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anthony, Cumbria

Land Rover Range Rover Sport RANGE ROVER SPORT DIESEL ESTATE 2009 - 2013

1 star review

I have been through a very bad experience with Land Rover, I just don't know why the only manufacturer that produce cars that, according to them nothing has ever has gone wrong with any of their cars. After buying 6 Range Rover Sports and owned shares of the company I have been let down very badly with lies by top Land Rover staff. My life is now ruined by them and I will never recover but I am putting it all in a book, I do hope people will buy it, I am totally shocked at all the lies that have been told. If Land Rover had sorted it out nothing derogatory would be said about Jaguar Land Rover but now it will all be told, it`s not my fault all I did was save up my hard earned money to buy what was supposed to be a high end vehicle, but had nothing but problems with it and others have had the same problem. How long can this company go on denying anything goes wrong with their cars?

Submitted: 2015-03-23 | ID: 113694

David, Yorkshire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2007

5 star review

Bought our car as an 18 month old pre owned example from a main dealer. We have now owned it for almost two years and 35000 miles of trouble free use. It has only lets us down once after the dealer didn’t fit the replacement rear discs/pads correctly. Dealers are expensive but no more so than say Audi or BMW. The car is brilliant I I would not drive anything else, on the road as its suprisingly quick, and we were stunned at what these things will do off road (try a Land Rover experience day to see!). Running costs are reasonable given its a big heavy 4x4. Try one in the snow and you will be hooked. The only downside is the abuse you get from the amateur traffic cops cruising the outside lane!

Submitted: 2012-06-13 | ID: 42299

Jack Williams, London

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2011

3 star review

Having driven and travelled in many variants of RR, they are definitely very posey. However, reliability is questionable and on road, they’re great in a straight line. For on road, use an exec Jag, Merc, Lexus etc - a better drive.

Submitted: 2012-02-06 | ID: 42298

Jose Costa, Warwickshire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2007

5 star review

Best ever.

Submitted: 2011-06-28 | ID: 42297

Mike Wloch, Yorkshire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2009

5 star review

WOW! What a car! This is by far the best car I have ever owned: super-fast, smooth and with all the recent snow we have just had it was a doddle going through some very deep snow here in North Yorkshire. Heavy on fuel but as a package on the whole it’s unbeatable. RR claim 19 to the gallon but it’s more like 16 other than that 10/10, the engine is joy to listen to.

Submitted: 2010-01-19 | ID: 42288

Tarun, Staffordshire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2006

5 star review

I’ve has the RRS supercharged for about 3 months now! Probably the best car I’ve ever owned! I’ve chipped mine so its 408BHP... it pulls like a train! Never had a problem! It’s also on LPG so I’m getting around 34mpg on urban driving!! Nothing beats that roar of the 4 litre V8 at 4,000RPM.

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34/gallon... obviously mathematics wasn’t your strongest point in school... - Isaac Hunt from England

Hi, I have just bought a 2006 RRS Supercharged and I love it. What’s the average cost of chipping and then the LPG? Cheers - from Lanarkshire

Submitted: 2009-09-28 | ID: 42294

Charles Wilson, England

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2008

4 star review

Excellent ride and comfort. I have rechipped my vehicle and average 30 mpg although there are excess exhaust emissions - sometimes very black fumes. However, off road performance is poor. On wet grass it just sits and spins and on wet mudded tracks I have similar problems. It can be most embarrasing. Perhaps it is the tyres that are the problem but I don’t want to compromise the quiet road use performance. Anyone with similar experiences?

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I am having problems with reocurring Engine System Fault appearing causing loss of power. I have to stop and switch off to clear the problem then it’s OK for a while but keeps reoccuring. Any one got similar problems or know whats wrong? - Charles Wilson from Lincolnshire

I am still having more frequent problems with the Engine System Failures - 4 times in an 80 mile journey. This is a dangerous situation on a motorway apart from spending £42,000 on a vehicle that has had this problem from day one but Landrover can’t do anything because the computer diagnostics say nothing is wrong. I hope Landrover will take note maybe when it’s caused a motorway accident! - Charles Wilson from Lincolnshire

This happened to me with my Golf mk6 and I took it to VW main dealer whilst still under warranty and they reported back that it was a problem relating to the engine fault sensors - Jamie Griffin from Lancashire

I have the same problem with my supercharge, engine management fault (I was losing power as well) It seems to correct itself but it’s a pain. I’m going to go to a dealer and get ripped off! Can anyone advise me? - Simon Grigg from Berkshire

