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Land Rover LR2

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  • haagdhaagd Posts: 20
    My only suggested improvement on the above was the compass.

    The rest are all positives
  • macr32macr32 Posts: 12
    If you're running the Nav, you're running the Compass.

    It would have been nice to run the compass as a screensaver.
  • bg54bg54 Posts: 21
    It is so exciting to see the excitement each has for their new Land Rover LR2.. The true test will be time and how much you will have to pay for you LR2 in a year or years.

    Time spent in Shop? Time spent being towed? Money out of pocket because parts used when built were CHEAP and Land Rover and Ford will say.. OH>> THAT IS NOT A WARRANTY ITEM.

    You will then find out that LAND ROVER AND FORD ...

    Does NOT support their faulty products and your new LR2 will be a item in a gargae being FIXED OR REPAIRED DAILY..

    I had the 2002 Freelander and 2004 replaced the 2002 which NO MONEY was transferred over which I had already 15,000 paid in on the 2002 and 30,000.00 in 4 years with NO TRADE IN VALUE.. DO NOT BUY.. from LAND ROVER IN FORT WORTH TEXAS, because you will not have the quality support by this Dealer and Land Rover/Ford ignores the problems as well... BUYER BE WARE..

    Great concept SUV.. Time will tell.. on how GREAT you feel after 12,000 to 30,000 miles and shop time .
  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 2,021
    Haha. I was just reading the MKX forum, where a troll has appeard, and I was thinking to myself how nice it was that our own troll here was gone.

    Looks like I jinxed myself :sick:
  • drsm00thdrsm00th Posts: 10
    Have had my LR2 for a few days now and must say I am very impressed. The ride is smooth and the stereo system is outstanding (I have the tech package). If you can afford it, I'd highly recommend getting the lighting package, the Xenon lights are outstanding and really change the look of the vehicle. Navigation system is one of the best i've seen installed in a car. I also think this car needs to be in black, it looks outstanding in a clean black.

    Only complaints are the lack of homelink for the garage door, this makes no sense. I also think the floormats could have been nicer.

    Overall, very impressed and really look forward to driving the car more.
  • presspress Posts: 17
    What do you think of the trunk space? My concern is that it may be a little small. I am usually carrying either two sets of golf clubs, or two to three baseball bags for my kids and the space seems pretty small. Just wanted some feedback on real world use if the trunk space is good or bad.

    Press
  • bstoeckerbstoecker Posts: 10
    I picked up my new LR2 last Friday and so far have loved it all weekend. But my Verizon Motorola Q so far won't bond with the LR2 bluetooth. The dealers tech guy will look at it today. So will keep you all posted.
  • lachkinazilachkinazi Posts: 13
    Trunk Space:

    I can't speak to golf or baseball bags, but I can tell you I went to the supermarket this weekend and a cart filled to the brim worth of groceries fit in the back. I don't think I could have squeezed another bag in though!

    Phones:

    I have tried to hook up my Blackberry 8100 Pearl with no luck. The phone is not supposed to be compatible but I was hoping it was partially compatible- no luck. My boyfriend's LG synced perfectly though (it's the envy one). Great quality sound and really easy to use. Has anyone had any luck with any smart phones (preferably sold by T-Mobile)? I am going to have to get a new phone because I love the feature and want my phone to be compatible.

    Gas Mileage:

    I am getting about 16mpg right now using 91 octane. Not so happy about that but I am hoping it is because I am still breaking the car in (just reached 700 miles). It could also be the southern california stop and go traffic, but I am hoping it's the former.

    Things I Love:

    Real head turner! I travel between LA and Orange County and people are always checking out my car- I still have only seen one other one on the road.

    Comfortable- interior is fantastic and ride is extremely smooth. Surprises all of my passengers.

    Sound system is great (I have the tech package).

    Navigation is easy to use.

    Things I Don't Love:

    Navigation is missing some Points of Interest (Restaurants/Shopping) that aren't that new.

    I have had to clean the tires very often due to break dust. Is this just because the breaks are new (I hope), and can anyone recommend some kind of protectant(sp?)?
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    does the nav play a DVD movie when the car is parked? :surprise:

    Just ordered and get mine in a month all 3 packages.

    has anyone found a good owners club forum? Also, anyone know where to find the owners manual online (give me something to do while I wait)

    many thanks! :shades:
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,980
    Here's a laundry list of owner's manuals online:

    Where To Find Your Car Owner's Manual Online

    I didn't drill down to see what's available for the LR.

    Moderator
    Minivan fan. Feel free to message or email me - stever@edmunds.com.

  • bstoeckerbstoecker Posts: 10
    Yahoo. Took my LR2 to the Verizon store and the tech guy got my Motorola Q to work today.

