Enjoyable car to drive, handles well, safety with style, many problems with the braking system
I have always loved the look of the Range Rover. I had driven a Lexus suv in the past and had no troubles at all. However, I finally decided to trade in my 6yo Lexus for a new Range Rover Sport. I ordered the exterior and interior colors I wanted. I couldn't wait:) Within a month of taking delivery of my beautiful, new car, I found the car alarm going off several times a day for no reason. I found out that the hood latch was defective and the company still hadn't replaced these latches on the new cars. Next, my rear view mirror kept getting stuck. They close when you lock the door. My mirror would get stuck mid-way so I couldn't see out of it. I had to have that replaced. My tire pressure monitoring system kept going haywire and had to be replaced. I wore newly washed jeans and they stained my new leather. I have yet to get these stains out. The rims on my tires are so large, they get scrapped very easily. The interior room is quite cramped compared to my Lexus. No doubt about- This is a great looking car. I love the exterior. However, I have had so many maintenance issues and I haven't even had my car for one year. I always have trouble getting a loaner car when I take my car in. I never had this issue with Lexus. If I had to do it again, I NEVER would have purchased a Range Rover. I should have looked at an Infinity or the new Lexus.
If you want luxury, yes. I have read many of the reviews however on the maintenance of these vehicles and Im hoping that the 2012 model did not have nearly the problems other years had. So far, the vehicle has been a dream. However, I have noticed this pecking noise from the engine and when I brought to the attention of mechanics, they said that was normal for my vehicle that has all the injectors. I am also concerned about the electrical system - everything is electrical which is amazing on one hand but I know can be expensive on the other. So far though, Ive only owned this used vehicle 3 months and I am still very happy I purchased it.