I bought my RRS from new, it was so bad with intermittent faults, loss of power, several times in the garage. Lloyds Carlisle did not fix it and then at 60 mph without warning decelerated so quickly I was whipped forward and back and I broke my neck, damaged my spine cord, now in a wheelchair - from Cumbria

Submitted: 2009-08-03 | ID: 42289

Dave, Oxfordshire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2008

5 star review

I bought mine new and it has been totally reliable. I often make a 600 mile trip to France and this car just eats the miles. Driven gently I get 29 mpg which is better than I expected. Cruising at 130 kph I get 25 mpg. The driving position is superb and passengers get a great view. I do use the car off road sometimes and it is awesome, I was expecting it to struggle on my brothers farm following his Defender but it just kept going through terrain you would struggle to walk over... much to his disappointment! The interior is comfortable and very tough. I carry all sorts of mucky gear and equipment but it always cleans up fine. Other than the 7 seat Discovery I cant think of a more versatile car.

Submitted: 2009-06-22 | ID: 42319

Phillip Hamilton Lee, Hertfordshire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2007

4 star review

I got over-exited before Christmas having eventually got rid of Jeep 2.7CRD which in fairness was one of the most comfortable cars I have ever sat in. However that thing dropped in value like mad over the 3 years that we owned it and I decided I wanted more fun out of my next car so looked around at the sporty models and decided on the supercharged which goes like the proverbial off a shovel. Is it fun... oh yes and whoever says it does 18MPG or as I have seen 22MPG if you take it easy is on another planet. Average is 13.2MPG, it is outrageous, as its worse than a Hummer. Car cost £60k when new with all the toys, DVD, Playstation etc and now nobody wants one and here I am again with something that has lost me a fortune. Next time getting a cheap estate and a Noble!!

Submitted: 2009-04-24 | ID: 42317

Andrew Duncan, Moray (Elgin) and Nairn Shire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2006

4 star review

Some people have been whinging about Landies, I notice they only drive them on the road. Not what Landies were designed for, try them OFF road? Then whinge!

Submitted: 2009-04-14 | ID: 42318

Clive Muffitt, Yorkshire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2005

3 star review

Hi, I took delivery of my 55 plate Rand Rover Sport supercharged on the 18th of October. Great cat at first, did what it says on the tin but very crap in the snow due to the tyres - it got stuck in a field due to coming off the road, even the different settings did not help. Two weeks ago it started knocking underneath, I took it to main dealer to solve problem and they charged me for new ball-joints. I got the car back, it is still knocking!! Took it back this Thursday, engineer said they do knock if you drive them hard through corners!! Rubbish!! The problem is still to be resolved and I am not paying for it this time, they are going to fit new anti-roll bar bushes then the next morning took it back again, engine management light came on due to incorrect egr valve fitted but I have to pay for new one even though there was a recall for them then the electronic handbrake was stuck on - I couldn’t shift the car since I have owned this vehicle it has had 12 faults with it... not good on a 50k vehicle!! I’d go for the X5 - better reliability!!! Or the ugly Cayenne. The power of the vehicle is good and fuel consumption isn’t too bad on a long run, around the 18mpg mark, sometimes near 22 if you drive steady. Comfy, great looks but in conclusion... totally rubbish!!!!!!!!!!

Responses to this review

I’ve got a RR Sport V8 HSE 3.6 deisel. 18 months old and done 29k. The car’s developed a knocking from front and rear under car. Bare in mind that this is an off-road vehicle thats never seen a field or anything else that resembles off road. Very poor for a Rangey. They should fix it under warranty but we’ll soon find out. Watch this space - from Wiltshire

I had this knocking with my 08 lr3, I was told this was due to the ball joints; replaced under warranty. The noise was still there on leaving the dealer, the tec then said it was the bush on roll bar, which again was replaced under warranty; noise still there. The tec guy saysthe it’s  wish bone so had it replaced under warranty; job done. My lr3 will not go anywhere in the wet grass or mud areas that I needed it to go, even with sst on 16 rims. Now going to flog it its c**p - Christopher George from Leicestershire

2.7tdv6 67k, what bag of junk, changed air suspention pump, then knocking from underneath the car, then total faliure on the brakes. Have had the car for 3 months and done 500 miles in it. It has cost me over £5,500 in repairs and I have to say I hate this car: crap handling, problem after problem and when you go to the dealers they know how crap they are!! Land Rover, you should be ashamed of yourselves. Owned X5, Q7, Cayenne and Hummer. Have to say, DON’T BUY A SPORT. - Tarek Sport from England

