Love solid-truck experience of Range
Rovers built in the 90's. Those built
later are too car like with
plastic-covered bumpers and low-profile
tires. No one would take them seriously
off road; but the 90's vehicles have all
the creature comforts inside the cabin
of luxury sedan, yet they're 100% truck
on the outside.
The four-wheel drive system is better
than any I've used. None of the binding
you get with some 4x4s when you turn
hard. None of the wheel spin that you
get with many positraction systems
before the posi kicks in. I've scaled
steep rocks with sloped sandy spots, and
the wheels didn't spin an inch when one
But beware of maintenance!
If you want a very reliable SUV, that
will always get you where you need to
be on time; then this is the truck for
you. It is also a beast if you ever get
hit. The whole veichle is reinforced
steel. It's a little slow, but once it
gets going get out of his way
I loved this thing. Period. I sold it
on my wife's order to get her a "Real"
car. I should have gotten a better
wife. That thing was not only a
headturner but a wheel turner! I would
drive right off the higway into mud,
snow, rocks, what have you.. I have
never been in a truck that handled like
a 911!! Yes, it had problems, but it
was worth it!
I love the RR classic, when it works. Interior design is in a class of it's own compared to contemporaries. Expect to pay huge annual repair bills regardless of where you get it fixed. Some dealers actually suggest repairs be done elsewhere (refuse to work on them). If you really want one, buy a slightly newer one (93-95) that is a LWB. The more powerful engine is definately worth it!
Its an eye turner go anywhere truck. I can park a mile away from civilization at target and when I come back a town has formed. Sure the tank is a bit old so she has her share of problems but when it runs, it runs better than any other vehicle out there. The toughest part is the constant urge to make that left turn into some park just to go off-roading. My friends call mine "A screaming metal death-trap" but they usually see it when the lucas electrics call uncle. Drop 60$, do the work yourself, and the truck is back in an hour. BTW a radiator cost 500$ brand-new and its an hour job to put it in yourself. BEST 4X4XFAR!