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Land Rover Range Rover

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  • lauren33lauren33 Posts: 2
    absolute disaster of a car. 93k piece of junk. been in the shop 6 times and terrible customer service. bought an upgrade card in order to get loaners and was told they don't do the program on saturdays and couldnt pick up my car for almost 2 months.
    noises are terrible (not normal truck noises) but A/C, steering wheel, fan etc.
  • rover_usarover_usa Posts: 24
    Well, knock-on-wood, but I have owned my '06 RR HSE for one year now: bought it new and I make sure all scheduled maintenance is preformed according to plan.

    I have had no real problems. The engine management software needed to be upgraded within a month of purchase; but, other than that it runs and drives quite nicely.

    I do not know what state you guys are in but if the LR is not performing as expected and it is in the shop a lot, I would check the lemon laws and contact LRNorthAmerica to find out what they can do.

    Good Luck...Richard
  • jdowdsjdowds Posts: 1
    I have a 2003 RR HSE and had the same high pitched noise last year. After one year and 5-6 stays at the dealer, it was finally fixed. They first replaced a small fan in the front console near the ac/heat/radio. This may be your problem but was not mine. They finally had someone from LRNorth America to visit who found the second fan behind/below the glove box which was the source of the siren type noise. It cools the electrical system when the car is awakened by opening the door or unlocking it. My guess is one of these 2 doughnut sized fans needs to be replaced. A simple fix when they knew what to do. Good luck!
  • gigi1219gigi1219 Posts: 3
    I'm trying to purchase a cargo cover, black for my 2002 RR HSE. I'd rather not spend a fortune at the dealer, any suggestions?
  • I am in the market for a used RR. I am debating between the 2004 vs 2005. What features and upgrades will I get with the 2005 model and what should I look for in these cars that seperate themselves from one another? Obviously I can tell from reading some of your posts that the Navi is better on the '05, but how about other options and features (e.g. engine, tranny, electronics, ergonomics etc.) Thank you.
  • lr3maybelr3maybe Posts: 134
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    There is a place on the certificate where I can sign and transfer it to a friend.

    Exact wording on the certificate is as follows:

    Save $2000 on a new 2007 Range Rover HSE*
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    *Offer valid on purchase or lease of a new, previously untitled 2007 Range Rover HSE (excludes Supercharged model) from 4/16/07 to 6/30/07. **Offer valid on purchase or lease of a new, previously untitled 2007 Range Rover Sport HSE (excludes Supercharged model) from 4/16/07 to 6/30/07. Offer valid on purchase or lease of a new, previously untitled 2007 LR3 V8 HSE, SE or V6 SE from 4/16/07 to 6/30/07. Present this certificate to Retailer and take delivery from Retailer stock by 6/30/07. These offers may not be combined with any other private purchase offer. Limit one redemption per household. These offers exclude demonstration vehicles and service loaners. For current lease customers, these offers may not be combined with the Early Lease Termination offer. See Retailer for complete details.
  • pfolkpfolk Posts: 70
    Two unrelated questions today:

    1. For those who have switched to Michelin Synchrones, do you find that they improve on-road handling? I'm feeling a little uncomfortable at freeway speeds of 70 mph+ on dry pavement on the factory tires.

    2. What would you expect to pay for a windshield (windscreen) replacement for a 2007 LR3? I have been quoted $1,000 and I'm a little skeptical.
  • morocco2morocco2 Posts: 43
    Pfolk

    On my recent family trip to Myrtle Beach from Ottawa, Canada I got a chip on my windshield that rapidly degenerated into a cracked windshield. The heated windshield is standard equipment in Canada and the cost for parts and labour to get it replaced was $1078.00 Cdn :P
  • pfolkpfolk Posts: 70
    That would be about US$990, so it sounds like I'm getting the "going rate". While it's aggravating that this repair is so expensive, I want to say thank you to LR for making the windscreen so sturdy. I got hit by a bolt that fell off a flat bed trailer I was following at about 65 mph. I saw the little bugger just as it spiralled into the glass and it hit with a sound like a rifle-shot. It left a crater the size of a silver dollar but no other damage and the windscreen remained intact. Lest readers think I tailgate, I was at least 4 car lengths behind the trailer.
  • drcoop1drcoop1 Posts: 2
    Here Here, I am looking at 2004, 2005 or 2006 models. Help please. Can someone with knowledge compare/contrast the difference and if on year model repair wise is better/worse than another???
  • abennett3abennett3 Posts: 5
    My apologies if this is discussed elsewhere, but I can't find mention of it...

    my friend who has an 2005 LR3 and my new RRS 2007 have problems understanding us! We're both English, but live in the US. Is there some secret to speaking, or adjustment of settings or teaching the system our voices, so that we don't constantly get "displaying Italian Restaurants" or some other nonsense?

    (otherwise my RRS is by far the best car I've ever owned - and that's after only 3 days!)

    Many Thanks,
    -Andrew
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    Have you tried the British language settings for the nav? That seems to help with people who have accents.
  • abennett3abennett3 Posts: 5
    Oh! How do you do that?
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    Hit the "hard" right button that brings up the main menu...

    Go hit the settings menu on the main screen.

    Now you will see several buttons on the screen. One will say voice language and another will say systems language. Click one of them and select british. Go back to the previous screen and click the other. Now also select the british language option.
  • abennett3abennett3 Posts: 5
    That definitely helped - many thanks.

    It's still not perfect though - does everyone have these problems?

    -Andrew
  • morocco2morocco2 Posts: 43
    Yes I did have some frustrations :mad: with the voice recognition feature on my 2007 LR3 HSE at the beginning. My problem was different because I am French Canadian and therefore have a little accent when speaking english. After having tried the US English, Parisien French I went back to UK English. From time to time the voice recognition will experience difficulty with the way I pronounce certain sounds. But overall it is rare and only occurs when trying to record phone numbers with lots of "fours" in it :cry: I had to fake a British accent to get it to accept the way I was pronouncing "four" ;)
  • abennett3abennett3 Posts: 5
    Very funny - so far I'm more amused than annoyed by the system.

    -Andrew
  • teamyonexteamyonex Posts: 42
    This will sound weird, but try talking more toward the driver's side window... it was surely a fix for me in my '05 RR, and others report improved results as well (check out rangerovers.net sometime).
  • pfolkpfolk Posts: 70
    The system is quite accurate in voice recognition--or at least I'm that trainable!--but I think the errors are often tied to small "distractions" that can occur. For example, if a window or the sunroof is open, the wind noise will cause an error every time. Likewise, I have found that speaking while turning my head--as in looking around a corner as I'm turning the vehicle--will cause an error. Of, if I've had a really bad day or I'm tense and speaking in a quick cadence, I'm more likely to get an error. I know I'm throwing the system off when it interprets "yes" as "no" just because I said the word too quickly!

    A relaxed, conversational tone works best. And I'm not privileged to have a more "refined" accent as you do. Make that Pennsylvania Dutch, flattened by a couple of years in the Iowa, and spiced with quite a bit of the Southwest. If LR can handle that, your RP should be no problem.
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    It almost seems like the voice recognition system likes an iambic pentameter cadence.
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