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Land Rover LR3, SUV
#1753 of 4548 Re: 2nd impressions - LR3 HSE [tzo]
Mar 06, 2005 (9:38 pm)
tzo said: "Does anyone know how to disable the kids screwing around with the rear radio station controls???"
No way. I've mentined that a few times... in fact, just a few messages back:
grommet said: "Another feature that should be added: a rear audio control "lock-out" to prevent others from messing with what's playing on the main speakers."
Send feedback to Land Rover directly or via your favorite dealer. I have. (And so should anyone else that cares.) This could be added in software. If enough people complain (which I doubt), it could be added. I wouldn't hold my breath, though; maybe 2007 models might have it.
My experience with the Navigation system is positive. No maps are perfect, however. Accuracy is on par.
#1754 of 4548 Re: 2nd impressions - LR3 HSE [grommet]
Mar 06, 2005 (9:54 pm)
Grommet, I will fwd some feedback to LR. However, I can't imagine that they ignore a reasonably accurate and totally free (to LR) beta test task force - I am speaking about this forum of course. One would expect that they read this and other forums carefully to gauge public perception.
The NAV accuracy may depend on location. Datum for your area might be better than for mine. I can say that my 2000 S500 with 1st gen NAV system never got it wrong, and so far the LR3 has made a few mistakes. But the LR3 NAV has some other cool things like 3D views, more POI's, to make up for it.
#1756 of 4548 Re: Factory DVD System in LR3 [hung3]
Mar 07, 2005 (4:15 am)
I have a factory system installed. The sound is fine through the radio aux (no background noises). Only thing is, I have to turn up the volume very high. Sorry, don't know how you can eliminate your problem.
#1757 of 4548 Re: 2nd impressions - LR3 HSE [tzo]
Mar 07, 2005 (8:34 am)
"Also, the nice English lady can't keep her voice down..."
I think there's a way to adjust the voice volume. I believe that while she's talking you decrease the volume using the steering wheel control. It'll say something like radio+5, which will be the voice volume in relation to the stereo. The dealer showed me but I soon forgot...
#1758 of 4548 Re: LR3 Side Steps & Waterproof Seat Covers [leapoffaith]
Mar 07, 2005 (11:56 am)
Regarding the waterproof seat covers. The pictures in the accessory manual make them look a little light weight and wrinkled.
I'm waiting to hear of a report, or buy from one of the seat cover companies.
#1759 of 4548 Re: HSE Available in N Cali / Central Valley Area [teamk]
Mar 07, 2005 (12:06 pm)
the stereo on HSE must be great, because the SE's is the nicest I've heard. Better than Jeep's Infiniti, the BMW M3, Mercedes CLK 430.
I would not like the rear audio controls because of the kids in back though.
#1760 of 4548 Re: 2nd impressions - LR3 HSE [roverdawg]
Mar 07, 2005 (12:25 pm)
roverdawg, yes, I actually had dug thru the manual and made that adjustment to the min, which is Radio +1. However, it comes out sounding alot more like Radio +10 or something like that... annoyingly loud when the stereo is already at mid to higher levels. In my S500, you could adjust the voice to be at one absolute volume level, which was usually pretty low, since you didn't want to be shouted at
#1761 of 4548 Re: HSE Available in N Cali / Central Valley Area [mrstacy]
Mar 07, 2005 (12:28 pm)
actually, the CD sound in the HSE is pretty good. It's the FM that is a bit scratch and staticy. The audio quality is definitely not a showstopper in any case. Just not near the best implementation of factory car audio I've seen. I am pretty sure it's the speaker drivers themselves that are the sub optimal design choice.
#1762 of 4548 Better offroad tires?
Mar 07, 2005 (12:55 pm)
as reported recently, I took the LR3 into some deep snow and all went well. However, I felt that the tires weren't perhaps doing real well doing their job. I didn't notice any spin whatsoever, just that the front end seemed to wander a bit to the left and right. My perception is that better offroad tread would benefit the LR3 very well. I am looking at the Michelin Synchrones as the only thing available for this size wheel. I wish BFG All Terrains would fit, but they don't have such a low profile tire.
Anybody else take their vehicle into deep snow or mud and have impressions regarding these stock Goodyear Wranglers?
p.s. the onroad and wet performance of the Wrangler, I have no complaints... excellent tracking.