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Zarkingfardwarks

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980 posts

122 months

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Looking for a family wagon and we need a big 4x4 ...... I can find a number of 02-03 Range Rovers all around the £8,000 mark.

Fuel aside are these a bargain or a disaster awaiting? Mileages are not intergalactic either

pk500

1,503 posts

97 months

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we look after a few money pit springs to mind !

Steffan

9,231 posts

113 months

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I drove Range Rovers for years when my children were small. The costs were less important to me then and the grace, space and pace was brilliant.

Best motoring decision I ever made, except possibly having a Big Valve Twin Cam genuine Lotus Super Seven when I was first in the road in 1963. OH! that I had it now. Mind you I would never get in!

An unbeatable safe secure excellent drivers car. Magnificent on motorways no one ever stops in front of them. I had twin 100 watt Cibies on mine" hair raisers" as they were known.

Just fantastic comfortable relaxing fulfilling enjoyable cars. Get the latest you can get the best you can. Sunroof, Air Con and leather abound. Get them.

Find a local specialist. That will reduce costs. Test your purchase carefully: they are expensive to repair. Not a cheap car to run but a fantastic car to own and enjoy. Buy One!


Woody3

365 posts

89 months

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This is a topic I started 4 years ago...

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

They were £12k-16k back then, so have only depreciated about £1k per annum...not bad hey?




jbi

7,916 posts

89 months

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Considered a jeep?

http://www4.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...



Should be more reliable and they have better engines
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marmitemania

585 posts

27 months

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Just get a Range Rover and dont faff around with anything else, even a Discovery, because in a similar vein to a quote from Mr Clarkson on the RR sport, "one day you will pull up at the traffic lights next to a proper Range Rover and think why didnt I get one of those. Admitedly my Rangie is stroking on a bit but it has every toy you could want and as said nothing gets in your way, plus there is always that lovely V8 burble. If you are looking at an early L322 make sure the gearbox is ok if its a diesel (why you would want a diesel!) if you do get a Rangie please do not Chav it with pimp wheels and the like its not befiting of a car fit for the Queen.

falkster

4,208 posts

88 months

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I was considering them aswell as Porsche Cayenne V8s but bottled it after listening to a few horror stories. Just last week a friend told me he's spunked about 8 grand in repairs in 18 months ownership!!
I know the ML has some inherent issues but I'm not throwing myself to the lions!!

deltashad

4,923 posts

82 months

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They still look really good. One of the best looking 4x4's. A friend has a 2007 Discovery, he has a lot of problems. Some are very expensive, he's holding onto it as its paid for now.

Steffan

9,231 posts

113 months

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The Range River is still the king of the road. You will never beat the car. Owned Jeeps, Discos, Volvo 4x4's, Landcruisers et al.

All very good cars.

But not Range Rovers which are the real deal. None of the others are the equal of Range Rovers. The later cars are better on fuel and more reliable. The Range Rover Sport is the dogs dangly bits.

I had, variously, an Osselli Vogue tuned Range Rover years ago and a John Eales tuned 4.9 Vogue later on. Every moment of driving was fun. The JE Vogue Range Rover would happily pull in excess of 120MPH comfortably. Nothing ever stopped in the way.

Up to you. With the space for a young family, the grace of its size and presence and the power and sound of the V8 on song there is no better safer family car. Go for it. Clarkson is right.

edc

4,849 posts

136 months

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Our recently acquired L322 had a purchase price starting with a 6. Its had a pair of new tyres and a preventative atf change. A couple of pixels missing on the dash but otherwise all ok touch wood. Even the mpg is improving from the long term 12.7 it was showing when collected lol.
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