Land Rover Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Land Rover reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Should I wait for the new Evoque?
I'm thinking of buying a Range Rover Evoque. I love the look and I really enjoyed a test drive. I mainly drive in the city, with the occasional highway trip to the country. What is your opinion of ...Read more
Land Cruiser or Discovery Sport for driving in the outback?
We are interested in your thoughts about the new Land Rover Discovery Sport, due soon. Also, would you drive a Range Rover across Australia or are you a Toyota LandCruiser fan? Read more
Good pick for new SUV?
I'm looking for advice on a new SUV. We test drove the new Lexus NX300h hybrid and the NX turbo but cancelled an $80,000 order for the former because it gets a lot of bad reviews. We are inclined to ...Read more
Land Rover or BMW X5?
I have been driving Land Rovers for over 10 years and decided it was time to treat myself to the current model Range Rover Sport, an HSE SDV6, as retirement looms. I have also been looking at the BMW ...Read more
Update for my Toyota 100 Series Land Cruiser
I have a Toyota 100 Series LandCruiser and I'm thinking about updating. So, can you advise me between a LandCruiser 200 Series or a Land Rover Discovery diesel? I'll be towing a 2.8-tonne van and ...Read more
Australia on track for record recalls in 2014
Australia is on track for a record number of recalls this year – and it will be a close call to eclipse the number of new cars sold.More than 1.1 million cars have been called back to dealers for ...Read more
Crank or bearing failure on Landrover Discovery 3
The turbo-diesel V6 in my 2007 Landrover Discovery 3 failed due to a crank or bearing failure. It will cost me $20,000 to put right, and I'd like to have Landrover Australia help with some of the ...Read more
Range Rover Sport or BMW X5?
I’m considering buying a 2007 or 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8. But I’ve heard so many conflicting stories about are nothing but trouble, so it’s hard to know which way to go. I’ve also considered the ...Read more
Used Land Rover Range Rover Evoque review: 2011-2013
NEW In a sea of unrelenting sameness the Range Rover Evoque stands out with its super low roofline giving it a sporty style unlike any other SUV. But it's not just about the look of the Evoque, it's ...Read more
Used Land Rover Freelander review: 1998-2013
Though it's generally used only as a suburban runabout, the Land Rover Freelander is capable of tackling bush, beaches and desert conditions that would strand, or even break, others in its class. Read more
Things to look for on a Discovery 3
I have just bought a used Landrover LR3 that has covered above 160,000 km. Could you please advise me about the status of the engine? Everything sounds fine, there are no abnormal noises from the ...Read more
BF Goodrich LT tyre wear
What could cause the sort of wear on one of the BF Goodrich LT 235/70 R 16 All Terrain Radial tyres on my 2003 Land Rover Discovery TD5? Could it be a faulty tyre or the balancing? Read more
Used Land Rover Discovery 3 review: 2005-2009
Graham Smith road tests and reviews the used 2005-2009 Land Rover Discovery 3. Read more
Landrover Discovery repairs
In August I bought a 1996 Landrover Discovery in Capalaba and after driving it back home to Bundaberg I found a couple of things wrong. I rang the car yard about it and got the ok to get them fixed ...Read more
Ask Smithy Xtra LPG conversion for Range Rover
I've just recently bought a 1996 Range Rover with the 4.6-litre V8 engine. Would you recommend LPG for these vehicles, or is it too risky? Read more
Ask Smithy Xtra Toyota Land Rover possible lemon
The day before I picked up my Land Rover Freelander 2 SE in 2007 I was told that there was a noise in the rear diff and that they were going to replace the whole diff! They assured me that it would ...Read more
Need new Range Rover key
We can't find a spare key supplier for our 1997 Range Rover and the only key we have is playing up. Where can we go? ...Read more
Service charges for a Discovery
I was quoted $420 for the 75,000 km service on my 2005 Land Rover Discovery, but after they inspected it I was told the ball joints required replacing and would cost $1440, the brakes needed doing ...Read more
Powerchipping a Land Rover Discovery
My 2002 turbo-diesel Landrover Discovery Series 2 has 130,000 km on the clock and I plan to do a major service on it, but I'm not sure if it has a timing belt or not, and if it does, is it overdue ...Read more
Used Land Rover Discovery review: 1999-2005
Graham Smith reviews the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Discovery II as a used buy. Read more