by euroautophile on Nov 21, 2012 Vehicle: 1990 Land Rover Range Rover
This 1990 County is my second RR.
The first was a P38 that, while a pleasure to drive, was absurdly prone to failures.
The Classic, on the other hand, is more straightforward and a more fundamentally sound vehicle.
Sure there are niggles here and there, mostly electrical, the Lucas trademark.
The RR Classic has, like many of its owners, an eccentric character; fitted with a factory CD changer but no cup holders or glove box, to give an example.
The styling is iconic and is either immediately recognized or elicits intrigue.
These vehicles often get a bad rap, but with proper care the reliability is relatively high and the driving experience rewarding.
by RRK on May 20, 2009 Vehicle: 1990 Land Rover Range Rover
I love the RR classic, when it works. Interior design is in a class of it's own compared to contemporaries. Expect to pay huge annual repair bills regardless of where you get it fixed. Some dealers actually suggest repairs be done elsewhere (refuse to work on them). If you really want one, buy a slightly newer one (93-95) that is a LWB. The more powerful engine is definately worth it!
by redrover on Apr 22, 2009 Vehicle: 1990 Land Rover Range Rover
Its an eye turner go anywhere truck. I can park a mile away from civilization at target and when I come back a town has formed. Sure the tank is a bit old so she has her share of problems but when it runs, it runs better than any other vehicle out there. The toughest part is the constant urge to make that left turn into some park just to go off-roading. My friends call mine "A screaming metal death-trap" but they usually see it when the lucas electrics call uncle. Drop 60$, do the work yourself, and the truck is back in an hour. BTW a radiator cost 500$ brand-new and its an hour job to put it in yourself. BEST 4X4XFAR!
by EasyDriver on Jul 15, 2004 Vehicle: 1990 Land Rover Range Rover
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!
by Craig Ross on Aug 12, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Land Rover Range Rover
I loved this thing. Period. I sold it
on my wife's order to get her a "Real"
car. I should have gotten a better
wife. That thing was not only a
headturner but a wheel turner! I would
drive right off the higway into mud,
snow, rocks, what have you.. I have
never been in a truck that handled like
a 911!! Yes, it had problems, but it
was worth it!
by alboz on Oct 7, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 Land Rover Range Rover
it is british after all, so it leaks all
the time and it breaks down sometimes.
mostly the lucas electrical (lucas the
prince of darkness) just ask a brit car
mechanic what that means! but I love it
anyway! it is the best 4x4 made!
ps: the parts cost as much as porsche or
volvo to replace. ouch!
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