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2006 Land Rover Range Rover

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Money pit
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Gem Elliott
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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These types are only good for one thing and that's leasing. Make sure to get out of this vehicle by the time the warranty is up. The engine works well but all of the peripherals along with electronics are suspect. Also the air suspension will fail around 80K miles. The dealer freely admits to this. Each corner is $1500 to repair. So you'll end up spending about $6,000 on all for corners at some point. Then you will most likely get the dreaded steering column lockout. This is actually a safety feature that eventually craps out. Replacing this unit with a new one is $6,000. If you're smart you can get a salvage unit for around $1200 and then spend another $500-700 on installation or try doing it yourself. Of course that's if you get one that works to begin with. The car's electronics are also very temperature dependent. Here in Chicago it suffers from many cold related ailments. The rear trunk section will get loose and will need to be rebuilt at some point before 100K miles.


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The Dichotomy of Land
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Justin Woodall
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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You'll love it, & probably buy it, for the obvious reasons; style, class, comfort, luxury, utility, & the jealousy factor. But, in specific the leather, info touch screen, Harmon-Kardon stereo, & all options of the luxury interior package (an absolute must).

You will grow to love the driveability, ride, & handling. If you have the guts to try it, being so expensive, the off road capability of the Range Rover is amazing. I sell ranches in Texas. I can sell properties that others can't in my Rover. Turn the suspension nob & lift the Rover 3 inches. It will now traverse the most challenging terrain with ease, & without feeling like it. It's the love child of a Jeep & a Mercedes sedan.

You will HATE the repair bills! In 4 years or so, both front airbags failed (although, I love the feature) rendering it undriveable, a door handle broke, sun roof jammed, & the nav map stopped working (I just ejected the disc!).

I suggest finding a expert Land Rover guy near you (NOT THE DEALER!). The dealer wanted $3k for each airbag, $1k for the door, $1k for Sun roof, & $500 for the nav map, that's $8,500! It still cost me $3k with my non-dealer guy.

The 255 55 R19 tires are very expensive & the selection sucks. Also, it has the most expensive battery I've ever seen.

Overall, the 2006 Range Rover HSE is an awesome vehicle. Just remember, if you buy one be prepared to drop $5k for repairs at anytime.


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Great Ride
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By Edward Blakely
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Buying a new one to replace this one!!!


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We were one of the lucky ones
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By tjwat
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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You read either glowing remarks or the worst. We were one of the lucky ones to get one of the best cars we have ever owned. My wife had owned every luxury car on the road, and the Range Rover has been one of her favorites. Car was originally returned under California 'Lemon Laws' for a continuing computer error the dealer couldn't solve. Land Rover took it back, fixed the problems (whatever that was) and we ended up with it. Now, with nearly 80K miles, it still drives and rides wonderfully. Very comfortable. We are looking into getting our next Range Rover.


Best Features

Comfortable, good seats and good driving. It is not a Porsche on the road, but it drives very well and quiet. Good stereo. Good GPS. Park assist is very effective. When you replace the tires, stay with the Michelins.


Worst Features

More durable finishes. After 80K miles, the door handles have seen the finish wear off and there is no suggested remedy other than to replace. And we have seen the defect on many cars this same age with the same problem. Also finish on various sections of the plastic interior surfaces.


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Drive Around with Class & Style
5 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By roversocal
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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The car is BEAUTIFUL!! I can't believe its mine for only 30k. I just stare it at sometimes. Neighbors think I am noveau riche. People everywhere look at you different when you step out of a Rover. Apart from a new Jag or Rolls Royce there is no other feeling of pride & prestige. Yes, it does have a few reliability issues but my friends who have 2009 and newer have 0 problems but paid 75k. The pros outweigh the cons. If you are thinking about buying 1, do it!! You live only once. Just don't take it as daily commuter and the drive-thru. Use it on weekends on special occassions


Best Features

Style!! Comfort!! Rover Pedigree


Worst Features

Higher MPG. More reliablility for 03-07'. I think the newer ones are fine.


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