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Land Rover LR3, SUV
#4175 of 4548 Re: 2007 LR3 Reliability [morocco2]
Feb 27, 2007 (9:25 pm)
I have a 2005 LR3 SE and so far I have clicked 22000 km without any major problems. I have done some back country driving and its been great so far.
Initially had some tire wear due to a Tongue and grove type washer which was unable to hold the wheels to the axle (front) resulting in too much free play. Land Rover has came up with a better design and more stronger washer. This has certainly reduced the Tire wear to normal.
Feb 28, 2007 (8:20 am)
No brainer- the GL. I have driven many, many LR3's because of my RR being in the shop for warranty work. As a result of these experiences, I walk from the LR3 feeling it is inferior to a Ford Explorer when you consider price/drive/dependability/overall quality.
#4177 of 4548 My 2006 LR3 HSE
Feb 28, 2007 (3:55 pm)
I have had excellent performance from my LR3 (14,600 miles; owned a year and 2 months). It seats everyone comfortably, has great power and handling.
I have had NO issues with my tyres, they are wearing evenly. I am getting a little more noise out of them from when they were new but I have lots and lots of tread left.
The Mercedes GL came out about the same time I was looking at the LR3. My past experience with Mercedes (2002 ML500) was mediocre and I was not excited about the styling of the GL... looks boring. The LR3 has a distinctive look... much nicer!
#4178 of 4548 Re: Unbelievable tire wear [bgsntth]
Mar 02, 2007 (11:48 am)
Just to follow-up with the resolution to this issue. I took it to the dealer, who determined from the DOT # that the tires were suppossed to be on an '05 LR3, not an '06, such as mine. They also determined that the alignment was fine, but that the tires had the equivalent of 30K miles of wear on them. My 6 week old LR3 has 1.5K miles on it right now-hmmm?. After some not to happy back and forth the dealer is going to be replacing the front tires. How this came to be is, and probably will remain, a mystery. I always do a pre-delivery check on my cars, but never even thought to check if the tires were new too. I unfortunately did not notice this until I had the wheel cranked to one side, when parked, with the full tire exposed. Hence, my initial post.
Mar 02, 2007 (12:59 pm)
I paid a visit to my local LR dealer and inspected the machine. I found the second and third row seats rather stiff and hard and frankly rather chintzy. I couldn't see anyone spending much time in them. Looking more and more like the Mercedes GL 450.
#4180 of 4548 Re: Ruling out LR3 [crestonave]
Mar 02, 2007 (1:10 pm)
There is more room in the second and third row of the LR3 then the GL by several inches.
1.8 inches more head room in the second row of the LR3 then the GL450 42.4 vs 40.6 inches.
1.9 inches more head room in te third row of the LR3 then the GL450 40.1 vs 38.2 inches.
THe GL does have a couple of more inches of leg room in the second row but since it is almost 10 inches longer I would hope it would.
Leg room in the third row is 36.3 inches for the LR3 vs 34.2 inches in the GL450.
I didn't find the seats in the GL450 any more comfortable then the LR3 seats. The GL does have a more ritzy interior, with more wood and more leather but you have to pay for that. A base GL450 without a moonroof or leather interior starts where a fully loaded LR3 finishes at the mid 50k range.
I did a quick review of the GL when we took one in trade back last spring. This was one of the first ones in the country so no one had really seen it yet when they bought it. They traded it in after about 1,600 miles IIRC.
#4181 of 4548 Re: Ruling out LR3 [british_rover]
Mar 02, 2007 (2:15 pm)
definitely see you in Cali 9-12 Apr - I look forward to it
#4182 of 4548 Re: Ruling out LR3 [lrguy44]
Mar 02, 2007 (2:22 pm)
Excellent I am looking forward to it as well.
#4184 of 4548 What's this thing for?
Mar 07, 2007 (7:27 am)
On a 2006 LR3 SE V8 there's a small (1/4 inch diameter) tube vertically just behind the left end of the radiator. The tube has a cap or knob on it, and goes straight down, jogs over, then goes out of sight. It is near the radiator coolant overflow tank. It is too small to act as a filler tube for anything. I'm guessing it is a vent of some kind. I can't seem to figure out how to post a photo.