My parents first purchased this car, and at first I thought it was the ugliest thing they could have bought, but after a few years I really started getting attached and when I got my license my parents let me have it. Within the year I drove i but 18,000 miles on it and it already had 186k so it was at the end of it life, so expected there was wear and tear but mostly in good condition. What broke was the suspension (EAS fault) which probably costs more to replace than what the car is worth currently. I used this car to drive friends around, haul grain for the horses, and we took many family adventures in it threw the cascades. Over all it was pretty reliable
Big windows to see out of, nice bass, heated seats, and the looks I got from people
It's a heavy machine which made corners rough, make it lighter some how? get rid of the suspension system, or find a way so it doesn't break as easily
Reliable so long as it is maintained. Diesel would be ideal but not available in North America!! Fuel economy for a v8 truck is pretty good at about 18mpg combined and 25mpg hwy. Offroad performance which is a reason for my purchase is phenomenal and this is proven, living in Salmon Arm British Columbia. Overpriced but just buy a year-old unit, then it is a steal!
Air suspension, conolly leather, power, full-time 4wd and other refinements.
No diesel option for NA, seats not hot enough, stock tires are garbage for a dual-use.
I bought my truck in November 2000. It was a special edition, in which 25 were made (125 were planned, but 25 only made it out). I love the car, plan on driving it into the ground, however it still is a Range Rover. To begin with Rovers are not well known for their reliability. It isn't the question of whether you have a good one or a bad one, it is more like I have a bad one or a less bad one. So far during my ownership, I have replaced a fair amount, about $10,000 worth of work since new. I also know that since I came out of warranty, I need to put in about $4-5k. I would avoid a Range Rover and go Japanese, unless a Land Rover/Range Rover is a must have
Electronic air suspension (when it works)
A more reliable design, better materials that hold up better/longer (well, longer than 6 months)
I use my Range Rover--and it really performs. Snow, mud, sand, up hills and down without complaint. Towing is a breeze--very stable frame. Throughout it all, my RR has been outstanding. Excellent driver visibility and superior lighting make it a treat to drive.