• Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Nothing, its too old for anyone to notice.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Practical and comfy for 4 large passengers. Friends generally like it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes as very very practical, comfy, reliable and very cheap parts. Will not get rid of it until it falls apart.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Will buy a 2013 model range rover next, probably in about 5 years time, when they get facelifted and prices drop. Ideally the 3.0 diesel.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    March 2008

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Very good reduced from 9000 to 7000, petrol was rocketing in price at time.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Needed something to pull large horse box and it seemed very cheap for what it was with only 40000 miles and service history.

    What was the dealer like?

    Very friendly, fitted good quality new battery at time.

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Very comfy on back lanes if you dont want to press on. Good on motorways. Likes a new set of bushes every 40k miles to keep it taught (cheap to do). Very soft so doesnt like to be pressed on along windy roads.

    What's it like to park?

    No sensors but large mirrors and big windows so not too bad. Do need to check no dogs/ kids right behind you before reversing as you wouldnt know.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    New air suspension at 110000 miles. New elec window on front at 100000 miles. Other than that just break pads oil and regular service by independent mechanic. Very reliable car, best ever owned for reliability.

    What's most practical about your car?

    The car is big, doesnt get dirty inside when being used roughly in wet muddy terrain. OEM parts from independent suppliers are very very inexpensive. £4 for oil filter. Its been amazingly cheap to run for 70000 miles other than fuel. Even tyres are relatively cheap compared to new big suvs.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Air suspension, makes car very comfy down bumpy country lanes, quiet on motorway. ELectric demist screen on icy morning cleared in seconds. Seats and arm rests, big and comfy place to be.