Thoughts on Land Rover (2000-2002)

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  1. Artisan Fan

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    Matt is I guess the second person who had a positive experience.
     
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    I drove one from 98-05 with very little trouble. At least it is a car with a soul. The new ones are not.

    How so? While the new LR3 [​IMG] was ford desinged and has a jaguar engine, the car is still to its roots of being an off road monster. I have yet to try that, but in the dealership short track, the car is impressive. I guess the bottom line is that it is in the luxury SUV market, but maintains the off road capabilities that you are not going to try with your BMW!
     
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    The LR3 looks like a pair of Oakleys.
     
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    I have an Explorer now and have been happy with it. 115k miles, no repairs needed. Have had it for 5+ years.

    Then why are you getting rid of it? Need something more uppity? If it doesn't fit your image, get the windows tinted.

    High mileage alone is a bad reason to get rid of a car. It's much cheaper to keep it and do more proactive maintenance (meaning take it to a shop for a full inspection and fix stuff before it breaks, also change all fluids including transmission, differential, coolant, brake fluid, etc.).
     
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    If snow is a real concern buy a Subaru. I have a 4WD SUV and my wife has an Impreza. If we're going into the mountains in the snow, I will pick the Subaru everytime and safely glide past all the SUVs in the ditch. Nothing like a nice, steep, snowy decent to make you appreciate low centre of gravity and a manual transmission...

    Buy the SUV if you need the space. Or if you're really going offroad, a jeep or landcruiser.
     
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    My friend has one and it always seemed really squeaky/creeky.
     
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    Probably a brake pad issue.

    This week I'll get to test drive the new Caravan, I can't wait. I'll check back with you guys with feedback. I'm really interested in seeing how much space is in the back with the swivel seating.
     
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    If you get a 2002 Land Rover you will soon come to cheer each day that it gets you to your destination without a tow.
     
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    Probably a brake pad issue.

    This week I'll get to test drive the new Caravan, I can't wait. I'll check back with you guys with feedback. I'm really interested in seeing how much space is in the back with the swivel seating.

    You have to be a family man, because there is no way the average guy gets excited about test driving mini-vans.


    The irony lies in the fact that since I'm now a family man, I am interested in knowing how the test drive goes. It's a sad day when I go from checking out sportscars, GT's and ,muscle cars...to mini-vans, crossovers and estate wagons.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Wife just got an ML 550 (her Xmas present). She loves it. I'm impressed by it. I had my mind 100% made up when my current LX lease was up to go get the new model LX (has that great Tundra engine in it!) but after a few weeks with the Mercedes, I might go check out the GL. I heard the original generation M Class had some problems but this thing is flawless.
     
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    If snow is a real concern buy a Subaru. I have a 4WD SUV and my wife has an Impreza. If we're going into the mountains in the snow, I will pick the Subaru everytime and safely glide past all the SUVs in the ditch. Nothing like a nice, steep, snowy decent to make you appreciate low centre of gravity and a manual transmission...

    Buy the SUV if you need the space. Or if you're really going offroad, a jeep or landcruiser.


    I doubt that the OP is looking for this kind of functionality. Land Rover folks are looking at image as a big, perhaps major part of the experience. Folks can disagree but this is from personal observation. LRover owners feel free to whale on me.[​IMG]

    I own a Subaru Forester and like you it is the best car I've owned for my purposes. Unfortunately Subies are the car equivalent of Mountain Co-Op wear.[​IMG]

    -Moose
     
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    [​IMG]

    What are you currently driving?


    Audi S6 and it takes care of most of my space needs and is awd. I liked the ride of the Disco as I am a believer in that if you get a truck, it should drive and feel like a truck.



    You have to be a family man, because there is no way the average guy gets excited about test driving mini-vans.


    The irony lies in the fact that since I'm now a family man, I am interested in knowing how the test drive goes. It's a sad day when I go from checking out sportscars, GT's and ,muscle cars...to mini-vans, crossovers and estate wagons.



    I like that you were about to make fun of him for getting excited about a minivan (and rightfully so) but then admitted that you are looking forward to his review [​IMG]
     
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    Audi S6 and it takes care of most of my space needs and is awd.

    What year?

    Jon.
     

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