I have some questions regarding the 2005 and 2006 Range Rover HSE models.
I am soon to be in the market for a new car, and I am having a hard time deciding whether I should get a 2005 or a 2006 Range Rover. I prefer the 2006 over the 2005, but there is a non-surprisingly large price gap between the two because of the major mechanical improvements made for the 2006 model. The reason why I like the 2006 more than the 2005 is because of its revised front fascia and its improved engine, which is supposed to offer more power and better gas mileage. However, like I said it is more expensive than the 2005. Now, I am more interested in aesthetic appeal than performance or efficiency. Because of this, if I were to buy a 2005 I would convert the front fascia to look like a 2006 Supercharged model (including the mesh vents and Eurostyle clear tail lights, which I would put on the 2006 model if I bought it instead so it will look like the Supercharged model). The only problem with this idea is that I would want my 2005 Range Rover to look exactly like a 2006, and I am not entirely sure if that is possible.
To make it easier on you all, I will just list my questions for you to answer. The previous paragraph was just some background information to help everyone become better-acquainted with my situation.
1) Should I buy a 2005 Range Rover HSE and convert it to look like a 2006 Range Rover Supercharged, or should I buy a 2006 Range Rover HSE and convert it to look like a 2006 Range Rover Supercharged? And where can I find the parts?
2) Which engine is better, the BMW engine or the Jaguar engine?
3) Does the 2006 model have any sheet-metal or exterior differences besides front fascia, headlights, and tail lights? This can include subtle differences in metal creases or added-on parts.
4) Do you HAVE to fill the Range Rover with premium fuel? What happens if you don't?