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#284 of 1131 Freelander/LR2/Rovers
Apr 18, 2007 (9:13 pm)
When Purchasing or leasing a Land Rover/LR2 OR Freelander DO your consumer Research.. Do NOT buy off of Hype .. Consumers must know of ALL THE mechanical problems that have been a part of the Rovers in the past 4 years. From the Range Rover to the Freelander. In 2006 all 3 were AT the top of the Worse SUV's for 2006 for having problems. This is documented via the web sites, comsumer complaints, Edmunds under Freelander and Rover in consumer complaints. Saying the LR2 HAS NOTHING in common with the Freelander is NOT true, when it has the same electrical and engine as the Freelander and Transmission. The Transmission was replaced in 2004. Maybe not all parts but it still has some of the same genics as the Freelander. Being told it is being built in a AWARD winning plant means nothing.. Look at the problems JAGUAR was having in 2006, by bring up Jaguar comments on Edmunds. Please don't hype qaulity when it is not there to mislead consumers into purchasing. Until the LR2 has been out on the Market for over 2 years and complaint are minimal, is when to believe the past has been corrected by FORD/ROVER. Until then I would wait and see on their reliability prior to purchasing. BMW .. can BRAG... But they also always test drive the BMW for a couple of years, to get the bugs out, and not throw it into the market with problems.
The ROVERS have lost their Bragging Badge for a couple years..
#285 of 1131 Re: Freelander/LR2/Rovers [bg54]
Apr 19, 2007 (6:54 am)
Good job on not using the CAPS so much. You can actually read your posts now Also try to put in a return in there every once in a while.
I don't think it's a bad idea to wait a bit to buy a LR2, but then again it's always better to buy ANY model after it's been out a year if you can wait.
I'm very interested in the LR2. I'm waiting until the end of the year -- not because I'm afraid of LR's reliability, but b/c I want them to work out any first-year gremlins. Hopefully there'll be some cool additions next year as well.
Having said that, I will repeat again what everybody has already said, the LR2 does NOT have the same engine as the Freelander. They don't share a single piece in common. Where are you getting your information?
#287 of 1131 Re: Baltic Blue LR2 [muddyy]
Apr 19, 2007 (11:22 am)
Unless the X3 had a MSRP of $48,000 in change then it was not a comparable vehicle to a loaded LR2. That is what a X3 with all the options that a loaded LR2 has costs in terms of MSRP. The X3 is a more expensive car but BMW is subvening the lease to make it appear less expensive. I have already explained why the LR2 is not going to be like that. It is a brand new vehicle and it makes no sense for Land Rover to throw incentives behind it.
Additionaly you can't compare a Base X5 to a Sport as the X5 doesn't even come standard with Nav. To get all of the stuff you get in a 61,000 dollar Sport on the X5 you would have a MSRP of nearly 68,000 dollars.
A 61,000 dollar sport is the most common price and comes with Nav, all around PDC, adjustable air suspension( I don't think you can even get adjustable air suspension in the X5, luxury interior, heated front and rear seats and a heated windshield also not avaliable on the X5. Oh and a Center Console mini-fridge also not avaliable in the X5.
All of that is leaving out all of the extra 4WD hardware that is standard no the Sport and not even avaliable on the X5.
You have to compare like to like with different brand vehicles you can't just compare the base model of one to the base model of another unless they have similar equipment levels.
Land Rover is not going to price a car down in the freelander range anytime soon. They know that they cannot compete down at that price and volume level so they are just not going to market anything at that level.
#288 of 1131 Understanding why it is important to WAIT
Apr 19, 2007 (12:59 pm)
If you go on the Jaguar Edmunds, the Rover, the Freelander 2
and Freelander.. You are reading NOTHING POSITIVE what so ever.. It is all ABOUT LAW SUITS and how FORD/LAND ROVER has not supported their products when all were failing. You will read and see the tempers are above RAGE with Rover and Ford. I could post many, but go to the last page where it starts todays date and read. FORD/ROVER HAS NO
respect for the consumers who purchased their LEMMONS, and
refuse to compensate them for the BAD PRODUCT. LAW SUITS
are not starting to form. DO YOU really want to take a chance on a company that HAS NOT SUPPORTED it product?
#289 of 1131 Re: Understanding why it is important to WAIT [bg54]
Apr 19, 2007 (2:23 pm)
I could post many ...
Yes, but then we'd be repeating ourselves and repetition isn't particularly effective.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#291 of 1131 Re: understanding [vinnieg1]
Apr 19, 2007 (4:34 pm)
You have a LR2, right? Does it come with auto-dimming mirror?
Apr 19, 2007 (5:03 pm)
Yes. I believe it came with the li8ghtn package.
#293 of 1131 British_Rover: need lesson on DVD-based GPS navigation
Apr 19, 2007 (6:26 pm)
I'm a newbie when it comes to the whole navigation system so pardon me if my questions seem silly...
I understand the LR2 comes with 2 DVDs that have the most recent map info for both US and Canada. I know (according to the dealer) that the Nav System doesn't have a "traffic indication" feature that tells you if there are any traffic issues up ahead, but the included 6 month subscription to SIRIUS has traffic stations. The concept of GPS tracking, I am also aware of.
What I would like to know:
- Is the GPS Navigation System subscription-based?
- If it is NOT subscription-based, how does the vehicle know its present location, where to turn, etc.?
- If it IS, what is the monthly cost?