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Land Rover LR3, SUV
#154 of 339 Re: 2006 LR3 HSE Price [jz11]
Jan 16, 2006 (6:18 pm)
jz, I bought my 2006 LR3 HSE about five weeks ago. I negotiated that a wood dash be installed. The salesman told me that Land Rover recalled the wood because of warping.
He had another source that had nicer looking wood choices. My dash is real wood with a clear coat on top, very similar to both of my Mercedes (traded the ML500 on the LR3).
I am totally pleased with the look of the wood and it is warranted as as long as I own my vehicle. Since I wasn't totally sure on which wood type/color that I wanted, the salesman took me to a new Range Rover and showed me what a "darker" wood looked like. It was nice but if the LR3's original wood kit was like the Range Rover, it has a rather dull non-glossy look. It's OK, but I like the glossy better.
The wood package retailed at $750. I picked a burled walnut which is a medium dark and very rich looking. Since I have the Alpaca (tan) leather, the tan, grey composite components and black dash are really set off by the warm tones of the glossy walnut. I highly recommend it as it is gorgeous.
#155 of 339 Re: 2005 HSE quote [po104]
Jan 17, 2006 (7:29 pm)
I am trying to find a 2005 HSE with similar options but I don't seem to be able to obtain the same price. I am a couple of thousand off. Where did you purchase yours?
#156 of 339 2005 HSE fully load White w/Tan interior
Jan 18, 2006 (1:03 am)
I just received a quote on a 2005 HSE fully loaded LR3
(includes wood package, Dual DVD package and side runners) 18k miles priced at $44k. Is this a good deal? Please help.
Rich in California
#157 of 339 Re: 2005 HSE quote [rover05]
Jan 18, 2006 (1:03 pm)
I purchased my HSE in Sudbury MA (great dealership so far and great sales rep).
Here's how the deal went down. I had to shop around as my local dealer would not come close to the price I negotiated in Sudbury for a new '05 HSE. The salesman origoanly offered me $7000 off the 55k sticker (year end deal). I then asked him to match an $8000 discount I was offered on a $47K '05 SE V8 (no lighting package) at my local dealership. (This is not the same optioned truck, but it showed me that there was room to play.) He matched the offer. I also had a year end $1500 coupon from Land Rover that I brought into play at the beginning of my sales negotiation (both sales reps said I could use the coupon for the purchase of the '05). It was a no brainer, so I put a deposit on the HSE in Sudbury for $9500 off MSRP. When I returned to Sudbury to sign the final purchase agreement, my sales rep discovered that the coupon was only good on '06 models. He was very apologetic, but I held my ground. I pointed out the large $1500 gap in our undrstaning of the purchase price. I then indicted that I needed to leave to take some time to think it over with my wife (I had the whole family with me). Within 5 minutes of leaving the dealership, I got a call on my cell indicating the dealer would increase the discount to $9300 making up most of the difference. Done deal! End of story!
It sounds like your price is comparable less the $1500 coupon. It may just have been my day or the dealership didn't want to lose the sale. I'm not sure which, however I'm very happy with the final price. I'm also certain that the dealer made money. I picked up the Truck last weekend. My wife loves it. It will be her Truck. I get the '93 MB 300E w/250k miles (great car!).
#159 of 339 Big discrepancy between US and CA prices - am I being ripped off?
Feb 06, 2006 (10:46 am)
Just doing some math (I started out doing this with the Porsche Cayenne, and decided to try it out on the LR3 as well)
With current exchange rate at 1.1206 (CA buys US) the Canadian Dealers seem to be pocketing a large difference in the cost of the vehicle....
1st column: US MSRP
2nd Column: CA MSRP
3rd Column: What the cost should be using today's exchange rate
4th Column: the difference in cost between the US MSRP and if I bought it in CA$ today at a US dealer. (Ie. how much more we are paying in Canada)
Model / US MSRP / CA MSRP / adjusted / Difference
LR3 v6 $39,000.00 $53,900.00 $43,703.40 $10,196.60
LR3 SE $45,700.00 $61,900.00 $51,211.42 $10,688.58
LR3HSE $53,700.00 $67,900.00 $60,176.22 $7,723.78
Even assuming the exchange rate is abnormally low right now, can someone hypothesize how the dealer rationalizes the differences?
Just in case anyone is interested, I did this same comparison with the Porsche Cayenne and it is much more of a difference! LINK : dandrews1, "Porsche Cayenne: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences" #311, 6 Feb 2006 9:19 am
#160 of 339 Re: 2005 HSE fully load White w/Tan interior [skihappy]
Feb 06, 2006 (12:20 pm)
Dual - DVDs aren't an option up here in Canada - is that a factory option in the US, or do you know if it was custom installed?
#161 of 339 Re: 2005 HSE fully load White w/Tan interior [dandrews1]
Feb 07, 2006 (12:38 am)
There is no factory DVD system for LR3 in any market. The official Land Rover (Rosen) "kit" DVD unit is dealer install... and it's a single "all-in-one." See any custom installer.
#162 of 339 Re: Big discrepancy between US and CA prices - am I being ripped off? [dand
Feb 07, 2006 (12:41 am)
You'll find significant pricing differences in many regions/markets... there are many, many factors that are involved when vehicle manufacturers decide on pricing. There is no simple answer. The closest might be: "It's priced to be competitive in the market."
Try comparing UK or German pricing on similar trims for some real fun.
#163 of 339 Recent prices paid in Seattle..
Mar 11, 2006 (8:00 am)
Looking at 06 HSE with luxury/sat radio. Looks like $3500 off MSRP is Edmund's estimate. Any recent deals in the NW, Seattle area in particular? Also, any recommendations on best dealer in area for customer service? Thanks in advance.