2012 Land Rover Lr 4
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96,000 mile report

by from NC on September 13, 2017

For those reading this wondering if the LR4 is a money pit, I can say absolutely not! Parts are more expensive, in some cases, but reliability has been excellent. In my opinion, purchasing a used 2012...
For those reading this wondering if the LR4 is a money pit, I can say absolutely not! Parts are more expensive, in some cases, but reliability has been excellent. In my opinion, purchasing a used 2012 LR4 with a solid service history is a no brainer. It appears that all the problems and complaints of the LR3 have been addressed and resolved. Love this truck and would, and will, purchase a Land Rover again.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Extremely capable SUV and perfect family car

by from San Francisco on August 1, 2017

This is a 'do everything' vehicle. It can commute, do serious off-roading, long road trip, tow boats, go skiing etc. The 3rd row of seats makes it into a great child hauler, with HVAC and audio contro...
This is a 'do everything' vehicle. It can commute, do serious off-roading, long road trip, tow boats, go skiing etc. The 3rd row of seats makes it into a great child hauler, with HVAC and audio controls for the rear seats also. Lots of cup holders and 12v charging sockets makes it great for road trips.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Havingfun

Does recommend this car!!

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Comfort and Awesome Offroad

by from Mesa, Arizona on July 7, 2017

I owned an 06 LR3 around 2008 and loved it. The LR4 is worlds better for reliability, comfort and power. There's nothing off road that can stop this vehicle. Long freeway trips are a pleasure and v...
I owned an 06 LR3 around 2008 and loved it. The LR4 is worlds better for reliability, comfort and power. There's nothing off road that can stop this vehicle. Long freeway trips are a pleasure and very comfortable. The 5.0 V8 pulls my boat like there's nothing there feels like a muscle car at a stop light. Love everything about this vehicle except the MPG and stops at the pump. The pros outweigh the cons by a long shot.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transportingfamily

Does recommend this car!!

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Land Rover LR4

by from Centreville on March 29, 2017

Stylish, roomy and powerful. Despite criticism, the vehicle was completely dependable and I had no issues.
Stylish, roomy and powerful. Despite criticism, the vehicle was completely dependable and I had no issues.
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Love My Land Rover

by from Minneapolis, MN on March 19, 2014

I have owned my LR4 for three months and just love it! Overall a great vehicle. Shortcomings include a slow to react center console and a stereo that is less than perfect to interact with. I love the ...
I have owned my LR4 for three months and just love it! Overall a great vehicle. Shortcomings include a slow to react center console and a stereo that is less than perfect to interact with. I love the styling inside and out, a classic design! I also like the V8 and brakes. Yes the gas milage is not ideal, but I knew that going into it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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truck is nice tell it breaks

by from denver , colorado on July 7, 2013

no problems for the first year been to the dealer 6 times in the first6 months of 2013 dealer told me to call land rover - they wouldn't help list of problems air pump parking brake sound system shift...
no problems for the first year been to the dealer 6 times in the first6 months of 2013 dealer told me to call land rover - they wouldn't help list of problems air pump parking brake sound system shifter keys battery
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Brilliant car...

by from San francisco on December 18, 2012

Drives beautifully - much better than I imagined for a large SUV. Wonderfully comfortable. Feels solid and safe. Tons of room - bigger inside than our old Land Cruiser that this LR4 replaces. Tons of ...
Drives beautifully - much better than I imagined for a large SUV. Wonderfully comfortable. Feels solid and safe. Tons of room - bigger inside than our old Land Cruiser that this LR4 replaces. Tons of gadgets...accelerrates very quickly.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Horrible dealer service

by from Phila, PA on August 23, 2012

The LR4 is a great SUV but Land Rover service is horrible. Very very expensive and they do not do a good job. The dealers try to get every cent out of you and they can with very expensive parts and se...
The LR4 is a great SUV but Land Rover service is horrible. Very very expensive and they do not do a good job. The dealers try to get every cent out of you and they can with very expensive parts and service. i would never buy another Land Rover only because of the dealers service and upkeep pricing. Other than that a great truck until 50,000 miles when it needs service all the time.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Fantastic vehicle: All is mostly well

