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Hello all, I am in the process of purchasing an SUV and I am thinking of getting an 07+ Range Rover Sport HSE. My other choice is a Cadilac Escalade. My question is, I've heard so many horror stories about owning a Range Rover and I'm a little apprehensive about taking the plunge. The escalade is ok but I am concerned with its size and getting around the city. It looks to me that the Range Rover is slightly smaller in height, length, and width. Plus, I love the looks of the RR much more. I am just worried that I'm going to spend $50K on a car that will constantly be in the shop. Does everyone experience multiple problems or is it just a select few that have consistant issues? Thanks for any help!
 

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I have both a RR Sport s/c and an 07 Escalade. The RR is a solid, reliable, luxurious, fast suv. The Escalade is a much larger truck, works hard, and a slightly gussied up Tahoe. Fit and finish is poor as is ride quality with 22" wheels. Works well for a family vehicle with room for 7. And tows my 5000 lb trailer well.

I much prefer the RR (can you tell?).
 

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I have both a RR Sport s/c and an 07 Escalade. The RR is a solid, reliable, luxurious, fast suv. The Escalade is a much larger truck, works hard, and a slightly gussied up Tahoe. Fit and finish is poor as is ride quality with 22" wheels. Works well for a family vehicle with room for 7. And tows my 5000 lb trailer well.

I much prefer the RR (can you tell?).
Thank you for the feedback on both! I really want to get the RR but everyone keeps telling me I'm an idiot for even considering one. I've heard the 06+ models are more reliable? Any truth to that or is it the luck of the draw?
 

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texas993 said:
I have both a RR Sport s/c and an 07 Escalade. The RR is a solid, reliable, luxurious, fast suv. The Escalade is a much larger truck, works hard, and a slightly gussied up Tahoe. Fit and finish is poor as is ride quality with 22" wheels. Works well for a family vehicle with room for 7. And tows my 5000 lb trailer well.

I much prefer the RR (can you tell?).
Thank you for the feedback on both! I really want to get the RR but everyone keeps telling me I'm an idiot for even considering one. I've heard the 06+ models are more reliable? Any truth to that or is it the luck of the draw?
Both my former 2005 RR HSE and my current 2006 RRS S/C have been very reliable. Some routine service and warranty repairs, but all easily resolved. My Cadillac, however, has been somewhat problematic. Including a burned up wiring harness at just a few months old. It actually went back to the factory for repair. And a few electronic gremlins.

So, in my case, the RRs have been more reliable.
 

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HF260.

Watch the www.youtube.com clip search under Topgear-Range Rover and hopefully this will provide the answers you need ? ?

Jezza compares the FFRR, an Escalade & Hummer to the top of a hill an in response to your request I prefer the FF to a Sport !

There are other videos demonstrating the '02 FFRR when it was released and the '05 Sport with later '09 face-lift version too.

Cheerio,


Vince.
'88 Highline
Perth, W.A.
 

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For what it is worth, I have an 06 RRS HSE And it is one of the most reliable cars i have ever owned (and i have had a string of volvos). Are you thinking about a RRS or RRFF>. I think it is an easy decision. the RRS will hold much more value and is much faster and nimble for a 5500 pound truck vs. the 'slade. Let us know what you choose. I had an 04 RRFF and i was not as pleased as i am with the 06 RRS> much more reliable, and the 6 speed makes a world of difference vs. the 04 RRFF HSE 5 speed).

Good luck!!

LP
 

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I've had the caddy, expeditions, tahoes, 4runner, X5 4.4.. Do the rover... I'm on my 2nd..... getting ready to go on my 3rd..... I won't be going back to american built problematic, paint fading, cheaply leathered, cheaply finished plastic inside and out , zero resale valued , zero " WOW" factored SUVs anytime soon....



Did I mention go for the rover???? :D , yes you will have issues, but you'll love the way the drive, feel, and winter weather, you'll be laughing at the Caddy drivers as they are white knuckled driving...
 

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There is nothing smoother than a Land Rover, you will find that out in a hurry if you drive one. How do they do that?
 

