2008 Land Rover Lr 2
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LR2: Versatile, Capable, Fun, Efficient

by from Chicago, IL on December 19, 2008

Before I owned the LR2, I drove a 2000 BMW X5 for about 8 and a half years. I need a vehicle that I can hall my two kids and Labrador in, drive in any condition, and still carry presence with co-worke...
Before I owned the LR2, I drove a 2000 BMW X5 for about 8 and a half years. I need a vehicle that I can hall my two kids and Labrador in, drive in any condition, and still carry presence with co-workers and clients. Out of all the small luxury SUVs out on the market today, I chose the LR2, and I feel my decision was a good one. In July, of 2008, I purchased a red LR2 with a beige interior, 2,380 miles on it. As a utility vehicle, it serves its purpose well. It has plenty of interior and trunk space, especially with the seats folded down. Mine also has a roof rack, which I recommend, as they can be very useful. As far a driving goes, this car is pretty nimble, although not as confident on road as the BMW X3 or Acura RDX. In the snow, it feels right at home. It snowed 8 inches last week, and as I drove to work before the plows were out, and I had no trouble. I find the Terrain Response System, which lets you change vehicle dynamics, is a feature you never thought you would need until you drive without it. It is such a nice feature, and is incredibly easy to use. The navigation is the easiest system I have ever used, and the screen doesn't seem to accumulate fingerprints. The interior is beautiful. The dashboard looks businesslike, and is refreshed by a very shiny strip of wood trim that continues onto the door panels. The interior plastics and leather seem to be high quality, and show no wear of tear. At 17,000 miles, their have been no problems with the car. Everything runs smoothly and sounds solid. Gas millage is good. I get 18-19 mpg in the city, 26-28 on the highway. One thing I like about this car is that although it is a Land Rover car, it is not flashy car. People hardly realize that they are in a Land Rover. I really like that, and I really like this car.
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Have you driven a Land Rover Lately ?

by from New York on February 20, 2008

I contemplated the purchase of this vehicle for over 3 weeks. My concerns were Land rover reliability and user satisfaction. I am a research type person and after reading all reviews, along with learn...
I contemplated the purchase of this vehicle for over 3 weeks. My concerns were Land rover reliability and user satisfaction. I am a research type person and after reading all reviews, along with learning that this car was built in the award winning Halewood facility in Liverpool, decided to purchase one. Additionally, I normally drive Lexus and Audi, and have come acustomed to a certain level of quality. The LR2 is absolutely awesome in many ways. While it might not be as fast as the RDX or BMW, it offers a more sophisticated driving experience, which is sort of like a combination of a BMW 3 series with Lexus quiteness and refinement. The car comes nearly loading with every option and driving it is fun. For those of you who are thinking about this car, don't wait, go drive the rest first than come back to the LR2 and you won't be dissapointed. It's probably the best quality Land rover product to date.
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Usability of a truck, luxury of a Jaguar

by from Long Beach, CA on March 10, 2009

Land Rover is well known in America as being a status symbol, so that part was easy. Unlike the Jag though (and unlike most Land Rover owners) we wanted a capable vehicle. Something able to get the gr...
Land Rover is well known in America as being a status symbol, so that part was easy. Unlike the Jag though (and unlike most Land Rover owners) we wanted a capable vehicle. Something able to get the groceries and scale a 45 degree slippery rock face. The dealership takes you on the test course (every dealerships is different) and show you the offroad prowess of the vehicle. It shows the chassis strength, the approch and depart angles, and its abillity not to roll. To see if it really performs you need an offroad park. Your trip there will becomfortable. The seats are supportive and adjustable. The cabin is quite. Gagets galore you will be kept very busy just trying to figure it all out at first, but everything really does make since. I've never been offroading in my life, but it is almost as if the little LR2 is smiling. Glad to be one of the lucky few that ever gets to see dirt. For a novice like myself it is a bit scary. I start going through the trails not knowing what this vehicle can do. Lucky for me Land Rover knows that not every person who buys one of these machines is an experienced explorer. How do I know this? I didn't ask them, but I do assume because they have put in it what I call the "stupid switch" because it makes someone with even as little experience as I do look positively BRILLIANT! Which is allways good. Sometimes we see a Jeep or two at the bottom of a big hill. They are locking in their diferentials, puting it in low gear, analysing the hill. We patiently wait our turn. They eventually get up. We then simply steamroll up the hill. As not to be rude I slow down halfway up. I love my 'Stupid Switch.' We get a lot of stares throughout the day, no doubt a mix of the prestige of the vehicle, the exuberent amount of mud that is on the vehicle, and the fact that it still only has the dealer plates. When we do eventually leave the ride back home is as relaxing as the day was thrilling. Turn on the seat heaters and automatic air conditioning, flick on the cruise control, and just melt into the seat. The car is still quite dirty and the looks get stranger the closer we get to the city, but they are well deserved. Our LR2 is still brimming mirror to mirror.
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Only had it a month

by from Raleigh, NC on October 22, 2015

I've been impressed by the fit and finish, the brakes, and how tight the vehicle feels with almost 110,000 miles on it. I was surprised at how responsive the steering is. Just this morning I had to ma...
I've been impressed by the fit and finish, the brakes, and how tight the vehicle feels with almost 110,000 miles on it. I was surprised at how responsive the steering is. Just this morning I had to make an evasive maneuver...no problem. I can make a 300 mile trip without having to stop for gas. So far I really like it.
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Never had a problem!

