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2006 Land Rover LR3 Consumer Reviews

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06 LR3

by from Williston,VT on March 12, 2011

I recently purchased a 06 LR3. Though there have been some minor issue (they have an electrical mind of their own...ie "suspention fault" when cold and then corrected when warm, and by cold I mean -10...
I recently purchased a 06 LR3. Though there have been some minor issue (they have an electrical mind of their own...ie "suspention fault" when cold and then corrected when warm, and by cold I mean -10 degrees), I love this vehicle. It only gets on average 12-14 mpg and with gas prices going up it not that practical, but I have a 8 mile round trip communte. It has been great for all the things I wanted it for (more room, storage, capabilities) and has yet to not deliver when asked to perform. I would highly advise you look at one if your in this market.....if your not in this market.....look the other way
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Excellent vehicle

by from Houston TX on September 27, 2010

2006 SE Have 60K now, purchased used with 18K, have owned for 3 years. Only problem was the first week of ownership and it was minor: leaking windshield fluid tank! Have only replaced tires once (at 5...
2006 SE Have 60K now, purchased used with 18K, have owned for 3 years. Only problem was the first week of ownership and it was minor: leaking windshield fluid tank! Have only replaced tires once (at 50K) and one brake job (at 50K) & the brake job was expensive and LR insisted on replacing rotors on all brake jobs. I was worried about buying a Rover based on other opinions, but my experience has been great & would purchase a LR again. Vehicle is tight, versatile and luxurious.
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Luxury SUV Built Like a Rock

by from Silver Spring, MD on May 28, 2010

We have three cars, one of which is an LR3. They are built solid as a rock and has a ton of standard features that are really meant for convenience and impress. It's a really well-priced big bang-for-...
We have three cars, one of which is an LR3. They are built solid as a rock and has a ton of standard features that are really meant for convenience and impress. It's a really well-priced big bang-for-your-buck kind of an suv. We've never experienced a problem with it.
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no problems at all eighty thousand lots of offroad

by from california on December 15, 2009

the best car I have ever owned,no problems. Tire problem,yes but moved over to Nitto Grapplers great tire. We have about 5000 off road miles and use it hard. The car has no rattles are vibration tigh...
the best car I have ever owned,no problems. Tire problem,yes but moved over to Nitto Grapplers great tire. We have about 5000 off road miles and use it hard. The car has no rattles are vibration tight are the day we bought it. Also love the dealership,some of the best people we have ever worked with. We are looking at having two for the family we can not see the point of buying any other car.
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Best in Class

by from Tampa, FL on February 2, 2011

For those who wrote that this vehicle is unreliable I would say GO TO YOUR DEALER! The suspension issues that caused the tire wear were fixed with a software update in 2007 and the suspension compress...
For those who wrote that this vehicle is unreliable I would say GO TO YOUR DEALER! The suspension issues that caused the tire wear were fixed with a software update in 2007 and the suspension compressor failure was fixed by TATA motors (who bought Land Rover two years ago) with a higher quality compressor that is 50% larger than the original. All covered under warranty....the fuel tank issue was limited to a run of 100+ vehicles...compare that to the multitude of recalls which other brands have suffered recently, all of which are major safety issues! The LR3 is a fantastic vehicle which will treat you well even if you are rough with it...the Land Rover dealers will treat you with dignity and respect..not something other competing brands did for us when our previous cars had out of warranty or warranty issues. No other vehicle is as capable off road and as smooth on road. Our highway mpg averages between 19-20 and our city mpg never falls below 15...and the competitors do no better and fail to deliver the ride, safety or even cubic feet of cargo. We love this vehicle and will not hesitate to buy the newest!
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wow! LR3 rocks!

by from San Francisco on October 9, 2008

Great car. I own it for over 2 years now, superb handling, excellent off-road capabilities, huge and airy interior space, very quiet ride and excellent experience with Scheduled Free Maintenance Servi...
Great car. I own it for over 2 years now, superb handling, excellent off-road capabilities, huge and airy interior space, very quiet ride and excellent experience with Scheduled Free Maintenance Services. Did not have any major problems whatsoever... Best SUV I ever owned.
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Very Good Vehicle

by from Poway California on August 16, 2006

I have owner the old discovery and the new version: the LR3 is amazing. I bought mine in May of this year and it has performed as advertised. Its a luxury vehicle that can go off road without fear. I...
I have owner the old discovery and the new version: the LR3 is amazing. I bought mine in May of this year and it has performed as advertised. Its a luxury vehicle that can go off road without fear. I only wish i ordered the front winch to seal it off road capabilities. My friends all love it and want to ride in it all the time. Maybe Land Rover doesnt have the same "perfect" record as a toyota but the vehicles are very good looking and work great. Ask most LR owners and they are happy.
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1 year review