by from Chicago, IL on December 27, 2011

Living in the north I needed something where a snowfall would not have any effect on my commuting ability (traffic aside, of course). My previous car was an Acura TL, which I absolutely loved 9 months...
Living in the north I needed something where a snowfall would not have any effect on my commuting ability (traffic aside, of course). My previous car was an Acura TL, which I absolutely loved 9 months out of the year. The other 3 months (mid Dec through mid Mar) were absolutely miserable anytime there was a snow. Living in Chicago everyone either parks on the street or they park off their alley in back. Since alleys aren't plowed, my Acura (low to the ground & wide tires) would get stuck constantly. After 4 winters of this, I'd had enough, hence the change to an SUV. After I'd decided on a luxury SUV, I did a significant amount of research--reading reviews, articles, etc--and narrowed it down to the X5, Q7 & LR4. The Test Drive: X5--The BMW's seats were rock-hard & the 2nd row was cramped. Third row--really? Not that any adult would use it, but it was absolutely pathetic; even a child would be uncomfortable. I'm 6'2" and did not feel comfortable in any of the seats. The engine had nice acceleration & the vehicle felt very agile for an SUV. In the end, there wasn't very much cargo space & I thought if/when I'd ever own a BMW, I'd stick to a sedan or coupe and skip the SUV. Q7--The Audi was much more comfortable to sit in, but didn't feel as roomy as it should be given its dimensions. I could actually cram into the 3rd row, which might be useful for briefly hauling around 7 passengers--but wouldn't want to be back there more than 15 minutes. The engine (gas) was nice with smooth acceleration and gear changes. Handling was good. LR4--I expected the Land Rover to be stiff, slow and uncomfortable. I was definitely surprised! With the newer Jaguar-derived engine, it was plenty powerful and plenty quick. For as much as this hulking beast weighs, it definitely does not drive/feel like it. Great acceleration & smooth gear changes, it really drives/rides nicely. What really set this vehicle apart during the test drive was the spaciousness. There is so much glass and the cargo space cavernous, it almost gives a calming effect. The 3rd row is actually usable and could comfortably accommodate a decent-sized adult for a shorter drive (~2 hours). The special Land Rover course was an interesting part of the experience. Not that I will be taking this vehicle off-roading (though,you never know--I'm an adrenaline junky), but I couldn't help but think the X5 or Q7 would topple over on each of the obstacles. The decision: I chose the LR4 because it looks and acts like an SUV, has a great engine, large amount of cargo capacity and gives me zero worries about the snow. I wanted something large and comfortable enough for us for tailgating at football games and for a family road trip once kids come along. The purchase: 2012 LR4 HSE LUX. Sumatra black ext, black int w/ black lacquer trim, 20" special wheels. Thoughts after purchase: The interior looks and feels almost as nice as the much pricier RR & RR Sport. It's very quiet while driving (noticed by all who have ridden in it). The Nav system is the easiest I've ever used, but is slow when entering in destination information (needs a faster processor most likely). Lots of leg- & shoulder-room throughout, great storage & sound system (upgraded in the LUX) is unbelievable. It's fun to drive though the gas mileage is horrible, as expected. In the city I'm getting about 13 mpg, though in my Acura TL I was managing only 15-16 mpg in the city. On the highway the LR4 gets about 20 mpg, but I knew what I was geting into so it's no surprise! Only issue I had: Within 2 weeks of owning the vehicle, the info-tainment system went awry: it wouldn't recognize my cell phone (bluetooth), then the satellite radio stopped working, then the CD wasn't recognized & then the nav system was only displaying a 'thinking/recalculating' function--all happened over a period of 24 hours. I called the delearship and they promptly picked up the car from my workplace, dropped off a loaner and then returned my vehicle 2 days l
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Does recommend this car!!

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