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Hey everyone,

I have owned (and recently sold) my 2006 RRS HSE and although it was a joy to drive, it did have it's fair share of issues. If you want to read more about it, click herehttp://www.rangerovers.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=36157. Anyway, I've always liked the RR S/C and just recently, the prices have become very affordable. I JUST passed on an 2006 RR s/C with extended warranty and 17k miles and it went for $44k.

The last thing I want is a trouble SUV. What are the main things to look out for? I've had problems with steering vibration in my sport and it's a pretty well known problem. Any similar issues on the fullsize?

Thanks!

Edwin
 

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M32 said:
Hey everyone,

I have owned (and recently sold) my 2006 RRS HSE and although it was a joy to drive, it did have it's fair share of issues. If you want to read more about it, click herehttp://www.rangerovers.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=36157. Anyway, I've always liked the RR S/C and just recently, the prices have become very affordable. I JUST passed on an 2006 RR s/C with extended warranty and 17k miles and it went for $44k.

The last thing I want is a trouble SUV. What are the main things to look out for? I've had problems with steering vibration in my sport and it's a pretty well known problem. Any similar issues on the fullsize?

Thanks!

Edwin
Go for 2007 (Ford/Jaguar based) or newer and you really should have very few issues unless your unlucky and pick up a badly treated example.
 

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Thanks... so 2006 and 2006+ have different engines?

Edwin
In the UK the 2006 has the Jag engine, 6 speed gearbox & Fibre optics but not the excellent "Terrain Response" Dial and associated hardware/software, the electronics/mechanics developed for the new generation RRS & LR3 and the revised cabin design that is essentially still in the 2010.

My advice go for the 2007 its a whole different car and much the same as a late 2009.
 

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Hi there,

I say go for it. I did almost something similar. Had an 06 RRS HSE sold it for a vette then now back on 05 RR HSE.

If I had to do it again I would go with an 07 or 08. MY 05 had the last of the BMW engine. So far so good and maybe got lucky because the previous person took care of it. Some people say they prefer the BMW engine and some prefer the Jag similar to our RRS. Not sure, but some say it had more bottom end torque.

I do miss the terrain response control but for the most part the big RR is pretty good. It has the DVD Nav just like on the RRS. Definitely has more comfy ride. One thing I notice is the air suspension is not as fast as the one I had on the RRS.
Mine didnt come with Adaptive headlamps maybe it's good since I have badluck on them anyways. :) hehe

Anyway, Goodluck on your search!

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Pokerplayer said:
Hi there,

I say go for it. I did almost something similar. Had an 06 RRS HSE sold it for a vette then now back on 05 RR HSE.

If I had to do it again I would go with an 07 or 08. MY 05 had the last of the BMW engine. So far so good and maybe got lucky because the previous person took care of it. Some people say they prefer the BMW engine and some prefer the Jag similar to our RRS. Not sure, but some say it had more bottom end torque.

I do miss the terrain response control but for the most part the big RR is pretty good. It has the DVD Nav just like on the RRS. Definitely has more comfy ride. One thing I notice is the air suspension is not as fast as the one I had on the RRS.
Mine didnt come with Adaptive headlamps maybe it's good since I have badluck on them anyways. :) hehe

Anyway, Goodluck on your search!

Pokerplayer
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Mike,

I remember you bud! congrats on the fullsize. Is there a reason why you chose the 2005 model vs the slight redesigned 06+?

Does anyone have any insight on the differences between the MY06 vs MY 07/08? Are there big reliability issues between the two?

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Edwin,

i posted this above!

In the UK the 2006 has the Jag engine, 6 speed gearbox & Fibre optics but not the excellent "Terrain Response" Dial and associated hardware/software, the electronics/mechanics developed for the new generation RRS & LR3 and the revised cabin design that is essentially still in the 2010.

My advice go for the 2007 its a whole different car and much the same as a late 2009
 

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Mike,

I remember you bud! congrats on the fullsize. Is there a reason why you chose the 2005 model vs the slight redesigned 06+?

Does anyone have any insight on the differences between the MY06 vs MY 07/08? Are there big reliability issues between the two?

Edwin[/quote]


Thanks :) No reason at all except for the fact that it was an almost even trade for the vette. I didnt have any issues with my RRS 06 (same Jag engine on the RR) reliability wise and cannot speak for 07+ but I'm sure that they are ok as long as the previous owner maintained it well.

As far as comfort, the bigger RR rides better than the younger brother RRS.

Goodluck bud.

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Gazellio said:
Edwin,

i posted this above!

In the UK the 2006 has the Jag engine, 6 speed gearbox & Fibre optics but not the excellent "Terrain Response" Dial and associated hardware/software, the electronics/mechanics developed for the new generation RRS & LR3 and the revised cabin design that is essentially still in the 2010.

