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2005 Land Rover LR3 User Reviews

2005 Land Rover LR3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 12 2005 Land Rover LR3 reviews.

Paul writes:
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE Review
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4

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ride quality, highway fuel economy, room, build quality inside and out, base stereo

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city fuel economy, confusing climate controls, at-the-limit handling

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Lr3 — I initially did not want an SUV, but it was my mom's choice. It looks fine...I drove one in Summer 06, and it drove fine around town. We bought one, V8 SE this past July, and having some seat time in it reminds me why I don't care much for SUV's. For what it is, acceleration is adequate, and given its handling it is not too underwhelming. It cruises along at 2000 rpm at 75, which helps fuel economy on the highway (best I saw was 20.4), however city fuel econ suffers (14 was worst I've seen). The control interface for the AC is confusing, for I cannot seem to shut off the AC without turning off all air circulation. The audio system, however, is AMAZING, simply put. The Harmon/Kardon with 6-disc changer is among the best systems I've heard, especially in a base-model. Handling around town is fine, corners ok, and has nicely weighted steering and an amazing turning radius. However, at the limit, the high seating position makes it feel tippy going around corners, and don't even think about using the manual shifter to power your way through a turn. It won't feel good. Build quality is solid, doors shut with a nice solid thud, and no quivers or torsional shake/creaking/rattling on unsettled pavement. Reliability thus far has been fine, no abnormal problems with it. Materials seem fine, however for the price I would expect a little more snazz in its overall appearance. Complaining about gas would be overkill, given the over-inflated prices, however $68 got us from LA area to Vegas just fine...not bad in light of $4.00 gas. Overall, not bad in the world of SUV's...it doesn't attract too much attention, yet is a comfortable and capable vehicle. The tailgate styling takes some serious getting used to, but the rest of the truck is quite attractive and tough looking, but still cleans up well. Definitely up there with the Land Cruiser as far as not being the status quo, but a nice, roomy, powerful ride.

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dj1726 writes:
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE Review
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4

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I think its one of the best SUV's out there

Cons

Less delaerships and costly parts

dj1726
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Luxury Suv — Look and ride quality is awesome. Blind spots. whats that? :). It can drink more gas then my family can drink water. lack of dealerships make it costlier to maintain. very safe and a lot of fun to drive in this car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tj writes:
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE Review
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4

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The ride smooth, quiet, quick, turns amazing, and fun to drive

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GAS

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Amazing Car — Love everything about this car except one thing non automatic headlights. and its only the year that i have i would get another in a second. Amazing ride, quiet, fast, turns circles around everything, amazing off road, never gets stuck, all around amazing car in every aspect but gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Vic writes:
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE Review
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2

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There are none

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Stay Away, do not buy

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Though A Beautiful Vehicle, The Constant Breaking Down And Everything, Just Stay Away — Nice big truck, beautiful lines, comfortable interior, plenty of space for up-to-7 adults. It had a 4.4L Jaguar Engine that produced 300Hp. Gas mileage was horrible at about 17mpg combined city and highway. Build quality was horrible, service department at local Land Rover dealership just as horrible.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shabbir writes:
2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE Review
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5

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Size, Space, Power, Terrain response system

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Love it all.

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Love The Disco 3 - Lr3 — Most capable SUV by far. Have had some good times off-road with my family and the LR3 just glides over terrain effortlessly... so much so that my 2 year old is snoozing blissfully unaware that we're crossing some serious gravel and mud-ruts. On road, it's solid and smooth. 160 kph is super smooth. Space is fantatic... seats 7 with comfort. The V8 has enough muscle to take this beast anywhere. Love the LR#. Wonder what can lanRover do to improve it any further? It's so perfect already!!

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Matt writes:
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE Review
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4

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Capacity and comfort

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Tires and gas milage

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Lr# — Couple of gremlins, but the vehicle provides lots of utility in transporting my family, dogs, and extended family. The cargo capacity is unsurpassed IMHO in its class Dealer always seems to be able to resolve the problems, and the comfort in driving long distance is great. Tires are the biggest issue. This is the first in a series of independent rear suspension vehicles for LR, and they have had to play with the rear camber settings to get it right. This has cost me in rear tires, but otherwise a great SUV.

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Sebastian writes:
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3

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engine is great

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always breaks down, and fuel consumption

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Great Family Car But Very Expensive To Maintain — First of all the most fuel thirsty car in the world. second everything breaks and its very expensive to maintain. the engine is fantastic and very responsive. the acceleration is good too but the handling is obviously awful. it does have a lot of space though especially with the third row seating.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tyler writes:
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE Review
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5

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Everything

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Gas

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Rugged And Sweet — Has really no flaws i would complain about, rides like a sports car and off-roads like a champ

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tyand writes:
2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE Review
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4

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Design, interior trim, capable 4WD

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Gas mileage, Less places to service vehicle, it's tall so if you plan to put a ski rack or carrier on top - watch yourself in covered parking garages.

tyand
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Clean Design - Room For 7 With Style — I recently test drove a used 2005 LR3 to replace my aging Range Rover ('99). I have been impressed with the clean lines of the exterior design since it was introduced and was anxious to see if Land Rover (Ford) had spent equal effort on the interior. I was not disappointed - finding the controls easy to reach and familiar. I have to admit that I love the European feel of the over-sized dials and buttons that have been a part of most late-model Land Rover interiors. All-in-all, I liked how it drove and most importantly how it made me feel while driving it. I have 4 kids, so something that seats more than 5 is a must. We all snow board or ski, so 4WD is important to us. For my money, the LR3 is a stylish and fun way to transport 6 or 7 through the snow.

Owner for 0 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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David writes:
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE Review
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Looks

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Fuel consumption

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The Beast! — It looks like a beast,classy car clean or dirty.Excellent in the snow.Huge amount of room inside for a large family(and dog!)Crap fuel economy.Most comfortable car I've ever sat in.Loads of extras.MEAN MACHINE!!!!!Best 4x4 with 7 seats on the market.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2009 Land Rover LR3 Reviews

Disco 3 By Curtis

Excellent 4WD. Functional, Good off road capability, Practical - seat for 7 people (Adults). Solid built but heavy. Love the split tail gate. Good sound system. Coperate program from Land Rover = Fre... Read More

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2008 Land Rover LR3 Reviews

All Around Suv For The Family By Emerson

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2007 Land Rover LR3 Reviews

Great Family Vehcle By rrwilt

This is my third Land Rover in the Discovery line, so I obviously like the vehicle. I like the feel and look of the car. It feels a bit ponderous, but it has a respectable turning radius and great p... Read More

A True Gentleman's Ride... By Christopher

Lots of room, goes everywhere and can definitely put all of my baby's things inside. Great vehicle for a family getaway. Unless you are going for a long vacation, plenty of room for all the luggage. V... Read More

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2006 Land Rover LR3 Reviews

Landrovers Have A Reputation For A Reason By Finkpad

The LR3 is a great car and I really want to love it a lot.... but I just cant. It's been unreliable and quirky during the 18 months I have owned it -- Leaving me broken down on multiple occasions a... Read More

Perfect Family Suv By Fort_Myers_Auto_Mall

Love heated seats. Highest heated seat I have yet had in a car. Love the turning radius. Handles great. Love the size, lots of room for luggage and kids. Interior good. I would highly recommend t... Read More

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