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Used Land Rover LR3

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2009 Land Rover LR3 What's new for 2009? 
2009 Land Rover LR3

Minor changes include color-keyed exterior trim pieces around the wheel arches, lower tailgate and lift handle, as well as new 19-inch wheels. The LR3 is the only trim offered this year, with HSE and HSE LUX now offered as optional packages.

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2008 Land Rover LR3 What's new for 2008? 
2008 Land Rover LR3

The LR3 receives an eight-way power passenger seat, while a power steering-wheel adjuster is made standard on the HSE trim. The base V6 model has been dropped.

About Land Rover LR3

Although very few sport utility vehicle owners ever take their prized machines off-road, for those who do venture far from pavement it's tough to beat the 2008 Land Rover LR3. Even with its upscale status, the LR3 is known world-wide as one of the most capable off-road vehicles money can buy, although those that slog through the Amazon and across the Sahara typically don't have heated leather seats and high-end audio systems. Priced in the low $50,000 range, the LR3 borrows a host of technological advances from the larger Range Rover and packs them into a plush SUV that is both competent and affordable. A vastly improved quality and service record and improving resale values combine to make the LR3 a very competitive luxury SUV.

Consumer Reviews

Mostly love it

By on Friday, October 24, 2008

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

"I am torn about our LR3 only because of the repair issues we have had. I LOVE this car. I would never buy another car if it only were more reliable and held its value better. I love the size, the visibility (there are NO blind spots), the three sun roofs, turning radius. My 15 month old son LOVES looking out the 2nd row sunroof. We live at 8200 feet where we get between 15 and 20 feet of snow in the winter. This car rocks it (although I always put studded tires on in the winter). No one would believe it could get me home in some of the winter conditions I have to drive on a daily basis. It is a quiet drive, it is powerful and it is such a good looking vehicle. We use it for business as well and we love picking our clients up in this vehicle. It is very comfortable for road trips. I average 17 mpg. Our 120 lb rhodesian ridgeback loves the back when the 3rd row is folded down. He has so much room to himself, plus his own air. The stereo is great. But we've been in the shop for so many issues. Mostly because the car is so computerized and a sensor for this or that will go out. Had to replace most components of the front suspension (not surprised considering the road I drive home daily) but the warranty covered that. Can you believe it? The factory warranty covered all my shop trips and now we have an extended warranty, so although the car has been in the shop for multiple things I have hardly paid for anything. Land Rover's service is remarkable. I am always treated so well that I don't mind when I have to go in. My husband is not as ga ga with this car and is freaked that after 3 years the private party value is $19000. We bought it 2 years ago one year used at 40000K so we lost $10,000 a year by having this car. He wants out, I want it forever. Now we're car hunting and NOTHING grabs my attention like the LR3. Final opinion? If you aren't freaked by its inability to hold its value and you get the warranty then this car is great. Great for sports, kids, dogs, big mountains and business entertainment."

18 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Great Car

By on Thursday, January 03, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 152,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Spacious Feel, Unique Look, Lots of Space"

Cons: "Maintenance/Service Costs, Fuel Costs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have been driving this car from 4,000 miles to the current 152,000 miles. Besides the basic maintenance, this car has been extremely reliable and a great driver. My previous car was a discovery, which I had a few maintenance issues with, but the LR3 has really been a great car for me over the past 5 years. The tall ride and interior glass really give this car a bright and spacious feel. Probably one of my most favorite features on the car. Drives amazing in the snow and off road conditions. Rarely use the 3rd row seat, but when we do, it works nicely. TONS of cargo space in back as the 3rd row folds completely in the floor. I would say some of the sub-par items on the car include the ride, (A little rigid and tipsy-probably due to the pure shape of the car), the acceleration is not the best, and the sound system is decent...but not great. Maintenance items can also get spendy (but what luxury vehicle does not have that). Fuel efficiency has been decent....get an average of 17 mpg. I'm not to much of a speedster, and I'm usually putting freeway miles on. Overall, I have loved this car and it works great for me running around for work and also taking the family on a road trip. Due to the miles, I'm buying a new car at this moment, but will continue to keep this Rover for our family use!"

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Favorite car EVER!!!!

By on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Quite. Comfortable. Reliable."

Cons: "Fuel Economy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Despite some people claiming reliability issues, I have had no problems at all. Bought the car with 53k and now it has 105k miles on it and the only repairs I have had to make was front wheel bearings. Easy fix at any local shop. It deives amazingly. The 300hp is powerful enough for driving too fast on the highway and the 6 speed transmission gives suprisingly quick accelerations when needed. Comfort is the best. The car drives SO QUITELY that you can hear a whisper from the 3rd row seat. No more ears ringing after long road trip. I will definately recommend this vehicle to anybody who needs a lot of room, AWD, and luxury."

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful