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    I have had my supercharged Range Rover for two and a half years that I sadly inherited.

    Got it with 71k on the clock, now on 96.5k and just completed a 1700 mile journey for Christmas to the Czech Republic and back at an average of 20.1mpg :) Not great overall, but for what the car is it is pretty good I think!

    Lovely cars, but as mine is getting on I am having a few issues with it which is to be expected I suppose. Latest one was a water leak in the rear that left an inch of water in the spare wheel well which was sorted but I collected the day before we left for holiday.

    As many problems as it gets, it is a great car and a great load lugger and having TV and DVD in the back with kids is a god send on a 14 hour journey!

    Would I have another one? Yes, stupidly.
     
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    Heck of a car, how old is it?
     
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    2005 and the first facelift they did.
     
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    Nearly bought one of these in 2008. A mate of mine bought it from new Vogue SE Supercharged on a 2005 plate (cost him £85k), got made redundant in the Financial Crisis and looked at selling it. Offered it to me for £20k!! :eek: I took it for a long test-drive on the kind of roads which were my bread and butter back then - averaged 15mpg overall. Couldn't justify it and had to say no. :mad:

    In the end, it turned out ok for him and he's still got it to this day. Times are much better for him and he could afford 10's of new Range Rovers but still loves his and can't justify the cost to change (he's from Yorkshire). His has 45k on the clock, costs him a couple of £k every other year for maintenance and things which go wrong, but otherwise sound.

    Would still love one. I'd probably go TDV8 though. :oops:
     
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    Mine is a 4.2 litre and then later on LR did a 5.0 litre with 500bhp compared to mine with 400bhp. Dad wouldn't buy a new one as he argued he wouldn't want to spend 100k plus for a new one as he wouldn't be able to go to the dump in a new one :)

    TDV8's seem to be good, but suffer with short journeys like most modern diesels will over a long period of time. I had a TdV6 Discovery 3 before this, and it was more expensive to run and maintain than the Range Rover.

    I would only change this for another supercharged one to be honest.
     
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    I also own a 4.2 Supercharged, most reliably engine. Might cost more than the diesel to run but that's the all point of having a big 4x4 - costs are high in every way.
     
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    I find myself looking at a 5.0 supercharged Sport as a weekend car - limo and performance car (and dog carrier) in one. Last of the old shape - Autobiography. I could live with 20mpg I think....
     
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    The Sport is heavier than the full fat as it is the same chassis as a Discovery 3/4. The first supercharged Sports also had less power than the equivalent full fat ones as well.
     
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    The Full fat is even bigger and I dont really need a car as big as a RRS... and the model I was looking at was 500bhp, should be enough....

    Alternative is an XJR (old shape 4.2 s/c as I dont like the new shape) or XKR (old shape - 4.2 - convertible) or XK 5.0 V8 (later shape - coupe)...

    The only consistent thing is I do intend buying British next....
     
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    Good choice, allbeit Quintessentially British, :whistle:
    FF does seem timeless! Whilst the RRS is utilatarin & rugged !
     
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    i find the previous shape FF a little bit dated to look at - for some reason I see London cab when I look at a black one!
     
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    The one that looks like the black cab is the P38 which is really boxy. Mine is an L322 which, I think, still looks good. The new one, L405, I'm not sure of as not really looked at one properly.

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    Bit of an update with this. Just done 105500 miles. LR have had it a month as they were mega busy and I dropped it on them unannounced.

    I had an awful knocking noise from the steering and when driving under lock as well.

    Turns out the offside front driveshaft had failed. £1,000 later I have it back today and still love the old tank.

    I had decided that had it been terminal or thousands to repair or gearbox related I would have shoved it off for a Skoda Yeti or Kodiaq.

    Hope it lasts a bit longer now


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    . this thread is.jpg . :D
     
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    Ok I will take some as soon as I can!

    After driving it over the weekend, the mpg around town has gone from 13mpg to 17.8mpg which is a massive improvement.

    As I drive it the same I can only put this down to the driveshaft that was so far gone and broken that it was making the car work harder all the time to drive it.

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    Bit of an update. Car is coming up to 107,000 miles. I only do about 100 miles a week on it going to and from work.

    Taking it to France in August for our family holiday as it is he biggest interior out of everything we have that will seat five people. Second biggest is the Skoda Superb followed by the M5.

    Looking forward to it. Had an issue whereby my wing mirrors were out of sync and one would fold in whilst the other would fold out. Some dude pulling and ten minutes later all sorted.

    I need to fix the Bluetooth phone as I had a water leak in the rear which has dried two units and I believe a Disco 4 Bluetooth unit will work and give some better displays with better sound quality.

    Cheers


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    So a little update.

    Just got back from ten days in the Dordogne. As five of us plus luggage and bikes went, I decided to take the Range Rover for the journey due to the internal space for passengers.

    Wonderful trip. I drove just over 1450 miles and he car returned 21.9mpg overall for the trip. Considering how much weight was on the car, not too n as in my book.

    This will be its last big trip as if we do it again, the kids will be a bit older and will have different car seats so we would use the Škoda or M5.

    Car has now done just over 109,000 miles. I have a Check Coolant Level warning when I drove it which is a faulty sensor, the Bluetooth phone kit died due to water ingress, and the DVD player died a death on the way back from France with films still stuck I it so I have s bit of work to do on it to get some things sorted.

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    Still like it as a car, still got lots of power and still looks quite good for its 13 years of use.

    Cheers


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    Car has now done 111,700 miles. I’ve clocked up 1700 miles in the last six weeks with a job change and now waiting for a company vehicle so will use this at weekend only.

    Went to get the Christmas tree today in it

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    Update as of today. Car has done 114,700 miles. Not really been used due to work etc...

    Cars not in great condition at the moment as my wife reversed into something in a car park so I need to repair the tailgate.

    Want to get it detailed and need to replace badges on the wheels and the rear.

    It’s now over 15 years old. Not being used has lead to intermittent non-start due to battery going flat. Looked around and to save issues and intermittent warnings by low voltage I opted to fit a second battery with charging in the boot. Did it today and it was relatively easy.

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    Now just got to sort body work out and the Bluetooth for the phone. Also the reverse camera only works intermittently as well. The repair list is getting longer and longer.

    Cheers


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    Read so many issues about the batteries and electrical gremlins.


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