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Land Rover Range Rover

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  • tincup47tincup47 Posts: 1,508
    The NAV/Infotainment interface for the LR3 and the 2005 Range Rover are almost identical. The Range Rover actually has more functions built into it than the LR3 does. The screens shown are the same as in the Range Rover.
  • grommetgrommet Posts: 445
    Yes, I know that. The new system was retrofitted into the Range Rover.

    My basic question is "Did LR make a mistake and use 2005 Range Rover screen shots & specifications on their Disco 3 'infotainment' info page?" According to most documentation, LR3/Disco 3 has less features than shown on the Touchscreen (probably since Navigation is optional).
  • tincup47tincup47 Posts: 1,508
    It appears so. They could be anticipating future availability of the Bluetooth phone functionality.
  • grommetgrommet Posts: 445
    Thanks. Too bad. The forthcoming optional LR3 Bluetooth/PTI functions will regretably probably only use the tiny separate display/interface on the LR3 h/k stereo head unit. (Lowest common denominator factor.) I was hoping they'd supplement with Touchscreen support if the vehicle had Navigation... since they already had a GUI for the '05 RR.

    Land Rover also documents touchscreen use with the "Premium" ICE h/k Stereo on the LR3. That might be a 2005 Range Rover mix-up, too.
  • lzmlzlzmlz Posts: 7
    Hi all. I just bought 05 RR past weekend. Service Engine Soon light was on before the car was delivered. Sale guy said that it was a computer glitch and reset the computer by the service department. However Service Engine Soon light came on this morning again with only 250 miles on odometer, and now the truck has to be left at the dealer. Should I be concerned? I almost chose LX470 over RR. I hope I would not regret. All my Lexus cars have been trouble free.
  • I just got mine last week and mine said something about oil servicing. my husbands bmw does this same thing all the time and who knows... Oh I'm sure you'll regret having not bought another lexus as I may feel like I'd lost my mind buying something owned by ford. I like the car b/c it is unique but it's kind of a tank on the highway and I had no idea what a guzzler this thing would be. does anyone else notice the windshield wipers make strange noises? also what is this venturecam? where is it located? my manual was talking about it but I haven't a clue where to find it in my car.
  • grommetgrommet Posts: 445
    The VentureCam is an optional suction-cup mounted wireless video camera that can transmit a live picture from anywhere around the vehicle. It's viewable on the Touchscreen. Interesting tool for hardcore off-roading. I'm not even sure they sell it in the US due to our, well, litigious culture.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I think I warned you about this, didn't I? And it's not Ford, shugurl, that is your problem, it's having been used to the perfection of a Lexus, and then buying something European, where maintenance is expected, not a sin, as it is with the Japanese. Don't come crying to us now. We told you so...... Put a notepad in the console with a pen. Write down each little annoying glitch when it happens, and hand it to the service writer when you go in for service every 3 months. Enjoy your loaner cars. You'll get used to it. Millions of BMW, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Rover, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Volvo drivers already do.
  • lzmlzlzmlz Posts: 7
    Sale guy brought my 05 RR and told that the problem was solved. They had to replace a faulty thermometer. We shall see.
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    Shugurl, you said.... "I like the car b/c it is unique but it's kind of a tank on the highway and I had no idea what a guzzler this thing would be. does anyone else notice the windshield wipers make strange noises?"

    You are kidding right? You didn't look at the window sticker that gives you the mpg? I think it says 12 in the city but you will probably get less until it breaks in.

    Mark
  • nycrrnycrr Posts: 8
    I currently have an 03 blu/parch RR and am thinking about an 05 Westminster for all the new electronics (nav, bluetooth, touch screen....etc) and for lux pkg seats. Also need darker interior since parch is hard to keep clean. Dealer has said that Westminsters do not hold their extra value, and you really don't get much more than the lux seats and 20" wheels. I will go for Silv/blu if I am going to take a big hit on the Westminster. Also want another BMW engine b4 the change. Any views?
  • I sort of knew about the gas but I was more into the touch screen radio and it wasn't a top priority. don't really care about mileage as I don't drive much anyway, I love the car and after going to the grocery store everything fit right in... LOVE THIS CAR also love the folding mirrors so I won't smash into the garage trying to park the bus. :) No did not read window sticker as I went online before purchasing the car and ordered it at the dealer.
  • someone told me that with the 20" wheels you probably should not raise the ride height. don't know if this is true or not. Personally I would skip on having 20" wheels but that's my view. You could just upgrade your seats on the HSE version. LUV the touch screen and navigation.
  • tincup47tincup47 Posts: 1,508
    These are an approved Land Rover accessory (for vehicles that do not have them as a factory option) and have been tested and approved for usage with all ride heights.
  • intmed99intmed99 Posts: 485
    Why would you want the BMW engine?? IMO, Jaguar engine is just as good and produce slightly more HP (and slightly less torque). In addition, there may be a supercharged Jaguar engine in the near future for the RR.

