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First of all Id like to say hi to all forum members. My M3 is up for sale and ive narrowed my options down for my next car, the choice was:

1.BMW 730D MSPORT
2.BMW X5 3.0D SPORT
3.BMW 530D M SPORT
4RANGE ROVER TDV6 HSE

After asking people on the M3 forum they have all voted the 730d or RR HSE TD6. The reason i have personally chose the RR is that its about 600 pound cheaper on insurance than a BM. I would be really appreciative if fellow forum members could tell me A) What are the main differences between the HSE and VOGUE models B) The future RR will have around 100k on the clock as I have a 11k budget so how reliable are the HSE models C)What are they like running wise (MPG,Ride handling ETC)

Thanks in advance guys and hope your advice helps me get the right one.
 

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I believe you mean Range Rover SPORT TDV6 HSE . As the full fledged RR is a TD6 only .
And the TD6 is underpowered to pull 2,6Tons ......
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Hi, i have the TD6 vouge, and i think the engine is ok, lets face it it aint no racing car. the differences are only the seats and maybe the HSE has not got the NAV / TV screen in the UK spec, i dont think the Americans had the VOUGE. good luck in your purchase.
 

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Have you driven an RR TD6? If not drive one, yes they're quiet and refined for 2.75 ton block of flats on wheels, but there no performance machine, even chipped.

I guess you must be talking about a full fat RR opposed to a Sport, you wont get a Sport for £11K and I'd be very wary of L322 for £11K.

If you're coming from an M3, I would stick with a BMW, because to state the obvious, you're going to be really disappointed with a L322 TD6, both on performance and service when it goes wrong and......yes it will go wrong, they do! We own a BMW as well and while the powerplant is the same in the X5 and RR, the other bits aren't.

The difference between BMW and Land Rover customer service is worlds apart think Porsche and TVR, all Land Rovers are enthusiasts car, when they're good, they're excellent, but when they're bad you get a burning urge....literally :evil:

The main difference between a HSE and Vogue is no ESR, wheel size, Sat Nav, etc, it depends what the last owner has either spec'd at order or retro fitted.

I have 4 RR's of different vintages including a TD6 and wouldn't drive anything else, go into this eyes wide open otherwise you'll be really disappointed, if you can up you're budget and want a bit of go, look at TDV6 Sport.

Cheers and good luck
 

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If your budget can stretch to it go for the 4.4 V8 petrol its the engine that the Range Rover needs!!! i drive the 4.4 V8 but have driven both the TD6 and the V8 and they are completey different cars with the TD6 you are always wanting more power especially at roundabouts, where as the V8 has got more power than you can use! `)

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Sorry I did mean the TD6 as oppsed to the TDV6 on the sport. Ive seen two RR HSE TD6, one for 9,799, the other for 9,999. They are both trade adverts. There are quite a few 4.4 v8s but i kinda wanted to stick to diesel, as petrol prices in the UK change like the weather!! What are the common faults to look out for on a 2002 model? I dont really want speed now as I have two kids, i want more of a quiet and luxury drive. Also I have now widened my search again to:

1.RR TD6 HSE
2.BMW X5 4.4 LPG or 3.0D sport.

Any more advice guys!
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if you start it up and it sounds like a police siren going off your in for a large repair bill, check all electric windows, seats, etc etc that they all work and make sure it has a full service history,. make sure gearbox is smooth and have a new filter and g/box oil change. all i can say is i love my TD6 its good enough for me. :dance: :dance: :dance:
 

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Mattstevenson2005 said:
If you want a list of things to check, take a look at my website http://www.myrangerover.co.uk and there's a massive before purchase check list you could use.

Matt
Nice site Matt, with some good advice.

Toomykhan, think seriously about buying any Range Rover L322 for under £10K, its within everyone's interest on this forum to make sure you don't get a pup, after all there's enough people with bad experiences of Range Rovers without adding to the numbers. £10K will buy you a very low mileage, sorted, one owner, last of the run P38 with a 12 month warranty, so you should be moving your budget higher.

Theres another person on the forum, albeit in the US, who bought a "nice" cheap L322 and is now at his wits end as it needs a new gearbox and umpteen engine leaks fixing $$$$$$$$$.

What to look for.......Service History, Service History err..... Service History. Copy Matt's buying checklist down and go through it from beginning to end. Check for damp carpets everywhere front drivers and passengers side, check the boot carpet and behind the side panels as there's loads of electronics behind there, water and electronics don't mix. Check the engine bay, how clean is it, has it been steam cleaned to cover up leaks. Check the box changes smoothly and kick down works avoid anything with big alloys, wouldn't you rather buy a car that someones spent money on servicing it properly than spent it on making it look like a Tarts Boudoir with Tints, 22" Wheels and Chromed Jewelery and scrimped on servicing by having some local garage look at it.

Also look at how many owners its had, a high number of owners, could mean a pup, especially if they're close together, you can tell this by the V5.

Theres a lot to be said for good servicing, LR are v expensive but on the whole they know what there doing, as do the LR Specialists check whose done the servicing.

Good luck.
 
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