Long time owner of RR's.
Just sold my 2006 SC edition and it was the best car I have ever owned.
Reliabilty throughout my ownership was stellar. Never had a significant issue.
I currently also own a BMW 750 and 650.
And have owned other premium vehicles in the past. And as I said the RR was the best of the lot.
I just took delivery of a 2014 full size RR SC with every option except the towing package.
This is by far the best RR. It's fast, comfy and execution in materials and fit/finish is flawless.
I love it.
That being said, there are a few areas of improvement needed.
Should be no Eco auto on.
Navigation could be improved. And rear hatch cover can be improved. Great SUV!
We upgraded from a LR4 to the 2014 RR a couple of years ago for the upgraded interior and because my wife really liked the looks of the vehicle. We had problems right out of the gate when the instrument display was defective and it took three trips back to the dealer to finally get it fixed. Then after about a year a vibration developed in the steering associated with a noise from the front end during turns. Again 4 trips to the dealer who said it was the differential, then the transfer case, then when it was still not fixed they declared it "normal" and would do nothing further. An "engineer" from Land Rover came and drove it for ten minutes and said the same thing. We threw in the towel and just traded it in for a loaded Ford Explorer with all the features and then some for half the price. Would avoid this brand, they don't stand behind their product and the dealers tend to have a monopoly in their areas and have no incentive to treat you well.