A powerful V8 engine, cutting-edge suspension technology and interior appointments fit for royalty should land the LR3 in the top tier of luxury SUVs, especially for those who actually plan on traveling off the beaten path.
by kwon303 on Mar 2, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I bought this 05' model in 07' with about 19000 miles. It now has about 65,000 and I have to say overall I have been very fortunate. I've heard lots of things about reliability and to be honest and here my experience, tranny is starting to jerk a little when I slow down and speed up so I'm a little concerned but I bought the 6 year 75,000 mile warranty so we'll see whats up. I had to get the rear tailgate fixed...NOT CHEAP..latch broke and would not open. Also sunroof leaks out of overhead dome light... not covered under warranty. BUT this thing rides like its on a cloud, and handles anything off road and looks are timeless. Overall I think I got one of the decent rovers and keeping it.
by lisa123482 on Oct 30, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
My Land Rover Lr3 now has 100,600 miles and going strong. I just out secound set of tires on it. I have had 2 alignments and finally one tune-up. Three brake jobs and nothing else. I just had a front Rover Winch installed and a Rover Push bar. I will drive this 05 LR3 to at least 200,000 miles. It's the most comfartable truck I have ever owned. I have changed all fluids and ready for the next 100,000 miles. I will still change engine oil every 5,000 miles and then junk the truck at 200,000 miles at which time well owe me nothing. At aprox. eight years old by then well have cost me about 7,000 dollars a year for the vehicle itself. This is a joke because if I keep it 10 years the cost well even be lower!
by kwon303 on Apr 13, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
When I decided to buy this car I knew what I was getting into. Land Rover is known for off road greatness as well as luxury, but also very poor reliability. With that being said I still bought one and don't regret it. I love this car. I bought mine used because they depreciate so much that it just was not worth it for me. Not to mention you can find this car in L.A. at a dime for a dozen at a good price. I definitely got the extended 100,000 mile warranty to hedge my bet. Also you have to test drive it and check how it get out, transmission is key. No slips and your good to go also clean interior tells you everything you need to know. Gas is not great but what do you expect. Overall Great car.
Thanks to a new platform co-designed by Ford, a 300-horse V8 borrowed from Jaguar, sumptuous interior appointments and a wide array of high-tech gadgetry, the all-new midsize LR3 promises to be one of the best Rovers yet.