2007 Land Rover Range Rover
There are 21 user reviews for the HSE trim shown below
- nice lookin, great inside feel!
- heavy, under powered, gas guzzler, drive off value, and cannot forget reliability!
I love the way the range looks, my wife had her heart set on one for sometime, I really didnt want to get it due to family and friend experances with them! But like purses, women got to have things as a image thing! It has great abilties off road but isnt reliable on simple market and dinner drives! Not happy with Range Rover only after 7 months glad we leased it!
I kinda wonder how the company will do now with TATA Motors of India buying them from ford. I looked at a TATA on the internet looks like they just make little cars like smart cars! weird...read morehide
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- Sleek and spacious
- EVERYTHING broke down
Love the look, but in the span of three years the car had it's coolant system replaced TWICE, it's electrical replaced, transmition replaced, sensors replaced, air suspension replaced, the CD system replaced, both side mirror systems replaced...unfortunatly they can't seem to fix the fact that this cars get MAYBE 8 MPG in city traffic.
Range Rover isn't just happy to have a car that needs to have all of it's major systems replaced, they had to replace the steering wheel and side door pieces because they basically started to just fall and peel apart. The navigation system is a joke. The electronic lock on the drivers side just one day went out. I had pieces literally popping off the car. It got to be a joke - in fact I laughed so hard right to the Mercedes Benz dealer and bought an ML350. Never appreciated a new car so much in my life.
The Range Rover service people, as the post above also mentioned, treated me like I was an idiot and would literally deny that there was anything wrong as the part was literally coming right off the car. They told me over and over that "that's just how these cars wear". I then asked all 5 service reps what they drove - NOT ONE of them drove an Land Rover model. Says alot!
Beauty is as beauty does - this car I would NEVER buy again....read morehide
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- Pleanty of power, ubercomfortable, sylish and very solid
- Unbelievable depreciation, touchscreen is a bit clunky, highly complicated
I just bought my wife a used Black / Gray 2006 Range Rover HSE with DVD. I would classify myself as a informed buyer. We looked at both the RR Sports as well as the full size and settled on the full size. Although I initially wasn't too thrilled on the Rovers, I must admit that I love driving this car. I hated our Tahoe that we had previously and would always drive my MB CLK instead. Now the Rover is my car of choice and I steel it from my wife whenever I can. It is a solid car with incredible visibility. Its very roomy as well. Power is great in the standard HSE. Sport mode really makes it move. If you've test driven one, you know what I'm talking about.
What I think is valuable to know is what I would say are the downsides to buying this car. The first item is that this car does not hold its value. Having done the research, I figured that buying a 2006 would limit my exposure. New RRs cost $80K plus. I got my 2006 with 23K miles for under $50K. It was in pretty much like new condition. I've seen '06's for low 40's with higher miles. Oddly enough, the 2006 Sports which start in the low 60's are going for the same as the full size. The sport is a cool car but really no comparison for the full size. The sport is based off of the LR3. So if money is no object and you love having a new car ... knock yourself out with an '08 but you may want to think about leasing because resale is a big disappointment. Otherwise, buying a 2 year old RR may not be a bad option.
The next caution is that the car is VERY complicated. It has more technology than the space shuttle. Of course the technology is what makes it cool but beware it can also create some service events. It seems like they've worked out most of the kinks from the older models. The '06s on have the new Jaguar engine and seem to be much more reliable (w/exception of the lemons). Nevertheless, get rid of the car as the warranty is expiring (4 yr 50K). Everything is very expensive to fix. The touch screen is not very responsive .. seems like you have to push hard for the button to register.
Last caution is you are fairly limited on the size of wheels that you'll want to put on. Because the car weighs so much, anything bigger than 20" wheels causes shimmys. 22"s shimmy at 80 MPH and 24" shimmy at 60 MPH. Thats what the LR service manager told me. The bigger the wheel, the smaller the tire and the rougher the ride.
