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Good start but failing
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By Peter
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)


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This is an update to my review of May last year. Although the first 11 months of my ownership experience was great the last few months have been not so good. Thing are starting to go wrong quickly. I have seen these with others on this site...suspension clunking in the shop twice before they could figure it out, check engine light on and off several times in the shop firt time for PCV valve then again for a new catalytic converter. Nav and radio periodically do not come on then out of nowhere fire up. Bought the extended warranty to 75k and am happy I did. If more goes wrong over the next 6 months i will certainly turn in and pay for the mile overage rather than buy a headache


Best Features

comfort, performance, handling, solid build


Worst Features

reclining rear seats, rear hatch, engineering review


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I dont recommend any Land Rover
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By AnaJara
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I have an 08 RRS with 3000 miles. It has a leaking sunroof that the dealer has tried to fix 4 times. They did not take it back the 5th time saying Land Rover said it was normal to have some water enter the suv. I spoke with Land Rover and they looked into it but have now closed my case saying "normal". This is not normal by any standards. Land Rover needs to build a better car! I only bought it because I loved the look of it. I am filing for help under the TX Lemon Law in hopes that they buy back the car so I can get into another car, not a land rover!!


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Same Old Range Rover
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By David
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Best Looking SUV in its class. Too bad Land Rover has not fixed it's mecanical issues. Wait till you get to 25000 mile and the dealer tells you that you need new brakes all around. Dealer won't help nor will Land Rover. They claim this is normal wear and tear. Right!


Best Features

Front end is beautiful. Plenty of power. Stereo is excellent.


Worst Features

Fix your engineering! Bluetooth is horrible. My wife has a Lexus and it is embarrasing to talk on mine. Lexus is superior.


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Coolest luxury SUV around
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By naes91
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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When first looking at thr RRS I was just in utter amazement. They are a sleek and sexy machine. I have had mine since October 2008 and have no complaints what so ever. It drives like a dream, yes a little heavy but I feel it is needed. It's as nimble as my wife's Volvo S40 t5. In the snow it has proven better than my F-150 or past Jeep Cherokee. Sitting in the driver's seat is like sitting in a fighter jet. Comfortable and everything is within reach and convenient.


Best Features

Driving it everyday and the heads it turns makes you feel just good, mine is the remini red, so it sticks out even more! The sound system will blow you away!


Worst Features

A back up camera might be nice, a heated steering wheel, push button start and maybe an auto open/close tailgate but that would just put it over the top! Hopefully Land Rover is reading these reviews!


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Way Better Than Expected
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By Zev
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4dr SUV 4WD (4.2L 8cyl S/C 6A)


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Have only had it for a week so not much to go on yet, but my first impressions are: one of the best drives out there - seating position is very good and i am an XL size. I had driven the full size Range and the Sport - loved the inside on the full size but this drives so much better - it really drives like a world class sports car.


Best Features

Power, handling, turning radius, very good sound system, very comfortable and supportive seats.


Worst Features

Very hard to understand the lack of basics at this price point such as back up cam - cargo net - heated steering wheel etc. Should offer option for piping on seats. Would sell many more to women if they had and auto lift for the rear hatch. For a great car, product management seems to be asleep!


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