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Alot of good points, some not so good... read on by RoverMatt on 03/28/2001. Trim: 1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Terrific handling in adverse conditions... if you are looking to drive in mud and deep snow, this is the truck for you! Classic refined styling. Paint and finsh hold up very well to even rough off-roading (scratching against branches, etc.) Plenty of low-end torque for getting out of those sticky situations (and slippery situations too).
Cons: As commonly stated this vehicle is quite expensive to repair, definetly consider this when making a decision. 93' was the first model year to use air suspension and thus this system can be somewhat problematic... watch out for this on higher milage vehicles. Seating may not be the most comfortable for long journeys.
Overall review: In its element, this is a terrific truck. Will surise you in just how exceptionaly able it is off road. The LWB model is very roomy for passengers (back seat has nearly the legroom of the front seats). If you don't require a truck for off road use, I'd recomend a newer japanese import, it will be much better for you in the long run. If you do need off road capability though, this is the truck for you!
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Best 4x4 on or off road by far! by Ken from Minnesota on 02/07/2004. Trim: 1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Best 4x4 on or off road by far! The RR LWB has lots of room and an extremely comfortable ride for a 4x4. I bought my ’93 three years ago with 116k and have only had a few minor inexpensive problems so far.
Cons: Repairs can be very costly but with a good repair shop and regular maintenance the repairs can be kept to a minimum. Not a lot of dealer ships or qualified repair shops in all states. I bought my RR in Colorado which had shops all over but soon moved to Minnesota which has only one dealer and 2 qualified repair shops in the whole state. I love the air suspension but if/when it goes out it will to be changed to coil over suspension. Gas mileage isn’t great.
Overall review: I did my research up front and knew all the RR’s short comings before I bought, so far no surprises. Extremely pleased with my RR!
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You $upport It - It Supports you by Nigel's Owner in California on 11/26/2003. Trim: 1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I've had this truck for a few months now, and bought it mainly for it's off-road capabilities. My girlfriend and I took it from Santa Monica California to New Mexico, it performed ok - was very comfortable - but was a blast offroad. The Range Rover is a very smooth ride and feels tough and rugged, looks nice too!
Cons: I bought it from a used car dealer for a good price and decided to have a dealer do it's initial tune up. Not sure that was a good idea. Thirteen hundred dollars later I get my car back and there were still a few more problems. This is a british car, and will probably last a long long time - longer than most 4x4 trucks, and If you have the money to support it - it is a very cush ride, and is amazing off-road. So, I think I'll hold on to it - maybe it will be around long enough for my retirement in the hills....?!
Overall review: Good if you want to invest in it - it will support you if you $upport it. (Mine is named Nigel)
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An Incredible 4 x 4 by Aidan, Vancouver, BC, Canada on 08/24/2002. Trim: 1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB, Owned 2 years.
Pros: This is an exceptional 4x4 to buy used because the resale prices are very low for the amazing quality & capabilities of this truck. The 1st owner lost $1 per km in depreciation (80K in 80K). The "Classic" body style is very appropriately named as it is timeless in appearance. I REALLY use mine off road, for extended prospecting trips in the wilderness of British Columbia, Canada. It truly is the best 4x4 ever made. I have got myself into - and out of - some amazing places and situations with this truck. The interior trim is very elegant, functional and easy to clean. The comfort is unsurpassed both on road and off road.
Cons: I have owned mine for 2 years and initially had some significant repair bills, which have settled down a little now. NOTHING is cheap about these vehicles - which is part of their appeal too, of course. The gas bill (15 mpg) is brutal too, but that's also part of the package. The best way to put the operating cost in perspective is to realize that you will pay 1/2 to 1/3rd the cost of a "mediocre" new 4x4, and 1/5 to 1/6th the cost of a new RR... and most of the depreciation has already taken place. Considering what your "new" truck payments would be, that leaves a lot of money left over for repairs and maintenance.
Overall review: If you are looking for a status symbol, buy a new RR or a different vehicle altogether. If you are looking for the best production 4x4 ever made, and are willing and able to handle the repair bills (which is part of the package, remember), then give serious consideration to a late model RR Classic. BTW the enormous rear leg room in the LWB is much appreciated by passengers and excellent for cargo with the seats down. Land Rovers and Range Rovers are built to last for many decades. The Range Rover Classic is the anitithesis of the prevailing philosophy of our disposable society. Take care of your truck and you'll drive it 40 years from now too.
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The Worst Buy by A CarPoint Consumer on 03/31/2002. Trim: 1993 Land Rover Range Rover County, Owned 7 years.
Pros: Does well in all weather situations and has a lot of horsepower.
Cons: Always having problems. . . Costs a lot to repair and is never quite fixed.
Overall review: Would not recomend to anyone who is on a strict budget.
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