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Land Rover LR2, Future Vehicle, SUV
#226 of 1131 Re: LR2 TEST PRIOR TO CONSUMERS PURCHASE [serranot]
Apr 15, 2007 (4:56 am)
Thank you for your reply.. Who would NOT BE TYPING IN ALL CAPS if they experienced what the Freelander/Range Rover owners have experienced in the past couple of years.. How would you feel if you had a 75,000.00 Rover and it was listed as one of the WORSE SUV'S on the SUV market for 2006.. I would be typing in CAPS ... DON'T BUY.. unless you are willing to throw away 1. money, 2 time waiting for a tow truck to come get you.. 3. time waiting for the repairs and having to continue this process at least 1 to 2 times a month for the life of the SUV. 4. Not to mention the "safety issue" of having it stop working without any indication of a problem. Prior to purchasing the freelander, I had NEVER been stranded before, or felt unsafe. I went with a JEEP LIBERTY FULLY LOADED.. Because my sister-in-law had one and had NO PROBLEMS, was NOT in the shop Constantly, and on her prior "Jeep" she had, was over 160,000 miles b4 she traded it in.. and still did not spend the money I did, and still recived some "TRADE IN VALUE" on a Jeep that was 7 years old.. I had a 318I.. after 7 years received "6,000" from "Carco" .. the place that buys cars.
It seems you must be working for either FORD or LAND ROVER..
HONESTY is the BEST POLICY.. when it comes to CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, and SUPPORT.. B. GANT , TEXAS
#227 of 1131 Re: LR2 TEST PRIOR TO CONSUMERS PURCHASE [bg54]
Apr 15, 2007 (5:20 am)
We get the point... Can we move on now?
#228 of 1131 trailer hitch
Apr 15, 2007 (6:17 am)
Any info on the trailer hitch? Seems like it is a ways off and pretty exepensive. Also towing capacity a bit weak compared to peer vehicles. Type II hitch a bit week.
#229 of 1131 Re: compass and internal temp gauge [vinnieg1]
Apr 15, 2007 (6:52 am)
I do not think there is a compass unless you are referring to the navigation system
Apr 15, 2007 (8:56 am)
I believe the compass is in the rear view mirror.
#231 of 1131 Any present LR2 owners out there... what have your experiences been so far?
Apr 15, 2007 (10:09 am)
I'm looking for anyone who has had the new LR2 / Freelander 2 for some time now. I know that they just started to deliver them a few weeks ago, but if any of you have had them for longer than a couple of months, I'd like to hear your experiences. How IS the vehicle on long drives? Any repairs already?
No, not talking about multiple short test drives, but actual ownership of the LR2.
PS. There is no compass in the rearview mirror.
#232 of 1131 Re: Any present LR2 owners out there... what have your experiences been so far? [khristina]
Apr 15, 2007 (2:50 pm)
Well, they've only been available in the US for a couple of weeks, but at this site below, people have had them for several months and talk about their experiences:
#234 of 1131 First Impressions again
Apr 15, 2007 (5:11 pm)
I had my first drive in the LR2 today. Overall a great car. If you go for the full options list, the cold weather and technology package, there is a lot to offer. However, upon closer inspection, Land Rover cut out some equipment that many of us would expect to be standard on a car at this price. For one, it comes without a Homelink system, those convenient buttons that open your garage. I don't want three remotes cluttering my visor. With all the other electronic gadgetry, this should have been a no brainer. On the tailgate, the rear glass does not open separately, particularly useful since this is a subcompact. If you are like me and make trips to Home Depot, it will be a challenge, since the car doesn't come standard with rail racks on top either. The cubby hole in the center console lacks a tambour door or simply a hinged cover. Would have expected this in this price range. If you look closely when you are in the front seats, the front of the seat has a little pouch. My wife will love this and so will I, so wehn I corner hard, I won't have makeup flying around, since the cubby doesn't have a lid. While the wheels are attractive, the 18 inchers look lost in the big wheel wells. 19' would look better and with a little more rubber as in the X3. The NAV system was excellent, very intuitive. I expected in a non nav mode,the beautiful screen would be used for other messages. Instead, they use a green black 2 line lcd screen to give you all the other info. You can tell LandRover dipped into the Volvo and Jaguar parts bin for this car and this goes beyond the Volvo motor. When I folded down the rear seats, the subframe looked like it came right out of a Volvo. Strong and sturdy. Acceleration was good, but not exceptional. Good torque, but not sure how it would be fully loaded. Not sure I will be able to load much since the trunk room is not that large. I think this car could handle another six inches of rear overhang, providing great cargo space and it would not detract from the overall great lines. Fit and Finish looked very good. A nice solid feel to the car and when inside appears larger. Maybe that is attributable to the two sunroof system. The wind deflector and the two windscreens are a great touch. Braking and handling were good. I was expecting more rol in the turns as in its bigger brother, so that was a welcome change. Now my only question is did LandRover get it right on this car in the dependability department. First years are always tough and with LR's poor dependability heritage, time will tell.
Apr 15, 2007 (9:55 pm)
I have had my LR2 for about a week. I had a Dodge Nitro on order for about 10 weeks, and cancelled for this vehicle. I'm really glad I did. This is an overall nicer vehicle top to bottom.
First, don't let your decision be swayed by some random dude who has a vendetta against Land Rover because of one bad vehicle. Usually the only ones who post like that are mad at their bad luck. I know Land Rover doesn't have the best reliability, that's why I leased it for a shorter time than the warranty, and from a dealer with a great reputation.
I am a major gadget guy, so I'll focus on that here. I was told that at this time I have the only Baltic Blue LR2 fully loaded on the east coast. Outside, I really like the way this vehicle drives. Plenty of power, although I occasionally notice an extra downshift or two at the start. Very smooth and sturdy, though. I really like the heated windshield, Bi-Xenon headlights that adjust when I turn, and the overall look of the vehicle. The inside is very comfortable, with lots of gadgetry for me. Definitely go for the Tech package for the amazing Alpine sound system with 7.1 surround sound and 14 speakers. Sirius sounds great in it, and will remember up to 10 of your favorite songs. The AUX jack is a plus that is fairly standard. Get an mp3 player to store and play all your favorite tunes. I like the push-button start. Overall, the cabin is very comfortable and roomy.
No machine is perfect, so I do have a few complaints. First, they don't tell you that even though it has hands free bluetooth calling, your bluetooth cell phone will probably not work in this thing. I have a PDA phone with bluetooth that I have to get rid of to get another that works (I think it has something to do with Windows Mobile). Be sure to call LR to get a compatibility list of phones. I have a $35 bluetooth headset that will pair with my phone fine, but a $40,000 vehicle will not. Strange. I am waiting on a Treo 700p I got from eBay that will work with it. Like the previous poster, I am not sure why homelink is not available either. Also, the navigation is not voice activated. Finally, I am also not sure why they have a really great touch navigation screen, only to stuff the radio information and Sirius information on the little 2 line LCD area below.
I am really happy with my LR2 purchase. It has everything I was looking for tech-wise, and it is comfortable and looks great too. It is kind of nice driving a vehicle that doesn't look like everybody else's. I would wholeheartedly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a smaller SUV and a little bit of luxury to go with it.