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  • I hope you had some luck finding the cd magazine changer. I wanted to see if you would be willing to share some info on the purchase price of your 2005 RR. I am looking for the same model year and similar mileage.

    Thanks for your help.
  • jbratxjbratx Posts: 40
    To all who have experience with both models, which is better HSE or the Supercharged. Is the Supercharged worth the extra money?
  • yvlyvl Posts: 1
    It seems to take forever to reach normal operating temperature -- at least 15 minutes driving or 20 minutes idling. For cold starts at some 35 F, this is much longer compared to other 8 and 6 cylinder engines on the vehicles I've owned. Also, upper radiator hose feels warm a minute after starting the engine. In short, classic "always open" broken thermostat symptoms.

    However, my mechanic swears RR are all like that, and indeed we've tried another '06 RR, same slow warm up cycle. Has anybody had a different experience?

    Thanks!
  • khlkhl Posts: 9
    This was the case for me too (06 RR HSE)...I was able to drive a few miles after re-starting the car, before the suspension light went off again and the suspension fault error message appeared (with warning to not exceed 30mph). I immediately brought it into LR the next morning. It's been in the shop for 4 days now, and they have yet to figure out how to fix. They told me a part had to be replaced, but once they replaced it, the system wouldn't re-calibrate and they've been on the line with LR Tech for days now. Prior to this, I've had problems with the passenger side being lower than driver side and they've re-calibrated several times, but it doesn't seem to hold.
  • I realize this is a long shot but with all the folks upgrading to monitors-in-the-headrests it's possible......does anyone have a set of two headrests for a 2005 RR in sand with jet piping they'd like to sell?
  • I have posted in the other threads as long as 3 weeks ago and still haven't seen a reply. I am trying to find out what a fair lease rate should be on a full size 2008 Range Rover Supercharged. MSRP = 93,600 Cap Cost = 89,969 w/ the acquisition fee. Tier 1 credit. 36 month 15k miles per year. 0 down. I was quoted 1599+ sales tax which seems a bit high to me. Anyone have an idea? We are buying in the next day or two so I'd really like to find out some info asap.

    Thanks
  • Hi moabxj. Land Rover's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged with 15,000 miles per year are .00228 and 51%, respectively. Using these numbers, an MSRP of $93,600, and a selling price of $89,969, I estimate that your zero down, pre-tax monthly payment should be around $1,488.

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  • if any1 has TRANSFERABLE coupons good thru feb28th I am interested in making a deal. The ones Ive seen are brown and have place to put the name and address of the person you are transferring coupon to. Please email me if any1 has one. roverlover3carspace.com
  • p.s 30 months seems to be the better deal. lower factor and aggressive residual
  • Just wanted to share about my experience with my 2008 Range Rover Sport HSE.

    I have owned it for a little bit over 1 month and have over 5,000 miles on it (Yikes :surprise: ).

    The Vehicle has been running flawlessly. All I want to do is drive and drive and drive. I discover new pleasure in it everyday. :shades:

    I bought the HSE model. And after about 2 weeks I was wishing that I had bought the Supercharger. Then I discovered that if I move the gear stick to the left, that the transmission shift point changes and it then moves like a raped ape on fire. :D

    Anyway that's all. Happy New Year to my Asian mates.
  • bradykbradyk Posts: 1
    Is anyone aware of the shifting diagram on the underneath portion of the lid for the center armrest? Does the Range Rover Classic have two shifting modes?

    Thanks,
    Brady
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    Does new new range rover owners know that its possible that the new RR will could be coming something in the end of 2009 .
    Very possible it will have the LRX styling
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  • 70ss454_man70ss454_man Posts: 107
    A very good deal came my way today, at least I hope.

