Range Rovers are some of the most unreliable cars out there. Not recommended unless you want to just lease one for the warranty period and throw the keys back when it's up. ...
Simply not true of the last 8 or so years. I have a 2013 LR4 (Discovery 4) that will hit 5 years old in a couple weeks. The thing has been absolutely trouble free, aside from a leaky water pump which had a TSB out on it and was replaced under warranty. I am a regular member of the forums and all report the same thing. The 5.0L V8 is a tank (shared in LR4, Range Rover Sport, and full size Range Rover).
I will absolutely agree there was a period in the 90s and 00s where they made some nightmare vehicles. But honestly, times have changed.
Also to note, my truck is not a parking lot queen. I regularly bash it in the desert here in 100+F summer temps. I've modded it with wheels / upsized heavy "E" load rated BFG KO2 tires, and about 80lbs in under chassis armor.
customer satisfaction with dealership service departments.
the second-worst brand, Volvo
From your own link:
The Article is ranking
There's a myriad of reasons people can be dissatisfied from a service perspective.
Also from your link:
I know my own experience would be considered anecdotal. However, as I said.. the LR forum seems to report the same experiences as myself. Sure the older 4.4 V8 had its share of issues, but that's been replaced nearly a decade ago.
About Bryce Cleveland
Bryce founded Dust Runners Automotive Journal in 2014 as a way to write about the cars he found interesting. When he's not writing for Dust Runners he's writing for Power Automedia as a freelancer. He currently drives a 2015 Fiesta ST and absolutely loves it.
Bryce’s Land Rover:
Well, let me start this off by saying my 1999 Discovery II cost me $1,500 and hadn’t moved in over 3 years. The fellow who owned it before me took the fan off of it and put it on his other Land Rover because it broke on his other one. He never replaced the fan he took off, and let this Land Rover sit for years.
I purchased it, drove it around for a while until I realized it was eating coolant. I assumed it was head gaskets, so we rebuilt the entire top end of the engine. It seemed fine until a month later it was out of coolant again. Come to find out, the engine had a slipped cylinder sleeve and basically needed a new block. A slipped sleeve can happen if the engine overheats badly. I decided doing a block swap was to much work, and sold it a few weeks later to a Land Rover enthusiast for $2,200.
So my personal Land Rover wasn’t very reliable, but that was because the previous owner had let it overheat pretty badly.
Source website there is absolutely unheard of to me.
The author is:
Absolutely loves his Ford Fiesta?
His Land Rover experience:
He bought a used and destroyed engine and uses that as his own personal reliability experience??? Credibility much?
I know the point you are making. Historically, RR/LR has a bad rep. I won't argue that point at all. I'm simply saying 5 years heavily involved in the LR community seems to show the trend has gotten far better. That's all.
I'm thinking of getting a new Ford Ranger - they've re-released them. They seem to have decent load capacity, and they have nice looking four door options. Anyone have the skinny on the new Rangers?
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We have them all over the place here on a base in the Middle East. They look fantastic and are far bigger than the old Ranger. I think it's a smart move, as the F-150 is a behemoth now. I'd be all over one, especially considering they are working on a Ranger Raptor.
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Volvo (cars) is owned by a chinese company now, Geely Holdings, since 2010.Torn now. Rover negativity checks out. Didn't realize Volvo was now purchased by Ford. Trying to get a long term cross over and ditch my 16' f150
Torn now. Rover negativity checks out. Didn't realize Volvo was now purchased by Ford. Trying to get a long term cross over and ditch my 16' f150