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Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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  • Did you ever find a solution?
    I have the same issue with my Range Rover
  • After just 6500 miles my engine light is now on, my steering wheel makes a whining noise when I turn it, my car still ticks like crazy, my parking sensor will time time just beep and not turn off unless I turn the engine off. Anyone else run into these problems?
  • eelpouteelpout Posts: 32
    Wow, has this thread died. Has everyone gone to the 2007 BMW X5, Acura MDX or AMG ML63? ;)

    I'm curious if anyone has heard any rumors for changes for 2008 and the Sport? The new LR2 has push button starting and a different navigation system (though without voice control), wondering if any of that will float over.

    My lease will be up in the summer and I think I'm going to be hard pressed to repeat with the Sport unless they make it worth the $65K compared to the competition available today. I still can't believe for the price they don't have dual sun visors, instead saving that prestige feature for the big Rover. :P
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    Nope none of those changes coming to the RRS for 2008.

    All of the 2008 RRS specs, or at least all of the ones they have given me, are on rangerovers.net.
  • rrsfanrrsfan Posts: 6
    I was looking into purchasing RRS. On LR website they tout the ability to write off RRS at alrmingly higher pace. Has anyone tried & got away with it? What I understand is if gross vehicle weight rating is in excess of 6000.lbs than the std depreciation schedule does not apply & can be depreciated at a higher rate. I believe this clause was for trucks. Any experience?? I would prefer not to lease.
  • lr3maybelr3maybe Posts: 134
    I have a certificate that will save you $2000 or $1500 I will sell. Make your email address public and reply and I will email to you. I can send you a scan of the certificate and the cover letter if you would like to see it.

    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*
    Save $1500 on a new 2007 Range Rover Sport HSE**
    Save $1500 on a new 2007 LR3 V8 HSE, SE, or V6 SE

    *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.
  • matisse1matisse1 Posts: 1
    Hello everyone. I am strongly considering a 2007 RRS HSE. I would like to know what kind of overall experience you guys have had in terms of reliability and service. My main concern is time, not money since it will be covered by warranty. Feel free to share your overall time spent in shop and number of problems you may've had(or not).

    Thanks sooooooooo much! It will be a great help coming from actual RRS owners.

    You can email me directly to at this address: freddiegoodrock@yahoo.com
  • byoloyebyoloye Posts: 1
    I am interested in your offer. I am buying a Range Rover Sport HSE this week By God's grace and the voucher would be a real blessing. My address is babajide99@yahoo.com

    Many thanks
  • I am definitely close to pulling the trigger on the RRS HSE. Email address: williamoh@standardgroupinc.com.
  • lr3maybelr3maybe Posts: 134
    Sorry standardauto. I sold it already.
  • I am looking at RRS HSE and have read conflicting reports on the Rear Seat Entertainment System...are the headphones wireless or do they plug into the center console between two front seats? Thanks.
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    They plug into the doors.
  • Anybody here know of the base MF for the month of June?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,153
    Car_Man or kyfdx or one of the regulars over in the Land Rover Range Rover Sport: Lease Questions discussion should know.

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  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    The same as they were for May.

    Land Rover changes their leases quarterly not monthly.
  • Thanks for the info british_rover.
    Based on your experience/knowledge, what would be your prediction as to the money factor when they are due out on the 2nd quarter (July 1, 2007)? I am looking into either purchasing for the tax benefits or leasing (if the money factor is low enough).
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    They don't normally do new programs till after the July 4th weekend but July 4th falls in the middle of the week this year so maybe the 5th or 6th.

    I doubt the money factor will be very good though. Land Rover only heavily subvene their leases when they need to dump inventory and the supply of sports is rather tight. Well at least it is tight in my part of country.
  • Thanks again for your insight - if money factors do go down but are still expensive, do you think that they'll introduce a dealer cash as the 08 models are due soon?
  • elane66elane66 Posts: 2
    I've just started seriously considering purchasing a RRS HSE. Mainly because I think it's the best looking car on the road. I struggle however with my practical side that tells me it's definitely not the best car made for the money. Does anyone have any info on the reliability of the RRS. I know JD Power gives it 2 out of 5 stars for initial quality.
  • MY RRS SC HAS BEEN DOING GREAT FOR LAST 8 MONTHS SINCE I GOT IT, PROBLEM FREE. A FEW OF MY FRIENDS HAD A FEW MINOR GLITCHES. ALL IN ALL THE LOOKS OF THE CAR MAKE IT WORTH GETTING EVEN IF U HAVE A FEW MINOR ISSUES. YOUR RIGHT, NO HOTTER SUV ON THE ROAD
  • mlhm5mlhm5 Posts: 2
    I have owned 3 LR vehicles and have just sold my Defender and am looking to purchase another. The RRS is really nice looking car and I see that in Europe it is available with a choice of two diesel engines.

