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Land Rover Range Rover

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  • jslr27jslr27 Posts: 5
    So if one were to get the SC RR with Rear Seat Entertainment Option, they would not be able to get this headrest?

    http://sitespecific.dealerskins.com//LandRoverNorthPoint/inventoryimages/6569266- _Ta.jpg

    I, personally, love the design of the above headrest, it looks much more luxurious than the other one.

    So it's not going to be possible to order an RR SC with Ivor/Aspen/Aspen?

    Thanks again for the great amount of helpful information you have provided me!
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    Nope can't get those head rests with the factor RSE system.

    Yes you can get any SC Range Rover with any interior you want. There are no restrictions on the SC range rover from interior/exterior or wood choices.
  • psa1psa1 Posts: 2
    I have a White 06 SC RR and opted for the regular luxury seats because I wanted the Sand colored interior (w/black piping and sand carpet)instead of the ivory or black. The ivory is really white and the black was just too hot for me. My seats are not perforated. I still have everything else standard on the SC (black interior dash, etc.) I am not familiar with the different headrest and I did not put in the rear entertainment. As for the Giverny Green, I have only seen the HSE, sorry.
  • sam818sam818 Posts: 127
    Interesting observations.
    I have a 2006 RR SC, in Chawton White, with Ivory interior and Jet piping/carpeting, and my headrests are as those in the picture, (no RSE) and yes, they are different from the headrests in the HSE.
    BUT.... with regard to the Ivory/Aspen/Aspen, that may still only be available with certain exterior colors, because with Chawton White I tried to order that combo, to no avail. I would also say that the cherry trim looks great with the Ivory. Ordering a SC was the ONLY way I could get Cherry with a white exterior.
  • andysroverandysrover Posts: 2
    I currently own a bmw 650ci and am considering to purchase a 06 sport SC Rover. Are there going to be any changes on the 07 models? Also is there really a limited amount of sport SC Rovers out there? The dealerhships I've talked to are only willing to go down $1000 on MSRP. Also I am goign to be lesing hte vehicle and wondering what dealerships are charging for miles over the limit? I have been quoted $1200/mo for 36months and 18k miles/yr with no money down. Sounds a bit high. Any suggestions and recommedndations would be appreciated!!
  • jslr27jslr27 Posts: 5
    Thanks for claifying that up for me. I wonder why Land Rover would allow those headrests with the factory RSE in the HSE, but not in the SC. Any chance of them changing that anytime soon?

    If one were to order a Range Rover SC with no factory RSE, would it be best to get the dealer to install the RSE screens in the headrests? Someone a few houses down from me, has the Rosen Screens installed in the headrests for their 2004 RR, are they similar to the factory ones?

    Thanks again!
  • jslr27jslr27 Posts: 5
    I think the Ivory/Aspen/Aspen is only available with the two green shades (Giverny and Tonga). IMHO, the Ivory/Aspen/Aspen with Cherry Wood is very elegant.
  • sam818sam818 Posts: 127
    I think that if you are planning on ordering a RR SC, it may be too late to order an '06...not sure when the cut-off is (British_Rover ???) so you would be looking at an '07, which has a lot of good upgrades (cooled seats, electronic park brake, but a few negatives, like repositioned ignition, and an obscured transmission selector indicator).
    I am not sure when you will be able to order this, and when it may be delivered.
    Last year I ordered an '06 in July, and it was not delivered until November '05.
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    We have been cut off from ordering 2006 Range Rovers for over two months now.

    This was in order for the factory to be retooled for 2007 production. Just looking at my production pipeline the last 2006 Range Rover is set to be built in August. We won't even get that car till the end of September.

    So 2007 MY Range Rovers won't be coming in till October at the earliest and you would probably be able to order them in July.

    All Range Rovers with the Lux interior and RSE options have the funny pillow headrests. I have never seen a non-lux Range Rover with the RSE option so no idea what those head rests look like.

    If you look at the interior/exterior color matrix in the Range Rover brocure you will see at the bottom that it says...

    Supercharged models are avaliable in all color and trim combinations and come standard with luxury-interior-package seating.
  • pfolkpfolk Posts: 70
    I sincerely hope Land Rover will move quickly to make the TDV8 available for North American models of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. Specs on the new engine sound great and there are many prospective buyers out there--including me--who have been holding off waiting for a diesel. Hopefully DaimlerChrysler's decision to put the Merc CRD in the Grand Cherokee will be another nudge for Ford in the right direction.
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    I would guess that there will be two hurdles to cross.

    The first one will be emissions compliance which should be the easist. If Land Rover/Jaguar/Ford did not design such a fantastic engine to meet the upcoming diesel emissions requirements then that is a serious misstep on their part.

    The second hurdle will be production capacity. There is probably not enough production capacity to supply Europe and the rest of the world with this diesel and also supply the US.

