Last post on Aug 16, 2007 at 7:04 PM
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Land Rover Range Rover, Land Rover LR3, SUV
#10 of 17 6 cylinder
Mar 05, 2007 (6:23 pm)
thanks for all the info. i'll check those other sites, as well as looking at the other threads here.
>The LR3 six cylinder model has been discontinued for the year 2007< it is odd that the LR USA site lets me select the V6 when i'm "building" a new vehicle. maybe the site is not up to date?
Mar 06, 2007 (11:04 am)
I can give you my input on 'Why LR3'..
Over the past 4 months my wife and i test drove every 'suv' with a 3rd row (3 kids on 1 row = pain).
The top contenders:
2007 BMW X5 3.0: Bigger then years past.. 2nd row doesn't feel as cramped now (thanks to the way they carve out the front seats). BMW's joke is what they call the '3rd' row.
2007 Volvo XC90 AWD: it SCREAMS soccer mom. My wife really liked all the safety features, booster seats and kid friendly stuff. We both thought it was rather bland.
2007 Audi Q7 3.6: Both my wife and i loved it. I'm a little biased though... i've put 90k miles on my A4 in 4 years with zero problems. Im a huge audi fan! Our only concern was its size. Its not something you'd want to take to HomeDepot for remodeling supply's
2007 Nissan Armada SL: Big, Plastic and powerfull. My wife loved the size and the ride. I didn't like the plastic parts on a $50k car.
2007 LR3 SE V8: Made for 4x4 hard-core with a little bit of luxury tossed in. We loved the looks... we loved the ride.. The 3rd row is about the best we'd seen.
We've had the LR3 for 2 weeks now and my wife loves it more each day. In an area where 3 out of 5 SUV's are Black & Chrome Escalades on 20inch rims (the other 2 are X5's) she loves the simple/modern look of the LR3 (ours is Black/Black).
We're going on the local Land Rover club's Moab(utah) run this spring... it should be a blast to see what the car can do. My guess... we won't see any of the other cars we looked at on the trails
#12 of 17 Re: Why LR3? [brianm801]
Mar 06, 2007 (11:23 am)
My guess... we won't see any of the other cars we looked at on the trails
Here's one for you.. go to youtube.com and do a search on "Top Gear Rover Hummer H2"
Top Gear went to the US Southwest and did a head-to-head with a Range Rover vs. a Hummer H2 vs. a Escalade.
Challenge was to get to the top is a fairly steep hill/mountain that the locals said "You CAN drive up there, but you need a pretty good vehicle to do it."
Guess who won?
Or for something more relevant, do a youtube search for or "Top Gear LR3 Discovery 3"
They drove an LR3 up a Scottish mountain where nobody had ever been able to drive there before.
You may also want to do a youtube search on "Top Gear Audi Q7" where they describe it as 6% uglier than your average Troll" I tend to agree with them. For an Audi, it lacks a lot of the design queues that attract me to that brand.
Personally, I love my LR3, but I would have liked about 4-6 more inches of space behind the 3rd row for baby strollers, bags, etc..
#13 of 17 Re: Why LR3? [dandrews1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 06, 2007 (11:55 am)
They drove an LR3 up a Scottish mountain where nobody had ever been able to drive there before
Because every other landowner had protected the site from abuse before a bunch of money was waived around, and even then they had to dig the LR3 out of the bogs a few times. The pics of guys having fun at Turkey Bay in Kentucky are way more fun than seeing that LR3 churn up the grass.
Now, Top Gear's coverage of the Ariel Atom - now that was a movie.
Mar 06, 2007 (2:01 pm)
V6 LR3 is discontinued for 2008 not 2007. I have several 2007 V6 LR3s running around as service loaners right now.
#15 of 17 Re: The [british_rover]
Mar 06, 2007 (3:03 pm)
The information regarding 2007 LR3 V6 has been provided to me by a manager of a local LR dealership. According to him, they have stoped receiving the LR3 V6 models since February, 2007. The bottom line is that the inventory of the above model is limited, so will be the tech support in the nearest future.
Mar 08, 2007 (6:40 am)
Well 2007 MY was a short production run for all Land Rover models. We ordered our first set of 2008 MY Land Rovers last month.
2007 MY V6 LR3 models exist out in the market place and you will be able to buy one for quiet some time.
As for tech support considering the V6 LR3 is exactly the same as the V8 model except for the engine, which is shared with many other Ford Family products, I wouldn't worry about tech support.
#17 of 17 Re: Why a LandRover LR3? [tm255]
Aug 16, 2007 (7:04 pm)
I hope I'm not too late on buying an 05 0r any LR3. Make sure you check wholesale prices. A used 06 in Chicago with a $49,900 sticker is now $27,000. Nobody even wants to take it on trade. Chicago Land Rover Naperville and Land Rover Schaumburg dealers are selling used Calf lemon law cars,beware.