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Land Rover LR3



  • derrickh22derrickh22 Posts: 4
    I recently acquired a 2007 LR3. It is almost perfectly designed, except for a couple of little things. One is the sun roofs: the shade is simply not dark enough to block off the Florida sun. The car already gets extremely hot now; I can't imagine how bad it can be in the summer! I checked with car tinting shops, and they told me not to dark tint the sun roof glass because of glass breaking danger (which is true based on experts). Does anyboy know of any way I can block off the sun from directly shining into the cabin through the sunroofs? I would really appreciate any suggestions you mght have!
  • ssp1ssp1 Posts: 115
    The old discovery had the same type of shades. I did see someone install a new shade that was opaque on a 200 Discovery. I believe the work was done at California Rover in Encinitas. You can at least ask them where they got the parts to do so (and i believe they came from the east coast) and if something for LR3 is available aftermarket

    However I would imagine the car at 135 degrees doesnt feel much cooler than 165 degrees
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    I agree with you about the perforated sun screens. I wish that Land Rover would have made them solid. As a quick fix, just on those days when the sun is shining directly over the LR, I thought about just slipping a piece of computer paper between the shade and the glass just to keep the rays out.

  • beargator56beargator56 Posts: 27
    Anyone interested in a tow hitch for the LR3? I just turned my lease in, and would like to sell it.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,047
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  • discomandiscoman Posts: 110
    I believe there is also a spray on tint you could use. But that still leaves you with the breaking problem. You could also find a custom shop that will take off the perforated ones and put in solid shades. But it's $$. Another option is to get some thin cloth that matches your interior (Not Black or it will build up heat), and 3M spray on adhesive (The kind used to re-attach headliners like I had to do on my old 96 Disco) and cut the cloth and spray the glue on the cloth and attach it to the blind while it is shut. I did this on my Disco when I lived in Jacksonville, FL and it worked fine. Even retracted OK since it wasn't that much thicker. And it is easy to peel off later if you want to trade, Just make sure you spray the cloth, not the blindm and wait for he glue to be tacky before you put it up. Now I live in Seattle, and have since traded the old girl for an 05 LR3 so it's no longer a problem. Hope this helps.
  • discomandiscoman Posts: 110
    Does anyone know if I can gt the bluetooth added to my 2005 LR3? I have the navigation Package and was wondering if anyone has had it done afterwards
  • dmelnik1dmelnik1 Posts: 11
    When i purchased mine 2005 LR3 with Nav Package i looked into it and found on various LR forums that people did that, so it is possible. Some posts mentioned figure around $700, it could be cheaper now, but number of posts mentioned all kind of issues after installation, so be careful in choosing an installer. In the end I decided against it, could not find anybody i would be secure with. Pretty much the only functionality I am missing from my LR3.
  • discomandiscoman Posts: 110
    Yeah, I looked into having a Motorola unit installed. It's about $400 installed at Best Buy. But I was more into whether or not I can take it to LR to have them install it there. I didn't know if maybe I just had to get the module installed and a new steering wheel or what. I might get the aftermarket just because my wife drives it most of the time and refuses to use the bluetooth headsets. She already got a $400 ticket and still insists on talking on the phone in the car.
  • dmelnik1dmelnik1 Posts: 11
    I was talking about LR native integration, not third party. But if you are thinking of going third party why don't you just get Bluetooth speaker/microphone device. I think Motorola has something like that. It will be cheaper and no installation required, of course you might have to run power cable to the cigarette lighter so it does not look as nice
  • caterocatero Posts: 1
    I am interested. Do you still have it? E-mail me at
  • I have a 2006 LR3-the CD Player isnt playing. Error Code: "CD2"-"CD ERROR"-"Press Eject"-"Checking" then clicks a few times and restarts same code senquence? Any help how to get that fixed without taking it in to nearest service center 2 hours away? email me
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
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  • I am, is it still for sale and how much?
  • I'd like to hear from any 2008 or 2009 owners out there about any issues you've had with your LR3. I'm getting ready to finalize negotiations with Chrysler on my '08 Commander to buy me out through lemon law.

    I've settled on the BMW X5 and LR3. (Please, no replies about how different the vehicles are. My only concerns are luxury and how much I like the vehicle as I live in the city don't off-road or tow.) I had an '06 X5 that I loved and never had an issue with but, since the LR3 now has an electric steering wheel adjustment, I'm torn between which one I like better. I get a good deal from BMW because of my relationship with them but one of my best friends runs the LR store just a mile from my office and I know I can get a good deal from him too and if I do have problems, it would be closer than the BMW store, which is about 5 miles away.

    I know everything about both vehicles as far as equipment, drive, capabilities, etc, however I haven't heard much about problems with the '08. I'm a 24 month leaser so I'm not really so worried about problems with 2 or 3 year old vehicles, just wondering if anyone out there has had initial problems, like I've had with my Commander since day one.

    Thanks, :)
  • pfolkpfolk Posts: 70
    How about a reply from a very happy 2007 owner?

    I am a prior owner of BMW (although I have only ever demo'd an X5), Jeep and Land Rover products. My 2007 LR3 stands head and shoulders above both Jeep and older LR and RR models. I'm in my 23rd month of trouble-free ownership and couldn't be happier. I won't knock BMW although I don't think making the X5 bigger made it better. Obviously that brand has great build quality and performance. You can't do a heads-up comparison of the X5 against the LR3 because the X5 won't do as much off road, but you will find both to be comparable for the type of driving you say you do.

    I don't think you will regret choosing the green oval this time around.
  • Thanks. I'm not trying to do any kind of comparison between the two vehicles (trust me, I have and know what features I want) othere than reliability. I have my first hand knowledge of the BMW reliability but want to hear of any problems that 2008 (or 2007) owners have had with LR3s.
  • I'm about to sell my 2000 Nissan XTerra which I love but it's time for a change. I would love to have a 2007 LR3. I've heard that everything is great unless you slip up and miss a tune up then the car just starts to fall apart on you. I would never miss a tune up if I could help it but I've also heard that they can be extremely expensive. My XTerra has been some what of a money pit to me and I don't want to get into the same spot again. I just need some advice before I sell my car.
  • ssp1ssp1 Posts: 115
    the scheduled services are covered till 50K miles; after that you pay
    its more expensive but worth it. I have a 2006 LR3 and we are at 46K. been the best car i have ever had. no problems to date (knock on whatever).
  • I own LR3 2005 with 63000 miles and before that owned Discovery 2000 and 2003.I never miss the service and had 2 since warranty expired on my current vehicle. First at 52500 and another one at 60k 52K service is just oil change and probably does not have to be done at a dealer, but I made sure to take car to a dealer for 60k service, because it includes transmission service as well. If you have more then one LR dealer around I would call to all of them for the price. In my experience service prices are very different from place to place
    I have been pretty lucky with quality of my vehicles and did not have to do any kind of major repair. Saying that, I would also add that with first somewhat major problem, I would dump the car and replace it with newer model. It is expensive to fix, at list in Chicago area and with complexity of the car I will be afraid to take it to mechanic next door Simple maintenance like brake pads you can probably do any ware
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