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I'm always mister negative about the RRS's reliability, or Land Rover's in general. I've owned three Land Rovers so I feel like I can say that. I will say that the Disco I bought with only 4.5k miles went 20k or 25k without any issues. And, of course, it is true that we generally post when we're having problems.

Would those of you who have had positive RRS experiences post please? My definition of a positive experience would be making it to your first service (7,500 miles?) without any issues. In other words you take it to the dealer to be serviced and all you need is the oil change and/or other routine maintenance; e.g. wipers, washer fluid, pollen filter, software update, whatever. Or, maybe you bought a used one and it went 10k miles or more without any issues. Even if you had an (only one) issue, the dealer fixed it and the issue didn't come return that would be reasonable. I know some of you have posted positive experiences mixed within other posts. I'd like to see them lumped together. Maybe I missed this kind of thread when I searched. Link me the thread if that's the case.
 

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Justin_Sherfy said:
I'm always mister negative about the RRS's reliability, or Land Rover's in general. I've owned three Land Rovers so I feel like I can say that. I will say that the Disco I bought with only 4.5k miles went 20k or 25k without any issues. And, of course, it is true that we generally post when we're having problems.

Would those of you who have had positive RRS experiences post please? My definition of a positive experience would be making it to your first service (7,500 miles?) without any issues. In other words you take it to the dealer to be serviced and all you need is the oil change and/or other routine maintenance; e.g. wipers, washer fluid, pollen filter, software update, whatever. Or, maybe you bought a used one and it went 10k miles or more without any issues. Even if you had an (only one) issue, the dealer fixed it and the issue didn't come return that would be reasonable. I know some of you have posted positive experiences mixed within other posts. I'd like to see them lumped together. Maybe I missed this kind of thread when I searched. Link me the thread if that's the case.

Justin, you realize this is the RRS forum, right?

I think it's cool that you're lowering the bar to **** near "experimental vehicle" standards but truth be told I'm having a hard time recommending this brand to anybody.
Even at your relaxed standards you'll be pressed to find many stories of trouble free ownership.
It's a beautiful automobile and a unique design but with substandard build, quality and craftsmanship.
 

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I've had mine since december and i'd have to say it's been a very positive experience for me. i've had a couple of little issues - tpms and low coolant sensor stuff that's been well reported and easily fixed. also recently did the "quality assurance" service. none of this little stuff has lessened my ownership experience (except the lame toyota corolla hertz loaner). the truck is a pleasure to drive, very responsive, comfortable, looks amazing, and very special compared to the rest of the dreck out there on and off the roads.
 

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What? I love mine. It's really only had 2 issues in 44k miles. The first of which was the adaptive headlights, they had to be replaced; I have been very active on this forum since '07 and have not seen anyone else with that problem. The second issue is my current one - 2 ride height sensors will have to be replaced - waiting on the parts. Mile for mile, my 325i has had more problems (it's at 95k now, but comparing the first 44k, it still had more); fuel system problems right after purchase, ignition coil problems, window regulators (common), sunroof (multiple times), etc. I know that isn't all of them.
 

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I actually haven't had any problems with mine and I'm at 18k miles...bought brand new. This is my first LR and I really didn't know about their reliability issues when I decided to pick the Sport up. So far, I'm very happy with the truck...I only regret not waiting for the '10 with the new engine and upgraded interior.
 

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1 year and 21k miles in, I havent had anything that I could have fixed during my normal service.

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Trim clips missing (self-inflicted due to car wash)

Now that I think about it, that is it. I love my truck, and it seems that when I am driving it, other people love my truck as well. I dont think that I will get another brand of SUV unless the next significant iteration of the Rover is just butt ugly.

I am glad that I didnt wait for a 2010. It always seems that the 1st model year always has issues. Waiting until 2013 for my next rover.
 

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Justin_Sherfy said:
Would those of you who have had positive RRS experiences post please?
I love my RRS! :dance:

2006 with 36,900 miles as I pulled into the garage tonight. Took it to LR for service religiously and the only 'issue' I've ever had was that Cooling System Expansion Tank that needed replacing (which seemed to be a pretty common thing - and covered by warranty at 20k service). Dealership - Land Rover North Scottsdale - has always been real good to me.

Yeah, there's a bit more wind noise than I'd like (although I could 'fix' that if I took the roof rails off - but I think they look cool, so I just turn the radio up more). It was also a bit behind in technology when I test drove other high end SUVs before buying the Rover, but with Sat radio I don't miss the ipod and I hate bluetooth - so again, no big deal.

