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I picked up my 2001 Range Rover 88K miles(P38, Pegasus, New Range Rover, whatever you want to call it). It is my first Land Rover and have been looking at them for a looong time. I originally was looking at Discos, but realized the Range Rovers are a similar price, but potentially have more issues. I love the lines and interior of the Range Rover and couldn't resist. I have learned a ton from RangeRovers.net before I made my purchase. I got it for a great price and am expecting to put some time and money into it. So far, I love driving it. Here are a few pics before any mods...









It is solid and the air suspension feels great. The previous owner fixed a few common problems, new airsprings and shocks within last 20k miles, HVAC display, heater core o-rings, seat warmers... I have changed the throttle body gasket which was leaking and new serpentine belt (cracked). I am now diagnosing a small leak near the front of the engine (see other post).
 

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Nine years on and still looks great! Heck, Brand new! :thumb:
 

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Nice one :clap:
Enjoy owning the best :thumb:
 

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Nice, is that silver, like mine if so but time to get it dirty as I like to do from time to time..

Enjoy
 

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nice truck. exact same as mine with similar milage but mine's black (I like your color better). They are fun but fickle vehicles. pick up an obdii scan code reader and pick yourself up an eas buddy for when your suspension inevitably freaks out.
 

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4.6 SE???????
Never seen a SE 4.6 before. I guess someone wanted to save a few $$$ at the dealer?

Martin
 

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I reckon its an HSE and someone has replaced the badge with the wrong one.

Has it had any paint?
 

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Just checked it out.
A 4.6SE was $6k cheaper. No 4.0s were available in 2001 though.
No sat-nav, 16" wheels and slightly less leather and wood inside seem to be the only differences.
 

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Tim (Scotland) said:
Just checked it out.
A 4.6SE was $6k cheaper. No 4.0s were available in 2001 though.
No sat-nav, 16" wheels and slightly less leather and wood inside seem to be the only differences.
Yes, you are correct. My SE is officially an SE with 16 inch wheels, no GPS and no leather on the center console. Now, I actually prefer it b/c I wanted the 16 wheels for the tire selection and I have my own GPS. I have the original window sticker with a price tag of $62,500.
 

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I am also looking for a 2000-ish RR in Los Angeles area.
What should I look for as far as the common faults with this model year?
Is this a good car for daily driving? Or should I keep my Toyota Avalon?

I am also considering a 2000-ish Discovery. What's a good discussion forum for Discos?

Thanks,
Figaro
 

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figaro hse said:
I am also looking for a 2000-ish RR in Los Angeles area.
What should I look for as far as the common faults with this model year?
Is this a good car for daily driving? Or should I keep my Toyota Avalon?

I am also considering a 2000-ish Discovery. What's a good discussion forum for Discos?

Thanks,
Figaro
Common faults, look over the forum.
A Range Rover vs a Toyota Avalon? :lol: 2 totally different beasts my friend. You can get your MPG with zero personality, or get the RR and get @17mpg, but look forward to driving it every day....
http://www.discoweb.org For Discovery stuff.

Martin
 

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Nice Rangi..congrats


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Hi Spikemd!

Congratulations on a very nice looking car - all you need is to replace the floormats with the original rubber ones - They look much nicer and are SO easy to clean....

best of luck - Ferdinand
 

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Common faults, look over the forum.
A Range Rover vs a Toyota Avalon? :lol: 2 totally different beasts my friend. You can get your MPG with zero personality, or get the RR and get @17mpg, but look forward to driving it every day....
http://www.discoweb.org For Discovery stuff.

Martin
I am still not convinced RR makes a reliable daily driver, so it'll probably see service only 2-3 days out of the week. I have long looked past the beautiful sheet metal to see RR for what it really it is -- a potential pile of British scrap metal. But I still love 'em (just as I do Jags). So I will take the necessary precautions.

The link discoweb.org appears to be dead (just like the truck itself :lol: )

Figaro
 

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figaro hse said:
I am still not convinced RR makes a reliable daily driver, so it'll probably see service only 2-3 days out of the week. I have long looked past the beautiful sheet metal to see RR for what it really it is -- a potential pile of British scrap metal. But I still love 'em (just as I do Jags). So I will take the necessary precautions.

The link discoweb.org appears to be dead (just like the truck itself :lol: )

Figaro
Range Rovers are for enthusiasts and folks taht are passionate about what they drive. If you are afraid of your future car becoming scrap metal ride the bus. 8~ If you want reliability buy a Honda or a Toy. If you want something different that you can haul things in, enjoy the great outdoors and has personality think about a Range Rover. If you are not afraid to tinker or have a large bank account AND want something with personality then buy a Range Rover.
 

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Tim (Scotland) said:
Just checked it out.
A 4.6SE was $6k cheaper. No 4.0s were available in 2001 though.
No sat-nav, 16" wheels and slightly less leather and wood inside seem to be the only differences.
no, 4.6 SE can still get NAVIGATION and the upgraded 450watt stereo but as an OPTION. here are the difference:

SE: 16" wheels, NAVI and 450watt stereo=OPTION

HSE: 18" wheels, NAVI and 450watt stereo STANDARD, Wood around the navigation console, wood on steering wheel, wood on window switches. Thats it.

You can still add the HSE wood on the SE, like I did, (obviously not the steering wood)
 

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figaro hse said:
leftlanetruckin said:
Common faults, look over the forum.
A Range Rover vs a Toyota Avalon? :lol: 2 totally different beasts my friend. You can get your MPG with zero personality, or get the RR and get @17mpg, but look forward to driving it every day....
http://www.discoweb.org For Discovery stuff.

Martin
I am still not convinced RR makes a reliable daily driver, so it'll probably see service only 2-3 days out of the week. I have long looked past the beautiful sheet metal to see RR for what it really it is -- a potential pile of British scrap metal. But I still love 'em (just as I do Jags). So I will take the necessary precautions.

The link discoweb.org appears to be dead (just like the truck itself :lol: )

Figaro
Worked just fine for me........
http://discoweb.org/
And as far as being a DD, we have done @50k miles in our P38 in 2 years.....195k on the clock now, original drivetrain.
 
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