Owned the RR for 4 years. Never let us down! 83K miles. If you hate to maintain or repair your vehicle, then go get yourself a Toyota. They don't build them like this one any more. Over 1,000 pounds heavier than the new 08's. Best feel of any suv on the market, including the new ones. Best with 18 or 19" rims. But that performance comes at a price. It costs a little more to maintain (about $1,500/yr for maintenance and repairs). The car wont win any races, but you will arrive safe well rested!
Captains chairs. Super comfy driving position. Extremely durable. Paint still looks new.
I bought this as an upgrade to my former Discovery. It has been a wonderful vehicle in class, luxury, agility, and it does every thing perfectly except accelerating quickly on the interstate or hills and mountains here in Colorado. I'd definitely opt for the 4.6 rather than the 4.0. HUGE difference.
Leather. Wood. Luxury. Style. Prestige.
The 4.0 is INCREDIBLY under-powered. It's fine for city or flat-land cruising though.
When we first started looking for SUVS
we were in a deadlock between a 96
Range Rover and a new SUV. We took into
consideration the Gas Mileage,
maintenance, and Joy of Driving.
The Range Rover tackle all of the
Obstacles and blow the other SUV out of
the Water. We went to the dealership to
test drive another Rover to know what
we should expect. When we test drove
the '99 Range Rover, we forgot about
the '96, So far we have had no problems
except for the little things, covered
by the warranty, just takes time.
ALWAYS TAKE THE EXTENDED WARRANTY. For
You know not the car that you will buy
Until you have driven it for a month.
EAS, Dual climate Controls, Heated
Seats, Message Centre, The Dealership
When looking for a cross between a S
class Mercedes and a Ford F150 there
are not too many vehicles that fit this
niche. Our 1999 had 27K miles, seemed
hardly to have been used, it is still
immaculate. We had been searching for
over 9 months, lots of research and
looking. The comfort, ride and
versatility that the Range Rover
supplies clearly out weighs the short
comings of the lack of performance on
the in town driving and the above
average fuel consumption that are the
only short comings that I have noticed.
Off road it is fantastic, that is where
the Rover truly shines. What else would
the Queen of England chose for her
Chariot anyway.... :-)
The ride on the open highway is similar
to a S class Mercedes, though with a
much higher view!
The vast array of gadgets take a little
getting used to, make them a little
more user friendly.