2010 Range Rover Sport

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    Sep 27, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    Any of you guys looked at a 2010 Range Rover Sport? With the 510hp supercharged engine of course.

    If so, what do you think?
  • Sparkycat

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    Sep 27, 2009 5:04 PM GMT
    Yeah, right. In my dreams. I'm happy with my ten year old jeep.
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    Sep 27, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    Land Rover Build Quality
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    Sep 27, 2009 5:13 PM GMT
    Would have to buy an oil tanker to go along with it.
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    Sep 27, 2009 5:30 PM GMT
    A colleague of mine drives the current model, it's lovingly called the death star, as it does have the ability to destroy a planet, purely on carbon emissions.

    The empire should of thought of that.
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    Sep 27, 2009 5:35 PM GMT
    I like it! a buddy of mine drives the 2006 model, I love it. I really like how its smaller and more sporty than the regular Range Rover
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    Sep 27, 2009 5:37 PM GMT
    I had a chance to drive the regular RR Sport, and I have to say that it handled like a dream!! I will say this...the 500+ HP version is only $10k more than the one that I was looking at....so at $75K I have to say that it is a better deal than most of the competition. I took a look at the BMW X6 M and they want something like $109K for something similarly equipped.

    I don't think that I'll have the extra $$ to spring for the Supercharged, but I think a Stornoway Grey/black interior/diamond style 4 wheels, with a luxe package will be the next vehicle for me...have always thought they were drop dead gorgeous, and I have to say that this year that RRS looks better than the RR.

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    Sep 27, 2009 5:40 PM GMT
    i just got a Mercedes c300 last Tuesday, its pretty much the coolest thing ever

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    Sep 27, 2009 5:48 PM GMT
    Oh, and for those of you who are concerned about emissions, and quality concerns...the current fuel economy is similar to many like vehicles, and the quality concerns have been addressed by the new owner. They are wanting the Land Rover/Range Rover name not only be synonymous with it's off road ability, but also it's fit, finish, and quality.

    It is unfair to post an article that is talking about earlier models of the vehicle, which were indeed a nightmare. But since this is an all new model, it would be like comparing your new iPhone with your old Nokia.

    I live in the northeast and have to haul around (2) 75lb Golden Retrievers, not to mention the crappy roads, snow/ice, camping equipment, kayaks, bikes...and whatever else I can get myself into. I would rather buy something like this, then spend equal money on a POS American equivalent.
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    Sep 27, 2009 6:12 PM GMT
    I bought a BMW two years ago and it's pretty much the best car I could imagine owning.

    I would dread having a car like the Land Rover, not knowing when you turn the key what problems you're going to deal with today.
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    Sep 27, 2009 6:16 PM GMT
    it may be unreliable and have lousy mileage but it is sexy as hell. i am gettin a little hard here lookin at it! icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 27, 2009 6:18 PM GMT
    awesome
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    Sep 27, 2009 6:39 PM GMT
    This is the official car of the cafone.

    I have never seen one driven by someone who wasn't trying to sell something no one wants or needs.

    Mind you, I have nothing against so-called SUV's, it is just that this one truly screams arriviste.
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    Sep 27, 2009 6:49 PM GMT
    It is a pretty hot car and it never fails to catch my attention.
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    Sep 27, 2009 6:53 PM GMT
    I drive a 1985 Toyota 4Runner. It has a solid front axle, great fuel economy, and has never broken down in 25 years of winter driving in -40 temperatures. It can climb over almost everything, (running boards make it hard to call it a true off-roading truck) carry all the golden retrievers, kayaks or people I need it to, and has a net worth of about $1500. icon_wink.gif

    Ranger rovers do have seat warmers though...
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    Sep 27, 2009 7:18 PM GMT
    Vehicle emissions and gas consumption aside..

    I find the idea of a "sports" SUV to be pretty dumb. Range Rover Sport, AMG G-Wagon, etc. If you're going to spend $50K and above, why not buy a real sports car or sedan?
  • FredMG

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    Sep 27, 2009 7:20 PM GMT
    My disdain of "luxury sport utility vehicles" comes from having to fit them for car racks. Consitently BMW, Lexus, Acura and Land Rover get failing grades in the "utility" catagory. Their roof racks are blingy and vestigial, like the trailer hitch (if that's actually standard).

    If you actually want to haul around skis and bikes and sporty stuff, get a Subaru Outback or Forester. Maybe a Honda Element.

    If you really want to do serious off roading get a Jeep Wrangler.

    If you want real carrying capacity, 4 wheel drive navigating gnarly forest service roads, a pickup truck with a short bed works great for that.

    That's just my opinion, comming from a guy who works both in the outdoor industry and spends his summer driving over low-density sage brush and boulder covered tracks called "roads".

    That Land Rover is a luxury car. The only sport it's built for is hauling your polo-pony trailer, and it's utility is dubious at best. Get it because you like it, because it's shiny, pretty and a status symbol.

    But don't call it a "truck", and don't get mad at me when my beat up and dirty truck parks next to you at the gym or whole foods.
  • FredMG

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    Sep 27, 2009 7:27 PM GMT
    It looks like there are three camps of thought in this thead:

    1) Hippies /Eco-Concious.

    2) Guys who actually drive off road.

    3) Guys who want people to think they drive off road.

    What's the ground clearace on that thing? It looks like it would high-center on a bagle.
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    Sep 27, 2009 7:39 PM GMT
    Its hot! I was considering an 07 sport test drove it, it was just ok...and when I picked up a Consumer Reports I changed my mind...got a great deal on an Infiniti EX35...it doesnt make a statement like a Land Rover but its a fun, reliable car
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    Sep 27, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
    My BF is jokingly begging me to buy him this car. If I could afford it, I would....get it for me icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 27, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
    CapeAnnAthletic said...... They are wanting the Land Rover/Range Rover name not only be synonymous with it's off road ability, but also it's fit, finish, and quality......


    They may be nice for bad roads, icy conditions, etc., but in the picture it looks like they have some vulnerable"dangling bits" (both fore and aft) that are likely to cause problems in an off-road environment. I'm also curious as to how well turbo-charging works when picking one's way over rocks.
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    Sep 27, 2009 7:49 PM GMT
    Honestly no I wouldn't

    Quite simply I don't trust India and TATA motors to make a quality car no matter how much talent they have bought in.


    That and I think land rovers are just down right ugly along with Porsche Cayennes and Ford Escalades icon_rolleyes.gif
  • TJHusker79

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    Sep 27, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    It's an amazing SUV, probably right up there with a BMW X5 (unibody SUV). I would sell or trade it in before the warranty runs out, otherwise its a great SUV. My friend just sold his 05 and had nothing but trouble once the warranty ran out.
  • rnch

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    Sep 27, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    my sister leased a rover almost 3 years ago; keeping her 7 year old ford explorer because the trade in offer was an insult.

    given the frequency of break downs and warranty repair time this steaming british POS has rung up; she's darn glad she kept her ford.

    once the dealer fixes everything that is broken; she plans on parking it until the lease expires.
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    Sep 27, 2009 9:34 PM GMT
    I think that anyone even considering the purchase of a gas guzzling vehicle in this day and age should be hung by the ball sack and flogged. Have we learned nothing? Jesus, I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.