Top 3 things you hate about your LR3 and Top 3 things you like

MrWesson

Adventurer
I hate.

The range when taking long trips.
Squeaky wipers no matter what.
Shaky wheel, replace control arms, still shaking, Tie rod,Basically anything rubber under the car.

I love.

Tows very nice
Off road Capability(duh)
Interior space
 

Ray_G

Explorer
I dislike
-Lack of ability to add in aftermarket radios easily
If you didn't get BT, ipod, etc from the start it is a PITA/$$$ to retrofit
-Cost of replacement keys. Absurd
-Range

I love:
-Reliability of the 4.4
-Comfort & ability to eat up miles for long haul travel
-Interior space, particularly the modularity of the seats/fold flat ability
 

Gamester

New member
I like:
1- how the seats fold flat
2- tinkering and repairing it myself
3- thinking how good it looks and how happy I am with it after I've used it

I dis-like:
1- trying to remember how to fold the seats flat
2- the cost of filling it
3- how often I have to fill it
 

DiscoDavis

Explorer
applies posthumously

Like
1) Fold flat seats
2) driving position
3) traction computer magic

Dislike
1) EAS can at will disable the car
2) Critical systems are voltage sensitive
3) Parts are redonk money
 

nwoods

Expedition Leader
Also posthumously:

Likes:
1) Amazing versatility of interior
2) Driving position
3) Came with a community associated with it

Dislikes:
1) Some of those community members (DiscoWeb, EE, etc..)
2) Bushings made of peanut butter, but less durable
3) GoodForOneYear stock tires
 

A.J.M

Explorer
Likes.

1. Practicality.
2. Range. ( suck it petrol users ) :p
3. Ability off road.

Dislikes.
1. Lack of Bluetooth and cost to retrofit it.
2. Cost of modifications compared to other Landrover models.
3. Weight can hinder it.
 

LKLK

Member
Likes:

1. Can go anywhere.
2. It's the more reliable landrover
3. The Aftermarket are enthusiasts (lucky 8, tactical rovers, arb, arnot, etc)

Dislikes:

1. A hood sensor or a brake light sensor can reek havoc on the rover
2. the GPS
3. ************** repairs and parts costs!!@!@!!
 

Colin Hughes

Explorer
Likes:
1. fold flat seats with cavernous interior
2. A pleasure to drive
3. Good sound from the HSE sound system

Dislikes:
1. Can-bus wiring issues
2. EAS issues (now on coils so it's solved)
3. Cost of an instrument cluster (I know, just replaced one)
 

dlm31

New member
Likes:

1. Never looks old, even though it *is* getting on in years (2006)
2. Goes anywhere I dare to take it
3. Jag V8 motor... which you can’t get in anything new short of a RR Autobiography

Dislikes:

1. Front A-arm wear-out. Twice.
2. Differentials are weak, bearings can’t be changed (or couldn’t)
3. Dashboard cracks around passenger airbag and elsewhere

Don’t understand the issues with bluetooth. Adding a cheap ($10) bluetooth receiver and a USB power port adapter (<$10) are all it takes to set up your LR3 with usable, high quality listen-only bluetooth using the aux input to the radio. Built in ‘hands free’ bluetooth doesn’t play music and has lousy sound quality for whomever you’re talking to on the phone with lots of road noise.


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spikemd

Explorer
Likes:

-comfortable
-interior space
-amazingly capable with simple 2 inch lift and decent tires

Dislike:
-MPG
-interior: dashboard crack, warped steering wheel middle
-any rubber suspension pieces (but ironically that does contribute to comfort on the road)

Still, the best combination of refinement and ruggedness for on and offroad travel...:smiley_drive:
 

nathanwind

Observer
I dislike
-Lack of ability to add in aftermarket radios easily
If you didn't get BT, ipod, etc from the start it is a PITA/$$$ to retrofit
Ray:

Check out the Blackberry Bluetooth Stereo Gateway...sort of old/obsolete now, but you can pick them up on eBay or similar for cheap. I added bluetooth to the LR3 (and lots of other cars) using this...ran a 3.5mm jack from the audio port on the backside of the center console as well as power, and put it all right under the armrest. Bingo - you've got bluetooth for music/etc.

It's an old Amazon link NLA, but here's the one:
https://www.amazon.com/BlackBerry-Remote-Stereo-Bluetooth-Gateway/dp/B00170KUM0
 

Ray_G

Explorer
Ray:

Check out the Blackberry Bluetooth Stereo Gateway...sort of old/obsolete now, but you can pick them up on eBay or similar for cheap. I added bluetooth to the LR3 (and lots of other cars) using this...ran a 3.5mm jack from the audio port on the backside of the center console as well as power, and put it all right under the armrest. Bingo - you've got bluetooth for music/etc.

It's an old Amazon link NLA, but here's the one:
https://www.amazon.com/BlackBerry-Remote-Stereo-Bluetooth-Gateway/dp/B00170KUM0


Lav-
I tried something like that but hated the volume reduction through the aux port. I'm happy with the Kenwood KOS-1000 setup but it was a PITA to install.
My complaint was more based off the need for either ad hoc fixes or OE installs-whereas, for example, Coyote has integrated BT, ipod, etc all in a single DIN unit (Kenwood) that was easy as pie to install.

BTW, love the vents!
r-
Ray
 

zelatore

Explorer
Like:
1. interior space, particularly ability to sleep inside
2. civility on the road (at least compared to my D1)
3. engine reliability - just routine maintenance for 140K

Dislike:
1. lack of break-over clearance
2. no gear options for those running more tire (currently on 33s)
3. sheer weight (this results in broken parts, poor range/mileage, etc)

When asked about the D3, I generally tell people it's really good off-road 'up to a point'. Try to push beyond what it's comfortable doing and you'll quickly find out it's just not worth it. It's a good 'overlanding' platform but not so good for more serious technical work. Mine currently gets used for the easy/long trips like Death Valley or Mojave Rd and the D1 takes over for the shorter but more challenging trips like the Rubicon.
 

jymmiejamz

Adventurer
I dislike
-Lack of ability to add in aftermarket radios easily
If you didn't get BT, ipod, etc from the start it is a PITA/$$$ to retrofit
You should look at the NAVTV kits. They hook up in line with the MOST network and I think on the LR3 you can add a soft key on the nav screen for aux audio. Then just add a $20 Bluetooth to RCS adapter. I did it in my wife's Range Rover and it works perfectly. The sound quality is probably better than the headphone jack input.

Dislikes:
1) Some of those community members (DiscoWeb, EE, etc..)
You should start a thread about how EE or Discoweb hurt your feelings.

1. A hood sensor or a brake light sensor can reek havoc on the rover
How so? Pretty sure you just get a warning light and a notice in the message display area. Did you have other symptoms?

3. Jag V8 motor... which you can’t get in anything new short of a RR Autobiography
That is a totally different motor. The only similarity is that it is made by Jag and is a V8.

2. Differentials are weak, bearings can’t be changed (or couldn’t)
Weak as in catastrophic failure or weak as in bearing wear out early? I'm just curious if people are seeing diff failures off road or if you are just talking about the noise from diffs.
 
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