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Reliable Rangey

Here’s a question…. which is the most reliable L322 Range Rover?

I’m assuming not TD6, not 3.6tdv8, which leaves;

V8 petrol 4.4
V8 petrol 4.2
V8 petrol 5.0
TDV8 4.4

Appreciate running costs will vary, but for time’not’ spent at the mechanics, which is the most robust?

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Merchy



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Zermatt Silver

I would think that asking that question on here, is akin to pulling the pin and throwing in a hand grenade to see what happens Rolling with laughter Some people can be quite opinionated Whistle

So far my Td6 has been quite reliable, now 15 years old and at around 95000 miles. BUT it does get lots of preventative maintenance, above and beyond any LR makers schedule. Yes I know I am tempting fate here.
There was a recent thread on here where one of the V8 models went passed the 333.333 miles, I suspect that the car involved had been very well looked after. But it must be a contender.
As to which one is the MOST reliable, best people to answer that would be the folks running various Indy LRRR specialists. Ask them which models they see the least off in their workshops. Their replies could be quite interesting Thumbs Up

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Haylands



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England 2012 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Ipanema Sand

The most reliable is the 5.0 Supercharged according to Pat at Gap... Thumbs Up Pete

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RRover



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2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Causeway Grey

I reckon the L322 TDV8 4.4 2012 Westminster Laughing though I might be a tad bias... but two and three quarter years of nearly non-stop heaven driving thus far with only one first cold snap (Dec 2020) after unused for 4-weeks' call out for a jump start in all the time owned...

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Andy S



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United Kingdom 2015 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Aintree Green

My 3.6 TDV8 (2010 MY, so with the facelift) was pretty reliable. In 4 years the only issues were egr valve, fuel tank sender and low pressure diesel pump. Any of those things could happen with any make of car. Other than that, the car was utterly reliable with no issues on trim breaking, rust or electrical gremlins.

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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Baltic Blue

I remember reading that the 4.2's were the most reliable.

The 3.0 TD6 had a weak gearbox.
The 4.4 BMW V8 had a weak gearbox, timing chain issues and VANOS issues IIRC.
The 4.4 AJV8 was a great engine coupled to the 6 speed ZF but was sold in limited numbers so quiet rare.
The 4.2 AJV8 SC was also a great engine that didn't have very many issues. Again coupled to the 6 speed ZF.
The 3.6 TDV8 seems to suffer from EGR and turbo failure.
The 4.4 TDV8 you don't seem to read many issues with but ours is on it's 3rd starter motor in 23k miles. Also had an additional oil drain and EGR temp sensor fail which I believe are fairly common.
The 5.0 SC is a superb engine but early incarnations of it suffered with timing chain guides/tensioners wearing.

All of the above might be a load of crap but it's what I've picked up after we've owned a 3.6 TDV8, 4.4 TDV8, 2 x 4.2 SC's and a 5.0 SC in a Jag XFR as well as spending years on forums and reading on the internet.

David. 1997 4.6 HSE - Oxford Blue with Ash Grey Leather
2002 4.6 Vogue SE - Alveston Red with Lightstone Leather
2002 4.6 Vogue SE - Alveston Red with Lightstone Leather
2007 Freelander i6 HSE in Izmir Blue with Ebony Leather
2007 Range Rover Supercharged in Java Black with Ivory Leather
2012 Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography in Baltic Blue with Sand Interior

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Andy S



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United Kingdom 2015 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Aintree Green

The general rumour is that the 4.2s are bombproof!

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United Kingdom 2016 Range Rover Vogue TDV6 Indus Silver

they are all reliable if you are lucky to get the right one. ... - .- -.


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Haylands



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England 2012 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Ipanema Sand

Yes Stan, but which one...?? Pete

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2002 L322 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Epson Green, Ivory Interior (Fatty Offroader) Now Gone
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

The one built during that half hour when the workers were concentrating Pete..... 🤣 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 TDV8

Previous cars :
2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6
1999 Discovery Td5 ES
1995 BMW M5 3.8 6 speed
1992 Range Rover 3.9 Efi Vogue
1992 BMW M5 3.8
1988 BMW 735i SE
1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9i
1981 Ford Fiesta Supersport

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the one which is reliable Pete...


lots of woes and sorry stories on the forum but many here havnt had any problems with their FF, they are the reliable ones.... ... - .- -.


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So those before 2005 with lower tax are not all bad! That would fund some fuel for a v8 😀 or pay for the 4.4tdv8 for (relative) peace of mind!

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England 2009 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Stornoway Grey

I added just over 100,000 miles to my petrol 4.4 V8 whilst I owned it and repaired / replaced quite a few things.
On fuel alone I spent approaching £40,000.
My 3.6 TDV8 would cost me about £26,000 in fuel to cover a similar mileage, therefore giving me an extra £14,000 to spend on repairs / maintenance.
Therefore I conclude that the 3.6 is the better option.
And that, my friends, is ‘Man Maths’ at its best Mr. Green 2009 3.6 V8 (MY2010) - my first ever diesel!
2004 4.4 V8 Petrol Vogue - now gone

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RRover



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2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Causeway Grey

Yes some luck and not driving them as though you're on the last lap against woke Hamilton, doing your best to push his side rear end... Thumbs Up

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Perhaps that means TD6 is best of all given mpg/purchase price and that gearbox costs have come down 😀😂

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