    1990 Range Rover Classic, County Edition. It has 102,000 miles on it. A mechanic is selling it because I believe his customer could not pay him for the brake system that was redone.
    He has been the mechanic on this vehicle for 4 years. Recent water pump, oil pump, all new brakes, and the head gaskets were replaced a few years ago.
    It runs and drives perfectly, and is mostly Land Rover stock

    It is in very good condition, and he is asking $1200 for it.
    Is this a good deal?
  • mrtoad3mrtoad3 Posts: 68
    I think you should buy it for that price. The repairs and upgrades are worth way more than that. 102K is not bad either for a 1990. You can't find a used car like that for the price. It is a classic and will give many more miles but be ready for servicing regularly due to age. Go for it!
  • lch123lch123 Posts: 1
    We are looking to purchase a 07 RR Sport HSE. Only one concern... the car in question has a roof mounted Alpine DVD system. Sales person says it was factory installed. From all my research I have not found a roof mounted system. Am I wrong? Or am I not looking in the right place. Also, someone mentioned that if DVD system is after market it will short out the Navigation/electronics. Can anyone shed some light please?

    One more observation, from our initial test drive, it seems like the DVD system can only be used with headsets not through speaker system.

    Can anyone shed some light please?

    Thanks
  • djt21djt21 Posts: 13
    Does anyone have an absolute answer as to the exact airbag configuration of a 2007 or newer RR HSE? The main reason for my purchasing a 2007 was from all the press releases from Land Rover stating that the interior of the vehicle and the airbag system was redesigned and reconfigured. The vehicle supposedly now has new torso (seat deployed) side airbags, a knee airbag for the driver, and "SIDE - CURTAIN AIRBAGS FOR ALL OUTBOARD OCCUPANTS" (1st and 2nd rows).

    I have 2 small children and my primary goal in purchasing a new vehicle is to provide them a safe enviornment - especially regarding a side curtain airbag system. I bought this vehicle because I was led to believe by numerous Land Rover press releases and told by my salesman that curtain style airbags replaced the prior tubular design for 1st row and small pillow design for 2nd row passengers.

    While looking through a 2008 RR HSE brouchure a year later I noticed a diagram of all the airbags fully deployed in the vehicle. You can clearly see the new torso and drivers knee airbags. Unfortunatly they also show the old tubular style (1st row) and small pillow head airbag for 2nd row. The 2007 brouchure I viewed when buying my vehicle had no such pictures to support the claims of the new system. The tiny pillow style 2nd row airbag is mounted very high and doesn't deploy low enough to offer children the same protection that a curtain style would. WHERE ARE THE CURTAIN STYLE 1st & 2nd row AIRBAGS I WAS PROMISED BY NUMEROUS LAND ROVER PRESS RELEASES AND MY SALESPERSON.

    When contacting my dealer I was told that the picture used in the 2008 brouchure was of the old airbag configuration and not accurate. If this is true why does the picture illustrate the NEW torso and drivers kneee airbags?

    It's really too bad because the vehicle itself is very nice, but my childrens safety will always come first. I feel the public is definetly being misled on this very important safety feature, and Land Rover still uses misleading verbage in todays brouchures. SHAME ON YOU LAND ROVER. This isn't how you win over customers.
  • pfolkpfolk Posts: 70
    Your concern for your children's safety is admirable, but you seem to be drawing some unwarranted conclusions about the function and performance of these airbag systems based on inadequate information. If you don't feel safe with your family in a Range Rover, there isn't anything else on the road that could give you the sense of security you are seeking.

    Your model year Range Rover was designed by BMW, a car company that has a long and well-deserved reputation for protecting the safety of drivers and passengers in its vehicles. Their customers routinely write to tell the company about surviving accidents that would have caused death or serious injury in any other vehicle because their Bimmers were so well-designed and built. (FWIW, I survived a side impact crash in a BMW - before the advent of side impact air bags - and was able to drive my vehicle to the body shop for repairs. They are that tough.)

    Consider the fact that the primary passenger safety system in any vehicle is the seat and shoulder belt system. If your kids are buckled in before you put the truck into gear, you have done the best thing you can do to protect them from harm in th event of an accident. If they are not yet old enough to use seat belts, then they should be belted in a properly secured, second-row car seat. Properly securing your loved ones inside a truck as tall, massive, and well-built as a Range Rover is the best thing you can do for them as a parent.

