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I went for the TD4S, it's the lowest specification model, no air con, steel wheels, one driver side air bag, basic radio/casette. The plus side to this is it's less attractive to potential thieves than a TD4 with all the "bells"
The car drives very well as the 1951cc diesel engine is excellent. I have not found any great problems with acceleration it moves off quite well and while not a sports car it copes when there is a need to pull away a bit sharpish in to moving traffic. The gearing is excellent, very positive and quite forgiving if you are over geared for the speed, takes a lot to stall it. It has a hill descent control device on the gear stick, designed for descending steep slippery off road hills. I don't think I will ever use this facility and maybe should have been an optional extra.The car handles very well and is nice to drive. The MPG (MPL) is acceptable.
There is plenty of driver space and headroom is not a problem for the taller person. The driver seat does not adjust up and down but the steering wheel is adjustable. The passenger space is also comfortable with room to move. the rear seat splits so that a single seat can be lowered or all of the rear seats to give an extra carrying space. The luggage space when the seats are up is quite small, not any bigger that a standard saloon car boot. A nice touch for security is that the key fob opens only the driver door on the first press, a second opens the others and once in the car there is a handy central locking buttton to lock all the doors.
The heater takes quite some time to fire up and in the cold frosty mornings can be a problem demisting the windscreen and then warming the car. I have noticed one or two annoying rattles coming from the heating vents on the dash.
I have noticed some road noise on fast roads and motorways.
The steel wheels do not look as nice as the alloys, but they do the job and can be purchased at the time of buying as an optional extra to the TD S model. One thing to note, the steel wheels have a small black plastic wheel nut cover on them which tends not to stay on them for too long, surprizing as the car is an off road vehicle and I have lost mine on road. I have replaced 3 to date and at around £12 each it's probally worth considering the alloy option for this reason. I have just decided to leave the covers all off.
I have noticed that the window struts on the windscreen are very wide and do give a blind spot when pulling out from a junction, particularly looking to the left.
All in all I am satisfied with the performance and comfort of the car even with the one or two minor problems.
update. During the warranty period it was necassary to have the rear door rubber seal replaced as it leaked quite badly and flooded the small security box in the back of the car.
An electric window stopped working, but this was found only to be a fuse.
The clutch master cylinder also need replacing as did the slave cylinder some weeks later. The slave cylinder being a big job as the gear box has to come out to replace it. This was done in good faith by Land Rover 6 weeks after the warranty had ended. Although there some deabate as to if the slave should have been replaced at the time of replacing the master cylinder.