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Land Rover LR4, SUV
Aug 07, 2009 (9:44 pm)
New for 2010, the 2010 Land Rover LR4.
Edmunds has a First Drive up.
"The 2010 LR4 has also made a large leap forward to meet the expectations its well-heeled buyers have for modern electronics. This Land Rover offers keyless push-button start, an electronic parking brake, a fully integrated iPod connection that is fully operable via greatly improved steering controls, Bluetooth and hard-drive-based navigation."
#2 of 71 Its the same car
Aug 24, 2009 (7:54 am)
#3 of 71 Re: Its the same car [britman4]
Aug 24, 2009 (8:10 am)
primarily, yes, but fixes some of the major beefs I have with the LR3:
Bad dash layout
Under-powered (I have the HSE, and at 300hp, it's still not enough to move this heavy thing around)
Lower-quality seating than is available in the RR line
Strange memory seat button location
Crappy, slow GPS interface (LR4 looks like it is the one from the LR2/Jag - much better!)
Crappy wood option (I ordered the wood fascia on my LR3, and was never told it was actually plastic!! Bad sales job, LR)
The things I really like about it are:
cleaned up interior
REAL wood trim
cleaned up front grille with RR style slats
Proper ipod integration
Push button start
Things I don't like:
Cheesy Audi-esque LED surrounds on the headlights.
Things I wish it had:
The Supercharged engine as an option
If you get the bullbar, that you get to keep the park sensors in the front
Better third row seat finish (looks like glue on wood board - very cheap looking... try looking at the Mercedes GL class third row for inspiration if you want to copy something)
Keyless start (proximity key, similar to the Porsche Entry and Drive system)
More options for interior colours - only TWO?? Come on now, LR.. you can do better than that. What about a nice tan or baseball glove leather option?
Spare tire carrier on the rear bumper, not under the rear.. (I've had issues offroading and getting it banged up)
Cheaper offroading Accessories. (To do one of these up for semi-serious offroading you need to spend 15k minimum on top of the price of the car)
#4 of 71 Re: Its the same car [dandrews1]
Aug 24, 2009 (8:24 am)
You can get the rubber style A-Frame bar and still keep your park assist. Its just the metal one that you lose it on.
Also their is an aftermarket solution for the spare tire carrier. A company makes a swing away holder that attaches to the frame behind the back bumper.
Its expensive though. Cost is over 1,000 dollars plus installation
#5 of 71 Re: Its the same car [british_rover]
Aug 24, 2009 (8:30 am)
The A Frame protector is no good to protect you from low front-end impacts when you try to drive into a ditch and hit the front on the opposite bank...
You should see the bumper on my Defender... lotso scrapes all over that thing from that exact situation....
I've seen the after-market thing for the tire you mention - not sure I trust something that drills through the bumper right on the corner - it doesn't look like it would support the weight properly...
#6 of 71 Re: Its the same car [dandrews1]
Aug 24, 2009 (8:32 am)
The bumper is actually removed on that installation and then bolted onto the metal frame behind it. Then the bumper is cut out to fit around the support bracket and reinstalled. I am sure it is plenty strong I found some pictures once of an install online not sure if I could find them again but I will give it a try.
#7 of 71 Pricing for LR4
Oct 01, 2009 (2:54 pm)
Hi. What's a fair price to pay for one of the new LR4s? Thanks.
#8 of 71 Re: Pricing for LR4 [comishkauf]
Oct 01, 2009 (3:37 pm)
With the short supply and high demand we are still charging MSRP.
Oct 01, 2009 (5:48 pm)
I think the updates look nice on the new LR4. I sure wish they offered a diesel as an option.
Personally, I won't pay MSRP for anything (ok, I did pay MSRP for my CR-V to pull behind the Dynasty). But, Honda's have a good resale value.
I can wait a year on the LR4 if the price is not right. (Currently a 2006 LR3 HSE).
#10 of 71 Re: LR4 [mark156]
Oct 01, 2009 (6:02 pm)
The diesel is a ways off - the cost of certification for a small manufacturer is enormous on a per unit basis. 2010 is going to be a low production year, but the deals will come with time. At present we cannot keep units on the grround.