2005 Land Rover LR3 Consumer Reviews

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2005 Land Rover Lr 3
4.1
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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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Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

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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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Very Happy with the Rover

by from US Air Force in the UK on September 14, 2006

I have only had my LR3 (SE V8)for 3 months, but really enjoy this vehicle. Not everything on the LR3 works they way I like it (i.e. the sunroof controls, power window placement, etc.) but I've learn...
I have only had my LR3 (SE V8)for 3 months, but really enjoy this vehicle. Not everything on the LR3 works they way I like it (i.e. the sunroof controls, power window placement, etc.) but I've learned that every car will be that way. On the road, it is very smooth and extremely quiet inside. The stereo is excellent for an OEM stereo. The handling is sub-par, but that's what i expect from an off-road SUV. I have yet to take it off-road (this weekend) but I can't wait to see what it can do. I did have to tow a buddies minivan, and I didn't even know he was behind me. So far, no problems (other than the expected gas guzzling mileage).
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Second best Vehicle I have ever owned

by from Virginia on December 19, 2009

After going through my second snow storm in this truck, I have to say that this thing will not get stuck or fly off the road like a car or pickup. With good tires, or bald tires, it will keep you on t...
After going through my second snow storm in this truck, I have to say that this thing will not get stuck or fly off the road like a car or pickup. With good tires, or bald tires, it will keep you on the road. The only way to get stuck is to try and try again. My next LR3 will have the 3rd row seating, but it is still a good people hauler with only 2 rows. The first best car was an Audi allroad 2.7. That was not an off road vehicle but it was so comfortable and safe!!
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Best all-round for the bucks...

by from Corpus Christi, TX on August 29, 2009

I'Ve owned many Land Rovers over the years from Range Rover to the Discovery I Series. It took a while to get used to the smooth air ride of the LR3 after bouncing around in the Discovery for years. I...
I'Ve owned many Land Rovers over the years from Range Rover to the Discovery I Series. It took a while to get used to the smooth air ride of the LR3 after bouncing around in the Discovery for years. It kinda made me feel like the truck was more luxury than off road. I must say that I love the LR3 and am buying another but in HSE trim with all the bells and whistles. I have had no issues with my LR3 or my Range Rover Sport to date. The LR3 (I've found out) is more than capable of anything that I throw its way on or off road. Awesome 4x4, great handling with the correct tires, good navigation, great stereo and DVD - and most important - lots of cup holders! It's great all around as I can take it out to fine dine or to the beach and back roads. You need one to know what I'm talking about. Other than the gas issue (the RR Sport is so much better on mpg) I am an LR fan!
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Great Truck

by from Milwaukee, WI on November 18, 2009

I have never seen a better off road vehicle. It is truly amazing. It goes from the gun club to the country club. It's fit and finish is the best I have seen. I am really impressed with this truck!
I have never seen a better off road vehicle. It is truly amazing. It goes from the gun club to the country club. It's fit and finish is the best I have seen. I am really impressed with this truck!
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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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Awesome Off and on Roader!

by from Wisconsin on November 11, 2009

The best vehicle for on and off road performance, hands down. It goes through the snow like a banshee, and it drives around town like a luxury SUV should. I like the third row and stadium style seatin...
The best vehicle for on and off road performance, hands down. It goes through the snow like a banshee, and it drives around town like a luxury SUV should. I like the third row and stadium style seating. I am a six footer, and I fit comfortably in all three rows. The fit and finish is just as good as the Germans like BMW and Audi. I think ford did a great job turning Land Rover around. I hope Tata continues what Ford did.
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luxury offroad

by from Canberra Australia on October 28, 2010

This car combines all you want in a luxury car with some pretty tough offroad features: low gears, traction control and abs brakes, air suspension which lets you raise it up for extra clearance and a ...
This car combines all you want in a luxury car with some pretty tough offroad features: low gears, traction control and abs brakes, air suspension which lets you raise it up for extra clearance and a great transmission (ZF 6 speed) which almost thinks for you, unless you put it in manual shift mode. I am very happy with it and I notice only now other manufacturers are coming out with similar features, the new Jeep and Nissan Patrol for example, so it has taken them 5 years to catch up!
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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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