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Land Rover LR3, SUV
Jan 11, 2006 (4:56 pm)
Pandboy, I wouldn't worry about the engine light because the vehicle is under warranty. Did the dealer say why the vehicle was traded (assuming it's a 2005)? Was it a buy-back?
I'm hoping my 2006 LR3 HSE doesn't give me any problems but my dealer is only a few miles away. I would have to say if my dealer was 100 miles away, I would have to think long and hard about driving that far for service. I think I would pass on a Land Rover product because of the distance.
#3204 of 4548 Re: LR3 [mark156] vs. Lemon
Jan 11, 2006 (5:42 pm)
If the car was bought back (a lemon), the title would be flagged as a lemon and it would be immediately disclosed. In general, car dealers don't sell lemons. They go off to auction land.
#3205 of 4548 Re: LR3 [mark156]
Jan 11, 2006 (5:51 pm)
The LR3 was a daily rental car and built on 09/04. Does early VIN tend to have more problem? Appreciate your suggestions.
#3206 of 4548 LR3 vs. RR Sport
Jan 11, 2006 (9:09 pm)
Today my dealer told me that that the RR sport is stealing some would be LR3 buyers. I guess that would be those that don't need the 3 row seat.
Are you dealers seeing that also???
As a guy with a large family, I am going to need the LR3....if I can locate Black with beige however!!!
#3207 of 4548 Re: LR3 vs. RR Sport [tdo123]
Jan 11, 2006 (10:02 pm)
Isn't that obvious?... Just like it pulls some Range Rover buyers. More "bling" and less utility is enough for many...
Do note if you have a "large family", you aren't going to have a lot of space if all 7 seats are in use in the LR3. You need a van.
#3208 of 4548 2006 LR3 HSE, Black with Alpaca leather
Jan 11, 2006 (10:38 pm)
I decided to put a plastic protectant in the plastic wheel lip moldings. The protectant gave it a nice "low gloss" shine and darkened the moldings a shade or two. It actually looks nice.
While I was visiting Newport Coast this past summer, I saw a black LR3 with matching painted wheel lip moldings and bumpers. It looked gorgeous. I had wondered if that was an option but I have never seen another like it. I guess the owner had the panels painted.
I acutally like the fact that I have plastic since I will be on the highway and for parking lot dings. I just hope no one pics the "smooth as glass" side door panels to bang up!
I'm using 100% cotton baby diapers to wipe down the Rover as not to scratch the shiney black finish. They seem to work perfectly.
Happy Motoring. Mark
#3210 of 4548 Re: 2006 LR3 HSE, Black with Alpaca leather [mark156]
Jan 11, 2006 (11:28 pm)
Yes, they were painted -- not an option. (I see it often on Honda Element, which has more unpainted plastic that the LR3.) I personally think it takes away from the LR3's design. If someone needs more "bling", there is Range Rover Sport.
#3211 of 4548 Re: Navigation for LR3 V6 SE [kkone]
Jan 12, 2006 (7:17 am)
I am not sure what model it is it just says Tom Tom on it. It is a selve contained unit about 4.5 inches accross I guess with voice activation and everything. You can either suction cup it to the windshield or mount in the cubby hole at the front of the LR3.
#3212 of 4548 Pi$$ed in Darien -- Suspension Default
Jan 12, 2006 (2:36 pm)
I bought an LR3 (Darien, CT, dealer; I live in NY) in April 2005. After 9,000 miles of flawless performance, I got my suspension fault today. Dealer says they can't figure it out and and are on the phone with Land Rover. Not very encouraging. Has anyone else had this problem and had it fixed by the Darien LR dealer?
This is my first high-end vehicle, and, while I love it, I'm pretty pi$$ed. If this is not quickly and permanently corrected, I'm selling this