Absolutely no problems with my 2010 HSE after owning it for about 10 months, none ! Yes the gas mileage is not good but I knew that going in. I have enjoyed the vehicle tremendously, and the admiring stares I get while driving it is an added plus. Brown/bronze color ( bourneville) with brown leather interior piped in cream has elicited many many compliments. If anything, the engine doesn't idle quietly and silently as some luxury vehicles do. I love the car, who knew driving a vehicle would make people turn their heads or turn around and look when they pass you ??
A Range Rover will give back what you give it-drive it gently for first 500 miles ideally on a long trip where you vary your speed. When cold it will use a lot of gas so don't idle. Use synthetic oil always. We get 20+ MPH on highway, 18 around town, no problems in first 30 K miles. No other vehicle has this kind of comfort and luxury. Almost silent on highway, no wind noise unlike a Lexus. No downshifting when you brake going downhill like a Lexus. No service every 5K like a Lexus! This vehicle is brilliant in snow or anything you throw at it. Warm it up gently and treat it with respect and you will be generously rewarded! Abuse it and one of its million parts will fail! This is the most reliable vehicle we have ever owned.
Owning a Range Rover was always something I hoped to do. It was worth the wait! I was a good girl and test drove other SUV's to make all the necessary comparisons ... but of course found that no other car compared! I bought it new and have had very little shop time. In just over 4 years ... A rear camera, brakes, oil changes. Mostly basic stuff. This ride is amazing inside and out. Paint and exterior styling stand out against the rest, and the interior is heaven. Luxurious and beautiful! Not to mention the power and smooth handling. Hard to believe it's weighs as much as it does. You would never know. I wouldn't trade it! Happy Customer!
This is my second RR and the 2010 model is a big step up in power and ride. Trips to distant hockey rinks are a joy. When you exit this car after a long trip you feel great because th ride is extraordinary. The power is simply amazing. Yes expect a few gremlins. We have had the back up camera replaced twice and I do think the bluetooth is relatively weak. This car is special. People who can afford this car can buy any SUV, don' t think they drive RR just for prestige. It is truly unlike any other!
I am so very please with the Land Rover we just bought! It is such a beautiful vehicle and very smooth riding! Land Rover of Cary was helpful in my decision making choices of which way to go. The customer service at Land Rover of Cary was highly exceptional as well as the salesman. He was able to answer all of our questions and very knowledgeable about the vehicle. A big thank you to him! I would recommend anyone to go to Land Rover of Cary--they are the best!
Four-Zone Climate Control ($1,000); Harman Kardon Logic 7 Audio System ($1,350 -- includes six-disc CD changer, satellite radio, Bluetooth telephone, 14-speaker surround sound); Rear Seat Entertainment System ($2,500 -- includes six-disc DVD changer); Rear-Seat Reclining Package ($1,250); Black Lacquer Interior Trim ($350).
Supercharged, direct-injected gasoline V8
5,000cc (305 cu-in)
DOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
510 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
461 @ 2,500
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I=4.17; II=2.34: III=1.52; IV=1.14; V=0.86; VI=0.69; Reverse=3.40; Final Drive=3.54
Any advantage from brake-torquing can't be seen past 60 mph, and we don't know why. This 3-ton truck is fast! Linear power all the way up to 6,750 rpm redline. Quick and smooth upshifts, authoritative bark from exhaust and noticeable intake honk.
Good, medium-effort pedal feel. Some body dive under braking but not shockingly so considering long suspension travel. Good fade resistance, but there were some smoldering brake bads after braking from five quarter-mile passes. Good performance considering vehicle weight.
Skid pad: Stability conbtrol is tuned to be very conservative, hence only 0.68g on skid pad. Once stability control switched off, the reins were relaxed somewhat, but not much. Slalom: Agonizingly conservative stability control with no measurable difference in results when stability control is on or off.