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#826 of 1002 2005 Range Rover w/7500 miles
Apr 26, 2006 (2:09 pm)
Greetings... I am considering buying a pre-owned 2005 Range Rover from a friend. It has only 7500 miles and I know it's been well taken care of... I've never owned any Land Rover before, and this seems like it could be the right car for me — I have twin 3 year old boys and I definitely need to move on from my 1996 Volvo 850R, much as I'll miss it.
I'd be interested in any comments or things I should be particularly wary of regarding this vehicle. I'm also interested to know about the quality of the extended warranty. Volvo's extended warranty was a great deal for me...
#827 of 1002 Re: 06 engine light [sam818]
May 01, 2006 (1:46 pm)
I have an '06 Supercharged Range Rover that is doing the same "jumping". The first time it did it I thought I had been hit from behind. Then the Transmission Fault Limited Gears came up on my dash. I had it flatbeded to the nearest dealership and it took them about 4 days to get it back to me and now it is doing the same thing again. It does only seem to happen in low gears but I should be able to drive at 30 mph without jerking all over. I would really like to get it fixed once and for all.
I would like to know how many people have this problem and if it is only with the Supercharged.
#828 of 1002 Re: 06 engine light [psa1]
May 01, 2006 (4:58 pm)
What is your VIN #?
Mine ended in 214333.
In my case, after several tries to re program the transmission they ended up replacing a "Control Valve Body"... I can get you the part # if you wish.
I think it was some type of solenoid which controlled the changing of the gears.
Land Rover was involved in the repair of mine, so I am sure your dealer can track this problem.
My car was out of action for over 30 days, so I really had a possible "lemon" claim. It seems to be OK now, but I am very sensitive to any slight "roughness" in the gear change, in which case if it comes back, I will ask for a replacement.
There was a range of VIN #'s ..earlier than mine, where there was some "moisture" issue in the transmission fluid. The TSB called for changing the fluid and re programing. You might want to check to see if yours is in that VIN range first.
This is my 3rd Range Rover from the new series, and the 1st one I have ever had any problems with. I still believe very much in the vehicle...it's unfortunate that it's the $90k one which seems to have the first problem.
#830 of 1002 Re: Big changes to 2007 Range Rover [sam818]
May 25, 2006 (9:01 am)
Interesting..But that diesel is not for the US market.
#831 of 1002 Re: Big changes to 2007 Range Rover [tyresmoker]
May 25, 2006 (9:12 am)
There will be a diesel Range Rover before the end of the decade though either that diesel or some other design.
#833 of 1002 2006 Range Rover HSE/Supercharged
May 26, 2006 (12:07 pm)
I am trying to get some information on the Range Rover HSE and Supercharged. Whenever I go to Land Rover USA and build a Supercharged, I don't get the option of having the Luxury Package. But when I build an HSE, the option is available. However, I've seen an RR Supercharged with the Luxury Package Headrests (non-Westminister). I really want to get a car with all the bells and whistles since I plan to keep it for a long time and the Luxury Pkg. really makes the interior look great. Does anyone know why the Luxury Package($5000 option) is not available on Land Rover's top model? I don't want to get the Westminister, since I really want the Giverny Green color with Ivory Interior and American Cherry Wood.
Also, is the Supercharged worth the extra money compared tot the HSE? The price difference between the two is very little.
Thanks in advance.
May 26, 2006 (12:58 pm)
Supercharged Range Rovers have luxury interior. The only options on the Supercharged Range Rover are Rear Seat Entertainment and satellite radio.
If you can find a supercharged ragne Rover go for it but it may be hard. I think we only have one 2006 Supercharged Range Rover that is not presold and they are all months away. We don't even know when we will be able to order 2007 models and what the prices will be.
#835 of 1002 Re: All... [british_rover]
May 27, 2006 (6:56 am)
Typically, when do they allow you to order the next years model (i.e. 2007) and when do the first models arrive in the US?
I thought June/July was the normal arrival time.