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Land Rover LR3



  • pfolkpfolk Posts: 70
    What would take for me? An LR3 with the TD6 engine available in the UK would do nicely. Could it really be that hard to satisfy US and CARB emissions requirements when Mercedes and VW have done so and one of the Japanese mfrs (can't recall whether it's Honda or Nissan) is about to do so?

    I think the "general consensus" is old news. We have had several successful introductions of clean diesels in the US in the last 2-3 years - look at the Mercedes E and M series Bluetec, assorted VW's, and Jeep Grand Cherokee (though it looks like Mercedes and Chrysler have cut that cord). They prove it can be done. With the price of gasoline on the way up again, the cost/performance advantage of diesel will become even more apparent.

    By the way, several studies have been done comparing the total environmental cost of the Prius against gas-powered vehicles. Would it surprise you to learn that a Prius has a bigger environmental footprint than an LR3 when the cost of mining, processing, shipping (and later disposing of) the lithium needed for the Prius batteries is added to the account?
  • lrguy44lrguy44 Posts: 2,197
    The reason that it is taking Land Rover longer has been the cost of meeting the 50 state standard. Sure, the other Euros have done it, but look at the volume of sales. LR is a small importer compared to VW and MB. In fact, that is part of the uniqueness of the brand. But have faith - the diesel is only a couple of years (if that) away.
  • 1. any one know of a custom subwoofer box for the 2006 Range Rover Supercharged? I will appreciate any info/lead or where to purchase.
    2. Also any success stories re aftermarket audio (adding subs, amps, speakers etc) - please kindly give some details of successes achieved and how (products and installation details and help).
    3. Lastly any issues and/or benefits to installing suede headliners?
    Kindly help a new Range Lover out. PM me if you wish. Thanks a lot for your help.
  • Have had my lr for 3yrs love the trying to decide should I buy with 65k miles,out of warranty,@ $24500 ?? Extended warranty on this high miles very exp.4-6k...Any ideas ??
  • lrguy44lrguy44 Posts: 2,197
    l would look at a CPO 06/07. And hurry, the certified program changes April 15
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    What changes are coming?
  • lrguy44lrguy44 Posts: 2,197
    72/75K becomes 60/62K
  • I just recently purchased a new 2008 LR3 Land Rover with 4700 miles on it and while driving 60 MPH on HWY the suspension system sensor was faulty and rose up while driving. I had to pull over and turn off LR3 to lower. I contacted the dealership and they got me in the next day with a loaner LR2 and they repaired faulty sensor that day and took care of my first maintence. I was impressed with the Land Rover Houston. However this is my first LR3 and I am not too sure if this is a norm for 2008 LR3's anyone know? Any other problems I need to expect or address for warranties and about what kind of mileage I should expect repairs on my 2008 LR3 Land Rover? MSJ :confuse:
  • pfolkpfolk Posts: 70
    What did the dealer tell you? While there are a lot of electronics in the LR3 to have the suspension raise on pavement with no other evidence of malfunction is odd.

    FWIW I have accidentally hit the terrain response lever while driving. It's a little mystifying the first time it happens until you note the indicator next to the lever also shows suspension has bern raised to offroad position.

    On mileage I'm getting 17 mpg in mixed city and freeway miles.
  • The Dealer told me he see things as he works on them and this was his first.
    I thought possibly I may have touch the controls by accident, and tried to continue driving the LR3 after the incident and it happened more than three times without warning without touching the controls.

    I contacted the dealer again and he answered and told me the sensor maybe out or something else and to bring it in as when it is raised I should only go 30MPH.

    The sensor has been replaced and all is well. However my concern on maintaining this LR3 in the future makes me wonder how long I should keep it and purchase a warranty due to the fact I place at least 1500 miles a month on a SUV. MSJ
  • britman4britman4 Posts: 27 have wasted so much of your life with this.

    My 06 is wonderful, seriously the best car I ever had and I would not replace it with anything.

    You got a lemon. The O5 was the first year it came out and LR admit some teething problems. It happens but you know people mirror people in life. Grumpy rude people get treated in a grumpy rude way.