by from Columbus, OH on December 28, 2014

Before you opt to buy one of these make sure you take it to a mechanic who specializes in rover repair so they can thoroughly check it (it costs about $100). If whomever you're buying it from is uneas...
Before you opt to buy one of these make sure you take it to a mechanic who specializes in rover repair so they can thoroughly check it (it costs about $100). If whomever you're buying it from is uneasy about that, walk away. If its a dealer and they say their mechanic says its fine, insist on taking it to a third party. There are a lot of little quirks that only someone who specifically deals with land rovers will notice and be able to fix properly. For instance the air compressor goes bad every 3-5 years, there are a lot of sensors from tire, to tank that go bad along with 6 computers. And usually only a Rover specific mechanic has the equipment to handle the computers. Cons: The clam shell style doors in the back have issues. When you close the bottom quickly the cables get caught easily as they wind back in and become mangled. There are numerous sensors that go bad and every time they do you're never quite sure which one because it just turns the engine light on. The car battery never fully charges, so if the car is left to sit for days at a time it will thus cause a parking break failure, which in turn causes the high/low gear capability to not work, that is until you drive the car around for a little bit. Everything is expensive to replace or repair. I blew a valve stem on my tire -- $140 to fix, plus another $50 - $100 to reprogram the computer. Any time a sensor goes bad, or is replaced you must reprogram the computers, or the light stays on. On an average car to replace the valve stem its about $30. Take that price difference for any fix. Aux cable is in an odd place behind the center console which is a pain when you're driving alone. Its a magnet for others to hit with their doors. Getting the 3rd row of seats up or down is just ridiculous. It quite literally took me at least 10 minutes to figure it out the first time and its just fairly obnoxious. I struggle to understand how much more of a pain it must be if you're short, or the avg height of a woman. And if you have kids in one hand its probably impossible. getting all the seats down so the back is completely flat is also not very self explanatory, and time consuming. However there are a plethora of seat combinations which really do make it useful once you've got it figured out. Pros: The car is absolutely beautiful. I smile every time I walk out to start it. It has a go anywhere look, and is fully capable of doing so, from the Serengeti to the safely paved roads to the mall. It comfortably holds 7 full sized adults, its airy, spacious and beyond comfortable. People love it, and love looking at it. If possible, get the V8 model, its already a little sluggish and a V6 would be like trying to move the moon with the power of a blender. Its fine in the summer, spring or fall, but harsh winter is where it shines. Here in Ohio we had snow on top of 6-8 inches of ice, the car wasn't even phased. I was able to drive places even tow trucks couldn't get to. The adjustable ride height is amazing so to is the adjustable terrain feature. Ive traversed 6 inches of water, 8 inches of ice, down steep gradients, up hills, through 5 plus inches of mud, in 6 foot tall weeds and brush, with out a hitch, reached the other side and right into a car wash. The vehicle was truly made to go anywhere and do anything. It heats up like a champ during cold mornings, cools on hot days. It has two sun roofs, but only one that opens and does the job well. Ive put 10 thousand miles on it and have had little problem. The cars ARE reliable as long as you properly maintain them. And I cant stress enough that you absolutely need to have the car checked before you buy it, you could be left with thousands in repairs if you don't. Over all if you can handle the cost, the gas mileage (which realistically is about 12-14mpg), need to carry a lot of people, foresee yourself driving off the beaten path (or maybe just hope to) and have real winters, then there is no car thats better.
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great suv, very capable and quiet

by from grayslake, il on January 14, 2008

this is a Land Rover, a dream car to drive and own. Great free oil changes service and maintenance. Very quiet.
this is a Land Rover, a dream car to drive and own. Great free oil changes service and maintenance. Very quiet.
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forget Disco long live LR3

by from Pasadena, Ca on June 13, 2006

I have had my LR3 for a year and have loved it since Day one. If you drive Gentle it would reward you with 19 to 21 MPG on freeway and 12 MPG in the City. I wished it had a rearview Camera but the re...
I have had my LR3 for a year and have loved it since Day one. If you drive Gentle it would reward you with 19 to 21 MPG on freeway and 12 MPG in the City. I wished it had a rearview Camera but the rear sensors do the job. The windshield washer control and radio controls on the steering wheel are reverse of where they should be but you will get use to it. The Air suspension does a great job of takes the bumps.
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