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Land Rover LR2, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
Sep 17, 2009 (1:53 am)
Hi jenp123. There's definitely a reason why no one has talked about leasing an LR2 in a year, its lease program still stinks. It's as if Land Rover doesn't want to lease them. If you're interested in leasing a Land Rover, you might want to consider going with an LR4. That model has lease support available on it right now.
If you really want to go with an LR2, take advantage of the $4,000 dealer cash that's currently available on the 2009 version or the $500 on the 2010 version and either pay cash for it or finance it through an independent bank. An alternative to that would be to finance an '09 model through Chase at 0% for 4 years or 0.9% for 5 years.
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Sep 23, 2009 (12:23 pm)
Any help appreciated for a 2009 LR2 with all three packages...is it worth playing Land Rover dealers against each other? Help me over this mid life crisis so I can go buy a Honda? What are people paying?
#156 of 181 Re: LR2 Lease [Car_man]
Sep 27, 2009 (7:23 pm)
Maybe a silly question, but how do you get a 0% rate at Chase for 4 years?
Sep 28, 2009 (10:22 am)
For the last 2 questions. Buying is the only way if you want a LR2. the lease deal is a crime. They do not want that car back for what ever reason. If you have "A" credit ,than you can get 0% with Chase through the dealer for 4 years. I got a $ 41,800 for $ 37,000 and finance $ 36,000 with 0% with Chase for 4 years. I though that was a good deal. The car rides great and have zero problems with 1.5 k miles driven so far. The key is finding an 09' that u want at a dealer. It is getting late in the year and a lot of the fully equip one's are sold.
Hope this help
Sep 28, 2009 (7:28 pm)
I strongly advise anyone who is considering Leasing/Buying a Land Rover to seriously do your homework. I have owned a Land Rover since 2004 (bought new). I have had nothing but problems. Land Rover loves taking your money, but they do not stand by thier products or craftsmanship. Maybe it's just the dealer and service department in Sarasota, FL, but I doubt it. At the least, please take a look at the forums on LR2 problems, Freelander Problems, etc. Know what your getting into. Don't just think because they have a Land Rover name and a steep price tag that you get what you pay for.
#159 of 181 Re: Leasing/Buying [goatgirl26]
Oct 16, 2009 (10:46 am)
Sorry you got a bad one. My LR3 has been faultless gone 25k with no problems, just did a long drive at 18mpg and is outstanding in snow while everyone else is skidding into the ditch, including other 4x4. I've read about tire wear and I am still on my first set with loads of tread left.
My LR dealer is great, I bought out my lease at a great price.
All car forums will have problems because happy people rarely post.
#160 of 181 Re: Leasing/Buying [britman4]
Oct 17, 2009 (11:34 am)
Just mentioning it, and I realize this may generate wide opinions:
I'm coming to the end of a two year LR2 lease of a 2008. The LR2 started strong, and is finishing as the worst car I have ever leased.
Aside from the overall poor workmanship of the car, what makes the experience so amazing is that when I told my dealer - -LR of the Main Line -- outside Philadelphia -- that I had no intention of buying or extending, they seemingly acknowledged that I wasn't the first to say it, and they didn't press at all. One of the biggest issues I have, and potential buyers should know it, is that LR employs a "Just In Time" philosophy for stocking parts at dealers. What this means is that many of the parts you need are not kept in stock, and ordered after your car is already there. This guarantees extra days in your Enterprise rent-a-car.
Not trying to burst any dreams here, but the LR2 is a very average SUV. Keep that in mind as you negotiate deals.
#161 of 181 Re: Leasing/Buying [newsguy2]
Dec 04, 2009 (3:20 pm)
I second what "newsguy" said. I, too, am coming off a 2-year lease with the LR2.
The car is average at best. I will not buy another Land Rover again.
#162 of 181 Why isn't it as great as it seems?
Dec 08, 2009 (12:52 pm)
I am still considering leasing one, therefore, could you please elaborate on why you were dissatisfied?
Was it the looks?, the ride?, the mpg?, the space? the service? breakdowns?
Also, what did you replace it with?
I agree with previous posts…I live in Westchester Co NY and work in NYC, I see maybe 1 LR2 a month vs the continuous steam of Sports and Rovers…but those are out of my price range, and for that money would go German.
Thanks for your feedback.
#163 of 181 Re: Why isn't it as great as it seems? [sammin]
Dec 08, 2009 (5:54 pm)
Just overall poor quality with the LR2...here's my story:
Week 1: The car did not recognize the key fob in the car. Car would not start. Had to call Roadside Assistance to tow my vehicle and had loaner for a week.
Week 2: Had the sunroof open...when I closed it, the sunroof went off tracks and would not close. Had to take it to the dealership to get it fixed. Had a loaner for 3 days.
Week 3: Land Rover recalled all LR2's for the sunroof problem. Had a loaner for 2 weeks waiting on new sunroof to be delivered from England.
Month 4: The windows would not go down in the vehicle. Had to take it back to the dealership for fixing.
Month 7: The undercarraige is visible from the back of the vehicle. There was rusting and when I took it back to the dealership for questioning, the service guy told me to buy spray paint to paint it back to the black color.
Month 12: The battery in the key went dead. Had to take it back to the dealership for a recharge.
Month 13, 14, 15 and 16: The car would not start immediately after making a few sales calls. When I told the service tech the problem, he ran some tests and he said that the diagnostic tests did not show any problems. He advised me to stop back in if it happened again. When I got back into my car to leave, it wouldn't start again. I had to fiddle with the air conditioning and/or "let it rest" for a few minutes before restarting the car.
Not to mention, there is no garage door opener built into the vehicle. You would think that on a LR they would include it.
That said, it does perform extremely well in the snow. That is the only upside (in my opinion) to the LR2. I leased the car in the middle of a snow storm 2 years ago and i think that is what got me to pull the trigger.
Please do your due diligence before making the decision.