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Land Rover Range Rover Sport



  • 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?
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,971
    Car_Man or kyfdx or one of the regulars over in the Land Rover Range Rover Sport: Lease Questions discussion should know.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • bgsntthbgsntth Posts: 76
    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: 76
    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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