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#4000 of 4548 Re: LR3 Purchase Advice [avoncarguy]
Oct 11, 2006 (6:32 am)
Avon... I have had my 2006 LR3 HSE for 9 months and 7,700 miles. No issues so far.
Previously, I had a 2002 Mercedes ML500 that was a good reliable vehicle. I like the build quality, ride and roominess of the LR3 much better.
My tires seem to be wearing perfectly.
With the third row flat folding seats, the cargo carrying capacity is amazing. Recently, I bought a piece of furniture that I was concerned about it fitting in the back of the LR3. I thought I was going to have to put the second row down to accomadate the large box. I knew that my width was fine but the depth is what I was concerned about. To my surprise and amazement, this huge box fit without me having to lower the second row. I did have to remove the rear cargo cover as it blocked the height of the box. This box would have never fit in the Mercedes.
I'm a very happy Land Rover customer so far!!
I do wish I could get the 14 mpg's stated on the sticker for city driving as I'm getting about 12 in the city.
#4001 of 4548 Re: LR3 Purchase Advice [british_rover]
Oct 11, 2006 (6:44 am)
Is there a specific reference to this procedure if we do run into problems? From your emails it looks like a 2006 shouldnt have the problem.
#4002 of 4548 Re: LR3 Purchase Advice [ssp1]
Oct 11, 2006 (6:50 am)
The bulletin is called LR3 and Range Rover Sport Premature/Uneven Tire Wear Guidance. The bulletin number is SWA06-10.
I have never seen the problem on a Range Sport so I guess they are just covering themselves in case it does show up. The suspension geometry on the RRS is a little different then the LR3 and the RRS is a little bit lighter as well.
Under this bulletin they are assuming 30,000 miles is normaly tire wear. Tires that are worn unevenly and prematurly at 10,000 to 15,000 miles will be prorated at 50%.
#4003 of 4548 Re: LR3 Purchase Advice [british_rover]
Oct 11, 2006 (8:55 am)
Thanks thats helpful. I recall there is a web page where you can purchase or subscribe to get these bulletins? Is that so and if so can someone pass it along? Thanks
#4004 of 4548 Re: LR3 Purchase Advice [ssp1]
Oct 11, 2006 (9:46 am)
Oct 12, 2006 (6:27 am)
A version of the Range Rover diesel V8 avaliable in Europe will go in the F-150 in 2009. I am pretty sure that means Land Rovers will get that diesel engine as well.
Diesel in F-150
#4006 of 4548 Re: southern california LR dealers [ssp1]
Oct 12, 2006 (3:29 pm)
Just looking back through the messages as I haven't been on for a while and read your post concerning Miramar Land Rover (are you guys reading this??) and thought I'd chip in.
I believe I've had a very similar experience in that I too had to drive up to Mission Viejo LR from San Diego to purchase my '06 LR3 HSE. Bear in mind that I had purchased a new Disco back in '01 from Miramar (unfortunately my sales rep, who was pretty good, stayed with the Porsche side of the house when they divided...Hmmm) but their best offer for me as a prior customer was close to 2K off from a number of other SoCal LR dealers including Mission Viejo. Needless to say I made the drive and experienced the best treatment purchasing a vehicle yet. I saved money, they made thiers, and I will drive to have my LR serviced at the slightest excuse (the Lakers play up in that neighborhood, don't they?)
By the way,
-paint flaw on tailgate
-buzzing front speakers (both sides) problem
-chattering windscreen fascia (at highway speed)
-ungodly crappy transmission performance (programing, I think) at low speeds
Other than that, I love it...
#4007 of 4548 Re: Rattling, and a Low Coolant Warning light. [dandrews1]
Oct 12, 2006 (9:15 pm)
I have noticed some rattling in the back, near the 3rd row seats (which have always been stowed since I got the car, never used) or tailgate area. I am pretty sure it's the sound of the metal on the seat belt buckles banging up against the sides of the car when I am on bumps or rough pavement. Never had a problem with the speakers. In fact, it's hard to find a car with a better factory sound system than the Harmon Kardon Logic 7 in my LR3 HSE. I absolutely love this stereo! Now, let's talk about these totally crappy Goodyear Wrangler HP's again... I am sorry folks, now I have 6,000 miles on my LR3 and the HP's, and they are by far the worst tires I have ever seen OEM on a car. The noise, vibration, cupping, and shimmy at different speeds is ridiculous. What do you recommend for me putting some heat on the dealer to get these things replaced? I am about to go on my first long journey, I know better tires would make it so much better. No other problems with the car at all. In fact, I am really loving it now that gas is down closer to $2.00 per gallon again...not driving the Prius as much!
#4008 of 4548 Re: southern california LR dealers [highordershot]
Oct 13, 2006 (11:34 am)
I have speaker rattling in both front speakers as well - it's not the speakers, but the speaker grilles. I have had it in twice to have them tightened up. Otherwise, the sound system sounds very comparable to the $10,000 competition system I have in my other car. (quality wise, not even close on sheer volume.)
There's a tech notice about buzzing speakers on the www.landrovertechinfo.com web site.
#4009 of 4548 Re: Rattling, and a Low Coolant Warning light. [jclay1965]
Oct 13, 2006 (11:54 am)
I would have them take each tire off and see if you haven't had a belt shift inside the tire - you should be able to inspect it visually, and see it.
I get none of the problems you are describing on my 2006 LR3 HSE and it's tyres. It's one of the smoothest driving vehicles I've ever had - in fact my wife complains about how smooth it is, because when she's passing someone, she can get up to 90-100 mph without even feeling like she is going that fast.