    Let it go. You will feel much better.
  • I am not the Landroverhell person going on and I just had one problem in which the dealer resovled.
    I love my Land Rover but after 8K miles and the Suspension Sensor going out I thought I might want to see if anyone else had anything else go on in XY...Period of time as I am a road warrior and this is my first LR3. I have owned in less than two months...thank you! :)
  • kennyyukennyyu Posts: 16
    Seriously ..isn't it about time? I would camp out at the dealership for that.
  • lr3fmlr3fm Posts: 2
    I have a 2005 LR3 with the Goodyear stock 18 tires . All 4 are worn severely on the inside. I wanted to find out if anyone has had a good experience with a different brand of tire other than the Goodyear . I do plan on getting this aligned with the new tires. I would like to go with a recommendation based on experience . This will be for mostly street use .
  • There is a documented issue with the lr3 and uneven tire wear - it relates to something called "bush geometry" LR should compensate for the tires - mine wore out at 13,000 miles they paid for 50% of the new ones and I think there was warranty service done to the vehicle
  • ssp1ssp1 Posts: 115
    I had the same issue at 18,000 miles or so. They paid about 33% of the replacement tires or thereabouts. They did the warranty work. Replacement tires were Michelin Tour. not sure if they are still in production but they are still on the vehicle 35K miles later and they still have good tread on them. They also were fine off road at an LR event and on snow and muddy roads over the past 2 years
  • I have a 2006 LR3. I also had a bad experience with the stock Goodyear tires. There was 4,000 miles on it when I bought it and at about 11,000 miles the back tires were worn way beyond limits. I took it back to the dealer and they at first gave me a hard time about it. They eventually saw my point of view and replaced two tires for free. I drove another 4,000 miles and the other two tires were toast as well. Did some research and found that there was a recall due to the rear end not being set up properly in the factory. They made the alignment right and I ended up purchasing a set of General AT Grabbers. Cost is about 2/3 of what the Goodyears cost and they have been on the vehicle for well over 60,000 miles. The tires are awesome. Quiet and they work great in sand, mud, snow, you name it. I am about to put another set on in about another 5,000 miles. Definitely staying with these babies.
  • Just replaced the two bulbs for the rear brake lights. When headlights are on, the bulbs are very bright and they do not work when the brake pedal is pressed. I replaced with same bulb type. What is the deal???
  • pfolkpfolk Posts: 70
    Check for those tires in production that can be fit on the LR3. They will ask questions about intended use and recommend those that are better for majority on-road use. I seem to recall the Michelin Synchrones getting rave reviews for wear and low noise. Pirelli also has some good sand and mud tires that should provide good off-road use.
  • lr3fmlr3fm Posts: 2
    Thanks for the advice on the Michelin Tour . I will search for these online.
  • discomandiscoman Posts: 110
    On my 2005 LR3 I recently replaced the stock Goodyear 18's with Toyo PROXES ST II's that have given me an excellent ride, better on and off road traction, and, believe it or not, better gas mileage. I am actually getting about 20-25 MPG Highway in Seattle. So you may want to check these out too, Plus they look awesome.
  • Thanks seems like a good deal overall...MSJ :)
  • mlandinomlandino Posts: 2
    Did you ever find the cause of the at speed stalling? I just took delivery of an '05 from Milford LR and am having the same problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  • pfolkpfolk Posts: 70
    Just a thought. I had a '97 Range Rover that periodically stalled and could not be re-started. We ultimately determined that the cause was the fuel pump seizing up and blowing the fuse that protects that circuit. The dealer said there were some fine metal shavings in the gas tank left from when they drilled the hole to install the fuel pump. Whenever those shavings were drawn into the impeller, the pump seized and that's what caused the fuse to blow. It was a random problem and easily fixed as a warranty repair once we figured it out. I never had the problem again after replacing the fuel pump and cleaning the gas tank.

    The build quality on your '05 should be much better than my older vehicle was, but I don't know if they revised the procedure for installing the fuel pump. You didn't say in your post what the dealer found when it worked on the vehicle. Ask if they replaced any blown fuses.

    Another potential cause of stalling could be fouled fuel filter. If you bought some dirty gas or the fuel filter was never changed, that could also cause a stall. I don't know the service cycle, but those are maintenance item.
  • meksmeks Posts: 10
    I've got a 2006 LR3 and during heavy rain, water gets into the car and front passenger foot well is soaked and at times get drips from the courtesy lights on the roof. Any ideas on what to do?
  • dmelnik1dmelnik1 Posts: 11
    I had the same problem on my 2005, Luckily it was still under warranty so I took to a dealer. The way they explained it is happens when sunroof is open levees might get into water docks or something like that and next time it rains water licks into the car instead of flowing through those lines. I did have to press them on it, because service guy was trying to tell me like it is not a big deal and it took me two times before they cleaned them completely and I stop getting water. Those docks travel through the car , as I understand , so I am not sure if you can do it yourself.
    I hope it helps
  • enolaenola Posts: 3
    I bought my LR3 new in June 2006, and have always have problems with the Goodyears, leaks, constant wear around 11K miles. My dealer knew nothing. I got stuck in Florida with a gash and leak in both of my back tires. My dealer never told me anything about a recall even after I complained about the tires. I bought 2 Toyos for $400. installed without ordering while in FLA. They had great reviews on Tirerack, Pirelli's and Michellin's were a 4 day wait.
  • enolaenola Posts: 3
    Same thing happened to me last year on my 2006 LR3. Brought it in, they found nothing. A year later it happened again after a heavy rain (sunroof closed). Brought it in and they kept it over night for a fix. I asked why they didn't fix it last year, they said they hadn't seen enough of the problem so they didn't know what to do then. At least they were honest. Maybe now I'll get 2 free tires.
  • enolaenola Posts: 3
    Did the VW Touareg diesel ever make it to the states or was it a bomb ?
  • pfolkpfolk Posts: 70
    FWIW, I'm approaching 30K miles with the OEM tires on my 2007 LR3. Mostly highway use but some light off-road use as well. Maintaining proper inflation and regular rotation is the key to prolonging their use. I get my truck serviced at the dealership, and they refill with nitrogen to lessen the amount of pressure loss due to temperature fluctuations. Even with careful maintenance, the Goodyears are prone to feathering due to the weight of the truck and normal wear. That is manageable - and not a sign of a bad tire - with proper tire rotation.

    While I will probably switch to Michelins or Pirellis when the OEM tires are worn out, they still have a good bit of life in them.
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