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Land Rover LR3, SUV
#3443 of 4548 Re: Difference between 05 and 06 LR3 [mybenje]
Mar 28, 2006 (6:10 pm)
Hi! I purchased last month an 2006 LR3 HSE with luxury/heavy duty packages. I just turned in my 2004 Discovery SE. The 2004 and 2006 models are like night and day. The 2006 LR3 drives beautifully. It is smooth as silk and is wider, longer, etc. than the 2004. It took a while to get used to the new body type, however, I would never go back.
Now, regarding the 2005 model, I rented one for a week on the West Coast last August. After driving that, getting back into my 2004 was strange. I felt all boxed in. I'm 6'1" and roughly 230 lbs. I am probably at the edge of comfort for Discovery II, however, I'm swimming in the 2006 LR3.
By the way, I took excellent care of my 2004. Body and interior were immaculate, however, the 2006 LR3 HSE is like a fine gem, worth polishing, admiring, and polishing some more. Black interior/exterior is a must for this vehicle. It may be a Land Rover, though it turns heads like a Range Rover!
So...do I use the center consol refrigerator? Yes! Do I love the adaptive headlights? Yes! Do I vacuum, throw out my trash, etc. one month later? Absolutely! By the way, my full-service state-of-the-art car wash in Rockville knows me on a first name basis. The clear-coat does very well. The 2004 was the same. Never dulled.
#3444 of 4548 Re: H/K Stereo [justinainde]
Mar 28, 2006 (7:43 pm)
I replaced my H/K speakers on my 2005 SE with Alpines and added an extra amp while still using the old H/K head unit for compatability's sake (with the voice recognition, phone PTI etc.) and my system sounds worlds better than the stock system. My stereo guy told me even top brands which bid for OEM deals often equip cars with cheap speakers to cut costs. I recommend a speaker/amp upgrade. And don't forget the (also cheap) subwoofer in the lower tailgate. I changed it out as well.
#3445 of 4548 Re: H/K Stereo [justinainde]
Mar 28, 2006 (10:45 pm)
On most speakers, the tweeters are usually the first things to go bad. This might explain why your H/K system lacks any high end; the tweeters are possibly blown. A simple test to see if this is the case: play some music through the H/K at moderate volume and then put your ear up against the tweeters to verify they are working. Hope this helps.
#3446 of 4548 My 2006 LR3 HSE
Mar 29, 2006 (10:15 am)
My stereo system seems fine. Maybe my ears are not 'fine tuned' enough to notice the difference between my OEM unit vs. and upgrade. It sounds great to me! Actually, it seems better than the Mercedes ML500 that I traded in.
I have really cranked up the stereo in the Land Rover and I'm very pleased with it.
One thing I've noticed "after" I bought the LR3, is that the bottom of the tailgate has a different finish on it compared to the flip-up part. It's only noticeable at night when headlights are shining on it. The bottom part has more of a dimpled finish.
For those of you who have a Black LR3, if you don't mind taking a look at night and see if your finish is slightly different between the top and bottom pieces, I would appreciate it. Maybe mine was repainted but it only had 11 miles on it when I bought it.
Also, I think 99.9% people would not notice the small difference, I'm very picky.
#3447 of 4548 Re: My 2006 LR3 HSE [mark156]
Mar 29, 2006 (1:09 pm)
Land Rover paint is far from perfect. I assume you are probably talking about a slight orange peel effect. And you'll notice everything with black paint. It happens. Anyway, it probably wasn't repainted. A repaint job can exceed factory... unless the paint shop is garbage. Times have changed.
#3448 of 4548 Re: H/K Stereo [roverine]
Mar 29, 2006 (6:45 pm)
I appreciate the info and will look at having that done in April. The subwoofer, however, seems to be working all too well. With the bass and subwoofer settings at their minimums, I still experience far more bass at higher volumes than I'd like. It's definitely enough to shake the windows of others vehicles on the road and alert my neighbors that I've entered the development. Is this a sign of a cheap sub or will I just need to turn the volume down when I come upon a red light....
#3449 of 4548 Re: H/K Stereo [hellpie]
Mar 29, 2006 (6:48 pm)
The tweeters are working. Thanks hellpie!
#3450 of 4548 Re: H/K Stereo [justinainde]
Mar 30, 2006 (1:28 am)
justinainde, you might have a real problem. I'd suggest you visit a dealer and listen to another SE trim LR3 (the HSE is different) and compare the sound. There have been cases where the amplifier/entertainment system was misprogrammed.
Personally, I find both the HSE and SE stereo system lacking... decent for most stock vehicles, though.
#3451 of 4548 Re: Bluetooth & alternative to LRNA offering [johnmajor]
Mar 30, 2006 (5:16 pm)
Are you using the Multi-Connector port or the headphone jack to the AUX input? Also, what kind of cable are you using? This sounds like a great reason to trade the blackberry in for a Treo. Thanks, Katie
#3452 of 4548 LRS "Suspension Fault"
Mar 31, 2006 (11:50 am)
The amber Suspension Fault light came on tday in my leased 2005 LR3. I have 4100 miles on the vehicle. It was at LR last week for it's 6 month maintenance. On the computer screen it flashes "SUSPENSION FAULT".
Has anyone experienced this? I need to use the vehicle this weekend for a good 50 miles or so. Am I foolish to do so without getting it checked first? I would prefer to wait until Monday as I dont have access to another vehicle.
Thanks in advance for your responses.