    1.Any know if Ford is planning to bring a diesel engined RRS to the USA?

    2. I have looked at every other luxury SUV on the market and tried to keep an open mind. I really like the looks of the RRS, however the MB GL may trump the decision based on reliability and ride.

    A diesel could swing it in favor of the RRS.
  • anyone receive any tranferable coupon re: lr3's or range rovers? i will pay $$$ for them
  • squsiesqusie Posts: 1
    If you still have certificates. It would a great help to receive one. My e-mail address is posblkmnco@aol.com

    Thanks
  • bgsntthbgsntth Posts: 75
    My wife and I attended the traveling LR Experience in Sonoma last week, and had the opportunity to drive an RRS S/C on the off-road course they had set-up. Instruction was top-rate, as LR is renowned for, with our instructor being a former Camel Trophy and Baja 500/1000 competitor. Needless to say I peppered him with questions related to the Terrain Response and what to use when, as it turns out I have not been optimally using it on my LR3. The RRS was very impressive, even with the UHP Conti's. I noticed that Cooper now offers a true AT for a 20" wheel none-the-less.

    I have serious RRS envy, as my main complaint with our LR3 is that the suspension is to soft and feels somewhat floaty/tippy on the highway; which my short ride in the firmer suspension in the S/C seems to have alleviated. My question is, "is there a difference in the suspension tuning between the RRS HSE and the RRS S/C"? As it is an air suspension, does LR increase the pressure in the air bags?

    Anyway's I
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    Yes the S/C has a slightly different tunned air springs then the HSE Sport.

    Most of the difference between the two is the standard dynamic response package on the S/C Sport that is only optional on the HSE Sport. I have never driven a HSE Sport with Dynamic response but I bet it would drive a lot like a SC Sport.

    Dynamic response gives you the big Brembo brakes up front and the hydraulic active sway bars front and rear.

    I really want Land Rover to put the active sway bar portion of dynamic response on the LR3. It would solve a lot of the tippy feeling people get with the taller LR3 without making the ride any rougher.

    I figure they could offer the active sway bars as a 1,200 dollar or so option on the LR3 if they don't include the big front brakes.
  • bgsntthbgsntth Posts: 75
    Thanks British Rover,

    I would pay and extra $1-2K for Dynamic Response on the LR3. LR Experience went out of its way to demonstrate the axle articulation on the course, which I kept thinking was insane given the relatively stiff suspension tuning and flat cornering on the tarmac-I was waiting for endlinks to snap. Did not even think of the Dynamic Response uncoupling the sway bars when it was in low-range at the time. Makes sense now, "hindsight is 20/20".
  • british_roverbritish_rover Posts: 8,476
    Exactly that is the trick part of the Dynamic Response package.

    It gives you a fairly firm suspension when you need it. Almost no body roll because of the active sway bars but without the bone jarring ride normally associated with minimal body roll suspensions. Finally the sway bars can disconnect in low range for better axle articulation.

    The LR3 already has 13 inches of rear wheel travel. I bet it could pick a couple of inches with sway bar disconnects and still have less body roll.

    Porsche liked Dynamic response so much they copied it for the new Cayenne and called it PASM.
  • any reason for no postings for the last couple of months?
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I think everyone's gone over to Land Rover LR3 but this would be a good place to discuss the Sport!

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • First I love the rig. RRS is awesome. But i must say the tires are the worst pieces of (&^$ out there. I had vibrations issue> then later sound issues coming form my tires!! My dealr thought i was crazy but eventually they replaced the tires that seemed oddly worn. Ok> now it has been 6 months and 4k miles and yes - 2 of the tires are worn down quite a bit to wear i really need to buy new ones or - fight the dealer if i want to be at least safe driving in snow.

    Anybody else have this problem - tires are: Cross Contact 255/50 R 19" > i believe the part# is RRC502280MNH.

    No - im not 19 and peal out all over the place --im 43 and kinda pissed that we spend all this money on a car and they obviously dont put a SAFE tire on it let alone a recomended one for optimum performance under regular use - ones that the engineers who spent millions in design, R&D etc would say - these are the tires that should be on it - what else can i not trust that they skimmed on???? Please Help -
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