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d3matt



Member Since: 12 Jul 2005
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Bonatti Grey
Become a RR Sport owner tomorrow (and mpg)

I thought I'd say hello to the group. I'm found the messages very interesting reading, especially comments on the RR Sport reliability.
We collect our RR Sport TDV6 SE tomorrow and I can't wait. We have purchased the local dealer's demonstrator, so we've only waited a week. It was the same colour (bonatti grey) and had the same extras as we wanted, so we decided not to wait three months.

Could anyone tell me what the 'real' average mpg is on the deisel? During the two test drives I had, the cars reported 22.1mpg, but I'm not sure if this was the average of that trip or all previous driving.

Matt
(upgrading from a 2000 Merc ML 270CDI) Matt
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RRS ownership for 1 yr, then D3 for 2 yrs. Then cut back to old bangers and working my way back up through two Peugeots in 6 months. Now got Saab 9-5 2.3t and enjoying the performance!

Post #970 Thu Jul 14 2005 5:45pm
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RRUK



Member Since: 10 Jun 2005
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Matt,

Welcome and well done getting out of the ML for the RRS!

I think Tim In Scotland has been getting about 25-27mpg out of his, do a search through some of his posts, there's not that many to go through so far, you should find all your answers.

Don't forget to post some pics once you get your car 2013MY L405 RR VSE
2008 Discovery HSE

*Gone: Vogue SE TDV8, Vogue TD6, RRSport SC 4.2V8, Classic 3.9 Vogue Auto, Land Rover Series 3 SWB
*Gone: BMW M5 5.0V8

Post #971 Thu Jul 14 2005 6:32pm
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Toodeep



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My trip computer shows 22mpg for almost exclusively inner London driving (average speed 14mph). This was before I fitted the Stormer wheels (with 275/40x20 Contis). My X5d averaged 19.1 over its 40,000 miles in mostly London but would improve to 29-30 on the motorway. Admittedly this was on 295/30x22 Pirellis which wont have helped. Range Rover Sport TdV6HSE in Bonatti Grey + 20" Stormer wheels (ex X5 and ML driver)

Post #972 Thu Jul 14 2005 9:48pm
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d3matt



Member Since: 12 Jul 2005
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Bonatti Grey

Okay, I'll post some pics tomorrow evening. We're off to Devon for a week in it the following day, so I'll get some pics before it gets splattered in flies.

This is our first LandRover and the reliability issue worries me a little. However, after recently test driving all the other large 4x4 (from Kia Sorrento to Disco3), the RR Sport is buy far the best to sit in and live with. I just hope the quality has improved, now that the Ford input is starting to show. They did it with Jaguar - but then it still took some time to get them right! Matt
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RRS ownership for 1 yr, then D3 for 2 yrs. Then cut back to old bangers and working my way back up through two Peugeots in 6 months. Now got Saab 9-5 2.3t and enjoying the performance!

Post #973 Thu Jul 14 2005 9:56pm
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d3matt



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Bonatti Grey

Toodeep,

Have you had trouble from the anti-4x4 lot in central London?
I've only ever driven our ML into London once, to see a westend show on a Sunday afternoon. We got the fake parking ticket on the windscreen.
I recently red in the 4x4 magazine that some drivers have experienced damage to their cars now. Matt
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RRS ownership for 1 yr, then D3 for 2 yrs. Then cut back to old bangers and working my way back up through two Peugeots in 6 months. Now got Saab 9-5 2.3t and enjoying the performance!

Post #974 Thu Jul 14 2005 10:00pm
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Toodeep



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Hi mpwox11

I have to say I've never had it happen and I've driven 4x4s for the last 5 years. I also live in Wandsworth, just south of Central London which I read somewhere has the largest number of 4x4s per capita of population in the UK so if they were going to hit anywhere you would think it would be here. Outside the centre, Wandsworth must also be one of the most Draconian boroughs in terms of parking - I cannot think of anywhere where one doesn't need a permit.

