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RFLMFAO...that is too funny...almost as funny as the other day when we took ours back to Land Rover (still under warranty) stating the rear sun/moon roof stopped working...the Custom Service Statement read something like this when we picked it up: 38930 Customer states rear sunroofs are inoperable.... Customer installed Roof Rack blocking operation (electric eye for sunroof motor)… Guess they are like exotics in that way…You have to learn their quirks and how to operate/drive them to be happy with them…Land Rover once advertised that over 89% of all their vehicles ever built are still in use. In fact, Land Rover drivers sometimes refer to other makes of 4x4 as "disposables"….You also have to develop a sense of humer whith Jeremy Clarkson bashing us every week on Top Gear!!! LOL!
 

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i just traded my POS 2006 sport supercharged in for a CL63. the rover was bought new and was great for 40k miles. AT 40k my tranny went and they wouldnt do shit. my power started cutting out on the frwy (went from 75 mph to 15 mph in the fast lane) along with so many more problems. the service guy at RR even told me to dump the thing as my problems were just beginning. first and LAST range rover for me
 

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Land Rover once advertised that over 89% of all their vehicles ever built are still in use.
Sure they are, you have to replace every part on the damn thing so frequently that any one part never has to many miles on it! I bought one for my GF a few cars ago. Turn it in under the lemon law after three major breakdowns in four months! The only thing falling faster then the customer confidence is the resale!
 

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LOL...they are not for everyone...they have to maintained and you have to know your way around under the hood...almost all the Rover aficionados that I know keep handheld OBD's with them..LOL! We even have one friend who has an entire business just teaching new owners about them and how to drive them (Offroving.com)...It is much like the first time any of us jumped into an exotic only to be confronted with paddle shift on the column...takes a little effort but well worth it!
 

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they look good but are terrible purchases. I do enjoy the D90/110's however. I did the same switch to the SRT8 as well Pun
 

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LOL...they are not for everyone...they have to maintained and you have to know your way around under the hood...almost all the Rover aficionados that I know keep handheld OBD's with them..LOL! We even have one friend who has an entire business just teaching new owners about them and how to drive them (Offroving.com)...It is much like the first time any of us jumped into an exotic only to be confronted with paddle shift on the column...takes a little effort but well worth it!
That's a horrible comparison.

Keep in mind that 95% of people who buy these cars use them as daily drivers. When a car needs 9-10 components replaced before 40k its a problem.. And in most cases the Owner/Driver has no control over the failing items.


A Paddle shifter requires a 5 minute learning curve.
 

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Sooo...how many have you owned?
We have used the Rovers as daily drivers AND weekend toys for many years with no major issues...The worst that happens to my XK is that the battery dies if it sits for more than a couple of days...on the other hand I briefly strayed from the Brits with a BMW 735i while I was in law school and it stranded me everywhere! My point about the exotics (can be temperamental also) is that if you LOVE the vehicle and love the lifestyle it is worth the effort...Looking forward to what TaTa has in store for us! BTW if it is under 40K miles it would all be under waranty and they give you free rental cars... so who cares???
 

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I've heard from many people that those cars suck and are nothing but trouble. My co-worker had one for 1 month and his engine blew.
 

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Sooo...how many have you owned?
I have one in the garage Currently, a 08 RR Supercharged. 32k on the ODO and so far things replaced under warranty:

Radiator (Cracked @19k)
Transfer Case @ 29k
Steering wheel adjustment motor @ 9k

Not to mention all the non motorized things that keep breaking (i.e. visor clips/door handle grommets/ cup holders)



BTW if it is under 40K miles it would all be under warranty and they give you free rental cars... so who cares???
I care and so does almost every other consumer out there. I hate having to drop the car off at the dealership and getting a rental because it takes time out of my already busy schedule for an unnecessary trip. But to each is his own.


I wouldn't mind having a D90 in the garage as a weekend car though.
 

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You can't buy a british car thinking it'll be problem free. It's not german or japanese....

Except Lotus Elises because they have a toyota engine in them
 

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Sooo...how many have you owned?
We have used the Rovers as daily drivers AND weekend toys for many years with no major issues...The worst that happens to my XK is that the battery dies if it sits for more than a couple of days...on the other hand I briefly strayed from the Brits with a BMW 735i while I was in law school and it stranded me everywhere! My point about the exotics (can be temperamental also) is that if you LOVE the vehicle and love the lifestyle it is worth the effort...Looking forward to what TaTa has in store for us! BTW if it is under 40K miles it would all be under waranty and they give you free rental cars... so who cares???
Your defense of Rovers sounds completely biased and defensive. You can't argue with the sheer number of reported problems with Rovers. BTW, what's with the ellipses???
 

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AG

I do apologize, I truly did not intend for it to sound that way. I merely wondered if the issues were with one particular vehicle or model or if he had had a number of them. I personally prefer the “Discovery” “Defender” and “Country Classic” models, and any model of the Aston and the Jaguar from the former Premier Auto Group’s offerings. I have no affiliation with any dealer just a, perhaps misdirected, love of British Automobiles.

The intended point is that there are “lemons” out there and there are incompetent service technicians, I personal check every repair and check the engine for debris, shop rags, or other forgotten tools every time the dealer brings it back to me.

In the future I will be especially careful to monitor my grammar and thoroughly type out any and all words rather than resorting to ellipses to cover omissions or alternatives. Thank you for your consideration and patience in indulging a new member just learning her way around one of the most visually and intellectually stimulating forums I I have ever experienced.
 

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The intended point is that there are “lemons” out there and there are incompetent service technicians, I personal check every repair and check the engine for debris, shop rags, or other forgotten tools every time the dealer brings it back to me.
With that said, if there is a Jag Tech from Bauer on here that is missing your snap-on ratchet with a 10mm socket, I found it wedged under the intake manifold. Be happy to return it if you'll admit you left it there.:lol:
 

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i've heard that ranges have the highest cost of ownership of any car and that they are notorious for poor quality. now that being said i think they're gorgeous but idk if i would own one.
 

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That is a PISSED customer to spend the time and $$$.... DAMN... I have an uncle who had the 4.6 HSE and loved it. Then again it was a lease he traded in after 24 months...
 
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