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Remains an accomplished, comfortable, plush long-distance cruiser with few rivals

Our Verdict

The fourth-generation Range Rover is here to be judged as a luxury car as much as it is a 4x4

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12 September 2010

Whereas the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is arguably the best luxury saloon in the world, I'd say the Range Rover is the best luxury 4x4. I want one so badly!

DKW

12 September 2010

'The luxo-SUV uses parallel sequential turbocharging to deliver more power (308bhp) and torque (516lb ft) than the old 3.6-litre TDV8, while still managing to reduce CO2 emissions (by 14 per cent, to 253g/km) and fuel consumption.'

I think the parallel sequential turbocharging is used primarily to broaden the power band, particularly at low revs (which is very welcome). Improvements in efficiency come from this and other changes, but delivering more power? - definitely not, as the specific power (output per litre) has taken quite a hit.

12 September 2010

Beginning to find the styling of the Range Rover a bit fussy. The early versions of this generation from 2002/3 still look sharp and fresh, yet the new ones I am starting to find a little dated. Still wouldn't mind having one on my drive though!

12 September 2010

Fantastic car till the thing inevitably breaks down as Landrovers do . £££££

12 September 2010

[quote Old Toad]Fantastic car till the thing inevitably breaks down as Landrovers do . £££££[/quote]

Well, if you had a bad experience that may explain your post, but in our family we've had a 2nd generation Range Rover and Freelander and both were faultless for the entire time we owned them.

13 September 2010

[quote Dark Isle]Well, if you had a bad experience that may explain your post, but in our family we've had a 2nd generation Range Rover and Freelander and both were faultless for the entire time we owned them.
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I too would tend to agree that Land Rover have come along way with reliability, much better than they were. Although they still tend to come at the bottom of surveys.

I think the main problem with Land Rover is Price. No doubt the Range Rover is a super car, but its very expensive now. Are there that many people with that much money to spend on a car?

Its like the discovery, in my opinion, its been pushed too far upmarket. It has the level of luxury befitting a Range Rover as well as the price. I think they ought to bring the Discovery a bit more downmarket, reduce the price so it can again be a bit of a workhorse.

13 September 2010

The front looks like a Japanese car from the 80's. The first model years of the third generation Rangies really look impressive, beautiful and classy, while the facelifts as usual made things worse

13 September 2010

Im currently on the market for a new 4x4/suv, I love Range Rovers but I've been hearing a lot about their reliability, which is a shame because its been my dream to own a Range Rover and I can finally afford one. Slightly ashamed to say this but Im also taken by the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo, should I fork out for the Turbo? Or should I risk it with the Range Rover... anyone got any tips?

13 September 2010

[quote fhp11]

[quote Dark Isle]Well, if you had a bad experience that may explain your post, but in our family we've had a 2nd generation Range Rover and Freelander and both were faultless for the entire time we owned them.
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I too would tend to agree that Land Rover have come along way with reliability, much better than they were. Although they still tend to come at the bottom of surveys.

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I seem to remember the Disco 3 coming 4th overall in a recent Auto Express survey.

LR has come a long way but for some reason it's a brand that some people like to try and put down.

13 September 2010

I'm sure it's all beautifully built & equipped and will go almost anywhere but............£81,000+ !!!! I can remember when a Range Rover cost £4000; doesn't seem that long ago....................can you take me back to bed now, Matron?


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