2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
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Finally bought a Land Rover

by from Alabama on March 5, 2011

I researched the Land Rover Range Rover Sport for about six months before buying one. I settled on the 2008 HSE with only 28,000 miles because the forums seemed to indicate this was the model with the...
I researched the Land Rover Range Rover Sport for about six months before buying one. I settled on the 2008 HSE with only 28,000 miles because the forums seemed to indicate this was the model with the fewest problems. I ahve driven this vehicle about 8000 miles in seven months since purchasing it. Couldn't be happier! The highway ride is the most comfortable I've ever had. It's not the smoothest but to me the best mix of total seat comfort, performance, power, handling and visibility. I've had Lexus and BMW vehicles and this car is the equal of both. The only problem I have had with the car is the radio control buttons- two have broken and must be repaired. Other than that everything works as advertised and I've found the GPS and bluetooth to work great- better than most reviews have said in fact. Highly recommend this vehicle to prospective buyers. I think you will be very pleased!
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Best Rover I've have owned

by from Doylestown, PA on December 20, 2007

Having owned 3 other Rovers, a Defender, a RR 4.6HSE, and a Freelander, this is the best fit and finish of them all. I have owned V12 Jags, S, CLK, and C class Merc's, many VW's, Triumphs and BMW's, t...
Having owned 3 other Rovers, a Defender, a RR 4.6HSE, and a Freelander, this is the best fit and finish of them all. I have owned V12 Jags, S, CLK, and C class Merc's, many VW's, Triumphs and BMW's, the Range Rover Sport compares very well with the best of them for luxury and better than any of them for utility. It is a vehicle that you want to get into and hate to arrive at your destination. As I have not yet taken it off road, an will not do the log rolling or rock climbing that I did in the Defender, it does feels every bit as capable. You probably can do all that while still listening to Mozart, which I couldn't do in the Defender. A well refined, go anywhere, "make it home in any weather" vehicle that is fun to drive, and is a respected member of the off-roading as well as the country club sets.
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Fantastic Ride and Performance

by from Edmonton, AB on January 1, 2011

The Range Rover Sport is one of the best cars I have ever owned. It is truly all that is advertised and more. On snow and ice this is the best vehicle on the road. More interior storage room and gas ...
The Range Rover Sport is one of the best cars I have ever owned. It is truly all that is advertised and more. On snow and ice this is the best vehicle on the road. More interior storage room and gas guzzler are my only complaints.
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2008 RR SC

by from texas on July 30, 2012

So far its been a great car. I will however go back to a Porsche Cayenne in a couple years. The two are hard to compare as they both offer different features but overall the RR is a great car. They do...
So far its been a great car. I will however go back to a Porsche Cayenne in a couple years. The two are hard to compare as they both offer different features but overall the RR is a great car. They do need to add a few modern features such as interior lighting package, and streaming audio.
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Love It!!!

by from Orange County, CA on July 28, 2008

Hands down the best exterior styling of any SUV in its class!! Looks more aggresive than the larger Range Rover, the Sport is the perfect size inside and out. I purchased the "Luxury Package" which I ...
Hands down the best exterior styling of any SUV in its class!! Looks more aggresive than the larger Range Rover, the Sport is the perfect size inside and out. I purchased the "Luxury Package" which I feel rounds out the finish and fit. Without this package, I feel that the vehicle's interior feels a little plastic. The drive is awesome, great visability from within, the parking assist sensors are such a plus and the storage / cargo room is quite large. A few suggestions for improvement; needs an automatic opening rear door, better cup holders, less plastic and faux metal in the interior.....real chrome interior detailing would be perfect.
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Great handling, great looks, slow acceleration

by from Oklahoma City, OK on April 2, 2008

I've had my RRS for 8 months now and I love the styling and handling. The HSE's lesser output engine shows during take off but hey its not a Porsche, its a sharp, heavy, gas guzzling SUV/tax credit (t...
I've had my RRS for 8 months now and I love the styling and handling. The HSE's lesser output engine shows during take off but hey its not a Porsche, its a sharp, heavy, gas guzzling SUV/tax credit (that I enjoy very much). I would recommend the supercharged version if I do this again. Ive had only a few minor issues, a poping in the front suspension (self-inflicted Im sure :) ), and the lack of cooled seats is kind of disappointing for the price but nothing that stops the show. I hear scary stories about transmission issues but I have had none of those thankfully, time will tell Im sure.
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Land Rover did something right

by from Pacific Palisades, CA on December 7, 2008

This is the most impressive range rover yet. The reliability, style, and power is impecable. They are everywhere in southern california. Its a fabolous car for a Mom, Executive, or new driver. I was g...
This is the most impressive range rover yet. The reliability, style, and power is impecable. They are everywhere in southern california. Its a fabolous car for a Mom, Executive, or new driver. I was gonna buy the Full Size Range Rover but felt too big like my escalade ESV just wanted something smaller that could zip through traffic. My husband even loves it. although i heard bad with problems. dont believe i have 20k on mine no problems. i plan to buy the 09 i love them so much. Thank you land rover for proving me and everyone else wrong
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Drives like a Dream

by from Hartford, CT on March 27, 2008

I would never have guessed that I would choose such an impractical SUV, but after test driving the Rover Sport I had to have it. I've been driving the truck for 4 months now, have taken it on one long...
I would never have guessed that I would choose such an impractical SUV, but after test driving the Rover Sport I had to have it. I've been driving the truck for 4 months now, have taken it on one long road trip and I can't say enough about how smoothly it drives and well it handles. This is a great truck!!!
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Exceptional Outstanding Classy and Reliable

by from Boise on April 10, 2009

I have owned my RR Sport for over a year.. never found anything better BMW get with it,,,No issues No complaints
I have owned my RR Sport for over a year.. never found anything better BMW get with it,,,No issues No complaints
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Lots of Power...Lots of fun!!

by from Laguna Beach,CA on December 4, 2007

2008 Range Rover Supercharged with 390hp. Very fast, fun to drive. Great inside and out. Options will cost you, but its worth it in the end. Get the supercharged version over the base.
2008 Range Rover Supercharged with 390hp. Very fast, fun to drive. Great inside and out. Options will cost you, but its worth it in the end. Get the supercharged version over the base.
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