Admittedly one of the most refined and capable luxury SUVs made...when it's not in the shop. Most common trouble spot is the air suspension system, which will leave you stranded when it fails. The complex electrical system is British...not high in the reliability category. Don't expect much warmth from the heated seats, if they're even working. They're prone to early failure. Make sure that you do not own this vehicle without a warranty as the average trip to the shop is in excess of $1,000, not including a rental car and flatbed.
Very capable in the snow and ice. This vehicle will go through absolutely anything! I've personally forded 18" of water with no problem, although I'm sure it will do more.
The 2000 model year and later have improved upon most of the trouble spots and are much more reliable.
1998 Land Rover Range Rover 50th Anniversary 4dr SUV AWD
Having owned my 50th anniversary Range Rover for 5 months and about 5,000 miles, I can't say how pleased I am so far. It's a joy to drive, rides like you're riding on air, and has given me absolutely no problems. I expected the worst after reading about all the problems Land Rovers have but can say that this vehicle is the most capable, fun car I've owned and I've owned everything from a 300ZX to an Infiniti. You feel like a king driving the Range Rover and the visibility is second to none. The only thing I don't like is the fuel economy, but is to be expected for such a heavy duty truck.
owned for six years.
It's been towed probably a dozen times
with various different failures.
Stranded me late at night or along the
freeway at the most inoportune times.
Cupholders poorly placed..will not hold
onto a beverage can around sharp
The seatbelts in the back are poor (one
even broke). Difficult with child car
On a positive side, the leather has
stayed very nice and it seems almost
resistant to door dings (only one in 6
- Leather upholstery
- Hydraulics to raise and lower the car
- Very comfortable