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#1 of 28 LR 3 with V 6...enough power???
Dec 08, 2006 (1:31 pm)
I am just about to get this truck, SE with V6 engine...I am sweating and worrying about having only 215 hp...but I am getting such a sweat deal with $10,000 off MSRP...
I'll mostly ride alone (90%), sometimes with family of 3 kids and 1 wife (for now)...but on pavement...no off roading and no towing...???
Anybody with V6 please comment your ride experiance...
P.S. I never even test drove this ting, going to the dealer tomorrow...
#2 of 28 Re: LR 3 with V 6...enough power??? [nikolaya]
Dec 08, 2006 (1:50 pm)
I have the V6 LR3 with the SE package and Cold Weather package. I will tell you that the V6 is actually quicker "off the line" than the V8 and has plenty of "go" for most things you might want to do on and off road. However, I do not about towing with it. I also own a Dodge Ram with a V8, so I do all my towing with that vehicle.
BTW, what options are you getting and what will you be paying?
#3 of 28 Re: LR 3 with V 6...enough power??? [stillwaters]
Dec 08, 2006 (2:01 pm)
Thanks for writing, it makes me feel better...I am getting SE with cold and premium package...MSRP is $45,500 and I am getting it for $35,800...silver with black leather...
I am planning on adding Land Rover Navigation on it... anybody knows how much this costs?
#4 of 28 Re: LR 3 with V 6...enough power??? [nikolaya]
Dec 09, 2006 (4:28 pm)
I am going to answer my own question...V6 runs GREAT!!! I test drove V8 and I swear (maybe it's my wishfull thinking but then maybe not) that V6 feels better while driving and it's faster off the line!!!
I am taking delivery Tuesday, can't wait...great truck...paid $34,600 at the end...V6 SE7 with cold and premium package...silver with black leather...I took lease so I can get that extra $1,000 but will probably buy this truck at the end of the lease...
Navigation...they tried to sell me this bulky piece of crap for $2,800...it fits inot the dash where standard Navigation is...but it sticks out...and it's too big...will get Garmin c330 for $300...
That's it...thanks you all...I think I am out of here and will maybe come back once in a while...
#5 of 28 Re: LR 3 with V 6...enough power??? [nikolaya]
Dec 09, 2006 (8:08 pm)
Good luck Dan! I have owned my V6 LR3 SE (Tonga Green with beige interior) for a couple of months now and have had no problems (shy of a minor adjustment or two)
Trouble free, cool looking, smooth riding, strong engine, and the best 4WD system on the planet...
What's not to love...?
BTW, I bought mine on a 60 month loan, but was wondering, what is your monthly lease payment, length, and residual?
Good luck once again...
#6 of 28 Re: LR 3 with V 6...enough power??? [stillwaters]
Dec 10, 2006 (7:54 am)
Hi Keith, my lease on 24 months with 10,500 miles per year is $341. This is with $3,000 cap cost reduction from my pocket on $34,646 purchase price...I am paying taxes and registration outside the transaction...aprox $2,700...residual 59%.
I can't wait to pick it up on Tuesday. Already ordering some after market stuff...
#7 of 28 Re: LR 3 with V 6...enough power??? [nikolaya]
Dec 10, 2006 (9:26 am)
At the price you paid, I would say you virtually "stole" that LR3. Good deal! I offered and paid $36,000.00 for mine without the 7 passenger seating. During my initial research I had figured out there was a covert rebate in place but at that point could find no information as to exactly how much LR was kicking back to the dealers. So I flew by the "seat of my pants" and guessed the incentive at somewhere around $4000.00. I would have never figured $6,000.00.
In any case, the one good thing is that the total sales tax and vehicle registration costs in my state were less than $400.00, so I guess I saved a little on that end...
Good luck once again. These are very cool vehicles...
#8 of 28 Re: LR 3 with V 6...enough power??? [nikolaya]
Dec 11, 2006 (2:09 pm)
Where did you get such a great deal? My dealer is offering $6,000 off sticker. Sounds like you got $6,000 or $7,000 off invoice?
#9 of 28 Re: LR 3 with V 6...enough power??? [stevejo]
Dec 11, 2006 (2:46 pm)
New Jersey...if you call Woodbridge or Paterson dealerships they should have the same thing...
#10 of 28 Re: LR 3 with V 6...enough power??? [stevejo]
Dec 11, 2006 (7:13 pm)
It was probably a service loaner. We are selling those for 10,000 dollars off sticker as well of the V6 models.
The low end torque of the V6 is actually slightly higher then the V8 model so that is why the V6 model feels more peppey. The V6 model is actually easier to drive off-road as the higher low end torque means you need to use less throttle control.
I can almost let a V6 LR3 idle over our entire off-road course.