2005 Land Rover Range Rover Consumer Review: Perfect blend of Land Rover an
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Perfect blend of Land Rover and BMW
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2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

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Purchased in May as dealer was anxious to clear inventory for '06s. 1% over invoice. Wife drives a BMW 5-series, and the connection between the RR and BMW is unmistakable. Very tight build. 13.7mpg overall. Rear facing sight lines aren't that great due to pillar and head rests, which could be an issue for some. Awesome stereo. Plenty of acceleration for my tastes. Considered a Cayenne S, but decided against it due to rear leg room. RR is 7" longer, and is much more comfortable in the back. Aerodynamics are strange: water pools on hood even at 70mph, and rear end has an updraft that gets it dirty in about 5 seconds. But a fine vehicle, one that I'll be hanging onto for a long time.

Best Features

Bought a Nokia 6230 to fit in the cradle, and with Bluetooth works equally well. Concert hall stereo. Like the privacy glass in rear. Nice engine sound under heavy load. Voice activation is very accurate. Just a strong all around rig: plenty of power with all the luxury of a sedan.

Worst Features

Does it need some sort of rear spoiler to impart a downdraft over the rear? Recessed trailer hitch is silly: need to buy extension to actually use it. The vehicle should also come with roof rails standard. Should offer non- smoking package and ditch the ashtray in center console. Needs SD slots.
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