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Land Rover LR3, SUV
Jun 08, 2006 (3:26 pm)
My 2006 LR3 HSE has been performing wonderfully. I have almost 4,700 miles and 7 months of ownership. No tire wear that I can see; tires look like they are wearing perfectly even.
My city gas mileage is about 11.4 mpg no matter how I drive. I have gotten as much as 18-19 on the highway.
Occasionally, I will get a tone beep from the dash, when I look at the read-out, there is nothing there telling me why. I know it will beep if I leave the turning signal indicator on too long (waiting at long lights) and if the temperature hits below freezing. Any other time it beeps, there is usually a message to let me know why.
These "stray" beeps usually happen when I'm stopped at a light waiting for it to turn green (no turning signal on). Unless I'm missing something, I don't know what it is for.
I'm very happy with my Land Rover, it rides so much better than the 2002 Mercedes ML500 that it replaced.
I wish the LR3 had automatic pull in mirrors and window controls switches that will allow for "all up or all down" like the drivers window switch. Also, a weather band radio station (like the ML) would be nice.
Roving right along... mark156
#3676 of 4548 Re: MY LR3 [mark156]
Jun 08, 2006 (8:07 pm)
You aren't talking about the warning "beep" sound the ultrasonic parking sensors (PDC) use to warn you, are you? Stray frequencies can affect them... large trucks, motorcycles, etc. are commonly causes. Just how it is... If you are talking about a "warning bong", then that's just strange.
The LR3 does have electric mirrors in other markets (but not "automatic"). I wouldn't mind having that, but they barely fold in... so they aren't that useful.
2007 LR3/RRS will get a one-touch passenger window. (Unless plans change.) Sorry, rears stay the same.
#3677 of 4548 Re: MY LR3 [grommet]
Jun 08, 2006 (11:33 pm)
Hello Grommet, I'm not talking about the parking sensors. I know how they work as I had them on the ML.
Just while sitting in traffic (not moving), I will get a stray tone beep from the dash. I really can't figure it out. My passengers look at me thinking I should know what it is for but I don't.
I'll live with it for several months to see if it works itself out. If not, I'll take it back to the dealer to see what they say. It's not a major problem, just a quirk.
The air conditioning works great in 114 temps... very pleased.
#3678 of 4548 Re: MY LR3 [mark156]
Jun 09, 2006 (9:15 am)
If you have a bag on the passenger seat this could ocassionaly trigger the seatbelt sensor and bong. By the time you look at the dash the message dissapears...
#3679 of 4548 Re: MY LR3 [adara]
Jun 09, 2006 (8:13 pm)
I never put a bag on the passenger seat.... and when I hear the "ding"... I look immediately to the dash.
If that's the only problem I have with this vehicle, I'm not worried about it. If it happens for the next 6 months, then I'll tell the dealer about it.
Very early on, I had the suspension fault light come on then when I restarted the vehicle it disappeared. Also, I had the "check engine" light come on a couple of times. I made sure that I tightened the gas cap with several clicks and I have not seen those warnings in a long time.
Happily driving my LR3. Mark
#3680 of 4548 Roof Rack and Mileage
Jun 11, 2006 (8:33 pm)
Does anyone have experience with the safari roof rack? What is the mileage penalty? (not much, 2 mpg?)
#3681 of 4548 Re: Roof Rack and Mileage [icebergs]
Jun 12, 2006 (4:50 am)
I have driven with one on the roof for a maybe 15-20 miles but not long enough to test the mpg penalty. The wind noise is minimal though very impressive.
#3682 of 4548 Re: Bluetooth [british_rover]
Jun 12, 2006 (6:50 am)
haha my wife already thinks I'm a jerk for having a car that I need to talk to. If she hears me talk like that I'll never hear the end of it!
#3683 of 4548 Re: Bluetooth [lr3calgary]
Jun 12, 2006 (6:56 am)
I have a couple of other tips too.
Talk towards the drivers side door glass. I know that sounds counter intuitive but several people have reported that actually works better then talking towards the mic.
Try and change the voice settings on the nav it self. Try the UK english setting or the female setting and see if that works better.
I have had several people find that they computer better understands them when on the "wrong" gender selection.
#3684 of 4548 Re: MY LR3 [mark156]
Jun 12, 2006 (4:09 pm)
if you get a questioning look about the 'beep', just tell them that's the 'passenger ejection confirmation beep'.