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2008 Land Rover LR3 consumer reviews

$48,525 starting MSRP
side view of 2008 LR3 Land Rover
97% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.4
Explore the 2008 Land Rover LR3

Best SUV I've ever owned - by far

I've put this car through a lot of pretty hard off road, highway and city driving. I've rock crawled over very difficult terrain, I've towed my race car to many events and I'm an agressive highway driver in general. This SUV just never disappoints. It's been utterly reliable, the dealer experience is on par with MBZ and Porsche and all the service has been included with the car with exception of the brake pads which are still good after 22k hard miles. This SUV just does everything so well, I can't imagine a better evolution of this car with the exception of more refinement in the transmission and more HP which the current model does provide (but unnecessary IMO - and I like fast cars). The 2008 has the best interior unless you want the newer look which I think trades functionality for urban chicness. After owning a Mercedes, BMWs, the Honda truck, and having driven the Q7, GL, Lexus and Escalade this SUV stands out as the the most balanced between luxury, function and style. One more thing - NOONE makes an SUV that seats 7 large adults as comfortably as the LR3. Not even the Escalade compares in that respect. And offroad, only the Porsche can compare, but that SUV is very small inside. As for gas mileage, I get 19mpg going 75-100mph hwy and 15 city so disregard the EPA estimates. NONE of the SUV's I've had could beat those numbers. Not even my old Honda Element did better and that thing was a tin can in comparison.


I Love My LR3!!

I love my 2008 LR3. It's a perfect all-around SUV with the perfect combination of luxury and performance. Yes - it's off-road capabilities will never be fully exercised by most but when I take it off-road, it's never disappointing. The Terrain Response System is so advanced and makes the LR3 that much more capable when off-road. The interior appointments are refined and controls are easy to understand and operate. The navigation/GPS system is highly advanced and leaves you wanting for nothing. Don't buy anything else!!


LR3 was NOT designed by BMW

Though I love my LR3, I don't know why people don't do their homework. BMW owned the company from 1994-2000 and were responsible for the Freelander, Discover Series II, and early development of current Range Rover. The LR3 was designed under Ford (2000-2008) but it's still a great vehicle.


gr8 lr3

this truck has everything you want in a truck ,comfort ,power,and off road capibilities.i think the old landrover unreliability has tarnished this great truck ,remember this thing was designed by BMW