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#281 of 299 2008. 09. 2010? This LR model confuses me.
Aug 02, 2009 (5:59 pm)
Hi, what is the current model LR2 for sale? Is it 2009? Are there any new 2008s? Or new 2010s? Are 2010s coming soon? What is the standard lease deal for these 3 years, if indeed all three years are available for lease? The new Sport and RR and LR3 seem to have a lot of changes coming this year, what about the LR2, I barely hear it mentioned? Why is that?
I find Land Rover prices, especially the LR2, incredibly complicated and anything but standard across the board, especially the lease, which seems to change from dealer to dealer and from month to month. I also notice, that even though this is their entry level model and competes with suv's like the Jeep and the Ford Edge, it seems they never have lease incentives or sales or anything that reduces the price. I was offered an 09 for $637 a month with 3.5k down, what? That's insane.
The dealers (in NY) also act like the car is in great demand, yet I almost never see any on the road. I live in a tony area (Westchester) and I see tons of Sports and RR's, but rarely any LR2s. So, why does it seem like they are not selling, and that LR doesn't care? Is this my imagination, or are they actually cheap and a good deal, and tons of people buy and drive them? Seriously, this is a confusing marketing plan, and a weird deal for what should be a straightforward car, economical car. I think it may have the worst lease deal in auto history, for it's base price, can you think of one similar suv that has a worse lease deal?
Also, does Land Rover, for an LR2, honor the cash for clunkers program?
Thanks if you know.
#282 of 299 Re: 2008. 09. 2010? This LR model confuses me. [nickr1]
Aug 03, 2009 (6:30 am)
Read your post. At dealer over the weekend in NJ. First, lease is not happening with this car right now. they want you to buy, that is where the incentive is right now. It is zero APR up to 48 months. you want to lease, than the Sport is where the discount is because there is a new model in 2010, I think. Second, I think the Lr2 is price right but it does lack the plush compare to other small SUV. Lexus, Audi, Benz, Bmw, Volvo. I was quoted invoice at $ 38k for a $ 41k 09' LR2. Buying the car with zero interest is not bad compare to other lease deals on all of the other brand name cars. You are in the mid 6's along with inception fees for another $ 1500 to $ 2000 and get nothing at the end of the lease. Third, my problem is the reliability of this car ? my sister had the Lr3 and was at the service all the time for minor issues. She was so happy when the lease was up and got a MDX. This car came out in 08' and there are no records yet of issues ? I like the look exterior wise but a bit short on the interior. Have not decided yet, will see if the Q5 have dropped in price or more incentives for Aug before I buy. Also, the LR2 has the lowest power of all the others too ! and gas mileage not better. I can be reach at jwfinancialservicescomcast.net
#283 of 299 Re: 2008. 09. 2010? This LR model confuses me. [westiethewilly]
Aug 03, 2009 (9:03 pm)
Thanks, but why don't they want you to lease it, all the other car dealers have no problem with leases? They want you to lease the Sport, what's the problem with the LR2?
You're right, the Sport lease is okay for such a nice car, but I had an 03 Freelander (former LR2) and it was $27,000, so go figure. It really looks to me like LR tried to up the ante on the Freelander by changing it's name, it's headlights and it's price. But consumers are far too savvy these days and do too much shopping. It's clear to me that the BMW, the Audi and Infiniti have nicer looking and better performing suv's for the same price.
#284 of 299 Re: 2008. 09. 2010? This LR model confuses me. [nickr1]
Aug 04, 2009 (7:08 am)
It really looks to me like LR tried to up the ante on the Freelander by changing it's name, it's headlights and it's price
You do not know the LR2 at all. There is not one component from the Freelander in the LR2. The engine and chassis was co developed with Volvo. In fact, the front seating is the same as the Sport has. If you had followed automotive finance news in the last 2 years, you would know that leasing is not nearly as attractive as years gone by. Many banks including GMAC and Chrysler got out of leasing completely. It does not get the update that the other LRs did because it is newer. In fact, it already has some of the updates the other models are getting. Drive it, learn it, then make comments.
#285 of 299 Jaguar and Land Rover. Proud examples of fine Indian luxury cars. Wow!
Sep 30, 2009 (2:12 pm)
Jaguar is now an Indian beast (according to the Indian press AND Tata Group) thanks to Tata Motor's 100% acquisition of JLR. Land Rover/Range Rover is also fine Indian heritage now. Both now high quality Indian luxury cars. Power to JLR's new Indian owners/masters.
Already Jaguar/Land Rover are establishing component sourcing offices in India. Soon they may be entirely "Made in India".....yessss!
#286 of 299 Re: Jaguar and Land Rover. Proud examples of fine Indian luxury cars. Wow! [jaguar16]
Sep 30, 2009 (2:19 pm)
Actually, Mr Tata himself has said on many occasions that the major goal is for Jaguar-Land Rover to retain thier heritage. Production will continue in England for the forseeable future. One thing they have done is open India to the vehicle. I was surprised it was not as we are sold in over 167 countries. By the way, I think you set a record on posting the same post on over 7 forums.
Jan 22, 2010 (4:11 pm)
I am thinking about buying a 2010 LR2 with Cold Climate Pkg and the Lighting package. Sticker is around 39450, they will sell it to me for $34000. Sounds like a good deal. I was thinking about buying a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe limited with FWD and Nav which stickered at 31000. They said they would sell it to me for 30299. Sounds like for a few more thousand I can drive an LR2. I don't care about the nav. I know alot of people have had maintenance problems but alot more owners haven't had any major problems either. Anyone offered a better deal on an LR2?
Jan 25, 2010 (6:45 am)
My 2 cents, I brought my LR2 in 8/09. $ 41,??? with Cold Pkg, Light Pkg, & Nav. They sold it to me for $ 37 K and with Zero Finance 48 months. I put down 1K only. Why not, use their money insead of mine. Your deal seems better. Make sure no other fees other than inception. The truck drives great in bad weather as well as dry roads. Getting 20 mpg city/hwy. It looks great and so far no problems after 6k of driving. I know is the lowest model in land rover but it is still a land rover, next time maybe the Sport. Good luck !
#289 of 299 Re: LR2 [westiethewilly]
Jan 25, 2010 (10:13 am)
Thanks for the info. I am picking it up next week. I drove alot of SUV's and the LR2 was the right one. Plus there are not many on the roads in Rhode Island where I live. There are tons of Lexus/ Audi etc SUV's I am getting the Red which looks really nice. Thanks
#290 of 299 Great Deal in DC
Jul 13, 2010 (3:32 pm)
Just took delivery of a 2010 LR2 HSE. Was looking at used, was able to get a 2010 for $7K off! Paid 29,999 plus destination with climate package. Very happy.