Range Rover SUV (2002-2012): owner reviews

"The ultimate 4x4: the Range Rover is amazing to drive on-road and equally good off it."

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

78%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 26reviews
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Common Problems

  • Electrics (9 cases)
  • Suspension (4 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (2 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Other (5 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Brakes (2 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

16
Review
One minor issue in nearly 3 years. Very impressed.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

It's bad on fuel but I expected that. It was also Ł6k cheaper than a diesel when I bought it.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

21.7
Review
In 7 years it has no t broken down or needed any major repairs
Running Cost

3 out of 5

only have to put fuel in and normal serving costs of about Ł550 per year

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

27
Review
no issues since new, apart from one parking sensor failure
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Expensive car and expensive running costs

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
The car has been good for the length of time ive had it, with the exception of the suspension compressor requiring changing as it had a fault. This was done under the warranty
Running Cost

3 out of 5

The car is no overly economical but considering the size of it, its reasonable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Vogue, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
As you will have gathered fro my answers, i am very satisfied with my car and have been a range rover driver/owner for over 20 years. I will own one as long as i can get in and out unaided! My car has some overfinch "tweeks" which meansthat it is quite uniqueto me. It is the nearest thing that to a sports car which you can take to the cash and carry - we are hoteliers.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

vouge se, Above 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Pile of over ratted junk 3rd land rover product and all the same never bying another

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

vogue SE, Above 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Brilliant cruiser, very comfortable, carries loads, bit thirsty, bit ponderous on twisty roads but has a silky smooth ride than will take one most places if you want to. It takes the strain out of a long journey.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

29
Review
CANT FAULT THE BMW ENGINE. 2WKS AFTER PURCHASE THE REAR WIPER MOTOR STOPPED WORKING. BUT THE CAR ITSELF IS ABSOLUTALY SUPERB.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

THE COST OF SPARES IS HIGH. MY WINDSCREEN CRACKED,Ł1000 TO REPLACE. BUT, SUCH A PRESTIGE VEHICLES COST WILL BE HIGHER THAN LOWER MARKET VEHICLE

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26.9
Review
Great car to drive, reliability is great, (touch wood) had no problems with the car
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Parts are a little pricey, likes the fuel but better than my last car a Audi RS4.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

22
Review
110K, once on a tow truck for a fuel pump
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Service is cheaper than the Mercs I had before and less little things need replacing

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

31.5
Review
No failures to date. Advisory wheel bearing replacement under warranty
Running Cost

4 out of 5

For the car size and weight it is extremely economical despite driving it hard. Would use independant for repairs outside of warranty.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

18
Review
Not long after purchase the battery went flat over the course of two hours for no reason.
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Very, very expensive to fuel and price of parts and labour at Land Rover are high

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29
Review
nothing to tell it 100% reliable
Running Cost

4 out of 5

big car big cost's. Most of cost's are taxes anyway.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

17
Review
Slight issue with flat battery - drain caused by alarm/tracker and once by faulty rear door catch
Running Cost

1 out of 5

If you can afford the car, you should be able to afford the running costs. But, over time, the costs have spiralled, road tax/petrol/servicing etc

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

17
Review
Hasn't missed a beat. A single problem with a flat battery when it wasn't used for a period of time, (flattened by the alarm/tracker) but that's just how these things are!
Running Cost

1 out of 5

Very expensive for fuel, road tax, tyres, and servicing. Hence the low mileage!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
Total reliability
Running Cost

3 out of 5

After 14 Range Rovers am used to what are relatively high running costs however absorbing these costs allows me to drive the worlds best 4&4

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Review
these cars are not the most reliable, but love it anyway.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

i drive my car for pleasure runs mainly so not to bothered about running costs. I did a lot of research about the car before buying so was happy to accept it.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GTi, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I' feel good the my car so is my parteneur so help me to many importance the my profession.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

HSE petrol 4.4l V8

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

20
Review
2003 Range Rover 4.4l V8 (175000km so far) BMW designed and built. Easily best in class. Recommend automatic gearbox oil change every 50,000 miles and new timing chain tensioner at 100,000 miles based on personal experience.
Reliability

4 out of 5

Over the thirteen years there have been three tow ins. Burst coolant top hose, burst coolant reservoir and timing chain guide disintegration.
Performance

5 out of 5

The 4.4l petrol engine gives almost high performance.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Not cheap to run.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
Starting to show its age and high mileage.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

High fuel costs, servicing costs from LR main dealers are exorbitant

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Review
Turbo failure, suspension faults, brake faults
Performance

4 out of 5

Responsive and great to drive, especially relative to the economy performance
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Spares reasonable if you shop carefully. Fuel costs high but as expected.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

15
Review
bullet proof, never given me a problem
Running Cost

4 out of 5

expensive fuel costs, but then I knew that when I bought it

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29
Review
Trouble with the car leaning over when immobile Trouble with the car making a clonking nosie

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

18
Review
Absolutely faultless.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I expected fuel to be an issue with a 5L car, so no issues there. Servicing has been quite costly, also.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Review
Never had a fault
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Accepatable considering engine size and type of driving.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

24
Review
Problem with ARC bushes seems to be a common fault
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Not cheap to run but too be expected for a car of this type....

