Love solid-truck experience of Range
Rovers built in the 90's. Those built
later are too car like with
plastic-covered bumpers and low-profile
tires. No one would take them seriously
off road; but the 90's vehicles have all
the creature comforts inside the cabin
of luxury sedan, yet they're 100% truck
on the outside.
The four-wheel drive system is better
than any I've used. None of the binding
you get with some 4x4s when you turn
hard. None of the wheel spin that you
get with many positraction systems
before the posi kicks in. I've scaled
steep rocks with sloped sandy spots, and
the wheels didn't spin an inch when one
But beware of maintenance!
Smooth 4x4 system, TANK-like truck build
(with huge frame), great clearance,
superb visibility -- and all with the
creature comforts of a Jaguar.
High cost of parts ($1100 radiator).
Entire drivetrain has held up well with
no repairs needed (143k miles), but
radiator, alternator, ABS brakes, have
been a bear. Not as reliable as it
should be. No undercoating, so it's a
complete rust bucket underneath. Poor
gas mileage, yet underpowered.