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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
150,000
By mks9 on 03/15/13 05:10 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Land Rover LR2 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Just about to turn 150,000 miles. Been a great vehicle. Only thing that has gone wrong is AM radio and a broken spring on the shift lever. Have only done routine maintenance. Still on 3rd set of tires, brakes replaced at about 75K and oil changes. Best vehicle I have owned and have been driving for about 40 years. Lots of nice little features, and well designed. Handles great and has been reliable. I tow a small boat, carry bikes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards during the summer. Average about 21 mpg, mostly highway.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
1,000 Mile Review
By roverfanatic7 on 12/20/12 13:16 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Land Rover LR2 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I just bought this car a few weeks ago. I wanted an SUV and was having trouble deciding. First, I looked at the FJ Cruiser. Love that car, reliable, safe, fun to drive and a great offroader. However, the visibility was horrible. Next, I looked at the Nissan Xterra. The price was very high considering the features. Then, I looked at the Acura RDX. I liked it, but found it small and didn't have a strong offroad capability. I also looked at the Jeep Liberty, but found the ride horrible despite the nice interior and features. So, I stumbled upon this LR2. I wanted to stay away from Land Rover because of the reliability. However, this car has it all. No problems yet! Look below at the features!
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10 of 10 people found this review helpful
94,000 mile review
By mks9 on 02/01/11 07:43 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Land Rover LR2 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Been very reliable. Only routine maintenance. Oil changes, brakes at 75,000 miles, tires about every 42,000 miles. Fun to drive, good gas mileage for it's size. Still don't like te key, but it seems to be the new trend. At the moment, it's the nicest vehicle I have ever owned. It's my 6th vehicle and I never get rid of them with under 150K miles on them.
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UNRELIABLE LEMON
By Mike on 09/09/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Land Rover LR2 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Review

This is my wife's car. She acknowledges that it was a bad choice. Like someone else said, this is not a real SUV. This is a very low car that should really be a station wagon, but a wagon is better because it has more cargo room. The cargo room in the LR2 is a joke. What were they thinking? You could fit one stroller in there and that's it. This is a city car. It will get you from A to B in relative style, and it's easy to park. That's it. It is not a good grocery getter, not a good family car, nothing like that. This car is really meant for single young professionals who are frugal with their money and want to drive a brand name. Electrical left us stranded more than once.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
worst car ever
By dk on 09/05/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Land Rover LR2 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I purchased the LR2 last year and it has spent more time getting repaired than a car should be. Factory tires were wore out at 16,000 miles. Constant software and electrical issues. There has been a code that trips the check engine light that is apparently cannot be fixed until new software is produced. So the engine light comes on and off. Now the latest which happened today. Went to start the vehicle and its like it shorted out everything. Will not start and would not eject the key fob. This car looks great from the outside but what a mistake I made trading in our STS for this thing. About to move cross country and now I cannot trust this car.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
3 Year Report
By Rick G. on 08/24/10 09:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Land Rover LR2 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Review

My 2008 Tambora Flame LR2 just turned 3 years old. I am still completely satisfied with this vehicle. It has remained very dependable, comfortable, and fun to drive. Outside of regular maintenance, it has only been in for service for a couple of very minor issues over the past 3 years. It still gets lots of looks and I still get lots of positive comments from people. It is a really nice mix of a rugged "go anywhere" SUV and a comfortable luxury SUV at a very reasonable price considering all the standard equipment it came with. I am still very happy with my purchase.
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LR is slipping
By Jeff on 08/20/10 12:49 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Land Rover LR2 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Review

3rd and last Land Rover! For such a stunning car (we had the cool orange, one) what a pile of poo! Bought it new and almost an instant headache. I broke down in SEVEN different states! From NC to CA! Left a LR service center in NM, 6 hrs later I was broke down again in CO! Constant PRICEY services, and with the sporadic dealer locales it can be a bit of travel. Inside, the car is very cheaply "thrown together." After 20k miles you never ride in silence!! With everything rattling inside and wind noise it can turn a grouchy morning into an epileptic fit! If you're looking for a car to look at then look no more! If you actually use and DEPEND on a vehicle for more than an eyegasm steer clear
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Love it!
By Gary Wood on 07/04/10 15:42 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Land Rover LR2 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Other than one misalignment of the sunroof (which has worked perfectly after repair), the LR2 has been a gem. I am completely satisfied and with close to 45K, it is still like new. We have driven it across country a couple of times without a problem.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Cons and Pros
By mgur1 on 05/18/10 15:25 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Land Rover LR2 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Just returned fully loaded LR2 after lease with 32K on it. After first six months was thinking to keep it. Sluggish acceleration was only one thing bothered me. On a highway you can use a sport mode to go uphill or to pass another vehicle, but in a city it doesn't help. Soon multiple recalls and electronical problems started building up like snowball and that turned me off. Steering pump broke, heated seats element burned, sunroof went off the rails, check engine light, air pressure gages mulfunctioned, fuel gage drops on zero and "Low Fuel" warning beeps with more than half tank of gas. Dealer fixed it, after two weeks got same thing. Bluetooth drops signal very often
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Very Disappointed
By West MI Car Owner on 05/14/10 07:08 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Land Rover LR2 SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Good looking and fun to drive when it works. However, this is the least utilitarian sport utility ever. Clearly a vehicle designed as a tall station wagon for soccer moms and was a big let-down as my first Land Rover. Second sunroof was a cool feature until I discovered that prevented me from having a roof rack, and bumper design made a putting on a hitch a very expensive custom job. The seat heaters drained the battery if you forgot to turn them off and the crazy windshield wipers are $60 each. Also, dependability was surprisingly poor. 2nd week off the lot the car stalled and died on me and wouldn't start again. Pretty embarrassing as I was on a 2nd date. I will NEVER buy LR again!
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