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Land Rover LR3, SUV
#2739 of 4548 Re: How Do you like your LR3 [wannabelr3]
Oct 23, 2005 (2:31 pm)
Do not do it! Land Rover North America does not care about their customers or people who pay $ 50,000 for car that does not work. My 2005 Lr3 has had numerous problems and has been in the shop since the day I got it. I never a new car ould seriously have this many problems, but mine does and we refuse to drive it. It stalls, peices fall off, the seat belt fell off in our hands. The quality of our car is absuletly the worst! You do not wannabee an owner of this peice of junk!
Oct 23, 2005 (4:33 pm)
The black plastic is fading and looking horrible.
Solution: A container of "Mothers Preserves Protectant" from Canadian Tire. It says it offers 30 day protection: well.
Applying this with a cloth and wiping off made all the plastic black again and so far that's lasted almost 90 days. Problem solved, it appeaers.
Oct 24, 2005 (10:30 am)
Just did another rather long trip in the LR3 and have the same great review as before - an absolute joy to drive with never a problem of any type. And who cares if the road ends or goes to hell, you just drive on, and up and over, or through it - this thing is as good off-road as on.
Reading some of these posts makes one want to dump the LR3 as fast as possible, or never buy one, but my vehicle and dealer have been the absolute best all round. And only 2 owners out of 50 have reported problems to the dealer One is a gas tank, the other a suspension fault - that's it....(are they lying to me?). I don't think so..
Want an LR3 ? Buy it and enjoy..
#2742 of 4548 Just to balance the lemon postings...
Oct 25, 2005 (7:49 am)
I'm just a few weeks from my "1 year" anniversary... no problems with our LR3 HSE so far. I figure it'll explode about 1 day after the warranty ends, though.
#2743 of 4548 Re: Just to balance the lemon postings... [grommet]
Oct 25, 2005 (8:00 am)
I am only at 4 months trouble free on my 2005 HSE, but I asked my wife yesterday if she wanted to trade in her Infinity on a new convertible BMW or the new Volvo since she has been bugging me about getting one ever since I got rid of my old Cabrio. Her response was "Get what ever you want and I will take the Truck"
This of course is after she was dead set against me buying it in the first place.
I feel for those that have problems, but I know people that have had lemons from BMW, Infiniti, etc. The more complicate a car is the more that can go wrong.
I would recommend this truck to anyone.
#2744 of 4548 Question for any other rover sales guides
Oct 25, 2005 (4:01 pm)
If there are any other Land Rover Sales Guides on this board could you drop me an email. I have a couple of questions about our last order call. I would like to see if what we had to work was similar across the board. My email is in my profile just send away.
#2745 of 4548 Re: Driven [kandg]
Oct 27, 2005 (1:20 am)
No problems in Prague with the vehicle? Did you park at the embassy? How many miles total was your trip and how did it do on gas?
#2746 of 4548 Re: Just to balance the lemon postings... [grendalfly]
Oct 27, 2005 (1:28 am)
That's a funny story....My wife wanted a Volvo XC90 and when we went to the dealership they had a brand new green LR3. She would not even entertain it, until she sat in it and drove it. Now it is her truck and she is extremely happy with it. We have not had any major issues with the truck and it has about 11000 miles on it.
#2747 of 4548 I finally gave up
Oct 27, 2005 (4:02 am)
After two LR3s in 10 months (the first had to be replaced because of bedeviling electrical/computer problems), I have thrown in the towel and bought an X5. My second LR3 had more squeaks and rattles and problems than any car I have ever driven. The latest: a loose bolt in the side impact airbag assembly, which was the final repair I could endure after five since I received the replacement vehicle. Switching to the X5 cost me a few thousand dollars, but, hey life is too short to spend it worrying about a car and driving to the service bay once every couple of weeks.
The LR3 is a truly remarkable truck. However, it needs too many bugs worked out for now, and the British build quality is just unacceptable for a luxury car. Do all luxury carmakers (including Lexus) have the odd problem vehicle? Sure. But I'll stick with the makes and models from here out that are not defined by their troubles. Sorry Land Rover: you have too much work yet to do.
#2748 of 4548 Re: Driven [nbarco]
Oct 27, 2005 (7:44 am)
I'm not sure what you mean by your reference to problems in Prague. Parking was in a private garage provided by the apartment. Wife drove rt approx. 4000 miles. Avg was about 16mpg but she's not a conservative driver and doesn't use cruise control. I average about 19mpg.
So far only glitch was a missed nav system shutdown but don't know if it was due to entering the vehicle and missed sys boot cycle prohibiting proper shutdown. I waited approx. 5 minutes and "LR" screen wouldn't turn off. I turned ignition switch to 2nd (accessories position) and pressed the radio power button. That seemed to remedy the problem.
Incidentally, imo, nav system is maddeningly unintuitive in operation. (I've used better) Save the $2400 and buy aftermarket. One of the better ones i've used is in brethren PAG volvo. Don't know why LR didn't replicate this system with it's control stalk input instead of touch screen.