In the Range Rover enthusiast world, many people agree that the "P38" model is maybe the best-looking Range Rover — and an excellent compromise between the aging Range Rover Classic from the 1980s and early 1990s, and the more complex "L322" model sold from 2003 to 2012. Unfortunately, the P38 is known for poor reliability, which has caused many people to steer clear.
But if you’re interested in a reliable P38 Range Rover, here’s your chance. This 2001 Range Rover has covered just 9,000 miles since it was sold new, and it’s the nicest example I’ve seen since these things were sold new between 1996 and 2002. Finished in dark green with a beige interior, this Range Rover is shockingly nice, with a pristine interior and exterior — exactly what you’d expect after just 9,000 miles in 17 years.
How did this Range Rover end up like this? It’s offered by a private seller in Westport, Connecticut, with a steep asking price of $55,000 — but, then again, it’s not like there are any comparable models on the market to know what constitutes "steep" in the world of 18-year-old Range Rovers with 9,000 miles. The Carfax report provides no clues, showing only two events: It was registered as a new vehicle on December 20, 2001, and there was a registration renewal in 2016. That’s it.
Still, if you’ve ever wanted the finest P38 in the world, now you know where it is — in all its gorgeous, early-2000s glory. Find a used Range Rover for sale
Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.
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