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RoverfreakNH said:
I've had the caddy, expeditions, tahoes, 4runner, X5 4.4.. Do the rover... I'm on my 2nd..... getting ready to go on my 3rd..... I won't be going back to american built problematic, paint fading, cheaply leathered, cheaply finished plastic inside and out , zero resale valued , zero " WOW" factored SUVs anytime soon....

Did I mention go for the rover???? :D , yes you will have issues, but you'll love the way the drive, feel, and winter weather, you'll be laughing at the Caddy drivers as they are white knuckled driving...

100% agree. Been thru most of the same other vehicles(yeah, I had an Escalade and ended up disliking it due to its size and boring driving feeling and boring, cheaper interior) and I keep coming back to Rover. I'm on my 4th Rover now. My First Sport though. Considering buying a 2010 to accompany the 2009. I'm done - Rover owner for life now.
 

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A chick I dated had an escalade. So chinzy and cheap feeling, there is no comparison. And, it drove poorly, bad handling, vague steering, poor ride quality, etc. Drive both and you'll see. Better yet, just get inside and slam the door. The rover door is solid and secure. The GM door sounds like crap is rattling around inside the door.
 

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I have an RRS, and I love it. My wife wanted a larger SUV for the Soccer mom feel and all. Honestly, if you are concerned about whatever issues may arise with the RRS, then dont get it.

If you are trying to compare vehicles, then you should look at something in the same class as the escallade. We compared side by side and drive by drive the escalade and the QX56. Hands Down the QX56 was superior on all levels. The infiniti beat the ESC in driving and seating comfortablity, price, "toys", and some bells and whistles.

There is also the perception that anytime someone want to show they have a little money, they go buy and escalade. That was another selling point about the Range for me. out here in KS, you don't see too many of them. I would need to break out the abacus to count how many escalades i see in just my 10 minute morning commute. Everyone and their mom has one. Do something different, get a QX56 or stick with the range.
 

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Drevs said:
A chick I dated had an escalade. So chinzy and cheap feeling, there is no comparison.
Drevs, the chick or the Escalade? :D

Listen up Hockeyfan260, as an expert at answering the periodic question on this board "what should I buy, a RRS or a ___________?"

The answer is, you get both. The economy is in the crapper, and auto sales are dead w/o cash fo' clunkers. So buck up, be a man, and get both.

When the RRS is in the shop getting fixed you can drive the Escalade. Plus, when you and the posse need to go to a hockey game the RRS ain't fittin' 7 people.
 

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Doesn't the Escalade have a solid rear axle? I've driven a Tahoe and its such a loosey goosey ride, its no comparison with the RRs.
I'm insulted...

I would prefer, the "Chris-Craft type" ride of the Tahoe...
 

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Drevs said:
When the RRS is in the shop getting fixed you can drive the Escalade. Plus, when you and the posse need to go to a hockey game the RRS ain't fittin' 7 people.

Do what I do... " I'll meet you there " that way you don't have to worry about who, is getting your baby dirty, and what they might, rip, spill, or stain.... I tell everyone " sorry, rover is only a 4 passenger SUV "
 

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Thank you all for the honest opinions. I love the RR soooooo much. I drove a used 07 on Saturday and I'm in love guys. Quick question, what is the factory warranty on the 07 RR HSE Sport? This one has 17K miles.
 

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Thank you all for the honest opinions. I love the RR soooooo much. I drove a used 07 on Saturday and I'm in love guys. Quick question, what is the factory warranty on the 07 RR HSE Sport? This one has 17K miles.
Fo/Fitty - 4 years / 50k miles if I recall correctly...
 

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hockeyfan260 said:
Thank you all for the honest opinions. I love the RR soooooo much. I drove a used 07 on Saturday and I'm in love guys. Quick question, what is the factory warranty on the 07 RR HSE Sport? This one has 17K miles.
Fo/Fitty - 4 years / 50k miles if I recall correctly...
Nice thank you! Looks like I may be a new RR owner by weeks end. Thanks everyone for the help. This is a forum full of members that actually contribute positive things.
 

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texas911 said:
Doesn't the Escalade have a solid rear axle? I've driven a Tahoe and its such a loosey goosey ride, its no comparison with the RRs.
I'm insulted...

I would prefer, the "Chris-Craft type" ride of the Tahoe...
The Chris Craft gods are going to get you for comparing their works of art to a socialist built GM product. :shock:
 
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