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Ok here's how it works list year make model current milage and any repairs you've made and round about when you made them if you know. I'll start 04 Full sized range 101515 miles newater pump and S belt @75k rear passanger door lock @85k

if we get enought post maybe we can track repairs and strike first and prove there more reliable than everyone says!!
 

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What to you mean by repairs? If you are always active replacing parts on schedule and inspecting for signs of trouble, you may never have any major failure incidents... but if you just drive it and never do anything, you're almost guaranteed to have issues sooner or later... same goes for ANY vehicle. I know people who do nothing but complain about all the problems they have with their vehicles, but with few exceptions, the reason they have so much trouble is that they are completely ignorant of vehicle maintenance and continue driving for months even when there are obvious signs that something is not right.

These people always comment that they don't know how I get so "lucky" with all my vehicles and I never seem to get a "bad one" or a "lemon". Really the answer is simple. I do lots of research, and I always keep up with all aspects of maintenance. For the most part, I think there are no bad cars, only bad owners.
 

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I'll also qualify that by saying, the RR is a very complicated vehicle and has a LOT more stuff to keep on top of, and plenty of stuff that just doesn't even exist on other vehicles so it is easy to see why "maintenance" can seem like so much more with a RR.
 

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165k on the clock as of now:
I have in the corse of ownership (since new) replace a number of wear parts... All the normal things like; radiator, coolant tank, PCV hoses, Top coolant hose, Brake rotor/pads (a couple of times), three front drive shafts/diffs, but after recall work all in that area has been fine. Ride hight sensor, head light ballast, I'm on the 6th set of tires, three windscreens (we have a gravel/rock/sand problem in our area), headlight glass both, painted front bumper, and replace fog light because of sand/rock damage. Added/changed Mk3 nav to Mk4 unit.'' Things that I have lived with: Drivers door inside handle deformation (started to happen with in a year, ext door handles looking funky, Sub-Zero weather lowering when parked over night (been doing that since new), I"m going to replace my tail lights this week (when left side arrives) with O6 lights (because I broke one when I was moving a door and just touched the right one and it shattered). Oh I also installed an IPod cable, and towing light/brake package.

The truth is that after all the miles, and sometime head aches, this Rover still drives/rides better then any of the current SUV offerings. It's not only how a vehicle makes you feel when it's new, but how it keeps feeling new even when it's old.... That for the most part has been my experience with the three Range Roves that we have owned (1988 SWB 350k when traded for, 1993 LWB 275k, and the current 2003 Mk3 still racking up the miles.)

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. But now if it dose not start this morning I'm blaming the RoverNet Curse. To be Continued.

Mark.
 

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90k km.
No problems so far on history.
Only back washer motor changed.
Headlight ecu gives fault when trying to personalise the car-but lights work ok.
Total service cost is around 3500EU so far.
 

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Update: Remember the Rover Net curse. Well this morning the right headlight didn't fire... POS.... it did work later on, so I'm going to call my car a POS and hope that reverses the curse.

Mark.
 

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03 HSE with 96k miles.

MIne has had more work done to it than some - but we bought it used as a 36k mile lease turn in and didn't know the service history.

I have done: radiator, coolant tank, hoses (at 85k miles), PCV hoses (at about 75k miles), hoses, Brake rotor/pads, front diff recall (at 80k miles), broken headlight, both front air struts (at about 70k miles), EAS compressor (at 80k miles), transmission (at 90k miles), ABS sensors (front at 96k miles) and all the standard maintenance since 36k miles.

Lots of work, but the truck drives great, and I actually really like it.

Jon
 

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I'm surprised how many engine/transmission replacements I see.... I'm hoping that by changing oil more often (including transmission) and inspecting the PCV and cooling systems frequently, I won't have any surprises. We'll see. I'm only at 52k miles right now so I have a long way to go. I typically keep my vehicles up to 200k and beyond.
 

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08 HSE, 6,000 miles, 0 problems until totaled. 09 HSE, 9,000 miles, 0 Problems. After having 6 previous Rovers with all of their idiosyncrasies, it's weird having Rovers with no issues. Kind of takes away from the experience. :D
 

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08 HSE, 6,000 miles, 0 problems until totaled. 09 HSE, 9,000 miles, 0 Problems. After having 6 previous Rovers with all of their idiosyncrasies, it's weird having Rovers with no issues. Kind of takes away from the experience. :D
When you crashing the 2009 HSE and getting a 2010 HSE :lol:
 

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175k as of now picked up from dealer dec 04 with 29k brought it in at 49k and the dealer turned down my extended warranty request went with that Wayne guy for 2500$.That went smooth up until last fall they didnt want nothing to do with hvac system they did cover a radiator,transmission,headgasket cover and a couple other fixes it paid for it self with the tranny alone i gave wayne a good review on here since everyone was dumping on him.Besides that 2 waterpumps,twice some type of coolant leak 1400$ at dealer,front airbags at 140k,upper and lower suspension arms too,aircompressor at125k,alternator,battery loved the big white clunker that came stock,but dealer gave me a interstate hmmm,oh yeah 3 rear pass door trim at 140$ a pop rear and front diff dealer recall.I stay up to par with oil changes every 7.500k instead of 15k with good ole mobile she realy like mobile gasoline too when i can find it.some times powering steering is sticky at start up then works fine same with headlights some times sometimes not if i purchase another RR i will have a contract for the gm to sign to cover headlight problems which has been the biggest turn off by far with this suv.
 

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My '06 has 77k, always dealer maintained per the schedule. Short of a leaking radiator and a faulty rear seat latch (my fault), it's been flawless. Maybe I just had great luck with the older ones, but all my Range Rovers (including the '93 I still have) have been notably trouble free. It's part of why I get so torqued when people who've never even owned one blab on and on about RR's poor reliability.

Actually, my 2000 was a bit needy most of its 100k mle life (headgaskets, air springs, blend motors, etc). So forget about that one :lol:
 

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had one at 200k still going strong. ok I just replaced the intake valley pan but that was the first time it needed it.

I was impressed.
 
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