    Second, remember that air bags are only supplemental safety systems. And in the case of side airbags, their primary function is to keep arms and heads inside the vehicle in the event of a side impact, and to prevent - to the extent possible - debris or other objects from entering a window. They also serve to protect against harm from impact with hard surfaces inside the truck. They were never intended to protect occupants from absorbing the kinetic forces of the initial impact the way that the steel frame and crush zones of the vehicle will. By belting your kids in properly, you are keeping them away from the exterior frame and body members that will absorb and re-direct the forces of a crash. You will also keep them away from the hard surfaces inside that can cause harm from secondary impacts. Isolation = safety.

    Third, any safety system, like an air bag system, is one of the most intensively engineered and tested components of a vehicle. The risk of liability suits prompts all automakers to do their best to assure that these systems provide the protection that consumers are expecting. On the face of it, there is nothing to say that a full curtain air bag provides a measurably greater benefit than a tubular system.

    Fourth, there may be another logical explanation for why the marketing materials showed one type of system and the production vehicle has a slightly different one installed. These are very complicated devices and only a limited number of companies make them. Considerations of price, availability, integration with other interior components such as seats and interior moldings, and regulatory approvals all affect the final configuration of the vehicle. The fact remains that you are driving a vehicle that has a side-impact supplemental restraint system. That's a lot more than many other manufacturers offer.

    Please, before suggesting that Land Rover failed to serve your needs as a customer, go back to your dealer and have someone who knows the vehicle show you the location of the air bags in your truck. You're driving one of the safest vehicles on the planet and you're a good parent.
  • djt21djt21 Posts: 13
    Your statements are absolutely correct. The current RR was designed in the mid 90's by BMW with (at the time) state of the art design and safety standards. And yes, my children are always properly secured in the vehicle with Britax car seats.

    But you can't ignore the facts. Most newer vehicles that have a head protection system (even the RR sport) use curtain style airbags for 1st & 2nd rows. And I really wouldn't care if RR continued with the original tube and pillow style system, I simply would have chosen to purchase a different vehicle that offered what some safety experts consider to be a safer system, such as a full curtain airbag. My only issue lies with how Land Rover irresponsibly promoted this as a redesign of the safety airbags to INCLUDE NEW CURTAIN AIRBAGS FOR BOTH ROWS. This is false and misleading.

    No matter how well engineered a RR is and how safe it is in many other regards I was SIMPLY MISLED by the company when they put in writing in their 2007 brouchure that the RR had a new curtain style airbag system for head protection. I was also MISLED when the sales rep told me the same thing upon purchasing the vehicle.

    I think the RR is a great vehicle, and as you said very, very safe and superior to other vehicles in many regards. But accidents DO happen and head protection for small children (or anyone for that matter) is incredibly important to ME, maybe not yourself. The depicted pillow style airbag in the 2nd row is very small, mounted high and does not extend low enough to protect young children and also leaves a great deal of the back window exposed where debris could enter through the window. Look at the picture of the so called "curtain style" airbags deployed in a 2008 RR brouchure and then tell me if you would'nt rather have your children in a vehicle with an actual curtain style system.

    Upon contacting Land Rover North Americas corporate offices via their email correspondence, I was told that the illustration in brouchures are correct and the airbags depicted are accurate. THIS IS NOT what a 1st & 2nd ROW CURTAIN AIRBAG looks like.
  • oh wow. ya i hadnt said anything to the dealership yet but i just bought a used 03 range rover and every once in a while when i go to unlock/get in my car there is a really high pitch squealing noise that i cant even figure out exactly where it comes from. sometimes it even cuts out if i restart the engine firmly. also sometimes it comes on randomly when im driving, but very rarely as opposed to when i unlock/enter the vehicle. i was wondering what it was and it sounds like this may be the same issue as with your 03 range. so i will probably mention these small fans to them when i tell them about the issue...also, i do not have any warranty that would likely cover these parts (i dont know if u did) but do u think it will be expensive to have them replaced? (i am well aware by now how much landrover likes to nickel and dime you for vehicle servicing). thanks so much for your help.
  • 1. any one know of a custom subwoofer box for the 2006 Range Rover Supercharged? I will appreciate any info/lead or where to purchase.
    2. Also any success stories re aftermarket audio (adding subs, amps, speakers etc) - please kindly give some details of successes achieved and how (products and installation details and help).
    3. Lastly any issues and/or benefits to installing suede headliners?
    Kindly help a new Range Lover out. PM me if you wish. Thanks a lot for your help.
    Christopher
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  • cpr3cpr3 Posts: 14
    Hi there -

