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HSE 4.4L V8 4x4 5-speed Automatic - (116 reviews )

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Problem every 2,000 miles.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Disappointed
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought with 50,000 miles and thank god I bought a 3rd party warranty ! By 75,000 it had 2 ball joints go, needed a brand new radiator, then a new transmission, then I got stranded in another state with a blown water pump, 2k miles after that the fuel pump went, then $1,200 worth of electrical work. I put less than 10k miles a year because it's ALWAYS in the shop. Will NEVER by a Rover again ! And advising my friends not to either !


Best Features

Styling


Worst Features

Make it so you can travel more than 300 miles without fear of breaking down !


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Dressed up Hot Trash
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By Liquidair33
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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Just wanted to drop 0.2 cents about my '04 Rover. Rides nice except that the transmission lurchs into and out of third, shop doesnt know what the deal is. Also when the brake pad sensors go off to tell you that they are worn, well that actually means that you'll need new rotors. If the battery runs out when you leave your lights on, well it wont be able to be jumped by a tow truck slave and youll have to get a new $300 battery and new head gaskets (I guess they just wear out after 65K). You will look very fly driving this ride but make sure you get a dependible back up ride for when its in the shop. And some room on your Credit card for the repairs.


Best Features

Styling is nice but lacking for 75-80K


Worst Features

stop cheaping out on the intergral parts of the vehicle, i.e. Engine components and electrical system


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Transmission & Radiator Issues Beware
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Mpanico2004RR
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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For anyone buying a pre owned 2003-2005 Range Rover HSE, make sure that the radiator issues in the past have been corrected. They fail and the electronic thermostat does not sense the overheating. Thus, the radiator fails and the transmission overheats with zero warning. Over time, the tranny 50K on will eventually fail and cost you thousands to repair. We are a loyal RR family owned 2 and one saved our friends life in a head on accident. But, Land Rover North America has zero loyalty back after your cars warranty expires. Even though you may have had chronic complaints about issues they can not resolve, after that warranty expires and things eventually fail, they say sorry. Terrible!


Best Features

Exterior design & Interior fit


Worst Features

Customer Service and admitting issues and making repairs before they lead to critical breakdowns involving being stranded on the road side at 9 months pregnant at 9:30 at night.


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Some owners need to understand.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By PITBULL
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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I've had a few different SUV's and this one is the best so far. For owners who whine about gas mileage..."You knew it had a V8!" If gas prices were cheap I don't think anyone would be crying about the Rovers gas economy. I've also read some owners comments about "squeaking" noises. Leather seats need to be conditioned with leather conditioner and that will stop the "problem" with interior noise. I'm willing to bet that a lot of complainers have never had to actually take care of their cars. Just take them in to service and spend a ton of money! Everyday car care could solve a lot of these so-called problems that people who would probably never take them off-road would have.


Best Features

The history of the car and craftsmanship. It's built to go off-road and it does that very well.


Worst Features

I think it's fine the way it is.


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Pleasantly surprised so far
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Curtis Hall
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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I recently purchased my 2004 RR HSE in 4/08. I must say I have been pleasantly surprised with the quality and workmanship of the RR. I have had to take it to the dealership for the 37.5K service (free complimentary service). Nothing major but while at the dealership I did have a couple things repaired 1.) New dashboard readout console--mileage numbers began to fade. 2.) Problem with locking mechanism on rear hatch--problem fixed 3.) Transmission Failsafe Program came on--Sensor reset (that does make me a little nervous). Dealership repairs are expensive so look for a independent LR shop.


Best Features

Interior fit and finish. Body style. Dashboard-mixture of wood, metal and plastic (color scheme).


Worst Features

All seem to have been corrected in future models.


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