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Old July 26th, 2011, 09:28 AM
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LR2 vs LR3

My wife is considering a used LR2 or LR3, she does a lot of miles and likes an SUV. Apart from the gas milage any input on the pros and cons of either after say 100K miles.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 09:56 AM
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The LR2 isn't really comparable to the LR3. LR3 hands down for space, feel, etc.

My friend has had his LR3 for a few months now, which is out of warranty range - I think he has close to 80k miles on his - and has had zero issues so far. Roverlab is selling a client's LR3 with 100k on the odo, and owns one himself. Figure this is about as honest an assessment of the LR3 at 100k you'll get, considering Trevor's experience with LR3's.

Pretty sure you can access that as a guest.
I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 09:59 AM
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To be completely honest, I don't think Ive seen one of either with over 100k. Both are great vehicles, but they are very different. It really comes down to what fits your lifestyle best. If you will be taking it off-road or need the extra space, definitely go for the LR3. On the other hand, if it is mainly for on-road driving and you don't need the room, you can save money or get a newer, lower mileage LR2.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 10:54 AM
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Love my LR3. Drivetrain and interior of a RR Sport at a much lower cost ( and bigger interior by a mile!)

LR2s are kind of lame...I have driven the a few time as a loaner and was underwhelmed.

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Old July 26th, 2011, 11:57 AM
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When our LR3 goes in for servicing they sometimes loan us out a LR2 and all I can say is there isn't enough room if you've got kids in car seats. Its not bad for a commuter (LR2) but the LR3 is much nicer all around.

As for either vehicle above 100K miles, both are getting into the "replace this, replace that" stage which could be pricey. I would recommend a lease return and extended warranty on it for good measure.

Our LR3 has been much more dependable, less costly maintenance wise than our Disco II was (knock on wood)

Also, not sure if it applies to the LR2, but the Freelander before it never had a good reputation for anything.
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