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Land Rover Range Rover Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.4 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 282 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 Land Rover Range Rover

  • Designed and engineered by BMW, the new Range Rover is the best British SUV yet.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Vastly superior to the one it replaces, sumptuous interior, nonpareil off-road capability.

  • Cons

    Price premium, poor reputation for build quality, difficult to use stereo and navigation system.

  • What's New for 2003

    As this is just the third new Range Rover in 31 years, one might hope that the 2003 Range Rover hosts some significant improvements.…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (92 total reviews)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

So they do live up

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Vehicle: 2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

I bought a beautiful bronze color HSE with 49k miles. All was fine the first year until my second and third year gremlins started taking over- Please get yourself a factory or extended warranty for as long as you own this SUV. Coolant reservoir exploded without warning and light inside cabin came on only after damage was done- coolant hoses explode. Fuel pump, alternator, battery, thermostat, dashboard readout console, navigation, overheating, heater hose, and endless electrical issues ALL went out thru my ownership including headlamps not illuminating at times. My RR left me stranded 4-5 times on the road. I would only get a preowned again with a warrantly no matter the mileage.



8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Happy with the purchase

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Vehicle: 2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

I bought the car used with 33,000 miles on it. Paid through the nose for an extended warranty (used some of it but, in general, it was a waste). Car costs $1000 - $2000 per year to keep in good shape. The BMW 7- series engine is fantastic and drives much better than newer HSEs with the Jaguar engine. Transmission never hunts for the right gear like the Jag engine. I replaced OEM tires with much better Goodyear HPs and the difference is amazing. Much quieter and better handling. The styling is great and the annual mechanical costs are worth it.



1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Get ready to know your

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Vehicle: 2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

I am a Lexus owner who decided to buy a the 2003 HSE and after owning it for 2+ years I would recommend staying away from this SUV if you are sensitive to dealership repair bills. The HSE is wonderfully appointed and a prize to drive, but it is very temperamental and with over 60 engine sensors- the service engine soon light goes on every three months. To add to this, the labor and parts charges are a college tuition bill. A heavy SUV that burns through brakes every 20K. Be forewarned it will cost you about $2K per year and the dealer will charge you $130 for an oil change.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
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  • 16
  • highway
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Full 2003 Land Rover Range Rover Review

What's New for 2003

As this is just the third new Range Rover in 31 years, one might hope that the 2003 Range Rover hosts some significant improvements. Indeed it does. Land Rover has focused on improving drivability and livability. As such, this updated flagship SUV features unit body construction, a four-wheel independent suspension and a BMW-engineered V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. It also boasts more interior space, greater ground clearance and a beautifully revised interior.

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