disc DVD changer, twin screens, and headphone pods, all fully integrated with the vehicle’s sound system.
The new 4.4 liter V-8 that will power the Range Rover is based on Jaguar's 4.2 liter V-8 which is far better than the 4.0 liter V-8 from the 1997 Jaguar XK8. The 4.4 liter V-8 has been tuned for more low-end torque and off-road driving. The new 4.4 liter V-8, as used in the new LR3, is expected to have better fuel economy than the outgoing BMW V-8.
#636 of 1002 Re: Please no! [xkss]
May 05, 2005 (10:58 pm)
What makes you think that the styling will change with the addition of a V-12? I read an interview with one of Land Rovers "power brokers" and he stated the V-12 already fits the current Range Rover. So relax, take a deep breathe, get a grip!
#637 of 1002 Land Rover
May 06, 2005 (5:24 pm)
I don't see why the Range Rover would need an Aston Martin V-12. It would have to be modified for off-road duty and the new 4.2 liter 390 hp supercharged V-8 already has a lot of power.">
#638 of 1002 Re: Pricing on 2005 Range Rover [jonjon1]
May 15, 2005 (7:41 am)
It is hard to negotiate a deal for the 2005 model. I ended up purchasing a used 2004 at RR Encino. The 2005 was 75k-78k. Demand is high. I did not need bluetooth so having a 2004 worked out for me. The RR had 20,000k on it, silver,
wihte with blue trim. Dealer records were clean. Dealer wanted 68000, Paid 61000 out the door. Very Happy so far.
#639 of 1002 Re: Parking In Compact Spaces [jonjon1]
May 15, 2005 (7:48 am)
I drive a lot in LA and i recently owned a Cadillac Escalade that got stolen. I replaced it with the Range Rover and it is easier to park. It is about the same size in length as the Cadilac but there are two destinct advantages.
1. Parking assist front and back, Escalade only offers this for the rear.
2. You can lower the vehicle to help get you into a garage. The Openhimer building in Westwood is an example where an Escalade cannot enter the building. Drove me nuts paying 12.00 a day to park outside. RR gets in with no issues.
Get the Rover you will love it!