2005 Land Rover Lr 3
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Some of the best Land Rover design & much improved

by from Prescott, Az on September 15, 2017

It's a great vehicle I have owned a lot of land rovers more than average this latest generation are way more reliable there are a few things you need to take care of but after that it's a wonderful ma...
It's a great vehicle I have owned a lot of land rovers more than average this latest generation are way more reliable there are a few things you need to take care of but after that it's a wonderful machine
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transportingfamily

Does recommend this car!!

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Great truck

by on August 14, 2017

Great vehicle, I had one for several years. Had all the creature comforts. Good handling and perfect for long road trips!
Great vehicle, I had one for several years. Had all the creature comforts. Good handling and perfect for long road trips!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Best SUV on the Road

by from Gunnison, CO on April 1, 2017

Amazing off-road and on, this is a beautiful car, the best SUV I've owned. This amazing looking car dos not look like it is 12 years old. If you are considering full size SUV's, you must drive a Rover...
Amazing off-road and on, this is a beautiful car, the best SUV I've owned. This amazing looking car dos not look like it is 12 years old. If you are considering full size SUV's, you must drive a Rover!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Greatest SUV ever made

by from Toronto, ON, Canada on August 19, 2015

I dreamed about this truck for many years. Finally got it. Wasn't disappointed. Immense power, smooth like Town Car and absolutely unbeatable off road. Overall fantastic truck. Yes, gas mileage isn't ...
I dreamed about this truck for many years. Finally got it. Wasn't disappointed. Immense power, smooth like Town Car and absolutely unbeatable off road. Overall fantastic truck. Yes, gas mileage isn't great (still better than Jeep Liberty I've had). Yes, it only runs on premium gas. But it's a luxury car, so one's expected to pay for it. Maintenance is ridiculous, especially at the dealerships. But I found my way around them. Still expensive, but not as stupid. I would definitely do it all over again. The best SUV I've owned so far, and I drove a lot (including custom made Mercedes G-class).
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Overall a great purchase

by from Seattle, Washington on February 10, 2015

I purchased my LR3 HSE with 89,000 miles on it and just turned 100,000 within 9 months of purchasing it. There have been a few issues with it, just maintenance you would expect around 100,000 miles. N...
I purchased my LR3 HSE with 89,000 miles on it and just turned 100,000 within 9 months of purchasing it. There have been a few issues with it, just maintenance you would expect around 100,000 miles. New control arms, a new pcv valve and a leaky sunroof. Other than that, it is a dream to drive. I have taken this thing off road and followed a purpose built Jeep Rubicon (big tires, lifted and locked, roll cage, the lot) and after watching him struggle getting up this rocky, slippery hill I was looking at, I made the decision to try it myself. I made it with ease with street tires. I was scared but I was not even close to the limit of this car. Truly incredible engineering with the offroad management system. Just drive one if your thinking about getting one, it will make choosing a lot easier. Land Rover is a great product.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Little things that bother you!

by from Mesa AZ on April 22, 2014

I love my 2005 LR3 one day, then want to trade it in the next. It has been a pleasure to drive but it has been the little things that annoy me. From 90,000 miles to 105,000 miles I have had the follow...
I love my 2005 LR3 one day, then want to trade it in the next. It has been a pleasure to drive but it has been the little things that annoy me. From 90,000 miles to 105,000 miles I have had the following things go bad or break. Front glove box handle broke ($250) Broken stereo button (CD fast forward) living with it, passenger rear window goes down from drivers button but won't go up. It does go up if you use that window button, living with it, Low windshield wiper fluid indicator comes on when I start it even though it's not low. Front air shock went bad, $350 to replace. Bought part on amazon for $275. Paid a mechanic $75 to install. Back handle on storage compartment broke off. $27 part at land rover dealership. Put on myself! Two of my plastic exterior moldings come off in the car wash. Both were run over by other cars and ruined. $210 for both moldings. I replaced my self!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Great winter vehicle

by from MD on December 5, 2011

Great car, but the dealer was a total waste of good skin holding a body together. I'm using this so that I can keep my convertible;e garaged over the winter.
Great car, but the dealer was a total waste of good skin holding a body together. I'm using this so that I can keep my convertible;e garaged over the winter.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Land Rover LR3

by from Folsom, CA on October 11, 2011

Land Rover's are awesome cars and this is the second one I have owned. My last car was a 1997 Land Rover Discovery. I bought it with 117000 miles for 6K, drove it for 5 years, and sold it to my friend...
Land Rover's are awesome cars and this is the second one I have owned. My last car was a 1997 Land Rover Discovery. I bought it with 117000 miles for 6K, drove it for 5 years, and sold it to my friend with 216000. He still drives it daily and I loved it. Basic mechanical issues with miles, but trips to the Land Rover recycle yard helps control repair cost's. Land Rovers are great cars, but it also is helpful to know someone who can work on them for a discount! Bought my LR3 in mint condition but with 113000 on it. Looks and drives like brand new and I plan on getting another 100K out of it easly. When it comes to Land Rovers, buy well maintained used ones that others paid a premium for the initial maintenance that comes within the first 50-100K miles. You can't go wrong if you get the right Land Rover and at the right price. I will always drive a Land Rover, as they have proven to be long lasting SUV's that also hold an image of excellence. It doesn't matter how old or beat up your Land Rover is, people will say "you drive a Land Rover."
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car!!

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Luxury and Dependability!

by from Los Angeles, CA on August 20, 2011

I've had my LR3 for 6 years now and still love it! Very dependable, safe, no major problems -- just regular maintenance. LR3 has best visability of any vehicle I've ever driven, very comfortable with ...
I've had my LR3 for 6 years now and still love it! Very dependable, safe, no major problems -- just regular maintenance. LR3 has best visability of any vehicle I've ever driven, very comfortable with lots of luxury.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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ELEGANT OFFROAD MONSTER

by from PALOS HILLS, IL on May 19, 2011

OFFROAD MONSTER. U CANT FIND ANOTHER LUXURY VEHICLE WHAT CAN HANDLE OFFROAD AS GOOD AS LR3. LUV IT FOR THAT. NOW GET READY FOR THE BAD PART: FUEL ECONOMY 12MPG-CITY 18-HIGHWAY. IF U WANT TO KEEP THE R...
OFFROAD MONSTER. U CANT FIND ANOTHER LUXURY VEHICLE WHAT CAN HANDLE OFFROAD AS GOOD AS LR3. LUV IT FOR THAT. NOW GET READY FOR THE BAD PART: FUEL ECONOMY 12MPG-CITY 18-HIGHWAY. IF U WANT TO KEEP THE RIDE SMOOTH GET READY TO SPEND A FORTUNE TIRES BRAKES NEEDS TO BE REPLACED EVERY YEAR. STABILITY CONTROL IF U DONT GO OFFROAD -JUST IGNORE IT (THE LIGHT IS ALLWAYS ON). OH AND DONT FORGET ALL PARTS AVALABLE MOSTLY AT THE DEALER$$$. AUTOZONE OR PEPBOYS DONT HAVE ANY;) AND FINAL "DO NOT GET ONE" STATEMENT: LOOK UNDER THE RARE BUMPER. THERE IS A HUGE PIECE OF STEEL WEIGHT HANGING, THATS HOW MUCH IT TAKES TO HAVE THIS CAR BALANCED. IM NOT KIDDING. WHEN U GO BUY ONE JUST LOOK;(((((( AND THATS FACTORY MADE.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Off-roading

Does not recommend this car

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