Sensible policies for a better Britain, frankly....
We still love ours, it does every thing we want it to very well in deedHowever, as I do a 60mile round trip commute each day I’m quickly coming to the decision I need a Range Rover, as it seems they own the road and everyone will and must move over when spotted in rear view mirror...
I wouldn't describe them as run of the mill, but not really floating my boatI didn't get Range Rovers until i'd actually owned one , big, heavy, don't go round corners very well
Of course mine was from the bottom of the pile but I really liked being in it , though I suspect a RR is a bit run of the mill for catman.
We were the same, we almost stole a 3.9 V8 P38 for £600 a few years ago and since then we have always had one, the current SC 5.0 V8 is just awesome and despite the running costs here, road tax over €2k, we have no plans to replace itI didn't get Range Rovers until i'd actually owned one , big, heavy, don't go round corners very well
please stop all this RR chat. Still sad about the one the got away recently. Petrol V8 + LPG went for £950We were the same, we almost stole a 3.9 V8 P38 for £600 a few years ago and since then we have always had one, the current SC 5.0 V8 is just awesome and despite the running costs here, road tax over €2k, we have no plans to replace it
What a shame ours was not still available for you to try:Tested a DB9 today. 05, 40k on the clock. Dealer comission sale.
Seriously disappointed. Although it was up for top money (low mileage)
Dent in the grille
Odd scratches on the side windows
Paint bubbling on the side skirts
Wheels refurbished badly once. And needing doing again
Marks where the original rear plate had been removed.
Significant scratch on the rear quarter.
Cigarette burn on the driver's seat
Dash top lifting
A/C totally non-functional
Putting all that to one side for the drive
Would not pull away from a standing start smoothly. Bearing in mind this is the same ZF box as the GT and my Jaaaaaag, even on gravel this was a source of concern
Chattering from the rear diff at anything more than about half lock.
Brakes were 'ok' but not as good as the Jaaaaaags
Didn't feel that fast
Sounded OK, but no more than that.
So I assume that I should be deeply worried about the pull away, and the chattering? A/C obvs could just be gassing, but given the low mileage between MOT's I'd be worried that the seals would have dried out as well.
What are the brakes normally like on these things?
Trying to test another one for comparison, but if it's not a lot better, it's out.
(They had a black '11 MC shift with not very many miles in as well. Had to have a poke. Was disturbingly like coming home....)
Aye. Red's not for me, thoughClassic Modern Cars - Aston Martin DB9, 14K Miles, 2005
Really? It felt like extruded alloy? Pretty robust I thought.The grilles are notoriously fragile on the DB9
Hmmm, OK. I'm surprised by that as it wasn't particularly (hair trigger) on the road as it were. The chattering from the diff concerned me more.The throttle on these though is a bit hair-trigger and difficult to modulate.That said you do get used to it.
Just on take off for the throttle and yes bizarrely throttle response on the road then not so much. They are supposed to have the diff oil replaced every 4 years/40K miles sadly often neglected even though only around £200 even at a main dealer. The grilles are OK materials but clipped together with something not really designed for purpose and depending on the finish prone to chipping and water marking. They often fall apart, get chipped and generally look ****. But easily dealt with.Aye. Red's not for me, though
Really? It felt like extruded alloy? Pretty robust I thought.
Hmmm, OK. I'm surprised by that as it wasn't particularly (hair trigger) on the road as it were. The chattering from the diff concerned me more.
Thanks for the input!
But are arent they still plagued by reliability issues?Yeah a Range Rover is a very accomplished vehicle indeed especially a V8 petrol or diesel.
Having driven the whole of NZ in my last one including Skippers Canyon near Queenstown a very dangerous road it does everything you can ask of it in style.