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Land Rover LR3, SUV
#2988 of 4548 Aftermarket GPS?
Dec 16, 2005 (12:35 pm)
I just agreed to terms on my 1st Land Rover. It's an xmas gift for the wife. 2005 LR3.
It does not have the built-in GPS and I would love advice from the group on what aftermarket solutions any of you are using? (or have used but stopped if you want to warn me of bad products).
I'd really like a little device that sits in the "cubby" where the built in GPS would be, and have "installed" so that it gets power internally rather than needing a cigarette power adapter always visible.
#2989 of 4548 Re: MPG [guess402]
Dec 16, 2005 (5:39 pm)
Hey Guess402... I've only had my 2006 LR3 HSE for 10 days and 250 miles; what a super vehicle!
The four years that I owned my 2002 Mercedes ML500 I never actually checked the gas mileage manually and just relied on the computer. I found the computer to VERY optimistic by at least 2 to 3 miles a gallon.
I'm going to take my LR3 back to my home in California early January (1,800 miles) and will do manual gas mileage checks in conjunction with the computer to see if it's very accurate.
Just curious, why did you go to the ML350 in '06 rather than the ML500?
Dec 17, 2005 (4:02 pm)
I'm about to plunk down my nickel to buy the V-6 but after reading through every post in this forum and finding no reviews on the V-6 performance, I'm interested to know if it performs okay. The little info I've gotten indicated good low end torque, sluggish from 50-70 mph and very avg gas mileage. Can those of you with a V-6 provide an update? Thanks.
Dec 17, 2005 (5:04 pm)
Anyone has installed the roof rack on their LR3? If so, please attch pictures or any feedback will be appreciated.
#2993 of 4548 Re: SE V6 [i006129]
Dec 17, 2005 (10:46 pm)
I have been pleasantly surprised at how my V6 SE has been performing thus far. When driving in town, it moves quite efficiently off the line. When driving on the highway, you will need to shift to sport or manual mode for some aggressive acceleration. If you choose to leave it in normal drive it will get the job done in a smooth progressive manner. When I am driving this machine off-road the flat torque curve is very inspiring indeed! Just today while running some errands, I needed to accelerate quickly around a sandy hard left hand corner in order to pass two vehicles on my left and powered my way though quite effectively, much to the surprise of the VW Touareg driver(Got some wheel spin as I had the wheel hard left!!).
#2994 of 4548 Re: 2006 HSE worth the Extra $$$? [grommet]
Dec 18, 2005 (12:43 am)
grommet, i actually am considering buying additional set of 18" wheels with my HSE and putting them on right away for good on my HSE. maybe i will keep the 19" or will ebay them right away. but the only concern i have is that will it make a difference at all with the suspension tunning, etc. in other words, is the air suspension and possibily other electronic or dynamic controls tuned specifically and differently for the HSE and the SE models due to the different amount of rubber in each trim's wheels (for handling or stability purposes). also, any ideas how much the set of 18" with tyres would cost.
Also, and interesting observation, in the issue of motor trend magazine where they published the artlicle for the LR3 being the motor trend suv of the year, the pictures of LR3 in that article is an HSE with SE's 18" wheels...
#2995 of 4548 air suspension at highway speeds
Dec 18, 2005 (12:56 am)
just curious, does LR3 suspension lowers automatically for better dynamics at highway speeds...
#2996 of 4548 Re: 2006 HSE worth the Extra $$$? [manoftaste]
Dec 18, 2005 (2:02 am)
No, there is nothing different between HSE or SE "suspension tuning." It's all the same. No worries about the amount of rubber you have. If one stays close to the normal overall sizing, everything will be fine. If you are running 22" wheels, I wouldn't attempt driving off-road, though.
Sorry, don't have the wheel/tire pricing at my fingertips. Cheapest would be used, of course. eBay?
And regarding "automatic lowering" on the highway... no changes for normal driving speeds. On-Road Height does lower 3/4" after 100 MPH, though.
#2997 of 4548 Re: SE V6 [lr3tjxj]
Dec 18, 2005 (7:21 am)
Thanks lr3tjxj. Have you been tracking your mpg?