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#4450 of 4548 Re: Any 2008 owners? [postermike]
Oct 13, 2008 (7:49 am)
How about a reply from a very happy 2007 owner?
I am a prior owner of BMW (although I have only ever demo'd an X5), Jeep and Land Rover products. My 2007 LR3 stands head and shoulders above both Jeep and older LR and RR models. I'm in my 23rd month of trouble-free ownership and couldn't be happier. I won't knock BMW although I don't think making the X5 bigger made it better. Obviously that brand has great build quality and performance. You can't do a heads-up comparison of the X5 against the LR3 because the X5 won't do as much off road, but you will find both to be comparable for the type of driving you say you do.
I don't think you will regret choosing the green oval this time around.
#4451 of 4548 Re: Any 2008 owners? [pfolk]
Oct 13, 2008 (8:30 am)
Thanks. I'm not trying to do any kind of comparison between the two vehicles (trust me, I have and know what features I want) othere than reliability. I have my first hand knowledge of the BMW reliability but want to hear of any problems that 2008 (or 2007) owners have had with LR3s.
#4452 of 4548 I need some advice before I buy
Oct 17, 2008 (5:13 pm)
I'm about to sell my 2000 Nissan XTerra which I love but it's time for a change. I would love to have a 2007 LR3. I've heard that everything is great unless you slip up and miss a tune up then the car just starts to fall apart on you. I would never miss a tune up if I could help it but I've also heard that they can be extremely expensive. My XTerra has been some what of a money pit to me and I don't want to get into the same spot again. I just need some advice before I sell my car.
#4453 of 4548 Re: I need some advice before I buy [cjordan85]
Oct 17, 2008 (7:41 pm)
the scheduled services are covered till 50K miles; after that you pay
its more expensive but worth it. I have a 2006 LR3 and we are at 46K. been the best car i have ever had. no problems to date (knock on whatever).
#4454 of 4548 Re: I need some advice before I buy [cjordan85]
Oct 20, 2008 (4:10 am)
I own LR3 2005 with 63000 miles and before that owned Discovery 2000 and 2003.I never miss the service and had 2 since warranty expired on my current vehicle. First at 52500 and another one at 60k 52K service is just oil change and probably does not have to be done at a dealer, but I made sure to take car to a dealer for 60k service, because it includes transmission service as well. If you have more then one LR dealer around I would call to all of them for the price. In my experience service prices are very different from place to place
I have been pretty lucky with quality of my vehicles and did not have to do any kind of major repair. Saying that, I would also add that with first somewhat major problem, I would dump the car and replace it with newer model. It is expensive to fix, at list in Chicago area and with complexity of the car I will be afraid to take it to mechanic next door Simple maintenance like brake pads you can probably do any ware
#4455 of 4548 PLEASE HELP - Need advice on extended Warranty ....
Oct 23, 2008 (8:32 am)
I bought my '05 LR3 (almost new) in the US and brought to Canada. The thing has been in the garage more than I could ever imagined, suspension front and rear, GPS, brakes, speaker and the list goes on. As incredible as it may sound, I still like the vehicle for may reasons. In spite of the many problems, and the many questions I had, I know the dealer sometime tried to provide me answers, but most time, I found them a bit indifferent.
Well hear this... this morning I went to my dealer in OTTAWA Ontarion Canada for an oil changes, (34895 miles) as I still do it every 5000 kms... I also had the supspension checked. I have to go back next week, another part to change... Also, I was fully planning on purchasing the extended warranty I had enquired about earlier in the spring. Note that I had also confirm the availability of an extended warranty way back with that same dealer before I purchased the vehicle.
I remember clearly the person I spoke then was more than willing to sell me the warranty, we had agreed on the cost and all, but I decided to wait until the fall. Today I am told by someone else at the Ottawa dealer that LR cannot and never offered extended warranty for US vehicle. Affter a lengthy converstation, the person I spoke to finally admitted that because of an influx on US vehicle coming into Canada, LR no longer provide extendy warranty.
I later called an LR dealer in Montreal, and one in the US, both are ready to sell me an extendy warranty covering the same as the manufacture, and repairs will be honored at any dealer in Canada/US. Has anyone experience this with their Canadian dealer? Any thoughts or advice on extended warranty?
Oct 23, 2008 (1:49 pm)
Hello, can anyone tell me if I can get my 2005 lr3 land rover oil's changed at any local oil changed place? Thanks
My e-mail is scdaze03aol.com
#4457 of 4548 Re: Scdaze03 [scdaze03]
Oct 23, 2008 (2:04 pm)
I would be afraid to use “any” place, not because oil change itself is complicated but because of possible repercussions after something done wrong. It might be costly. If person does not know what he/she is doing even simple job might be screwed up. But if you know somebody as a responsible quality mechanic I would not worry about getting oil change not at the dealer
#4458 of 4548 Re: PLEASE HELP - Need advice on extended Warranty .... [outdoorsman1]
Oct 24, 2008 (4:49 am)
I also live in Ottawa and I drive a 2007 LR3 HSE. I am coming up on two years on my lease and I only had a few minor issues with my vehicle. Every time I went to service or sales, I always got great service from everybody. Did you try directly with LR Canada's Head Office. I would go with a warranty purchased in Canada vice US to avoid possible run around. I would hope that if you buy a Warranty from one of the LR dealers in Montreal the dealer in Ottawa would have to honor it! If you go back to them and tell them that one of the Montreal LR dealers is willing to sell you an extended warranty this may sway them if not you can always buy from Montreal.
Best of luck
#4459 of 4548 Re: PLEASE HELP - Need advice on extended Warranty .... [morocco2]
Nov 04, 2008 (8:04 pm)
I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I have expereinced some inconsistencies lately in trying to get an extended warranty as well. I live in Cali and inquired a few months back about a warranty. We established terms and a price for a LR backed extended warranty. When I went back in the last couple weeks to inquire again, they said that LR had dramatically raised prices on their extended warranties to the point that my dealer was now only entertaining warranties from a third party carrier now. They claimed no one will buy an $8,000 warranty. I am thinking now that LR got bought out recently that they are getting out of the extended warranty business perhaps. Not sure if this applies, but I thought it may help explain some things...I also have some hestitancy now even more than before in buying a third party extended warranty....