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Land Rover LR3, SUV
#3907 of 4548 Re: Ford sells Land Rover and Jaguar [djcr1961]
Sep 04, 2006 (12:37 pm)
I've owner 4 fords before (1980 Thunderbird, 1982 Mustang, 1985 Cougar XR7, 1993 Mercury Topaz) All of them had sniggly little issues with regards to quality (rattling engine parts, weird suspension issues, idles that rev up and down on their own, clutches that burn out too fast - hehe, that last one may have been my fault, esp. wrt the Mustang and Cougar.)
Otherwise, nothing major ever went wrong with them, and it's a decade later, and I'm giving them another chance with my 2006 LR3 HSE. We'll see if they can put the nail in the coffin of their Fix Or Repair Daily reputation they've had around my household...
#3908 of 4548 Re: Ford sells Land Rover and Jaguar [urs1]
Sep 04, 2006 (1:04 pm)
All the rumors plus the Wall Street Journal show ford possibly selling ASton Martin because it doesnt share as many parts if any with Ford. With such high owner loyalty and satisfaction ratings (even Consumer reports - reports that Land Rover owners show high satisfaction ratings), and a recent profit should convince Ford to keep LR. But its about the cash and Ford needs cash for its operations.
Here are some quotes from the NY Times
Selling some or all of Aston Martin, which was founded in London in 1913, would “allow it to reach its full potential, while enabling Ford to efficiently raise capital for its other brands,” Mr. Ford said in a statement.
“Since Aston Martin’s dealer network, product architecture and size are distinctly different from other Ford brands,” Mr. Ford continued, “it is the most logical and capital-smart divestiture choice.”
Sep 04, 2006 (7:14 pm)
Take a look at the number of LR3 posts (3900 in only a couple of years) and compare them to the number of Disco 1 and II posts (4500 over many, many years and far more vehicles produced).
What quick conclusions can you draw?
#3910 of 4548 Re: LR3 Vs. Disco posts [blckislandguy]
Sep 05, 2006 (5:08 am)
It could simply be that this model has arrived during the heyday of the internet blog and forums... people use this medium to exchange ideas rather than older more traditional methods.
I see more Range Rover Sports around here than other other model..
Or, it could be that they have a hit with the LR3..
Only the sales numbers will tell...
#3911 of 4548 Voucher for LR driving school?
Sep 05, 2006 (5:54 am)
For thos recent LR owners out there - did you get a LR driving school voucher for 4 hours free?
Not sure I got mine, or if it should be arriving in the mail..
#3912 of 4548 Re: Voucher for LR driving school? [dandrews1]
Sep 05, 2006 (11:33 am)
Nevermind - found my own answer - the voucher comes after you pick up the vehicle, and they hand you a survey.
#3913 of 4548 Off Road Adventue
Sep 06, 2006 (6:08 am)
I just returned from Ouray Colorado and a little 4x4ing.
Took Yankee Boy to Imogene Pass from Ouray to Telluride.
Yankee Boy is basically 2 wheel drive road. Imogene was no problem. Mostly there were jeeps on the trail though I did see a couple older Cherokees.
I drove Corkscrew Gulch from Ironton turnoff to Gladstone. It was easier than last year in a Jeep because there was no snow this time. I did get to a spot where I had to climb over a large rock shelf and as I edged the LR up to it I stopped. I tried to go over it and gave it more and more gas but it wouldn't climb it. It didn't slip, it just wouldn't go. Then I realized that when I had stopped earlier it had somehow come out of rock crawl mode and was in normal mode. I put it in rock crawl and it just crawled over the shelf and kept going.
Lots of confidence in this truck. It seems to go anywhere easily and comfortably.
For fuel mileage on this trip see the companion Edmunds real gas mileage site.
If i had to buy another truck tomorrow I'd buy the exact same thing.
#3914 of 4548 Decisions Decisions
Sep 07, 2006 (6:39 pm)
Need some opinions...i am a disco II owner about to pull the trigger on a LR3 HSE. My dealer has offered me the
following: 1)order an '07 at invoice and he will still honor any applicable discounts or incentives if they exist...or 2) about $4500.00 off invoice on a '06.
What would you do and why?
#3915 of 4548 Re: Decisions Decisions [photodisco]
Sep 08, 2006 (10:55 am)
If you can get $4500 of invoice, not MSRP that's a great deal. The 06 will be worth less than an 07 if you sell it or trade it in, but the difference will gradually diminish the longer you keep it. So if you're going to keep it only 3 or 4 years, you'll have to consider the lower value of the 06, if you keep it for 6 to 10 years, it won't matter as much.
I'm not sure if you can get the options you want on the 06. If not, then you'd have to get either some options you don't want, or live without others you do want. I wanted specific options and didn't want to pay for the ones I didn't want, so I ordered mine. But I bought an SE V8.
I did not want an HSE. I did not want 19 inch tires - its hard to find off road tires. And I didn't want the 3rd row seat or pay for it.
If you order an 07, then an order placed in September would likely get delivered in November or December. You'd have to consider that if you can wait. And your current vehicle will be worth less if you sell it in Nov or Dec instead of now, or if you trade it in, more depreciation per month the newer it is and/or the more it's worth. Also, I don't know if 07 pricing is out but it may be higher than the 06's. I don't know if there are any advantages to the 07 over the 06 related to the vehicle itself, maybe a couple minor things like power to the seats with the key off or telephone or satellite related things. My 06 already has the tire pressure monitoring system.
And I am happy with it. No problems, but only 5K miles so far. If I had to replace it tomorrow I'd buy the exact same truck with the same color and same options.
My 2 cents. Hope it helps a bit.
Sep 08, 2006 (11:17 am)
What are the best off road tires for the LR3? I have an 06 SE7. I have the tires that came with it (the good years). I dont need monster off road tires. My question is how good are the stock tires as off road tires and if there is an upgrade what do you all recommend? Does the dealer have a recommendation (i havent asked mine but curious what LR people who are on here think).