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Land Rover LR3, SUV
#918 of 4548 Tentative Admirer...
Jan 16, 2005 (10:33 pm)
I just traded in my 2002 MDX for a 2005 MDX. The LR3 was the last vehicle on my list of alternative possibilities and the one I came closest to buying. My reasons for choosing the Acura were many and not really worth mentioning here for the sake of brevity.
My brother-in-law is in the market for a new SUV and he too is strongly considering the LR3 (thanks to much prompting by me). We test drove an SE this weekend (my second test drive in one) in freezing-rain conditions and everyone was duly impressed! My first of only two complaints was the noticeable vibration that I felt sitting in the second row seat while the engine was building revs quickly. This vibration was made more noticeable by the comments of the salesperson who was accompanying us when he insisted that this is "the smoothest running engine in it's class...". It clearly wasn't but it wasn't all that bad either and this brings me to my second complaint: The Land Rover sales staff. They (we dealt with a salesman and the sales manager) gave the distinct impression that it would be our priviledge to own one of these vehicles and that they were in very short supply because they were simply flying off the lot. There would be no negotiating; it's MSRP or the highway! Most of the several available models (all SEs) also had additional options, some of which my brother-in-law didn't want or need. They also mentioned a finance rate of 4.9% if we had "exemplary credit" and stated emphatically that no other dealer could beat that (Acura gave me 2.9% on the balance of my trade-in). The whole thing made me laugh! All this bluster for a vehicle whose brand is probably the least reliable in the industry??
Whatever...despite the attitude I still love the vehicle and I hope my brother-in-law pulls the trigger on it. I also hope it's the start of something new for the reputation of the brand. I, and many others, will surely be watching closely.
#919 of 4548 Re: Tentative Admirer... [nwx]
Jan 17, 2005 (6:11 am)
I got $850 off of the sticker and did not pay dealer fee...I'm not the best negotiator. Just curious, what options doesn't he want?
Also mine has bee working without any problems...I have 2500 mile on it.
#920 of 4548 Re: Tentative Admirer... [nwx]
Jan 17, 2005 (8:28 am)
You choose not to buy one for multiple reasons, yet you want your brother-in-law to buy one???
Jan 17, 2005 (9:44 am)
My biggest concern with the LR3 verses anyone else (save Audi/VW) is the horrible reliability history at LR.
I do have a question: Is an extended warranty offered directly by LR, and if so, what are the approx prices and coverage?
#922 of 4548 Re: Tentative Admirer... [nwx]
Jan 17, 2005 (9:47 am)
I'm at the same junction betweem LR3 and Acura MDX 2005. How do you like your MDX and is it good in snow and ice?
#923 of 4548 Re: GX or LR [tincup47]
Jan 17, 2005 (10:01 am)
I appreciate the fact that someone from LR is reading this board.
As it was my LR3 that had 4 stalls in the first 2 weeks of ownership, I have several questions about your post.
You mentioned that there are a few cases where swapping out the tank will not fix the problem and that the external appearances of the tank are identical.
So, if they replace my tank:
1) how can they tell that my current tank is a diesel tank?
2) how can they tell that the tank they are replacing it with is a gasoline tank and not another diesel tank?
I really don't want to have the stalls continue after tank replacement.
#924 of 4548 Re: GX or LR [gw123]
Jan 17, 2005 (10:08 am)
There is a way to test the tanks and all replacement tanks have undergone this test. Also replacement tanks do come with part numbers on them as they are labeled to be able to stock them in warehouses and shipped weeks or months later. There have also been improved processes put in place at the vendor to prevent this happening in the future.
The check for the correct tank is to take a simple fuel pressure reading, a diesel tank has significantly higher pressure.
#925 of 4548 Re: GX or LR [tincup47]
Jan 17, 2005 (10:25 am)
Thanks for providing detailed information to the board, it is appreciated.
Would you happen to have any updates on factory installed PTI availability? Originally, it was to begin line production about 90 days after lauch, which would be in the next few weeks.
#926 of 4548 Re: Stalling Details [matice]
Jan 17, 2005 (10:31 am)
New to the group and still waiting for delivery(promised 3 weeks ago). I TOTALLY agree with this approach to this forum. If and when I get my HSE, if and when it stalls, I will come to this forum, print a few comments with solutions (repairs) that have worked, take them to the dealer, get the problem fixed. Then continue to enjoy my LR3.
#927 of 4548 Re: LR3 [whaleya]
Jan 17, 2005 (10:34 am)
I will likely be pursuing an extended warranty through LR. My dealer has told me I can purchase one anytime during the initial warranty period (48mo/50K miles).
The prices I was quoted for the following extensions to the factory warranty are (purchased before 15mo/5K miles):
I'll likely get that largest extension to give me a total LR warranty of 84 mo and 100K miles.