Neither I nor any 4x4 owning friend has ever had a problem. I'm sure there are cases of damage but generally the most that happens is we don't get let out at junctions or else get dogs' abuse from cyclists. In the morning or at school chucking out time it feels like we are in the majority anyway! Range Rover Sport TdV6HSE in Bonatti Grey + 20" Stormer wheels (ex X5 and ML driver)

Post #976 Thu Jul 14 2005 11:29pm
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Bobby



Member Since: 07 Jun 2005
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Malaysia 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Chawton White

I know I shouldn't say this, but I simply must.
In this country, anybody who inquires about mpg or l/100km whilst shopping or looking at a Range Rover will be politely brushed off. You will be told 'you've not arrived' if you have to ask that question.

Hopefully the above will not start something unfavourable!! Malaysia Boleh!
4.2SC Chawton White, Stormers
Tasmod's Sills, Wind Deflectors, LR Sills
Clear Side Repeaters, Towbar
Larini Sports Exhaust, K&N Air Filter
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Post #984 Fri Jul 15 2005 9:24am
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MDP



Member Since: 15 Jun 2005
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I know where you are coming from Bobby Wink

Try a RR 4.4 vogue .... town driving = approx 14 - 15 mpg

and my S4 cabriolet (4.2v8) town driving appprox 18mpg

But who cares


ITS WHAT THE CARS ARE...... ITS THEIR CHARACTER Very Happy 
" WITH MORE EXTRAS THAN A HOLLYWOOD EPIC "

Post #985 Fri Jul 15 2005 9:38am
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Bobby



Member Since: 07 Jun 2005
Location: Kuala Lumpur
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Malaysia 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Chawton White

MDP wrote:
I know where you are coming from Bobby Wink

Try a RR 4.4 vogue .... town driving = approx 14 - 15 mpg

and my S4 cabriolet (4.2v8) town driving appprox 18mpg

But who cares


ITS WHAT THE CARS ARE...... ITS THEIR CHARACTER Very Happy


Well said, MDP!! Malaysia Boleh!
4.2SC Chawton White, Stormers
Tasmod's Sills, Wind Deflectors, LR Sills
Clear Side Repeaters, Towbar
Larini Sports Exhaust, K&N Air Filter
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WINNER - 2009 Outstanding Contribution
WINNER - 2009 'Tech-Head Of The Year' Award

Post #986 Fri Jul 15 2005 9:57am
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RRUK



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Exactly!

I knew when I bought the M5 it would drink fuel like a lush, and yes, to many people in the UK 20mpg is very low cos they are all obsessed with frugality and driving boring cars with boring engines that are dull and lifeless with ZERO personality to them. I don't want my life to be that way. I will NEVER aspire to something like a Ford focus or Mondeo or a Vauxhall Ashtray, they are simply TOO DULL and CRAP!

You only live once, you could be unfortunate enough to be bombed on the tube next week so get out there, enjoy life, buy nice things and SOD the anti's and the government crones who would have us all on a slow, crowded and expensive bus journey to work.

Long live big bore petrol V8's and superchargers!

Rant Over... Very Happy 2013MY L405 RR VSE
2008 Discovery HSE

*Gone: Vogue SE TDV8, Vogue TD6, RRSport SC 4.2V8, Classic 3.9 Vogue Auto, Land Rover Series 3 SWB
*Gone: BMW M5 5.0V8

Post #987 Fri Jul 15 2005 10:59am
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MDP



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4 a GALLON...... Bring it on oh well Cool 
" WITH MORE EXTRAS THAN A HOLLYWOOD EPIC "

Post #988 Fri Jul 15 2005 11:36am
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scorpio



Member Since: 08 Jul 2005
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Rimini Red
fuel consumption

hi mp, confgratulations on getting your new rrs, I have mine for alsmost 2 weeks now, screen showed at best 31.4 mpg, but that as one a trip on motorway at av speed 47mph.
has 2 mls, 2000, & 2005 , think new ml is too big ! although I have been well sastified with the earlier model.s

Post #989 Fri Jul 15 2005 7:44pm
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