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#4364 of 4548 My 2006 LR3 HSE
Dec 07, 2007 (12:01 am)
I have the wood package on my LR3 that was an after market addition. When I bought my LR3 in Dec. of '05, Land Rover stopped the factory wood because of a problem of some sort. So, my salesman found another supplier that had a very nice selection of wood. I'm very pleased with the quality and look. It's a walnut color with a fairly high gloss.... looks similar to the wood that I have had on several Mercedes vehicles I've owned.
I had my passenger side brake light go out and I now realize that the LR3 does not let you know that you have a light failure. A friend of mine following me told me about the light being out. I tried to change it myself but couldn't get the lense open after following the directions from the manual. So, I called the dealer and they said that light bulbs were covered under warranty so took it to them for replacement. They changed the bulb in no time and I was on my way.
I wish I had watched them open up the rear lense for future reference.
Dec 07, 2007 (9:49 am)
I was wondering... I just upgraded from a 96 Disco to an '05 LR3 SE. I had thought the LR3 would get better gas mileage, but my wife says it's worse than before with the Disco. She drives mainly around town, While I usually am on the freeways. I get around 15-16 MPG with my 03 Expedition EB While she appears to be getting considerably worse with her LR3 SE. What gives?
Dec 07, 2007 (10:20 am)
Discoman.... I get around 11.5 in the city and 18 on the hwy. I have 17,200 miles on my 2006 LR3 and it is still getting the same when it was new. It doesn't matter if I drive it easy or rough, it gets the same MPG's. My twin brother has an '03 Disco and he says the same thing.. same mileage fast or slow.
Dec 07, 2007 (10:43 am)
Is she using regular or premium fuel? The old series I discos weren't as sensitive to lower octane fuel as the later Discos and LR3s are.
If she is using premium fuel and still have problems call up your local Land Rover dealer and set up an appointment for them to check the software on the LR3. Just ask them to upload whatever the latest software patches are and maybe wipe out the adaptive transmission settings so the car can learn your wife's driving style more quickly.
#4368 of 4548 Re: Gas [mark156]
Dec 07, 2007 (10:51 am)
You must have lead feet if you're getting that kind of mileage. While the LR3 is not going to get any awards from the EPA, you can average 16.2 to 16.4 MPG in mixed driving if you don't try to floor the accelerator leaving stop lights. My commutes in an 07 LR3 here in AZ are a mix of urban freeways and traffic-clogged city streets. I have stayed in this range from day one by being conscious of my driving style. I'm not creeping along either. I stay with traffic- while letting everyone who's in a hurry rocket to the next redlight - and cruise at 65-70 on the freeways.
Try to keep revs under 2000 - 2200 before the transmission shifts up. It makes a big difference in mileage. If you use "sport" mode or consistently run the engine up to the 3000-4000 RPM range, you will see your mileage quickly drop into the 14- 15 MPG range, or worse.
Another tip is to shut off the engine when you're waiting in line at the car wash or other places that you have to wait in line. Restarting it to move up burns less fuel than letting it idle in line. (You can still hum along with the BeeGee's on the radio while you're waiting.)
#4369 of 4548 Re: Gas [british_rover]
Dec 07, 2007 (2:37 pm)
Thanks for the inputs. Here are my replies. Yes, she is using premium fuel. We got used to that one in the Disco. Believe it or not, it did make a difference then(Believe me that disco was bullet proof, she actually cried to see it go). I am the one with the lead foot, but she is easier on the gas pedal than I am, and yet, habitually I get better gas mileage (no matter what vehicle I drive) than she does driving the same vehicle. I normally get 15-16 in my Expedition, while she gets 12 driving the same one. Same-Same with our old Disco. She would get around 12 while I would get 15 with my lead foot. I know she has to take it in next week because it is a certified vehicle, and we noticed it pulls to the right, so they are going to do an alignment at the same time, i will tell her to ask them to upload any software patches and wipe the transmission settings(although I would think it would have been done as part of the certification process, they may not have done it). She never uses the Sport mode on the tranny, that is something I would do, but not her. Does anyone know where I can get the CD with updated maps for the Navigation system? I know mine can't find my house because it says the address doesn't exist (it didn't 2 years ago). Also I have been reading about the problems with tire wear on the 05's. Is there a better tire I can get put on that will last longer?
#4370 of 4548 Re: Gas [pfolk]
Dec 07, 2007 (6:10 pm)
Pfolk, I absolutely do not have a lead foot. My brothers and sisters joke with me because I drive so slow and easy. It really doesn't seem to matter how I drive, my mileage always seems the same. I keep the front tires at 33 lbs and rear at 42 lbs. (as stated on the driver's door sticker). I have never gotten 16 mpgs city/hwy. If I add a little hwy into my route, I might go up to 15, maybe. I have gotten 19 mpg once on a very flat interstate through Texas.
My LR3 is a awesome vehicle, it would be nice if the mileage was better.
Dec 08, 2007 (9:18 pm)
I'm driving the LR3 from California to Tennessee.
Today, I drove 346.5 miles at 70 mph in California (130 miles) and 75 mph in Arizona (216.5 miles).... averaged 17.17 mpgs with my first fill-up.
#4372 of 4548 what s going on with my LR3
Dec 09, 2007 (7:02 pm)
I have owned my LR3 since mid july and until lately everything went flawless...Here in Quebec City temperatures are now in the 5° F (-15°C) and I start to get error codes. When I started it the center display was saying there is a transmission fault, so I shut the engine down and restarted it and the problem seems to go away but with a check engine light on...today I had the same code for the transmission. But there is also the fuel consumption that is now way worst then it was before. I am now getting less than 12 mpgs when before I was getting on average 14.5 mpgs, is the cold temperature affecting that much the consumption? I drive this car smoothly so try to avoid revving the engine above 2000 rpm in the city...
#4373 of 4548 Re: what s going on with my LR3 [marignolo]
Dec 09, 2007 (7:18 pm)
I live in Ottawa and my 2007 LR3 HSE is now entering its second winter with no such trouble. I have a garage and I park it outside most of the time. Full comsumption does suffer in winter. Once snow is on the ground I tend to leave the terrain response setting to Gravel, Snow setting unless the pavement is dry. This does affect the consumption. At normal setting there is also an increase in consumption in the 10% range in my experience. During cold starts I normally wait until the system check is complete before starting the engine. I hope this helps