Submitted: 2009-01-26 | ID: 42313

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Paul Taylor, Berkshire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2008

2 star review

I have just had a Range Rover Sport (2008) TDV8 HSE for 3 days as a hire car, while my own car was being repaired. I own a 2008 Dodge Nitro SXT V6. I found the cabin in the Range Rover very cramped with no room for the driver. The Dash board is just inches away from you, and every time you take your left hand off the steering wheel you knock the auto gearbox lever. I found the ride of this vehicle very poor, so poor in fact that it made me sick. It rolls and bounces around all over the place - it’s horrible! By the time I did my 10 mile drive to work on one day I almost threw up. My stomach was that upset by all the rolling around. I was totally shocked, as I expected the Range Rover to be miles ahead of my Dodge Nitro, but actually its miles behind. My Dodge is far superior in many ways. Oh and finally the Harmon Kardon sound system is also rubbish. The stereo in my wife’s Astra sounds better with more bass. Not a good car at all. If you are looking at Range Rovers, you seriously need to check out other large 4x4 vehicles as well.

Responses to this review

No offence but you must have been on crack while writing this review. The best part was that the Harman Kardon sound system is crap! - from Cyprus

Or if you’re not on crack, maybe you should lose some weight mate. Looks like you’re too big and you feel sick or maybe get something that will suit you better like, I dunno, a tractor - Alex Safer from Kent

Submitted: 2008-12-08 | ID: 42302

Andrew Dowlen, Sussex

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2008

1 star review

Please read - I do not believe this. Having had two previous Range Rover Sport’s and on the whole having been very pleased with the vehicle; and the residual has been good. I ordered a 2009 mode build and took delivery of my new RRS HSE on the 14th November 2008, from the same supplier of my previous two RRS in Peterborough. I was given a quick vehicle check and off I drove; then 3 hours later the nightmare started - auto box not working correctly, having to switch to trip-tronic, contacted the dealer, no answer, stranded in Horsham, West Sussex. Saturday the 15th - contacted the dealer three times, I had turbo failure, loss of automatic gear box, the whole vehicle shook, diesel spilling down the sides of the car, due to lack of response support from the dealer I contacted Land Rover Support, who having taken the vehicle details, number plate, chassis number I was told I could not have the car as it was showing it was still at Land Rovers compound in the Midlands and as they did not have any details re-warranty they could not assist me. Sunday the 16th of November, reluctantly L/R assistant did attend, the person who attended confirmed I did have the vehicle and I was the legal owner, they tried to fix the auto-box, recommended the vehicle should be returned to Peterborough and they would arrange a loan car, I would have to give a credit card and agree to a debit of £2,500 pounds? The way I was treated, abandoned, notwithstanding I was heading off to Germany I had to continue my journey and pray I would make it. Monday the 17th I took the vehicle to land Rover in Monchengladbach who looked over the vehicle told me I should reject the vehicle, there reasons were:- body damage, the vehicle has had a full re spray , damage and repairs to various parts of the car, the interior needs completely replacing, all the leather seats need replacing, metal exposed with no paint or under coat. And Rover Monchengladbach contacted land Rover UK as the German dealer could not help me as the warranty was still not showing on any system. A representative form Land Rover contacted me in the end I had been trying to contact them up and till that time I had spoken with no less than 35+ people within land Rover UK. The representative of Land Rover informed me he could not see until the following week as he was off to Mons for a vehicle show and they did not have a spare car for me so I would have to wait till Friday 28th November. Please note I had formerly in writing rejected this vehicle on the 15th of November. This was later confirmed by Land Rover on Monday the 17th of November. Friday 28th November - in attendance myself, the land Rover Representative and land Rovers technical person, following the inspection, they gave me a copy of their findings, confirming the major faults with the vehicle i.e. very bad paint work, all the leather seats would need to be replaced with new, along with the aforementioned , even having inspected the vehicle and confirming not just to me but the garage, the vehicle should not have been supplied in the first instance, the Land Rover Rep was still trying to get me to take the car. Saturday 29th An independent technician inspected the vehicle he was from [ADAC] and confirmed all of the faults and found a further 25-30 more major faults, he confirmed that the vehicle had either been in an accident or very badly damaged and should not have been supplied, he informed the Land Rover Garage the vehicle would undergo a full investigation by the authorities and would be impounded. At no point has land Rover offered to compensate me, apologise I have formerly rejected this vehicle yet Land Rover are insisting the vehicle is OK and I should take it?. Number of serious faults found within the first 36hrs of collecting the car 25, following the inspection’s a further 35 + I welcome your comments please.

