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Land Rover LR3, Auto Repair, SUV
#6 of 28 Re: My 2006 LR3: The Cautionary Tale [koesler]
Feb 06, 2007 (9:31 am)
its obvious you are a lr hardcore, but to slam other companies for no reason is a bit silly. Every car manufacturer has its share of problems. Just like you have had a great experience with your land rover, others have had them with mercedes, bmw, toyota and i daresay some american vehicles!
It strikes me as a litte weird that you would read that post and still have the gall to say, 'you call that a problem vehicle'?, like if its normal for a vehicle to have to have that all replaced and the companies you listed afterwards have the same things happen to THEM ALL the time.
#7 of 28 Re: My 2006 LR3: The Cautionary Tale [sfm]
Feb 06, 2007 (12:06 pm)
nor to make gross generalizations about other vehicles that you do not own
To be fair, neither should one make generalizations about a model based on a single ownership experience.
#8 of 28 Re: My 2006 LR3: The Cautionary Tale [tidester]
Feb 06, 2007 (1:55 pm)
Your point is taken, tidester. But please note that these issue are not unique to my LR3. They are all well documented "known issues". It's just that while some people have experienced one of them, I seem to have a hat trick. And the net net is that I can't do anything with the suspension except keep replacing the tires. I assure you, I am envious of happy LR3 owners everywhere. But LR3 potential buyers deserve as much information as they can get.
#9 of 28 out of line...
Feb 06, 2007 (2:38 pm)
I have a RR. I LOVE my RR. I DO NOT like the amount of time is spends in the shop. When it is in the shop, I always get an LR3 loaner. When I return the loaner, I always ask the LR folks "how on the planet could anyone actually think the LR3 is a good purchase?" That truck is a piece of dudu. I had a laoner about 6 months ago, it had 700 miles on it when I picked it up. It had 720 miles on it when the flatbed came and got it. A main oil seal let go.
I had one last month with 19k on the clock. It reminded me of an Explorer my buddy once had with over 150k on the clock. It was that noisy and loose.
As far as "they all do that"??
In the past year, my RR has had over $8000.00 in warranty work done on it.
My sister bought an LX470 at about the same time. Her warranty bill over the same time period? $0.00.
#10 of 28 Re: My 2006 LR3: The Cautionary Tale [sfm]
Feb 06, 2007 (2:38 pm)
But please note that these issue are not unique to my LR3.
Of course. I wasn't taking a position.
Click on the "Consumer Rating" link near the top of this page for additional perspective.
#11 of 28 Re: My 2006 LR3: The Cautionary Tale [sfm]
Feb 08, 2007 (11:27 am)
This is a really old story with Land Rovers. I loved my '98 RR, when it wasn't in the shop, but I bailed on it (at a big loss) after a year because of way too many problems.
There was a L-T test in Car & Driver on a Disco I in the mid-nineties--I think they needed almost every single component on the vehicle repaired or replaced in the time they had it.....
#12 of 28 Re: YOu got a bad car... [sfm]
Feb 13, 2007 (7:18 pm)
you didn't really go to jiffy lube, did you? that is just plain scary(going to jiffy lube with any vehicle).
Feb 16, 2007 (6:58 pm)
boy land rover owners can be a whiney lot,yes its true there are often issues,but as we say in the shop......it is what it is! these are a nich vehicle and really need to be recognized as such,yes they are getting better in many ways,but with all the high-tech things to make it the most capable luxo-4X4 offroad and on road,the drunkin brit. quality just is part of the charm shall we say.if you wanted a lx470 lexus than you would buy one.its all in the charm of the LR brand.
#14 of 28 Re: My 2006 LR3: The Cautionary Tale [sfm]
Mar 24, 2007 (7:01 pm)
Thank you for your warning Sherry. Your LR3 problems are typical of incompetence of British engineering. I only look at Japanese brand names when buying new a new car.
Land Rovers look good on websites and at autoshows. However, their reliability is on par with the Russian automobile, LADA.Why can't the British learn engineering skills of Japanese?? Land Rovers has been in the business longer than any Japanese car makers yet, they can't design simple things. These are disposable vehicles for the rich who want to dump their cash into the sewers.
#15 of 28 Re: waaaaaaaa [njrovertech]
Mar 27, 2007 (12:29 pm)
This kind of attitude and lack of reliability will keep most reasonable people away from Land Rover. I am hoping that the "charm" of serious malfunctions/poor reliability is something that is on the way out, especially since I am interested in the new LR2. The LR2 is going to appeal to a new customer base, consisting of busy professionals that use their car to get to work and then play on the weekends. I can tell you that many will not put up with poor reliability, especially when the market is so competitive, with cars from Acura (RDX), Toyota (RAV4 V6), even Mitsubishi (Outlander) that can match the performance and features of the LR2. I will probably wait a year to see how reliable the LR2 turns out to be.