2008 Land Rover LR3 Overview


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4.45 stars

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Adventure As The English Define It. by Objectform
 — I love my LR3. Its yet to let me down, and what it didnt have new I can always add as I go along. Including an iPod adapter from Land Rover thats good with the steering wheel and the center stereo cou... Read More
The Go Everywhere Vehicle With A Uniqueness To It. by Claus
 — This is a collectors item if you are a Land Rover fan. I was lucky to find one hardly used( 1.200km) at my dealership, when I had to take my previous LR3 back to Western Europe. I love the the tuff ... Read More
A Superb Suv Both On And Off Road - Interior Craftmanship Improvements Vs 2007 Model by Fernando
 — The Discovery 3 / LR3 has amazing off-road capabilities without sacrificing on-road ride and handling. The air suspension provides unrivalled ground clearance and while on high ride mode this beast ma... Read More

2008 Land Rover LR3 Overview

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2008 Land Rover LR3

This rugged SUV adjusts for all road conditions, thanks to its Terrain Response System with five settings and its adjustable air suspension with four settings. No matter what the road throws at it, the AWD 2008 Land Rover LR3 doesn't bat an eye. It continues to rate highly for its sturdy and solid, yet quiet ride, interior comfort and room, and off-road capability.

For 2008, the LR3 drops the V6 engine, but maintains the 300-hp, 4.4-liter V8 and 6-speed automatic. Dropping the V6 means both the SE and HSE trims now come standard with three rows of seats. Both second and third rows fold flat, expanding the 9.9 cubic foot cargo area to 90 cubic feet. Plenty of head and legroom keep all seven passengers comfortable, though some say the third row is hard to access. The full-time AWD comes with a locking rear differential and high and low-range gearing for optimal off-road performance. It is helped by 18-inch alloy wheels, standard ABS brakes, Hill Descent Control, and traction and stability control. Keeping your family safe are the dual front and side curtain airbags for all rows.

All trims come with full power features, leather seats, and a sunroof. The HSE adds parking sensors, a navigation system, memory settings, an upgraded Harmon Kardon audio system, and xenon headlights. The 2008 LR3 adds an 8-way power passenger seat and a power tilt and telescopic steering wheel function. Land Rover also dresses up the interior somewhat, with a variety of accent options, ranging from metal to walnut wood.

Knowing the 2008 LR3 can handle a variety of driving situations is one of its big selling points, but ultimately most drivers will be transporting family around city streets and not uneven riverbeds. Plenty of storage compartments, cupholders, and stadium style seating serve this suburban need. Some negative complaints mention the sluggish acceleration (due to the weight of the SUV), its costly 12/17 mpg, early tire wear, and the lack of a more economical diesel option.


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Land Rover LR3 Questions


Re: Repair Of Upper Heater Hose

The bleeder cap on the upper heater hose of my 08 Land Rover rotted. I replaced it with a simple 3/8" connector that has nop release cap. Is that ok? If not can you get the bleeder connection separate...

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Shift Problem, Sliding From D To N

I experiencing problem when I shift my car to D position, it feels like some thing not letting shift stick to move to D position, and after hard push it going to the D and some time sliding back

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How Do You Replace The Lr041431 Switch Hood Anti Theft

I bought the part but I cant see where it goes.

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My 2008 Lr 3 Tailgate Will Not Open. Prese The Button For The Top Half And ...

The upper tailgate will not open. When the button is pressed, it simply make a noise near the lock but nothing pops open. Any way to open manually? Have others had this problem? Thanks!

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I Have A 2008 Lr3 With 255/60r18 Tires. Can I Replace With P245/60^18 Tire...

Tires were a "gift" and have low miles. Hoping they will work.

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