If you have anything that's going to see some high-profile time, you better make sure it works. That's exactly what Range Rover didn't do. After Dan Henderson earned a Range Rover for his UFC coaching, he made the mistake of trying to drive it home. The brand new vehicle couldn't even make it the four-hour trip.
Admittedly, some auto makers make more money by creating vehicles that are substandard in some way. However, even it you do, it's generally a good idea to take a little extra care if one is going to be given away to someone that's being watched by a healthy portion of the country.