    So for I'm getting around 17.6 mpg. This weekend I take it on a road trip to Iowa. So I'll see how good the gas mileage goes up. :P
  • drojtdrojt Posts: 10
    Good Luck to you! :D
    The attached is a listing of phones that will work:
    http://www.landrover.com/assets/ca/en/Owners/About/LR2_masterlist_EN_v2.0.pdf
    I have a Pearl and am out of luck for now! :cry:
    Sorry but it seems that the Q also does not work. :cry:
    But you still have one great vehicle.
    Perhaps in the future LR will provide some flash updates to include more phones.
    Also, LR Chantilly is having an event of some sorts this weekend. I'll confirm and post for those of us in NoVA!
  • ronxlr2ronxlr2 Posts: 46
    I had the same problem with my Samsung A900. The LR2 can't find it at all. I went to the Sprint store the other day and they let me take one of the new Samsung UpStage phones out to my car to test. The LR2 picked it up just find and loaded the address book with no problems. Your dealership should have a list of all phones known to be compatible with the LR2 bluetooth system. Since the Moto Q is a relatively new phone, I'm not sure whether they'd have that one on their list, but you could always ask.

    Rob
  • bstoeckerbstoecker Posts: 10
    UPDATE: My Motorola Q is working with my LR2. The tech guy at the Verizon store played around with the setting on the Q and now I'm a happy critter again. :D
  • 47074707 Posts: 12
    The Samsung A900 is on the list of phone that are supposed to be working with all the features... at least the A900M. :confuse:
  • ronxlr2ronxlr2 Posts: 46
    yeah, apparently the A900m works... the A900m was kind of like a "bug fix" version of the A900, which pisses me off. Instead of figuring out how to fix the A900 with a software update, Samsung decided they could make more money by just offering a new phone to fix all the bugs they introduced with the original A900.... so, the A900m works fine but the A900 doesn't work at all (with the LR2 bluetooth system)
  • verdugoverdugo Posts: 2,021
  • misswhomisswho Posts: 19
    I've had my LR2 for 2 weeks now and I LOVE it! Narvik Black/Ebony Leather/Pixel Metallic Trim with all 3 pkgs. The first day I had it, I took it off-roading and tested out the Terrain-Response in the gravel mode and mud/ruts mode. AWESOME! This baby climbed up some crazy stuff--there were 2 other Jeeps on the same trails and they weren't able to make it. :P The hill-descent is also amazing--you can control the speed with your cruise-control function--it was really cool descending the steep, rutty hills with such control.

    What I love...
    I haven't seen another single LR2 on the road anywhere--I love having a different vehicle than everyone else!

    The Dolly surround-sound is amazing!

    Driver position--I am only 5'1" and the seats don't feel too huge, I don't feel engulfed by the car, and can see everything. I love how spacious the car feels, but I don't feel like I'm driving a monster--is very agile and quick, good turning radius too.

    Pixel Metallic Trim--since my car is black ex/black int, I really like how the brushed silver looks instead of the wood trim.

    Auto-headlights & Rain-sensing wipers--just had a couple days of storms and the LR2 adjusts levels of both. I don't have to do anything--or worry about turning things on/off. (Makes me sound so lazy!)

    Adaptive headlights--I took my car up into the mountains at night on curvy roads and these headlights illuminate everything. Very nice--Xenon is great. Have you other owners turned on your brights? Hahaha...they are what they say....

    I wish...

    Like everyone else, I wish the bluetooth had more compatible phones. I've been waiting to get the new iPhone and I called LR--they said it for sure WON'T be compatible.

    I wish there were more of a center console.

    That's it. I LOVE this car!

    Ok...one last p.s.
    Yesterday when I started my car to go home, the light for the adaptive-headlights came on and started blinking. I looked it up in the manual and it said the blinking indicates some fault with the lighting system. Called the dealer and they said I need to bring it in. Kind of disheartening since the car is SOOOO new. Has anyone else had this light come on?
  • ronxlr2ronxlr2 Posts: 46
    I can certainly attest to what you said about the bright lights... I was coming home from the grocery store the other day, driving down a long, curvy, dark back road. It was really the first time I had even thought about trying the brights, but when I did, WOW! It made it seem like daytime! ;)

    I haven't experienced the service light you mentioned, but I have had a strange thing happen twice now with the audio system. The other day when I started the engine, there was no sound coming from the stereo. I tried turning it off and back on, cycling through FM, Sirius, CD, and Auxiliary with my iPod, but no sound. The sound didn't return until after I had turned the car completely off and restarted it. It was disappointing, but I didn't worry too much about it since the sound was back. That happened about a week ago. The same thing happened again this morning, but again, sound returned when I stopped the engine, took the key out, replaced the key, and started the engine again. Now I'm concerned. Since it seems to be resolved easily, I'll probably wait until my first scheduled service appointment to have it looked at. Has anyone else experienced anything similar?

