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Land Rover LR3, SUV
#1 of 4548 LR3 pricing and availability
Jun 05, 2004 (12:18 am)
I've been waiting for this Discovery makeover since last year when I put off buying an SUV. Now that Land Rover's site has (finally) posted some engineering specs, I'm looking forward to a test drive. 300 hp, seating for 7, a hidden spare, and more cargo space are just what the old Disco II needed. Does anyone know when the LR3 will make it into showrooms? How about price? Any idea how many will ship to the U.S. this fall? Are dealers taking orders yet?
#4 of 4548 by steve_ HOST
Jul 06, 2004 (2:11 pm)
Until it actually hits the showrooms, lets stick to the Future Vehicles board linked above. Thanks,
#6 of 4548 LR3's arriving to test drive
Oct 11, 2004 (2:52 pm)
I spoke to my local dealer who indicated they have a LR3 arriving on the 15th for viewing and test drives.
I assume based on this info other dealers around the country should soon be getting ones in stock for demo's if they have not already.
Oct 11, 2004 (6:50 pm)
I've seen two at my local dealer last Wed. Couldn't test drive one yet. They say the will have demo for test drive by mid next week.
#8 of 4548 LR3 Test Drive 10-21
Oct 12, 2004 (11:57 am)
Looking forward to test driving HSE and SE models next thurs. Owned a 97 and 2000 Discovery, now drive a Lincoln Aviator which is boring, and far from an off road vehicle.( wrong suv for a single guy in his 40's)
Does anyone have any insights about the ride quality 18" vs. 19"( HSE) wheels, handling in snow and ability to absorb road bumps???
#9 of 4548 Land Rover LR3
Oct 12, 2004 (2:35 pm)
The latest issue of Motor Trend has an article about the LR3. Sounded like the editors there really liked it.
Oct 13, 2004 (8:56 pm)
You've got a lot of experience with Land Rover. Can you comment on their quality. I went to a Lexus dealership the other day to check out the GX470 and he showed me a JD Power ranking of all makes and Land Rover was last in one year and second last in another.
How easy was it for you to get service and get parts?
A body shop also told me that it's next to impossible to get body parts for Land Rovers. The longest record for a car in his shop was not a Rolls-Royce but a Land Rover (for almost A YEAR).
Despite all that, I still like the truck and may buy one. It sure would be nice to know more about what I am getting into.