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Land Rover LR3, SUV
#309 of 339 Re: The Great 2008 LR3 Give-Away [parkaveslacker]
Mar 04, 2009 (12:45 pm)
These were selling prices. Tax, tag, title separate.
I bought at Land Rover Fort Lauderdale and Land Rover North Dade, these are in south Florida.
The Colorado dealer I got the warranties from said he had new 2008 LR3s at similar or maybe even higher discounts (but I prefer a good relationship with a dealer close by). I think it was Land Rover Flatirons.
These were over 2 months ago, though, so I don't know what is available. It is true that, on Auto Trader, I did see used 2008s priced higher than what I paid, but if there are no new ones left then you are stuck.
#310 of 339 '08 LR's running out?
Mar 06, 2009 (5:35 am)
My LR3 lease is up in May. It doesn't look like any good lease rates on the horizon, so am looking to purchase my next LR3. I have started my search early as I want to take advantage of the low prices on the '08 LR3 demo's. "Red Tag" prices are around $36k, but one dealer told me that they are working with every client on price. I have asked them to come in at $30k for a '08 LR3 SE demo w/ cold climate and blue tooth (MSRP of around $51k).
Two questions to the forum:
1) is it realistic to expect a dealer to go down to $30k?
2) should I be in a hurry to buy or will the current inventory of '08's not deplete until May (and increase my negotiating leverage)?
#311 of 339 Re: '08 LR's running out? [enya07]
Mar 06, 2009 (10:39 am)
I posted above on what I got on brand new 2008s (not demos). You should get less for demos. I was offered them at $1,500 less than new (so, yes, $30 K might be do-able if you find a desperate dealer). Everything is running low as far as I know because people are waking up to the great deals. Even in December, I found very few LR3s around the country. Wait until May at your own risk.
BE CAREFUL ON THE DEMOS, though. These vehicles are already in-service for warranty purposes. On the two demos my dealer could locate, mileage was low (around 5-6K) but one year of the warranty had expired. This is a huge issue given the cost and, sometimes, frequency of repairs. If you plan to buy and trade in a couple of years, no problem. If you keep for a long time like I do (I warrantied mine for 7/100K), or if you private sell to maximize your value, then this is a real issue and, to me, more than worth it to pay more for brand new and have the full warranty.
Mar 18, 2009 (9:14 pm)
Just bought a 2008 LR3 with Bluetooth and Cold Climate Package for $37.5k new in the SF Bay Area. I felt I might have saved a bit more but it was a long day as they attempted to take a trade in on my 99 Discovery Series II (70k miles) at $2k to make up the margin.
In the end I separated the deals (kept the Series II for now) and didn't budge on price. They had 3 new LR3s on the lot and I got the gray/black exterior/interior colors I sought.
So far I am happy on the car (at $14k below MSRP) and hope to drive it for the next 10 years like my last one. Now I need to find some of the aftermarket accessories at a better price.
#313 of 339 looking for new 2008 lr3 in southeast.......
Mar 26, 2009 (5:24 pm)
lookin to buy new lr3 se for $36-37 thousand range which would mean about $15000 off msrp.......any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
#314 of 339 Re: looking for new 2008 lr3 in southeast....... [kennyyu]
Mar 27, 2009 (2:52 pm)
i'm in the same boat. i have seen some new 2008 lr3s listed at 36000 so I think you can do better.. maybe low 30s
#315 of 339 Re: looking for new 2008 lr3 in southeast....... [lr3maniac]
Mar 27, 2009 (6:22 pm)
really? mind telling me which dealer and when did you see this lr3? $36-37 is what i hope to pay for this new lr3. your info will be greatly appreciated. i'm in charleston sc area...maybe we should band together and get 2 lr3s for greater leverage.
#316 of 339 Price on my LR3
Mar 30, 2009 (12:28 pm)
One week ago I got a 2008 LR3 SE with all options (technology package, sirius and telephone integration, cold climate package, bi-xenon head lights). The car was a demo with 3,300 miles has the full warrantly as if new and includes dealer service I think every 7,500 miles. Final price was $33k. I think that this is a great deal and an easy as can be transaction. It was listed for $34k and I offered $33k maybe I could have squeezed out another couple hundred bucks but I had been looking for a few weeks and was getting tired of the game. Love the car and will keep our fingers crossed on LR issues that everyone mentions. At this price much cheaper than a lease, should be worth about $16-$18k after 3 years and 36k miles.
#317 of 339 Re: looking for new 2008 lr3 in southeast....... [kennyyu]
Mar 31, 2009 (1:57 pm)
well i finally pulled the trigger. disappointed that they wouldnt move on their price but i got a brand new lr3 with cold climate, sat/bluetooth, and lighting package for 35.9K i balked at the price for 3 days and they wouldnt move and couldnt find a better deal in the area. dealer was in northern nj.
#318 of 339 Re: looking for new 2008 lr3 in southeast....... [lr3maniac]
Mar 31, 2009 (3:36 pm)
hey do you mind telling me which dealer in nj? and do you know if they had any more 2008 lr3 se or hse left? would appreciate your reply. thanks.