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Old 7th August 2006, 05:29   #1
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I was surprised to see the rating of Range Rover. Wasn't this the chosen car when it it came to crossing the australian outback?
http://biz.yahoo.com/special/luxury080306_article1.html
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Not really convinced even after reading the article. And when did the Range Rover become a luxury car ???
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Not really convinced even after reading the article. And when did the Range Rover become a luxury car ???

Ever since the mid eighties the Range Rover has been considred to be, and very much is, a luxury car. In fact, it is better than most other luxury cars because it, unlike them, can go offroading with ease.

The original Range Rover was a rather bare bones affair with rubber mats and low levels of equipment, but somewhere along the line, people wanted luxury inside it, and by the time the Range Rover classic went out of production (1995?), there was no doubt as to what the Range Rover was, essentially a luxury offroader, and hence, a luxury vehicle.
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Guess, at 76K USD, it does qualify to be in the luxury segment.

But VW Touareg:
* Electrical, body integrity, power equipment and body hardware.
* Feature and accessory manufacturing quality.

The search for perfection continues ...
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And when did the Range Rover become a luxury car ???
People get really fancy with their Range Rovers, the ones with custom wood interiors would be more than $100K.
Check these out .............
http://www.rau-autowood.com/rover/welcome.htm
http://www.rau-autowood.com/roverla.htm
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Sit in a present generation Rangie, and just see how it oozes luxury.
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Check out the Top Gear mag for some pix and review. August one.
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many who have the new Range Rover refer to it as the BMW on stilts.
when its costs double that of a Discovery it makes itself a few on the road and so probably gets in luxury segment.

it is realy a good vehicle as once when i was passenger, the driver hit the start of a 8" kerb as he was entering the roundabout at about 70kmph, the front did lift off but the vehicle did not transfer the impact in the cabin to what it should have been like, and also did not loose its line. another suv would have turned over.
id say its more car like feel and suspension is great.

see it in off road and it manages to take the steep climbs which most others get stuck three quarts thru but the vehicle overheats very very fast.

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