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Vogue, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Awesome beast of a vehicle. 100% versatile. Does everything brilliantly. But, of course, thirsty.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Vogue, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Has been fantastic, but i look after it. I was going to trade it fr a more ecconomical car but thought that i would lose more than i would save and would prefer to drive a car of this marque!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
Only one problem during warranty period and nothing since (86k miles)
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Very good for a 3.5 ton car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

21
Review
Replaced usual wornout components, plus. HT leads and coil packs.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fuel consumption is obviously bad but to be expected. The car is used as a second car. I could not use this as my vehicle.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

18
Review
No faults experienced at all.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Annual service is quite expensive - a condition based servicing schedule would be preferable for a relatively low mileage driver.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

23
Review
So far so good...!
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Parts and labour are really expensive even with an independent specialist

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

vogue, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Couldnt ask for more from my car other than better fuel economy in the current climate, costs me a fortune to run.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

Vogue, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Poor built quaility, sealed for life gearbox - i don't think so £3,000 and three weeks later, turbo charger failure, fuel pump failure, suspension knocks, cannot use bluetooth system with iphone, various electrical gremlins.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

vouge se, Above 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Pile of rubbish that promises so much but delivers very little, rubbish sat nav for europe hard seats drinks fuel at an alarming rate and dealers that do nott give a damb aboul reliability £1000 for front and rear disks and pads rip off! And disks did not need replacing! Terrible electrics and battery that will work when it feels like it and not replaced under warantee. paint flaking off wheels after 1200 miles paint warantee does not cover wheels! Such a shame for what is regarded as the best off roader this is my famillys 7th modern day land rover and will never buy another and don not get me started on my previous disco 3 pile of poo no one should get conned by the media saying these cars are great they are not they are rubish with a dealer network to match.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, Above 3.0-litre, Hybrid/Alternative, Automatic

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent, comfortable, great performance from 4400cc engine, spacious, does not get stuck in the snow or mud, economical as runs on lpg, surely the best 4x4xfar !

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Vogue, Above 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Considering the size, economy, comfort, caryring capacity etc etc it's superb. A few minor build quality (they dont seemed to have learnt since the 80s)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Vogue SE TDV8

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

23
Review
I bought this car off my Managing Director who had it parked at work for over a year as he has many other cars and was offered a pathetic amount for it .I plucked up the courage and asked if I might buy it and he gave me a price I could not refuse. Best Managing Director ever and even got it mot'd with a few repairs including a new brake caliper. I always dreamed of owning a Range Rover and finally got one and have loved every moment of driving it. Even my wife encourages me to overtake – it's very powerful. There are no squeaks or rattles, I'm very impressed so far. I've fitted two rear tyres and an intercooler hose so far. I love it!!!!!
Reliability
so far no more than any other car
Performance
fantastic...goes like a rocket
Running Cost
22 plus mpg so affordable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Vogue

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
I have a Range Rover Vogue Fantom Full spec 3.0 Best car iv ever had i do at least 40k per year & drive on the limit, before people start to criticise the vehicle they are driving they should learn how to drive them, yes it may be an automatic gearbox but you can still select the gear you want thus saving fuel, come on guys think before you speak.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

23
Review
perfect never had a breakdown
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Service parts are reasonable and fuel consumption is reasonable for type of vehicle

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
ONE SUSPENSION PROBLEM WHICH WAS REPAIRED AT LAND ROVER EXPENSE
Running Cost

2 out of 5

EXPENSIVE FOR SERVICING AND TYRES

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
Constantly breaking down with an intermittant fault, so bad I had the telephone number at Land Rover Customer service saved on my phone for a specific operator.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Economy as expected for a large 4x4.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Review
No issues to date - very reliable.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel consumption is high with enthusiastic and urban driving but not unreasonable given type of car, weight and superb engine. Performance is very impressive when there's a need to deploy it.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24.7
Review
Only real failures to date has been an alternator and an alarm sensor, though sidelight bulb replaced at last service.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Avoid Main Agents and always use genuine parts via an excellent local specialist, plus keep to service indicator and they seem to just keep going

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Review
only once broke down burst suspension air bag easly repaired at road side
Running Cost

3 out of 5

fuel main cost plus engine oil usage

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Heater controls broke, and 4wd low stopped working.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Expensive on fuel and parts

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

vogue, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A very good car but still some reliability problems that need to be addressed

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Vogue, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
It betters the manufacturers mpg figures, with my driving style, and considerably more on a long run, so it's not the gas guzzler that many think it is. It's the most comfortable car i have ever owned. While it has had some reliability issues, overall it again was better than it's reputation might suggest.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

autobiography, Above 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very pleased with it.The Electrics are quite complicated and there are a number of software bugs which need sorting but overall i love driving my car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Vogue, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
P38 range rover - superb as long as you go in with your eyes open i.e. you can't expect it to be cheap to run.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

vogue, Above 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Having bought a old range rover i could not bring mysel to buy a car so bought a newer range rover, once driven forever smitten!!

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