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Hi there, I have an 07 plate Sport HSE. Bought the car with 20k on the clock, one owner full LRSH. All appeared good. Did not drive the car much initially as I was going to and from airports on overseas trips. First time I really drove it I drove from Kent to northern Holland, noticed that under load the rear diff appeared to give a nasty backlash. Reported the fault. Booked car in for a technician test drive. He said there was no fault. I disagreed. Asked for the car to be driven by me with a technician, this time technicians agreed there was a fault. Fix was a gearbox remap. Re booked for 2 weeks later for the up graded software, the fix made no difference. Complained to dealer. Dealer thought I was a pain in the arse. Eventually agreed to get another technician to test drive the car. Next technician thinks it the rear diff... what a surprise! New diff ordered. Fitted and all good..? Try 4 faulted supplied duffs later and now my front diff is doing the same... Total of 14 trips to Land Rover, so with a car supplied, some without, sometimes the guys were good and other you get the impression you are the bad guy! If it was there 35k perhaps there would feel the pain too! Brutally disappointed and think Land Rover have some serious questions to answer. Welcome to the club! - Oliver Auston from Kent

Hi, I’ve got a rrs 2008 44,000 miles on the clock. Driving along with family when engine gave up. I have been told I need a replacement engine at a cost of 7200 to be paid by me. Range Rover are not interested and told me because of the age of the rr, they can’t help me it’s only done 44,000, I can’t believe they think it’s okay for a customer to have to replace the engine at 44,000 miles with full service history. I am so disappointed with the customer care and 90% of the staff really have a bad attitude. It’s not about selling new cars Range Rover you need to start looking after customers if you want them to keep loyal to your brand - Chris Wright from Berkshire

Submitted: 2008-12-03 | ID: 42305

Alan Reeves, Leicestershire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2006

5 star review

I’ve wanted one of these for a while. Sports engine combined with off road ability and the space and build of the Range Rover - fantastic! I’ve bought mine second hand but in very good nick and saved myself around �10k into the bargain. The gadgets you get with this thing are amazing and will get you as excited as an eight year old on Christmas morning. Driving this car is like nothing else, totally responsive, awesome power and just knowing you can go anywhere in this makes you feel pretty invincible. Top car!

Responses to this review

Hi, I am currently searching for a 2.7HSE. Are there any problems that I need to look for? I have read so many reviews where I am not sure whether the owner has had bad luck, or the cars are just unreliable? - David Smith from England

Submitted: 2008-04-24 | ID: 42300

Milly Matthews, Rutland

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2007

5 star review

I previously owned a Discovery and was impressed. The Sport is like a stream-lined version of the Discovery. It offers a great view of the road ahead and the rear parking sensors are a nice touch and very useful. My family of five fits comfortably and easily into the Sport and engine is more than powerful enough. If you can’t afford the Porsche Cayenne ( which would be my dream 4x4 ) then this is the next best thing.

Submitted: 2007-10-16 | ID: 42312

Gemma Blackford, Oxfordshire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2007

5 star review

Used to have the Range Rover and loved it - went for the Range Rover Sport when it was released and am absolutely thrilled. They have taken the original Range Rover and improved upon it in every way possible! Great on-and-off road.

Submitted: 2007-09-04 | ID: 42309

Louise, Middlesex

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2007

5 star review

A fantastic luxurious car. My favourite 4x4 so far. Looks great, easy to park & fits loads in. Great transport for baby & the dogs. 4.4 model is certainly the one to have. Good on petrol. 2.7 diesel is too sluggish to justify the Sport badge. Most luxuries are included as standard. Would certainly have another one.

Submitted: 2007-08-28 | ID: 42310

Jim, Warwickshire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2007

4 star review

I have found the Range Rover Sport to be perfect for my family of 5. It easily fits my family in and we all sit high offering us all excellent visibility and comfort.I am 6 foot 5 so the extra headroom is also a huge benefit. On the minus side, this is a thirsty car and rarely manages more than 25 miles to the gallon.

Submitted: 2007-08-14 | ID: 42311

Martha Phillips, Worcestershire

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2007

5 star review

Best looking 4x4 on the road by far but then again I’m probably biased. The V6 diesel engine is smooth and quiet and has proved pretty nippy for such a big car. The interior has a feel of real quality and certainly gets full marks for comfort. I’m really pleased that I chose this car and best of all its BRITISH!!!!!

Submitted: 2007-08-06 | ID: 42308

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