In all - the car is a really sweet ride ... literally feels like a BMW 7 class. Living in Salt Lake, we've gotten a lot of snow this year. My car is a monster in cold weather. The cold weather package is a must .. heated steering wheel, seats (front and back) as well as a solid heating system make it extremely comfortable in the worst of conditions....read morehide
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- LOOKS HOT ! TURN HEADS DRIVES LIKE LUXURY
- SPENT MORE TIME IN SHOP THAN DRIVING, ENDLESS HEADACHES, FUEL MILEAGE 10-12 MPG, NEVER BUY THIS CAR
BOUGHT THIS CAR " MY DREAM CAR " THEN REGRETS ABOUT A WEEK LATER. NEVER OUT OF THE SHOP THE ENTIRE OWNERSHIP. NIGHTMARE. I SPENT MORE TIME IN RENTAL CARS AND IT WAS ALOT OF TIME BACK AND FORTH. AND WHEN THE DEALERSHIP COULDNT FIX WHAT WAS WRONG, BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN. BROKEN HALF SHAFTS, A WEEK IN SHOP, SENSORS OUT ALL THE TIME, COMPUTER SENSORS, SWITCHES, YOU NAME IT. EVERYONE I KNOW WHO OWNS ONE, SAYS THE SAME THING. IF YOU HAVE ALOT OF TIME TO WASTE ON YOUR CAR ISSUES BUY THIS ONE. OTHERWISE TAKE A PICTURE AND MOVE PAST IT. THE TRADE IN VALUE WAS THE WORST I HAVE EVER HAD. THE DEPRECIATION OF THIS CAR WENT SO FAST I HAD TO PAY BIG TO GET RID OF IT. IF YOU BUY A 75,000. CAR EXPECT TO GET ABOUT 30- 35 THOUSAND AFTER 3 YEARS SAD IT SO PRETTY !!
I READ THESE REVIEWS BY REAL PEOPLE TO DECIDE WHAT WAS A GOOD BUY FOR MY NEXT CAR WISH ME LUCK...read morehide
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- comfortable, cool nav system
- lots of electronic problems
looks like other range rover owners have had bad experience at newport beac or mission viejo dealer. i have had terrible service. what i dont understand is they get feedback about the dealership but it hasnt improved once in the 2 and a half years ive had the vehicle.my brother has already decided he is not gonna renew his lease mainly because of the dealership experience...read morehide
9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Looks Good
- Engine, Brake Problems
My dream has turned into a nightmare. Just purchased a 2007 Range Rover HSE in July and it has been in the shop a total of four times for the same problem. When in park or sitting at a traffic light the car shakes alot and their is a loud thumb that feel like the engine is going to fall out. The service department agents should go back to school on this vehicle because they have not fix my problem. Again, I have to take it back to the shop (45 miles drive each way) to see if they can fix this car....read morehide
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- Very Sleek And Luxurious SUV, Nothing Like It!
- Fuel Economy, But What Did I Expect With A SUV Weighing AS Much As A Suburban.
Very classy Suv, looks good and very comfortable to drive. Very few problems with it up to date. Nothing can compare. Love it!
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- appearance, comfort, overall "feel"
- ease of electronics, keyless entry efficiency...
This is my third RR. Took a break from and went to mercedes benz. Had 320ML and then G500. And was very unhappy with the quality of them.
Though this vehicle has a lighter feel. It has been a pleasure to drive.
The keyless entry is a bit antiquated. Sticks on hte lock and u nlock.Interior dash clock stopped illumnating after first service visit. And The navigation, though easy to see and enter, is not as updated and acturate as it should be.
otherwise, it has been a total pleasure to drive and enjoy. I use the rear cargo almost every day and find it a breeze.
Love the rear camera. And feel I am back to range rovers for a good while.
Good luck in choosing!
Luxury personified....read morehide
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- Range dealerships can't fix any thing
- Range dealerships can't fix anything
Everything said negitive on other people reviews are true. I thought it was just me. I thought someone at the dealership hated me for owning a Range by all the dent dings I received at the dealership can you say Glen Cove L.I. New York.
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- smooth driving and plenty of options fully loaded with everything under the sun
- very much a mans car, designed for the man and rugged
We bought this car used, it is very attractive and my husbands dream car. I have to say as a mother with children it was not my favorate. Its to hard to climb in and out of and just to bulky to drive. Climbing a mountain it had no problem but I can really hear the engine work. My children think its to big and do not like the comfort. I think this is truly a mans car hands down. This car has every option one can get with a car, its beautiful and stylish but again I think that it is truly directed to the men of the world....read morehide
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