    Am thinking of purchasing a 03 RR - HSE w/ 90,000 mi. The dealer is asking $20,000 - says it has a rear main seal leaks which he says is common in RR. He also just replaced one of he air suspension balloons. My concern is the leak and any possible problems other than the rear main seal.

    The dealer purchased this at an auction... and apparently someone put about 80,000 mi on it during the past 2 yrs. = ???

    I'm hoping that someone might have some ideas... and of, course, also about the appropriateness of the price.

    Thanks-
  • rwoods19rwoods19 Posts: 3
    i have a 2004 land rover range rover and its starting to make a winding noise as i accelerate. my transmission is not slipping and she seems to be handling very well. any ideas. could it be a starter problem.

    the only reason i'm asking it seems every time i go to the dealer they give me information about stuff that i need and really dont and then they charge me out the [non-permissible content removed]. it seems like i have more problems when i leave the dealer than when i came.
  • the price does not sound that great...i just purchased an 03 in perfect exterior/interior condition with no mechanical problems from my land rover richmond dealership with about 75,000 miles on it and along with the complete landrover service history for about $21,000. i would be cautious of buying one from an auction as opposed to a certified landrover dealership with the entire service history. rear leaks are common ive been told but something you probably dont want to have to worry about if you don't have to.

    ive had mine for about nine months now and the only problems ive had have been mainly minor...like my steering wheel squeaks when it moves in and out when i start/turn off the car. and sometimes there is a high pitch whining noise when i unlock/get in my car...which i have heard is from a fan that turns on when the car is unlocked to cool the electrical system.

    honesty, i think you could find a better deal and make sure you check the service history and test drive it (since many of these vehicles are so prone to electrical and mechanical problems)

    hope that helps you out. good luck! you will love the vehicle! just make sure u find the right one
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,137
    Land Rover has announced pricing for its revised 2010 Range Rover. The base HSE model will retail for $79,275 while the Supercharged version will suck your wallet dry to the tune of $95,125.

    Priced: 2010 Land Rover Range Rover (Straightline)

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  • carolanncarolann Posts: 1
    Please beware of Range Rover engines catching on fire. My Range Rover was 18 months old and engine started making a strange noise, so I contacted the service advisor at Mission Viejo Range Rover in California. I was told it couldn't be serviced for 3 weeks. I asked, what was I suppose to do for 3 weeks and was told to drive it until it stopped Later that night it stopped and luckily my husband got out in time before it exploded. I notified Range Rover and explained the situation and never received an apology, maybe want to investigate the car to see what caused the fire....absolutly nothing. The only thing I received from Range Rover was a 30 day late on my credit report, from the time the car was totaled until it was paid off it was 30 days late. I wrote to Range Rover and explained the situation and received a letter back saying although they sympathize with my situation, the 30 day late will stay on my account. I will take a 30 day late anyday over driving another Range Rover. Thank You Land Rover of America for all of your support. Thank You, because now I drive a Mercedes S550 and couldn't be happier with car and the service. Go to:
  • con2con2 Posts: 1
    I have the same damm problem, it is annoying as hell. Have you talked to a dealer? the problem is I cannot pin point where it is coming from.
  • It is either the lower windshield cowl or the seal around the upper part of the windshield.

    Was a pretty common problem on 2003-2004 Range Rovers. Surprised yours didn't already have the fix. Just tell your local dealer what your symptoms are and they should be able to fix the problem quickly.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,137
    "Without question, the 2013 Range Rover's biggest strength is its versatility. There isn't another SUV, luxury or otherwise, that offers the Rover's combination of on-road performance and off-road capability. And if those are the traits you want, then Land Rover is the place to get them."

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