My advice go for the 2007 its a whole different car and much the same as a late 2009
sorry, I didn't know this applied to the US cars as well. It sounds like the 2007 is a much better car than 2006. When I had my sport, I never used the terrain response dial. Is it that much better to have?

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sorry, I didn't know this applied to the US cars as well. It sounds like the 2007 is a much better car than 2006. When I had my sport, I never used the terrain response dial. Is it that much better to have?

Edwin

Terrain response is good to have specially if you go offroad but it is also something that you can live without.

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Gazellio said:
Edwin,

i posted this above!

In the UK the 2006 has the Jag engine, 6 speed gearbox & Fibre optics but not the excellent "Terrain Response" Dial and associated hardware/software, the electronics/mechanics developed for the new generation RRS & LR3 and the revised cabin design that is essentially still in the 2010.

My advice go for the 2007 its a whole different car and much the same as a late 2009
sorry, I didn't know this applied to the US cars as well. It sounds like the 2007 is a much better car than 2006. When I had my sport, I never used the terrain response dial. Is it that much better to have?

Edwin
I have used it every day for the last three weeks but it has been snowing a lot! Great even if you are in a muddy car park though or when your crossing the local desert!
 

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When I had my sport, I never used the terrain response dial. Is it that much better to have?
Hi Edwin, glad to see you are not leaving the brand quite yet. ;)

Regarding Terrain Response, it depends. If you don't off-road much or your only excursions off pavement will be dirt roads, you won't miss Terrain Response (although you can use some of its settings to your advantage when driving on pavement as well, such as snowy roads. Most owners overlook those built-in TR programs.) If you off-road, that knob definitely has got its advantages, in the sense that it assumes you are stupid `) and does most of the thinking for you by setting EAS, tranny shift points, throttle response, diffs, xfer case, HDC, etc. to suit the terrain you are on. Being a computer program, sometimes it over-thinks the situation and you may find yourself wishing you had more manual controls, but in general the system works amazingly well for 90% of the off-roading you are realistically going to negotiate with these expensive cars. It made me more willing to venture off the beaten path when I got my Sport, that's for sure. Land Rover is proud of the technology, and they must be doing something right since other manufacturers (Toyota, Jeep) are basically rushing to introduce their own version on their newer SUVs. It's not a deal breaker though, with or without Terrain Response a Range Rover is an equally capable vehicle on road or off.
 

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M32 said:
When I had my sport, I never used the terrain response dial. Is it that much better to have?
Hi Edwin, glad to see you are not leaving the brand quite yet. ;)

Regarding Terrain Response, it depends. If you don't off-road much or your only excursions off pavement will be dirt roads, you won't miss Terrain Response (although you can use some of its settings to your advantage when driving on pavement as well, such as snowy roads. Most owners overlook those built-in TR programs.) If you off-road, that knob definitely has got its advantages, in the sense that it assumes you are stupid `) and does most of the thinking for you by setting EAS, tranny shift points, throttle response, diffs, xfer case, HDC, etc. to suit the terrain you are on. Being a computer program, sometimes it over-thinks the situation and you may find yourself wishing you had more manual controls, but in general the system works amazingly well for 90% of the off-roading you are realistically going to negotiate with these expensive cars. It made me more willing to venture off the beaten path when I got my Sport, that's for sure. Land Rover is proud of the technology, and they must be doing something right since other manufacturers (Toyota, Jeep) are basically rushing to introduce their own version on their newer SUVs. It's not a deal breaker though, with or without Terrain Response a Range Rover is an equally capable vehicle on road or off.
Umbertob, how are you my friend? :) I met up with Paul here in Houston a few weekends ago and just starting at his sport, made me miss mine :)

I definitely won't be using that terrain dial but a bigger concern of mine is the reliablity of the electronics. I notice that the 2007+ has the electronic ebrake (which I had to get mine fully replaced on my sport) while the 2006 has the good ole' fashion hand brake. Have you heard anything in terms of quality differences between the two years? For range rovers, I tend to think that the less electronic gizmos, the fewer things that will break

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I know your looking for Umberto to respond but I have covered over 100k miles since 2005 with a the electronic handbrake, Terrain Response and associated electronics without a single call to the service department - for anything other than oil servicing! THats a five year 100k road test over three models and not a hitch :thumb:

Timeline: 6/2005 RRS HSE TDV6 > 2006-2009 LR3 METROPOLIS LE TDV6 > 2009-2010 RR VOGUE TDV8
 

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Gazellio said:
I know your looking for Umberto to respond but I have covered over 100k miles since 2005 with a the electronic handbrake, Terrain Response and associated electronics without a single call to the service department - for anything other than oil servicing! THats a five year 100k road test over three models and not a hitch :thumb:

Timeline: 6/2005 RRS HSE TDV6 > 2006-2009 LR3 METROPOLIS LE TDV6 > 2009-2010 RR VOGUE TDV8
That is great to know! Thanks for your feedback. I'll keep my search to 2007+ :)

Edwin
 
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