2002 Land Rover Range Rover

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$68,000

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2002 Land Rover Range Rover

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Vehicle Overview
Details on 2002 changes for the largest and most costly model from Land Rover are not yet available. With a 222-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine, the Range Rover has a four-speed-automatic transmission and comes in SE and HSE trims. Five occupants fit inside and enjoy leather upholstery and wood interior trim. Side-impact airbags are standard for the front seats.

A satellite-based navigation system is standard on the HSE and optional on the SE. Plotting courses on both paved roads and offroad terrain, the system is capable of dropping what Land Rover calls “digital bread crumbs” that allow the driver to retrace the previous route. Ford recently acquired Land Rover from BMW and added the British automaker to its Premier Automotive Group, which includes Aston Martin, Jaguar, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo.

Exterior
The Range Rover uses body-on-frame construction and a ladder-type steel frame. Body panels are made of weight-saving aluminum alloy or zinc-coated steel. The rear window swings up, and the tailgate drops down. In this four-door SUV, the spare tire stores inside and underneath the cargo floor. The SE wagon has 16-inch tires, and the HSE runs on 18-inchers. The overall length and width are similar to the Land Rover Discovery Series II, but the Range Rover rides a longer wheelbase at 108.1 inches.

Interior
You expect luxury in the Range Rover, and you get it, with its aromatic leather upholstery, wood trim and roomy interior. Naturally, superior audio is part of the luxury experience. The Range Rover SE has a 300-watt Alpine unit with 12 speakers and a six-CD changer, while the HSE uses a 460-watt six-speaker system.

Under the Hood
A 222-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 engine teams with a four-speed-automatic transmission in all Range Rovers. Permanently engaged four-wheel drive splits power among the wheels as needed for maintaining traction and includes a Low range for crawling up and down mountains and other offroad obstacles. Four-wheel traction control is standard. The Range Rover’s air suspension automatically lowers the vehicle for easier entry and exit, and it adjusts ride height to suit the vehicle’s speed and driving conditions. All-disc antilock brakes and side-impact airbags are standard.

 

Reported by Jim Flammang  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2002 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 3.6

Most recent consumer reviews

3.9

Like a bad girlfriend you can't live without

When all is running its a thing of beauty and grace - when something goes wrong its a costly nightmare this is RVR #5 for me and they have been the same story - advice lease it - drive to 30K and turn it in or must have deep pockets and keep it runnin

4.4

Vehicle of my life.

I have a problem starting my Range Rover I bought from the first owner. It signals wanting a remote control which it hasn't been given to me!! It was working without until one technician came at home t repair a driver's door lock?

4.0

My second Rover, that says it all.

Like the title states this is my second Rover. My first was a "99 HSE. I love these things. Very nice ride, good performance, classic style, and comfortable. The only down side is the fuel economy. However knowing I can go anywhere anytime, I'll deal with it. My family drove one of these years ago when we lived in central Africa so you know durability is well built in. My only real complaint is the mechanics of the car. My first Rover suffered engine failure when the aluminum block, steel sleeved design failed and the engine drew in all the coolant into the combustion chamber. $7500 to fix meant I had to sell it for parts. Not it's first or only coolant issue. The headliner sags, in my '02 as well. Lastly parts are expensive. Rediculously expensive! Most extended warranty programs wont cover any Land Rover product, and since Ford and then Jaguar have owned Rover they've only gotten worse. This sadly will be my last Rover product even though I love it. Despite all the bad, at least it not a Disco!

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles

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