It is no secret that Land Rover makes quality SUVs that are both luxurious and rugged. The 1st Generation Range Rover Sport is certainly no exception. Made from 2005 to 2013, they do encounter mechanical issues from time to time.
One issue that some drivers of the 1st Generation Range Rover Sport have complained of concerns a lurch in the transmission. While they admit that their Rovers generally have the smoothest high speed gear changes of any vehicle they've driven, sometimes shifting into lower gears is a problem. It is when the car is in a low gear and traveling at a low rate of speed, or when the car is stopped and idling and then the gas pedal is pressed that the lurching has been detected. Once the attempt to accelerate is made it feels to the driver as if the engine hesitates briefly before accelerating.
This may indicate a problem with the transmission that needs to be looked into. It is possible that this could require a simple fix. Having the vehicle's computer software updated may be the first step to solving this issue.
If you are the owner of a 1st Generation Range Rover Sport and are experiencing a lurching sensation when you accelerate from a standing position or when you shift into lower gears, you should take your sport utility vehicle in for a complete inspection by a specialized British auto maintenance mechanic. A mechanic will be able to give you an estimate on the cost of repairs that could be a great deal less expensive than a dealership would offer.
Search for a local, independent Land Rover repair shop with Land Rover mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense.