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#4337 of 4548 Love Love My LR3
Oct 14, 2007 (10:05 pm)
I live deep in the mountains and over 5 hours from the closest Land Rover dealership. Every winter we have well over 2 feet of snow on the ground and the LR3 trudges through it as if it were nothing. I have a 2005, now with about 73,000 miles on it and the only problem I have had was with a little water leak in the left bi-xenon headlamp and that was just last week. I have to say, I beat this car up and the typically cold conditions in my area make it even harder on the starter and other things, which is why I was surprised that this car holds up so well. My husband had a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee and has had more problems because of the cold weather. Last year starter was replaced twice. Just two weeks ago we traded in his 2006 Jeep for an older 2002 Land Rover Discovery and even in its old age and 90,000 miles it is twice the SUV that the Jeep could have ever been. We are proud to be Land Rover owners and will no doubt continue to purchase Land Rover products.
#4338 of 4548 LR3: the love/hate relationship
Oct 20, 2007 (8:54 am)
I am new to this forum. We have had our 2005 LR3 for 2+ years now. We have had similar tire issues. It has been re-aligned twice and after 44k miles (at our cost) and have been through two sets of tires. LR Charlotte has stepped up for 3 tires (of 8) due to "unexpeced, uneven wear". There have been numerous recalls and we have had a number of issues with our DVD player (now on our third player; they just give you a new one when it craps out).
That is the hate part.
On the love side, it is a great long distance traveller, (except for the 18mpg highway). We have driven through ocean waves and low tide on the Outer Banks and the car performs very well. It is my wife's car and she loves it.
That being said, it is fairly high maintainence vehicle and it feels like there is always something wrong with it. We are looking at the Lexus hybrid SUV and will probably sell the car in the next 6 months. Anybody want to buy it?
#4339 of 4548 Re: LR3: the love/hate relationship [cardiohex]
Oct 21, 2007 (4:24 am)
Others probably know more, but I have heard 2 things: 1. the 2005 models had the recall problems. I have an '06 and its been near flawless (less tire issue which was compensated for by dealer in part & i replaced with michelins which have even tire wear at 10K) and 2. the Lexus hybrid has no off road or utility value less being a station wagon-and dont get me wrong the hybrid part has value, but from a friend i talked to you will probably wash away in those low tide waves on the outer banks
It seems the '05 LR3s have all the technical problems.
#4340 of 4548 Re: LR3: the love/hate relationship [ssp1]
Oct 21, 2007 (12:57 pm)
Thanks for the reply.
It does seem the '05 LR3s have had the bulk of the issues.We will probably keep the car for another 8-10 months, but we use it primarily for shuttling the kids around town, so a hybrid would be nice... not doing as much off-roading as anticipated (soccer games + karate class + school pickups > mudding/off-roading). Such is life.
Oct 21, 2007 (1:28 pm)
This LR3 was involved in a head on collision with a Lexus but I am not sure what model as my client couldn't recognize the car after the wreck.
Not sure what the exact speeds involved were but around 40 mph is what I was told.
My clients wife and his baby were treated and released from the hospital on the same day. His wife just had some bruises from the airbag and seat belt.
The people in the Lexus were still in the hospital last time I heard.
As you can see from the pictures the windshield was not even broken. There is a tiny crack at the bottom of the bottom driver's side corner and that is it.
Oct 21, 2007 (6:23 pm)
That is some wreck! Glad to hear your clients are OK. From the pictures, it looks incredible how well the LR3 held up! The whole right side is still straight as an arrow.
#4343 of 4548 Re: LR3 pictures [british_rover]
Oct 22, 2007 (8:39 am)
Can you e-mail me those pics? Thanks
#4344 of 4548 Re: LR3 pictures [british_rover]
Oct 22, 2007 (8:45 am)
What happened to the left rear window, covered in plastic?
#4345 of 4548 Re: LR3 pictures [lrguy44]
Oct 22, 2007 (8:49 am)
I was planning to do that tonight when I get home. My work computer is going stupid slow for some reason and I don't think it will be able to send the pictures.
Not sure what happened to the window maybe it broke when they were moving the wreck or maybe a bit of debris from the Lexus hit it during the accident. The rear fender flare below that window was ripped off so something must have hit that side either during the accident or right afterwards.
#4346 of 4548 Re: Does the LR3 have Bluetooth yes or no??? [dickvanwrinkle]
Oct 22, 2007 (8:50 am)
Look up the meaning of the word OPTION -Blue tooth is listed as an available option