And, as previously mentioned - it looks so good. Even with every other manufacturer copying the side vents and such, I can spot another RRS a mile away. Finally, and along that same vein, you just don't see a lot of them - at least here in Phoenix. Escalades, Navigators, X-this and H-whatever are a dime a dozen, but I, and everyone else, notices a RRS.

So, excluding my recent bout with the 70 to 0 in .5 seconds (thanks to the giant animal in the middle of the freeway at dawn) and the couple kinks (literally) getting worked out - I'd say this vehicle is very reliable and I'd recommend it to anyone - as long as they don't get a red one or live in my neighborhood :lol:
 

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[quote="Justin_Sherfy":hmmmsgv3]Would those of you who have had positive RRS experiences post please?

And, as previously mentioned - it looks so good. Even with every other manufacturer copying the side vents and such, I can spot another RRS a mile away. Finally, and along that same vein, you just don't see a lot of them - at least here in Phoenix. Escalades, Navigators, X-this and H-whatever are a dime a dozen, but I, and everyone else, notices a RRS.

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Soooo True. Here in KS I have started to see a few more. I probably see 2 a day and they pretty much are the same 2. But everywhere you turn you see the 'Lades, QX56's and x-5's. Our rides are unique and I think that is why so many are drawn to our trucks. Every vehicle will have problems. Every once in a while you will see a $60k lemon. Thats just the facts. Like I said, I wont drive another own another brand again. Yes I may move up to a full size, but I will stay int he LR Family.

Speaking of the copy thing, someone purchased a Dodge Nitro, Red, with the side vents and some rims that are similar to mine. Often imitated, Never duplicated...
 

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Every once in a while you will see a $60k lemon. Thats just the facts. ..
And if LR has one big problem, I'd say it's this lottery of inconsistancy. Mine may be fine and yours could be great, but the next two that roll off the lot may cause their owners problem after problem after problem.
 

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kstatenupe said:
Every once in a while you will see a $60k lemon. Thats just the facts. ..
And if LR has one big problem, I'd say it's this lottery of inconsistancy. Mine may be fine and yours could be great, but the next two that roll off the lot may cause their owners problem after problem after problem.
It's the new Audi. But then Audi got their **** together and actually became pretty reliable. Here's to LR doing the same.
 

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Ive got 31k on my 08 and have never had anything done to it other than scheduled maintenance. I've found that the Rovers that I've owned that have had the annoying problems, front-end clunking, etc., were always first model year trucks. 03 FFRR, 06 SC Sport. Kinda sad to turn this one in next month as it's been absolutely perfect, but with the second kid on the way I need more space....hello lr4!
 

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let's put things in perspective: In the US market alone LR sold so far this year 2483 vehicles (2010)

RRS HSE - 599
RRS HSE LUX - 1365
RRS SC - 519

Over the past few months I monitored the discussions on this forum to help me decided if RRS is right for me - some of my concerns were, reliability, dealer support and feedback, prices, and overall customer experience. I also realized that this forum is probably the leading forum for LR and RRS. My point is.... over these months i noticed very few major issue or complains with RRS, and it seams that most are effecting the same - unfortunately - owners who end up with a problematic vehicle.

In my opinion the 2010 model is a relatively problems free launch - and most of these issues can be fixed with software updates.

This forum was my first experience with the brand and it is a positive one. My car is scheduled to be delivered before the end of the month, and I am looking forward to share with you'll my first impression and pictures - and hopefully my positive experience.

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After having a temp plate on it for almost 2 months because I brought it in from the US and needed to have inspections done on it before I could register it, I finally got it registered and have a permanent plate on it as of yesterday. I finally feel like it's mine, so that's positive.
 

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100.8K miles in 4.5years - normal wear and tear and a bit more due to offroading adventures.

Still love the RRS - wouldn't trade it in for a FY10 at all...

Go beat that!
 

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I would say my MY10 RRS S/C has been utterly perfect, but I don't want to jinx it, so you didn't hear it from me.
 

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Great topic! Nice to hear that there are some trouble-free LRs out there.

Whenever I see one on the road I always wonder if the owner's experience is postive.

There are problems with every manufacturer, no one makes a car that has no errors or faults. Especially, ones as complex as the LRs are these days. I think that a lot more is demanded from the LR (a) because of its price and (b) because of its past. I hope that LR gets it right reliability wise and I hope that they find a way to evolve their brand. Stronger lighter SUVs, but that may be asking to much right now; I'd be happy with excellent reliability and a decent loaner car program (same or better than Lexus).
 

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I hope that LR gets it right reliability wise and I hope that they find a way to evolve their brand. Stronger lighter SUVs, but that may be asking to much right now;



HUH, lighter SUV's :naughty: , why lighter ?? it has to be a tank, if i want a light car ill buy a KIA sorento :dance:
 
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