It’s true, and I'm ashamed to say I'm actually British. My dad bought a brand new 2010 Range Rover Sport last year and it was nothing but problems. To start with the parking brake wouldn't engage and the fuel gauge would drop from full to empty at random times so you would essentially have to estimate how much fuel was in the tank. You would think these problems would have been fairly easy to fix, but after 5 months of the car being in the Range Rover garage and still no end in sight, my dad demanded a full refund (which he got).
Range Rover were pretty good with how they dealt with the problem, they gave him a brand new Land Rover Defender as a loaner for the 5 months that it was in the shop, and after my dad kicked up a stink they gave him all his money back.
But you shouldn't really be getting these problems with a brand new car, so I would tend to agree with Cirillo. Although I definitely wouldn’t spend this kind of money on any of the pieces of shit cars they make in the US, German cars are the only way forward. so if you have a spare 70 or so grand do yourselves a favor and buy the new 2011 Cayenne.
AMG- G Wagon top gear review, pretty cool
It looks like he is ragging that thing pretty hard off-road.