    Limiting the avaliblity of this engine to just the Range Rover first will help and then once production capacity can be exspanded some make it avaliable in the LR3/RRS and various Jaguars.

    I am just dreaming of a XK8 Vanden Plas with a slightly ligher version of this engine.
  • rover_usarover_usa Posts: 24
    Hey this is great...I like this board better than the old RR and RRS Prices Paid and Buying Experiences!!

    Now to my question:

    I have a 2006 RR HSE and have recently asked the dealership to configure the vehicle so that the doorlocks engage on drive-away AND single-entry access.

    This is the default behavior on a Disco (we also have a 2003 Disco).

    However, I cannot find anything in the manual for RR HSE that indicates that another Disco behavior is available: driver key removeal or engine-off triggers door unlock.

    This is another default behavior on the Disco.

    Is this something that the RR HSE can be configured to do?

    Do I have to take it back to the dealership to get this configured?

    Richard
  • rover_usarover_usa Posts: 24
    BTW,

    I absolutely love the navigation system in my RR HSE 2006.
    I have used it extensively on a recent trip up to North Carolina and it is really informative: gives great information on where places to eat are and gas stations. It even steers you back to course when you get off of its recommended route (did this accidentially, but then did it again on purpose just to tax it).
    Also, you can tell it to make a route based upon major roads or back ways or avoid toll roads...quite nice.

    As far as interiors go, I too loved the Ivory interior, but opted for the upgraded interior in Gray with Jet piping because when I look at a two year old Ivory interior I was shock at how dirty and easily dirtied they become.

    Because I opted for the Gray, I also got the Black Exterior and the Light Cherry wood grain...the combination is quite attractive...though, I do still think the Ivory is more classier looking...just my 0.02USD worth.
  • rover_usarover_usa Posts: 24
    The radio presents me with just a bit of annoyance.

    I have it set to show the Data associated with a given station (if they send the Data stream - RDS I think it is called).

    When I am listening to a station that receives RDS the information is displayed...great no problem.

    But when I change to another station, the RDS data that was displayed for the previous station remains displayed in the indentification for the previous station.

    That is it over writes the station's call letters or frequency that I put in for it.

    So it makes it difficult to recognize that station again (except by its location on the screen).

    It anyone else has noticed this and/or figured out how to make the station call letters or name return when you leave that station please let me know.

    Yes I know I can turn off RDS...but, I like to know the names of the songs that are played.

    Richard.
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    Nope cannot do that. You are seeing left over BMW influence in the Range Rovers locking design. The doors will remained lock untill you hit the master unlock switch to open them or pull on the door handle twice to open the door.

    My 2004 MINI Cooper S was the same way.

    The LR3 and Range Rover Sport do the remove key from ignition equals auto unlock of all doors.
  • rover_usarover_usa Posts: 24
    Thanks, for the info...I will miss that one...I thought it was really a nice thing to have.

    Oh, well.

    Do you have information on the Radio?
  • sam818sam818 Posts: 127
    I have the Ivory with Cherry, and after 1 year it still looks great.
    A few simple rules:
    1. Never use body lotion or moisturizer on your hands and forearms before driving... makes a shiny mess of the both the steering wheel and leather armrests... leather always looks good matt!
    2. Do not slide in and out of the seat: "lift" your body using your legs, and reach across and support yourself on the center armrest. This is also a good leg work-out tip!
    Seats look lousy when they are shiny from sliding in and out!
    3. Keep some leather wipes handy, but make sure that you wipe with a dry cloth afterwards to insure that they don't become shiny.
  • pfolkpfolk Posts: 70
    Thought the emissions issues were simplified when US went to low sulfur diesel this year. DaimlerChrysler and others were holding back their European spec diesels from North American markets due to our dirtier fuel. Is there another hurdle (aside from CARB)?
  • rover_usarover_usa Posts: 24
    ( I copied this from my original post over at land rovers only)

    Hi all,

    Bought a new 2006 HSE RR in April and I am really happy with it ; but, one thing I have begun to notice is that when accelerating from stand-still, if you accelerate slowly and not rev beyond 2000 - 2500 rpms, there is a sorta rev up, then drop back, rev up, then drop back thing going on...reminds me of when my Jeep got a bit of water in the fuel lines.

    It is not a smooth acceleration as with my 2003 Disco 2.

    I know the D2 has the BMW engine and the RR has a jag engine, but could there be something wrong with the engine management software on the RR?

    I was wondering if anyone else has knowledge of or experienced this.

    Richard.
  • sam818sam818 Posts: 127
    Is the cycle more like a "jump" or "jolt" to the driveline or is it smoother?
    Some 2006 RR's have experienced a severe "jolt" when it changes gears, which is fixed by replacing a control valve body in the gearbox.

    BTW.. your Disco has the old OHV Rover V8.... the BMW unit was in the 2003/4/5 Range Rover only
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