I owned my first LR3 for 7 months (7,000 miles) before it was broadsided by a suburban. The car did so well in the crash that I couldn't get the driver's insurance company to total it. The side curtain airbags worked like a champ, and since it will take 3 months to repair it, and I don't want to drive a near totaled car, I bought a 2006 LR3 and plan to sell my old one when it comes back from the body shop. I took a client out last night (CEO of a company), and he couldn't believe how well made the car was. I am thinking of selling my wife's suburban and buying a third onefor her.
Handles great, quiet, smooth, V6 is plenty of juice, aawesome interior, my kids think the car is cool.
Mileage - but when you are driving a tank that handles like a race car- something has to give.