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#1863 of 4548 LAND ROVER'S RECORD FEBRUARY SALES DRIVEN BY THE ALL-NEW LR3
Mar 17, 2005 (9:55 pm)
IRVINE, Calif., March 1, 2005 – Land Rover reports record February sales totaling 2,702 vehicles sold, beating the previous record of 2,605 vehicles sold in 2002. Land Rover's LR3 sales totaled 1,504 for the month, and 2,814 year-to-date. Range Rover monthly sales totaled 790 vehicles sold, setting a new best February record for the model. The previous best February was in 2004 when 753 Range Rovers were sold.
"We are off to a fantastic year for the brand," said Pat Ward, vice president of Retail Operations for Land Rover. "It is exciting to see the positive feedback we received on LR3 from media and the general public last year translating into sales in our showrooms this year."
This month's sales of 2,702 units sold mark a five percent increase from February 2004 when 2,568 vehicles were sold. The year-to-date sales for Land Rover are up one percent from last year when 5,388 vehicles were sold.
#1864 of 4548 Bottom Line
Mar 18, 2005 (9:04 am)
I'm very interested in purchasing the LR3, and have read just about every post on this board, and am encouraged by how much people seem to like these vehicles when they are functioning, but seriously discouraged by the glitches that many owners seem to have experienced. This purchase would be the first purchase for me of a vehicle of this caliber, as I've thus far been an Explorer/Expedition/Suburban guy (mostly used on-road, but with a fair amount of snow/beach driving), and am looking for a step up -- but I also value reliability (and don't want to visit the service department every month).
So...what's the bottom line consensus here? Is it worth the plunge for the LR3 or should I keep looking? I'm going to make a purchase in the next 4-8 weeks. Many thanks for any advice.
#1865 of 4548 Re: Bottom Line [jjgghh]
Mar 18, 2005 (12:11 pm)
I totally understand. I was in your shoes about 4 weeks ago. I feared being a staller victim. But I blew it off, and went for a new HSE and at 1000 miles, things are absolutely perfect. Had a coolant leak but that was a loose hose install at the port, and was taken care of in ten minutes.
Otherwise, I am very happy with the vehicle.
Clearly you are taking your chances if you purchase one. However, the odds are probably overwhelmingly in your favour. Not as high as if you bought a Lexus , but then again, who the heck wants that sterile compromise of a vehicle.
#1866 of 4548 Re: Bottom Line [jjgghh]
Mar 18, 2005 (12:20 pm)
No one can answer that question for you, only for themselves.
What you should consider is that virtually every new vehicle has teething troubles, some worse than others, and the LR3 is no exception. The real issue is how those problems are dealt with, and at the moment the jury is still out on the answer to that one.
It would be reasonable to expect that if you purchase an LR3 now, you may also experience some of the problems that others have. Would that be acceptable to you?
If you decide to go ahead, I think you should greatly prioritize the reputation and attitude of the dealership over the initial purchase price.
#1867 of 4548 Re: Bottom Line [mac24]
Mar 18, 2005 (12:31 pm)
excellent point. Since the nature of these problems is complex, the problem itself not easily reproduced, you're going to have a dealer that is patient and believing in your troubles. Again, the odds are that you won't have the problems, but in the rare event you do, you'll need a dealer who will work with you to the end.
#1868 of 4548 Re: Bottom Line [jjgghh]
Mar 18, 2005 (12:38 pm)
Do you want a vehicle to love and be passionate about or do you want 'ol reliable? For me the LR3 made little sense-too much money, not enough gas mileage, no reliability data etc.,etc. But it was love at first test drive. And yes, I have had a glitch here and there with my truck. My wife expressed surprise that I wasn't bothered by these. I told her and I tell you love is blind but when you find it nothing's better. Try the LR3 and see if you can bring yourself to buy anything else. I couldn't.
#1869 of 4548 Re: HDC System Default [hung3]
Mar 18, 2005 (1:40 pm)
Got our "baby" back yesterday afternoon. The dealer claimed to reset and updated the ECU after new phone calls back and forth with the LR tech hotline. The car is running smoothly now.
We really hope this problem will not surface again. Will try long distance driving this weekend and update you guys again.
#1870 of 4548 Re: Bottom Line [jjgghh]
Mar 18, 2005 (2:10 pm)
I faced the exactly same situation two months ago. But after I had a test drive, I just couldn't resist it. My LR3 just over 2000 miles and everything is perfect. I know many people experienced some problems and I do really hope LandRover can identify and fix those problems soon. One key point is what's the percentage of the LR3 have stall problem or HDC failure ? 1% ? 10% or 30%? Maybe no one has the answer. All I can tell you is I am very happy with my LR3 so far.
#1871 of 4548 Re: Bottom Line [xgundam]
Mar 18, 2005 (2:31 pm)
I was not looking to get a new car and had a Range Rover which I was in love with. I had it in for service and they gave me an LR3 to test drive (that was Monday). On Friday I no longer owned a Range Rover and had a brand new LR3 black on black fully loaded sitting in my garage. So far it has 1000 miles on it and the only problem I have had was condensation in the headlights which was fixed as quickly as they could get new ones in. I have talked to a lot of people and many ask why I "downgraded to a LR3" I tell all of them that it was an upgrade I absolutely love the car. I think many of the owners on this site do and I am willing to bet that most of them feel willing and able to go through any adjustments to get the car working perfectly (we all knew we were buying a first year car). I say if you love it get it if not then you should probably wait till they find a fix for the problem with the stalls. I get the impression that there are not many out there but who knows. Good luck and if you get one odds are you will fall in love with it too.
#1872 of 4548 Re: Bottom Line [mac24]
Mar 18, 2005 (2:46 pm)
Thanks, all, for the advice.
That's an excellent point re dealers. Does anyone have experience with the dealers in Larchmont/New Rochelle, NY or Darien, CT? Thanks.