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Land Rover Range Rover Sport, SUV
#453 of 668 Re: useless [rdnyc]
Apr 01, 2006 (3:07 pm)
Yes you definitely meant '05- it's April 2006, and barely!
I am new to this post. My wife is looking to replace her RX330 later this year (think fall or winter), and my son and I have already test driven three models we're interested in:
Porsche Cayenne & Cayenne S
Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic (yes, E)
Range Rover Sport HSE
I expected the Cayenne (S) to drive head and shoulders above the others... boy, was I wrong! The Cayenne V6 is very slow, unresponsive, does not impress on interior craftsmanship, has a notchy shifter, and not-all-that-great handling. (it plays tricks on you- it sounds like it's going fast, but it's barely accelerating)
The Cayenne S, on the other hand, was very fast. It may be a little too fast and not cushy enough for my wife's taste. Also, it's slightly overpriced.
The Benz E350 4Matic was an amazing sedan to drive and to sit back in. Before my current Audi S4 Cabriolet, I had a 2000 A6 2.7T quattro, my first Audi. The E was easily a better driving car, and had an interior ambience that almost reaches my S4's quality. It also wasn't too expensive (for a Mercedes).
I walked into the Land Rover dealership with a grudge against anything wearing the Range Rover badge- I thought that they were big, clumsy, overpriced and stupid. My son was the main reason I went at all- he is a major gearhead, and was all in favor of the RR Sport. We tested a black HSE, and I was extremely surprised to find what a good driver the car is. It is sportier than the RX of course, and it's not hefty and over-muscular like the Cayenne S. It handled nimbly, and had a very creative and contemporary, yet luxurious, interior. I walked out of the dealer thinking to myself, "I would be very happy buying a Range Rover Sport today."
That's something I thought I'd never think.
#454 of 668 Re: useless [tidester]
Apr 02, 2006 (5:01 am)
yes, I did mean '05.
and in response to comments, it is a great car, just totally unreliable and in my case unsafe. If you can stand the constant visits to the service department and driving a loaner when you paid for a RRS then buy one!
#455 of 668 Reliability
Apr 05, 2006 (7:12 pm)
I would like some real information, from people who already own the car (unbiased).
I'm getting a bit shaky of the three cars we're looking at- Cayenne S, E350 4Matic, Range Rover Sport- for their brands' reliability reputations. We're used to a trouble-free Lexus, so please, please, PLEASE tell me how horrible or angelic your Range Rover Sport has been!
#456 of 668 Re: Reliability [esf]
Apr 06, 2006 (3:05 am)
please see my honest postings regarding my experience of owning a range rover sport. I was totally biased towards the car when I first picked it up, my ownership experience has changed that. As I said, it's an amazing car, it just doesn't work properly!
#457 of 668 Re: Reliability [rdnyc]
Apr 06, 2006 (5:39 pm)
Could you tell me the dates/numbers of your posts, please?
I'd like to see.
By the way, is there a chance that some are bad, some good? I would be terribly disappointed if it had bad reliability. Like I said, we're very used to an angelic experience from our Lexus (I know nothing can get close to that, but...)
#458 of 668 Re: Reliability [esf]
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Apr 06, 2006 (6:27 pm)
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#459 of 668 Re: Reliability [esf]
Apr 07, 2006 (2:32 am)
I have the RRS SC and have put nearly 10K miles on it. Great car, wonderful experience, NO problems!
#460 of 668 Re: Reliability [doctrix]
Apr 07, 2006 (3:14 pm)
That is a very good indicator that I'm going to buy the car- you'd expect the supercharged to get worse reliability. Thanks so much- there seems to be amazing experiences and terrible experiences with this car. I think I'll get lucky!
(It's also gorgeous, luxurious, not too expensive, and very quick/nimble!)
#461 of 668 Re: Reliability [doctrix]
Apr 08, 2006 (10:07 am)
One more thing. I only had a brief test drive, about five minutes. I can't really remember how truck-like the car was. Do you think it would be too truck-like for the misses's taste?
I know that it won't be anywhere near the Camry-Lexus we have now, but maybe something... between the normal Range Rover and the RX330?
Suggestions would be appreciated.
#462 of 668 Re: Reliability [esf]
Apr 09, 2006 (12:46 pm)
My cousin just got a RRS HSE nad he said that its a great car. I drove it and it was very smooth. The only problem is that the car is kind of loud and the car is kind of cramped in the back. But overall, its definitely a great car worth buying. It has most of the gadgets standard.