2006 Land Rover LR3 User Reviews

2006 Land Rover LR3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"beautiful car" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Joshua writes:
2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE Review
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Stunningly GORGEOUS, has 4 wheel drive settings for every different type of environment.

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brakes have been giving me some trouble but that is easily fixed and a nitpick.

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Perfection — When it comes to perfection in an SUV the Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE is it. it has a 4.0 turbocharged V6 engine for GREAT performance. it has four-wheel drive for every type of environment that 4 wheel drive is needed for. it is stunningly gorgeous inside and out.

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Finkpad writes:
2006 Land Rover LR3 V6 Review
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Love the bodywork styling, comfortable ride, great for roadtrips  and one of the most comfortable cars to drive if you're over 6' tall.

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quirky electrical problems, expensive maintenance from LR specialists, air suspension failed twice plus multiple starting failures

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Landrovers Have A Reputation For A Reason — 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 and not counting the costs of rental cars after its refused to start, has cost me over $10k in maintenance fees. Not only is the LR3 expensive to fix... but after its back from the visit to the local LR Dealer... its great again... until it breaks down *AGAIN* :( I used to own a Lanrdrover Defender 110 Crew Cab and after 3 years of ownership and nothing except an occasional oil change I was reading the reviews of Landrover unreliability with shaking my head thinking these negative reviews were "nonsense" from disgruntled owners. Moving to USA and buying the LR3 has changed my mind. I'm now in the ranks of the officially "disgruntled owners". Not only has the car been horribly unreliable, but after driving it across the USA (CA to SC) during the course of a year and it breaking down on a near weekly basis -- and being worked on by 3 different LandRover dealers and 3 different *LR Specialist* garages -- I have read just about every review of the LR3 online and since starting to blog about the car problems, I receive emails from many other owners with similar problems. If this car worked well I would officially love it: I like the looks, its comfortable, great for road trips, roomy and powerful on road and off. Maybe its just my particular model of the LR3 that is haunted with Gremlins... but if I wasn't upside down on the car loan I would have sold it long ago Caveat Emptor. UPDATED: NOV 2013. Car broke down again with major electrical failure. Recovered to Dealer who said ECU needs replacing along with battery and possibly wiring loom. Good bye Boris the Landrover... its off to the great scrapyard in the sky.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Harris writes:
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE Review
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Great offroad and fulltime use vehicle

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boxy masculine outlook

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Perfect Luxury Suv For Terrain, Snow, Dirt, And A Full Time Vehicle. — the acceleration on the 06 LR3 can be slow in the comfort mode but if u really want a quick head start at the red light u can shift it into the sport mode and it'll race the rpm to increase the acceleration speed. the overall quality on the car is beautiful. the craftsmanship and quality can be told to be a true luxury suv. the quality is no different than the range rover sport 06 besides the design and performance. the seven seat passenger seats are very comfortable and the third row seats provide a leg room slip in for 2 full sized adult seats. the exterior styling can be quite boxy but for a guy its a great masculine look. the offroad features and air suspension offer a lot. this car does guzzle up gas. i get about 12 mpg local/highway. i put premium gas into my baby so maintenance can be quite high. the car is a very heavy vehicle making it very sturdy. overall i definitely recommend this SUV over the mercedes ML and volvo XC90.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kaspar writes:
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE Review
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Huge, decent mileage, off road capacilities

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Plastic bits "protecting" the undercarriage

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Ample Of Space — The car is huge (at least according to European standards) nad you will have no trouble transporting almost anything. 7 seater a must. Diesel engine not the fastest around but gives adequate push for the nearly 3 ton car and the mileage is really good considering. Seating space is excellent (even in the 3rd row). And it actually can be taken off road (most plastic bits below the car will get torn off during first 100m though).

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dial1010usa writes:
2006 Land Rover LR3 V6 Review
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3rd seat good for family.

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gas guzzler

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Ok Suv — Gas mileage is so bad, tank full of gas gives around 225 miles which cost around $70. Its a heavy duty SUV but i'm not buying anymore of this. If you don't mind paying for gas, it is ok then. I have this SUV for almost 9 years and its ok vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fort_Myers_Auto_Mall writes:
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE Review
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Excellent Family Car.  Great turning radius.

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Gas

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Perfect Family Suv — 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 this car for any family. Fun to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Austin writes:
2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE Review
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4X4

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The back is alittle weird looking. (haha)

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My 06 Lr3 — Traded in my 2008 pathfinder for this bad boy. Love the speakers there amazing, not very fast but I got it because it's 4X4 is freaking sweet! it can drive on any surface. also it's big enough to haul my friends around in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dave writes:
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE Review
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Its a Landrover, no more words need writing !

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If you dont have "green blood" dont bother buying 1

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The Best 4 X 4 X Far — Best vehicle up to now I have ever owned, bring on Discovery 4 !, preformance enhanced with a chip makes it the best alround vehicle, build quality is what you come to expect from Landrover. Stunning looks, anybody thinks it looks like a taxi see me afterwards, cost does not matter "its a Landrover", and its just FUN FUN FUN. As James May said on "Top Gear" about a tingle sensation (Yepp)

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Iain writes:
2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE Review
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Styling, performance, its not Japanese (ok I know Tata (Indian) now own Land Rover), space

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Super/ Premium unleaded, Expensive accessories,

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Discovery 4 Hse V8 — Great performance and acceleration for a 3 tonne truck. Good performance off road... even on road tyres. Expensive accessories ($1000 for roof bars..ouch) Pretty cheap to run really for a 4.4 V8- not much more to insure and rego than a Honda CRV. Leather, air suspension, everything electric, 6 speed auto

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Danny writes:
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE Review
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The best SUV on the streets

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nothing

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Awesome Suv With High Air Suspension Get It While You Can — By far the best SUV on the streets. We didn't even have to test drive it when we bought it...Car contents..Triple sunroof,DVD (also play any gaming system), navigation, Bluetooth, Voice Command...7 seats, third row seats, huge trunk space...V8 SUV..excellent fuel economy

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Reviews From Other Years

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

Great all around SUV for the family! Dependability ranks high, provided you follow the maintenance schedule by land rover and you have it serviced in a land rover dealership. I guess the people compla... Read More

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This is my second land rover and i love the overall handling and strong v8 with the off road capability along with towing capacity.....It has served our family well with the additional third row seati... Read More

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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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2005 Land Rover LR3 Reviews

Luxury Suv By dj1726

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 dri... Read More

Great Family Car But Very Expensive To Maintain By Sebastian

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 ha... Read More

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