    Rob
  • bstoeckerbstoecker Posts: 10
    I have not experienced any problems yet with my new LR2. My mileage keeps getting better everyday. This weekend I take it on a road trip from Chicago to Iowa. Can't wait to see what this gets on the open highway. :D
  • 08lr308lr3 Posts: 76
    Now thats what I call break-in period :sick:
  • bookernutbookernut Posts: 7
    I am ready to order my LR2!!! The only problem is I can't figure out which color to get. I have only seen the Zermatt Silver/black leather combo in person. I have been searching the internet for photos of every possible color/ angle, and I can't decide what I like better. I have narrowed it down to Zermatt Silver / Black leather or Stornoway Gray / Alpaca leather. Or I am wondering if Zermatt Silver / Alpaca leather would look strange. I know I am overthinking this way too much, but if anyone has any opinions, I love to hear them!
  • nimbusdognimbusdog Posts: 5
    I got the Stornoway Gray/Alpaca combination and love it. They didn't have it at the dealership I bought it at, so they had to bring it in from another dealer. My salesman did think I was a little crazy when I asked about it though. He said that Stornoway Gray is almost always ordered from the factory with a black interior. That may effect your ability to resell, but I didn't care. I really wanted the Alpaca interior with that car.
  • bookernutbookernut Posts: 7
    That is the combo I am leaning towards. I guess the reason why this decision is so hard is that I have always had silver cars....I like the classic look and the fact that they always look clean (even though that is usually far from the truth!), so going with the Stornoway gray would be going out of my "comfort zone"! I am glad to hear that you love it... hopefully I will be able to make up my mind soon!
  • thewonthewon Posts: 5
    I was leaning toward towards the Stornoway Gray/Alpaca combination, but the nearest one was 500 miles away at the time of my purchase. I settled for the Stornoway Gray/Black with all options, including extending the warrenty to 100K. I was interested in the Alpaca due to hot temps here in Valencia, CA. Black should hold up better for resale. I ski 4-5 times a year in the Sierras thus the cold package.

    My LR2 to date has been great...

    Lots of great comments about the styling, comfort and functions by friends and onlookers.

    Power and handling are awesome...feels more like a sports car than SUV. Nav and Lights are awesome.

    Next time around here in the States:
    LR needs to option Roof Rack instead of Sunroof.
    Improve fuel economy
    Add homelink
    Add lift-glass to the back hatch
    Longer Warrenty

    I have not seen another one on the road yet, but I'm sure I will.
  • vinnieg1vinnieg1 Posts: 53
    I have an LR2 without nav. The cold weather package heats the front window (wire in window). So far I have tried 2 types of compasses neither worked. I think interference from the heated windshield. Has nayone found a compass that will work?
  • presspress Posts: 17
    I am leaning towards the Stornaway Gray with Alpaca as well. Way back I had a post of what LandRover should include and in addition to the items listed, I really can't understand how they skipped the homelink. Also, I feel the NAV screen should be used for other info-Sirius,indicators, etc. I will probably order the raised roof rack with cross members. Cant't find out the cost of the raised rood rack, but was stunned when I found out the crossbars cost $300. Have you stuffed the trunk yet. My only concern is that there isn't much room to haul "stuff".

    Press
  • andybl29andybl29 Posts: 8
    I agree with you...Alpaca is a very nice looking interior. Mine is Whistler white/Alpaca. I've received a bunch of compliments on the color combo, but mostly on the interior.
  • bookernutbookernut Posts: 7
    Would the Zermatti Silver with Alpaca look strange? I like the silver and I like the Alpaca interior... I am not sure how they would look together though... has anyone seen this, any thoughts?

    I understand the roof racks will be available in the US this summer, pricing not known at this point... those are a must for me...but hopefully they won't break the bank!
  • ronxlr2ronxlr2 Posts: 46
    i'm absolutely loving my Tambora Flame LR2! They said it was going to be a limited edition type color, which would make it even cooler, but I didn't base my decision on that at all. I've gotten lots of compliments on the color -- it's hard to explain, because it's like a luxury "adult" version of orange... there are many cars out there that come in some sort of (burnt) orange color, but i have always thought that color looked juvenile and cheap.... the LR2 variant on the orange color actually looks very sweet, and draws even more attention as you can imagine.

    here are some pictures i took a couple weeks ago.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/robchristie1/LR2
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