by from Madison, WI on February 29, 2012

I purchased my 2008 Land Rover LR2 SE in November of 2010. I got a an amazing price for it, and it was loaded. I have changed the oil twice, and have put about 17,000 miles on it since I purchased it....
I purchased my 2008 Land Rover LR2 SE in November of 2010. I got a an amazing price for it, and it was loaded. I have changed the oil twice, and have put about 17,000 miles on it since I purchased it. I don't have any complaints besides the gas mileage, but then again, it is a Land Rover, so I should have known what I was getting when I purchased it. :)
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Take care of the car and it'll take care of you!

by from Owings Mills, MD on May 18, 2016

I bought my LR2 new in 2008! It has never given me serious issues (a hose had yo be replaced that initially mimicked a blown head gasket but it was merely a $100 hose repair)! That's the only issue I'...
I bought my LR2 new in 2008! It has never given me serious issues (a hose had yo be replaced that initially mimicked a blown head gasket but it was merely a $100 hose repair)! That's the only issue I've had in 8 years! Take care of the car and it'll take care of you!! If you keep your maintenance up, oil changes as required it's NO PROBLEM! I hear it's on of the best made Land Rovers ever! I've owned 3 models and must say I'm in for life! Great car all around!!!
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LR2 is a great value

by from Greensboro, NC on October 13, 2009

Great ride, very good handling, content and economy above average with LR looks. Acceleration is adequate and still strong off road with All Terrain system.
Great ride, very good handling, content and economy above average with LR looks. Acceleration is adequate and still strong off road with All Terrain system.
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Great car

by from Pittsburgh, PA on December 18, 2008

Having owned this car for 4 months now, I can honestly say I'm in love. Partly due to the styling of the standard model and partly from the optional cold weather and lighting packages that take luxury...
Having owned this car for 4 months now, I can honestly say I'm in love. Partly due to the styling of the standard model and partly from the optional cold weather and lighting packages that take luxury to another level. The interior controls are very easy to use and well positioned, aside from the adjustability of the seat which may bother shorter drivers (under 5'4"). The wood grain detailing is very attractive, the moonroof is great and the Bose sound system is superb. The heated seats and turn sensitive lights are great features that come with the packages. The cons are the premium gas/low gas mileage and lack of inital acceleration. The car climbs hills easily but lacks some of the pick-up of the BMW X3. The handling is smooth and the cabin is very quiet. Overall, I absolutely love this car and would purchase it again in a heartbeat.
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This car might be my all time favorite!

by from Belleville, Pa on June 8, 2007

I purchased the LR 2 six weeks ago and my high expectations have been exceeded in every area. Prior to purchasing the Land Rover ,I test drove most competing models including th BMW X3 and the models ...
I purchased the LR 2 six weeks ago and my high expectations have been exceeded in every area. Prior to purchasing the Land Rover ,I test drove most competing models including th BMW X3 and the models from Lexus And Acura.I have owned BMW and Mercedes models for many years and currently also own a Subaru Legacy.If I drive the LR2 carefully(maximizing fuel economy) I can attain fuel economy in the 28-30 MPG range . I am averaging 23 MPG in mixed driving. The car has powerful brakes and precise handling. It is a delight to drive as it is exceptionally agile and very comfortable. It is very thoughtfully designed which makes it a pleasure to use on a daily basis.
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I love this car

by from Boston, MA on November 25, 2007

I have been driving full size pick ups... I bought the new LR2 about 8 weeks ago and I love this car. The only drawback is the greatly reduced space over my prior vehicle, but that is no surprise. I h...
I have been driving full size pick ups... I bought the new LR2 about 8 weeks ago and I love this car. The only drawback is the greatly reduced space over my prior vehicle, but that is no surprise. I have identified only two small issues. 1. the lack of covered storage in the car, and 2. A set of golf clubs barley fits lengthwise in the back... Another inch would have made a big difference. The Nav system (which includes the premium sound system) is easy to use... The car is comfortable. I am getting a little over 22 MPH on the highway and, just under 19 around town. The main attraction for me on this car was the Land Rover warranty. All normal maintenance covered for the first 50,000 miles. That’s great and even better is the loaner vehicle while the car is in the shop. That does it for me... I feel the car is very well equipped... I'm new to Land Rover , but am sold on this one...
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