1990 Land Rover Range Rover Consumer Review: Great off road / often strande

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Great off road / often stranded on road
By EasyDriver on


1990 Land Rover Range Rover County 4dr SUV AWD


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
hit sand.

But beware of maintenance!

Best Features

Smooth 4x4 system, TANK-like truck build (with huge frame), great clearance, superb visibility -- and all with the creature comforts of a Jaguar.

Worst Features

High cost of parts ($1100 radiator). Entire drivetrain has held up well with no repairs needed (143k miles), but radiator, alternator, ABS brakes, have been a bear. Not as reliable as it should be. No undercoating, so it's a complete rust bucket underneath. Poor gas mileage, yet underpowered.
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