2005 Land Rover LR3 Consumer Review: 1st year status

2005 Land Rover LR3 SUV - Consumer Review

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2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


The cooler is great but it will run down the battery. We use it camping. A queen air bed just fits in the back and the LR tent is great. Gas mileage is not so good but we have a Fit for zipping about town. We get suspension faults about once every three months but stopping and resetting the car clears it. First trip was to LA from San Francisco down 5. Cruising at 100 was like being in a jet in first class. During last winter I hit patch of water about 6 inches deep at 50 mph. The car was rock solid and carried straight through. Off road it works well but be aware that steep slopes will cause you to have to reset it.

Best Features

The navigation system is wonderful. The adaptive suspension is great both on and off road. The screen for the sun roof keeps out the bugs while sleeping in the back. The attached tent works great for camping.

Worst Features

A locking gas door is a requirement for a $50K car. Radio reception is dreadful. Need an external antenna. The AUX jack should not be in the back seat. 12V ports should be hot always.
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