    BMW powertrain is smooth and powerful...but they are not trouble-free.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Exactly what I've been told about the engine too. I would wait for the Jag engine - they've been proven to be excellent in the last decade.
  • A few weeks ago I received a $1,500 coupon in the mail off the price of a new Range Rover if purchased before 12/31/04. As luck would have it, I seem to have lost the coupon and of course I've found the perfect 05 RR at my local dealer. My wife and I have looked all over the house but I think my 3 year old daughter walked away with it - she keeps telling me it must be playing hide and seek.

    I was hoping that someone may have a coupon they don't plan on using or that maybe they can tell me if there is a contact phone number on the coupon somewhere. I have tried going through Land Rover USA but I've had very little luck. Any help would be very, very much appreciated. My email address is sasso.home@verizon.net.

    Thanks,
    Augusto
  • nycrrnycrr Posts: 8
    Sorry, but I threw mine out because mine had said that it was good on the purchase of an 04 RR by 12/31/04. Where there other coupons without that caveat?
  • Anyone else's driver's seat bottom squeak when taking sharp turns or when your bottom repositions itself?

    Mine has just starting doing this in an otherwise flawless, bulletproof '04 with 9k miles.

    Any suggestions?
  • nycrrnycrr Posts: 8
    Sorry, but I threw mine out because mine had said that it was good on the purchase of an 04 RR by 12/31/04. Where there other coupons without that caveat?
  • Yes. Mine definitely said for the purchase of an 05 by 12/31/04. I have the number of the person at Land Rover that is responsible for this program. I'll call them tomorrow morning and post another message with the information if it all works out. Thanks.
  • intmed99intmed99 Posts: 485
    All of these discount coupons are BS. A little haggle and you will get the same or better deal! I would haggle first, then at the very last moment, take out the coupon for a better deal.
  • Hello, can someone tell me what EUR 3 is. I want to buy a range rover from UK I was told that it was going to cost a lot of money to convert it so it will be able to drive in the states. Can anyone give me some input on this issue.
  • grommetgrommet Posts: 445
    Yes, very cost is prohibitive. Vehicles must be approved by NHTSA on an individual basis. After that is successful, it must be imported through a Registered Importer who can performs and certify all necessary US conversion work... and then the vehicle will need to go through an expensive multiple-day EPA emission test, along with more conversion and certification.

    Some fun stuff here: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/ Enjoy!

    Summary: Buy a Range Rover in the US.
  • Just picked up my new 05 RR and am very happy. Looks, feels great. However, I am noticing a humming / howling / whistling when I go over 45mph that seems to be coming from the front windshield or windshield wiper area. It seems like something is catching the wind and creating a "drag" noise or something. I have read posts about the old "good year" tires, but the 05 RR comes with Michelins. Does anyone have any ideas?
  • I have a 2005 RR. Sometimes during travel I hear a harmonic sound when I reach 50mph It seems to be coming from the front near the wipers. Like a wind sound. It is not always there. When I take the vehicle out of the warm garage into the cold it seems to happen. The other noght it was there for about 20min at speeds from 50 to 60mph. I thought I read that it may have something to do with the air vents on the hood. Does anyone have any ideas.
  • That's a well-known problem that plagued some '03 and '04 Rangie's - surprised it's still on an '05. The good news is the fix is simple - the dealer simply reseals the lower part of the windshield where it meets the hood. Hope that helps.

    YoungTurk
    '04 Range Rover
    Java/Sand
  • YoungTurk,

    Thanks for the advice- will take to dealer soon. Do you know of any other Range Rover message boards that are worth frequenting?

    -ecsmith
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    The topic is the Land Rover Range Rover - not other forums.

    tidester, host
  • I am seriously thinking about purchasing a 2005 Range Rover in December.

    I'm trying to get a feel for what the out-the-door price is going to be right now for the 2005's. Would I have to pay sticker? How much under the sticker would I able able to negotiate down right now?

    I am in Los Angeles. It seems like everybody is driving these out here. Do you know whether I'll be able to get a good deal in SoCal compared to other parts of CA?

    Also. Does anybody have the discount coupons that I've been reading about or know how I can get one? Thanks.
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