2008 Land Rover LR3 Consumer Review: Second LR3-Loved the First Als

2008 Land Rover LR3 - Consumer Review

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V8 HSE 4dr SUV (4.4L V8 4x4 6-speed Automatic)

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Second LR3-Loved the First Also
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2008 Land Rover LR3 V8 HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Traded 2005 LR3 as it was running out of warranty. 2008: prem lthr much nicer although I didn't mind getting the other lthr messy. Piano-black wood...so nice but hard to really see it...so black. Ride is smoother, rock solid, no clunks, flatter in curves, less body roll (likely all due to 'newer'). Much less wind noise, virtually eliminated!!! 550W H-K sounds much better but likely due to less wind and road noise. 1st gear lurch is gone, likely transmission programming improvement. Plenty of power...doesn't need any more...it's no race car. Love this truck. Suggest leasing...resale value stinks...surprise

Best Features

Real off-road capability, utilitarian, pleasure to drive every day. 7-adult seating. Armrest refrigerator! Great adaptive xenons. Very smooth, sufficiently powerful engine. Real wood trim much nicer than tack-on junk in early cars. Power steering adjustment! Love open feeling with vast headroom.

Worst Features

Diesel! Latch for all 3 rows. Goodyears are terrible (19k on 2005; Michelins were 1/2 used with 26k on 'em). Brakes and rotors (gone after 20k on 2005)...cover brakes with warranty. Keyless entry, automatic rear hatch, auto-up/down for all four windows! Additional interior color options.
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