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#3380 of 4548 My 2006 LR3 HSE 7 passenger (Black with Alpaca leather)
Feb 24, 2006 (7:59 pm)
Hello folks, I, too, have had good luck so far with my 2006 LR3. I'm at 3,300 miles and no problems. I have an occasional suspension fault light but when I turn the vehicle off and then back on, the light resets and I'm fine for a while.
When I take the vehicle in for the 7,500 mile service, I'll mention the suspension light coming on and see if there is a problem. Also, the 'holder' where the sunvisors snap in have a cover that hides the screw, both flaps will pop open and not stay shut. I'll have them replaced at the next oil change. Other than that, I'm doing OK.
A friend of mine who bought the 2006 Lexus RX400h has had a few problems.. one being a brake pedal noise that has not been diagnosed and tires that are wearing on the inside. The brake pedal noise has the dealer perplexed but hopefully will be repaired easily.
I have bought a lot of cars over 20 years and EVERY car has had an issue whether it be Nissan, Volkswagon, Peugeot, Oldsmobile, Dodge or Mercedes. It depends on how the dealer reacts to the problem is what makes a difference. I bought a General Motors car in 1981 and will NEVER buy another! I know they are different now but the reaction of the dealer cured me of ever buying another!
This Land Rover LR3 is my first purchase of this brand and depending on it's reliability and dealer service will depend on my future business. Mercedes (owned 3) has not made me run back for another purchase.
Happy Motoring to all! M...156
#3381 of 4548 RE: LR3 dependability?
Feb 25, 2006 (9:28 am)
I took delivery of a 2005 LR3 HSE in January 2005. I love this vehicle despite the problems I've encountered. Slowly getting them worked out with the major issue now being the persistent suspension faults. Mine was one of the first wave of HSEs and I suspect most of the problems are related to being an "early adapter" though others have not had any problems. Buying a 2006, your level of risk is significantly reduced. Go for it & Enjoy!
#3382 of 4548 Re: LR3 dependability? [tapperg]
Feb 25, 2006 (12:58 pm)
Bought my 2006 LR3 SE on sept'05. I have driven it 3k miles in 5 months. No mechanical problem so far. I just had a leakage from sunroof, and that was fixed. It wasn't major, dripping few drops once n while in heavy rain. Other than that it looks great.
haven't taken to off road yet.
I would like to go to off road show first.
My other vehicles were Toyota's.
I have bought LR3 for 3rd seat reason.
Honda pilot, Accura were too tights for 3rd seat.
#3383 of 4548 Sound in the Rear.
Feb 26, 2006 (4:09 pm)
Has anyone had a popping noise coming from the rear of the LR3. If so what has the dealer done to fix the problem.
#3384 of 4548 LR3 Gas Mileage Statistics
Feb 26, 2006 (9:10 pm)
Since this often comes up when discussing our heaviest in class monster, I thought I'd post some recent "real world" mileage statistics on my "broken in" LR3:
V8 LR3 HSE, >15K miles on the odometer, loaded 7-seat with rear-locker running 91 octane. All 4 stock 19" tires at factory (door sticker) PSI recommendations. No roof storage installed; cross-bars removed. City/mixed use elevation is generally between 15-100 ft. Temperature varies, but I'm in Northern California... so we barely have weather. All MPG calculated by hand. US Gallons.
12/31/2005: 14.55 [mixed]
01/06/2006: 12.48 [city]
01/13/2006: 13.52 [mixed]
01/29/2006: 11.07 [mixed + mud/rock/off-road]
01/30/2006: 15.24 [mountain/highway - cargo loaded]
02/01/2006: 16.79 [mountain/highway + hard snow/off-road - cargo loaded]
02/06/2006: 17.87 [mountain/highway - cargo loaded]
02/11/2006: 13.81 [mixed]
02/19/2006: 11.71 [city]
Somewhat worse than my older averages... probably because I've been stuck in city traffic more, with average speeds of less than 20.
Overall, I meet the EPA 14/18 MPG averages. "Your mileage may vary."
#3385 of 4548 Re: LR3 - GREAT [po104]
Feb 27, 2006 (5:23 am)
Hello" po104 - good to know you're in the LR family. I've yet to go below 16.5 on my mpg, and that's cruising around town. Highway has been running at 21-22 although that's the computer estimate. My actual calculated mpg has been 1 mpg less - but that's still not bad- about the same as that Honda SUV wannabe.
I drive gently, keep my rpm's below 4000, and run 34/36 psi in my stock tires. I also use 91 octane Shell gas - so nothing unusual. My elevation is around 750 feet - have not yet been to the mountains, but will go there in July.
Happy Rovering and may the green Oval be with you.
#3386 of 4548 Re: LR3 - GREAT [lr3maybe]
Feb 27, 2006 (9:00 am)
I run 36 PSI in the front and 45 PSI in the rear. I think the alloys tend to leak a little around the bead.
I use a digital gauge.
I live on the coast in New England so mainly around sea level.
Always use premium fuel and personally prefer synthetic oil. I use Castrol Syntech but Mobil and others are just as good.
I try to buy fuel at newer gas stations that obviously have a high turnover. You can notice the differences if you get No Brand Name gas! At least I can.
I do very little city driving and lots of long distance type trips. Into Canada and up & down the East Coast.
Mileage has steadily improved over time.
At over 30k miles the tires still show very little wear and no vibration or wobble.
#3387 of 4548 Re: Sound in the Rear. [azchrisaz]
Feb 28, 2006 (9:38 am)
Does your popping sound,seem to be coming from the roof area like something is hitting the roof?
#3388 of 4548 Re: Sound in the Rear. [pbrover]
Feb 28, 2006 (3:38 pm)
No it does not. It sounds like the it is coming from the rear window.
#3389 of 4548 Low Coolant Message... Again!
Mar 01, 2006 (1:55 pm)
I have a 2005 LR3 SE7 with almost 12k miles on it. Had the car serviced four months ago due to a low coolant message I was getting. At the time, the dealer replaced the coolant reservoir, saying there was a hairline crack at the bottom. A few weeks ago, the same low coolant message began showing up again. I topped off the coolant reservoir, but the message has persisted. I've made an appointment to take the car in to the dealer next week. I will keep you posted on what transpires.