Worlds finest SUV
By MARK HOWARD on
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I read all the hype but I had my doubts so I went for a test drive. The salesman drove no more than 50 feet to the dealership test track which is rocky and narrow with tight, steep off-camber turns. I was amazed my wife was like a kid on a theme park ride. "Let's do it again! Come on, let's do it again!" One we headed out the drive way the controls were in my hands. My first impression was the comfort and drive feel of a large luxury sedan. I had to have it and bought it that day. I could wait to get it off-road so I racked up the "break-in" miles in a couple of days and headed for the dirt. Nothing compares or even comes close to the off- road performance of an LR3. Buy it!
The off-road controls are fine tuned making the LR3 a simple pleasure to drive in the worst possible terrain.
The LR3 is pure magic and so advanced it's well ahead of its time. It's almost amphibious. Mybe that would be a future inhancement.