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My mom has a 2008 Range Rover Sport, and i'm always hearing things from other people saying that land rover has horrible electric systems, and the engines are bad. I just want to know what happened that make people say this because my mom's sport is fine.
 

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There is some truth to the general stigma that the Land Rover brand has. For the most part the reputation was earned with the older models (no offense Classic owners ;) ), but there's no denying there are a few issues with the new ones as well. The reason I think you hear it so much about the new Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports is pretty simple: jealousy and/or brand loyalty. People that can't have a RR or RRS feel the need to put them down. Folks that are die-hards for Ford, Chevy or Dodge trucks and SUVs have to knock on the Brit contender.

Me, I just like great vehicles. I guess I'm a Chevy guy at heart, but for what I wanted out of a SUV there was no match for the RRS (Supercharged in my case).

The raw numbers say that LRs do have about the worst reliability:



But these numbers are very leading, imho. For example, a LR owner is going to bring it in for a minor squeak or rattle and report it as an issue that a Kia owner is just going to live with. There are also soooooo many more systems in a LR than in an econo-box that there are simply more things to go wrong.

But my argument has always been that I don't really care if there are a few issue as long as LR can easily fix them, at their cost not mine. I had a Lexus IS250 that turned out to be a Lemon, and Lexus/Toyota is supposed to be one of the best (of course we've all seen their issues of late). That is a real issue to me: when the manufacturer can't fix it.

-TJ
 

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I am originally from Lebanon/Syria ,middle east ; over there LR cars ,particularly RR , are the most luxurious ,dreamed off cars EVER ,it is only for VIPs either in business or government or military ,(armored RR is common too) , same applies to our neighbors in oil countries ,however it is very expensive ,it is almost triple the price here ,I don`t remember my friends who own one to bitch about it like people do here! .
I have to tell you If I stayed in Lebanon I would have never been able to buy it (God bless USA :thumb: ) , people in UAE ,KSA ,Kuwait save money by traveling to USA ,buying RR and shipping it home and it is still cheaper for them , however LR dealerships in USA are prohibited to ship brand new cars to those countries otherwise they will loose their franchise .
As far as I was told US market price is the cheapest all over the world ,yet people r still not satisfied and the car is not that popular but I don`t care as my dream has been fulfilled and I own RR and HER pictures all over my facebook profile .
 
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