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Old 04-07-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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Hello!
I'm looking at stepping up to the RR Sport or RR HSE (I don't need or want the S/C model)

I'm looking for feedback from owners on their reliability and driving opinion

Any feedback would really help
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:19 PM
 
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New body on the RR HSE just arrived as a 2013 model so that might help you by reducing the prices on used ones (old body style). I have a few friends with them, nothing terrible to report but not Lexus reliable by any means.

Biggest hassle: Dealer is 20+ miles away so when it does break it is a hassle to service. One guy moved to about 35 miles away and traded the car for a Mercedes ML since the dealer was 10 miles or less from the new house. If you live far from the dealer take this into consideration.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Of the two, the HSE is a more reliable, in Range Rover speak, vehicle. The proper RRs we have had in my family have been decent starting with the BMW years, but I agree with City Guy 997S above that the level of reliability is not the same as a Lexus LX by any means. The Sport is based on the LR/Discovery in the rest of the world, and as such can have more problems, at least among those I know with them. I've not owned a Sport, nor has anyone in my family, because of disaster with an LR that was in the shop almost as much as the earlier Discovery that it replaced.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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Now is the time to buy a 2010 - because the the nex-gen - which is a big big improvement - has started to arrive.

lighter by 800 lbs - totally redesigned - more aerodynamic - more options - much much more efficient- all this leads to the 2009-2012 go for step depreciation (which they are already famous for).
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I have a 2009 LR3 which has been very reliable. I mention that because you mentioned a RR Sport, which shares it's engine, drivetrain and chassis with the LR3.

I did get an extended warranty though for added peace of mind.


Rob
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:27 PM
 
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I have a 2008 RR HSE. Reliability has never been in doubt. Monstrous snow storm dumped over a foot of snow last winter. The RR shrugged it off and plowed through it like a mountain goat while a Lexus RX 350 floundered around helplessly. A GL Mercedes class I saw was abandoned. Even a late model Jeep Grand Cherokee got stuck.

Never had a problem with my Range Rover.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:44 AM
 
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My daughter and her husband bought a 2012 RR Sport and they've had no issues with it at all I was very surprised hearing all the bad press abound Land Rover. They just bought a new 2016 RR Sport they love them.
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:47 PM
 
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It's comfy, decent reliability, a good SUV in general. I have never owned one, but I borrowed my friend's a couple times.
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