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Old 09-04-2016, 09:47 AM   #41
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This is obviously an international arguement. The majority of Europeans look down on US vehicles and it's obvious that the opposite is also true.
I would agree with this for the most part. However, the fact that the RR has too short of a wheel base to be a good tow vehicle for anything with substance has nothing to do with it's origin. It could very well be one of the best tow vehicles you can buy that is made in Europe.
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The new owner would have been better served if he/she had hired a transporter to move the Rolls, but what many don't know is that 1/2, 3/4, and 1 ton trucks don't exist in Europe like they do in America. When I lived there, my Mazda B2500 pickup was a huge vehicle (a total pain to park). The RR is a large vehicle by European standards. You see many cars pulling caravans (travel trailers) and the appear to be able to handle it. I either use my Expedition or my F150 to pull my Model A, but I'm back in the USA.
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Old 09-04-2016, 05:42 PM   #43
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This is obviously an international arguement. The majority of Europeans look down on US vehicles and it's obvious that the opposite is also true.
Does anyone actually know what happened to cause the accident?
This guy has had the same experience as tbirdtbird and Mitch//pa

http://jalopnik.com/carmax-just-paid...ver-1746862325

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Old 09-05-2016, 10:07 PM   #44
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This guy has had the same experience as tbirdtbird and Mitch//pa

http://jalopnik.com/carmax-just-paid...ver-1746862325

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Ive always heard a range rover over 3 years old to stay the heck away from. cooling problems and electrical problems out the yang ive been told...
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:33 AM   #45
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http://jalopnik.com/carmax-just-paid...ver-1746862325

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Some aftermarket warrantys have small print of the max they will pay out calculated by the percentage book value of the car. I am guessing yours does not. After three more years see if your warranty comp will renew it..... These cars are ok as long as you have a bump to bump coverage and you don't mind having to continually take it back in for service. Oh and a free rental car is a must, but before that's over dump it like a pound of rocks.. They are one of the biggest turds out there for sure
Thanks for posting your story but it is not at all surprising.

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Old 09-06-2016, 08:07 AM   #46
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I was telling a Ford mechanic buddy of mine about this story. When I told him it was being towed by a Range Rover he said almost EXACTLY the same thing Mitch said only difference was, he said 'If I was the owner of that thing,( the Range Rover) I would have dumped that shit-box ASAP
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