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PostSubject: lr3 help us buy one   Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:24 pm

Looking for an inexpensive lr3 for my wife one I can fix is probly what I can afford so looking at this one on eBay thoughts on what could be wrong? Says smokes, and trans code and suspension stuck on normal

I am not looking to spend more then 6/7 k.  Be it running for that price or cheap and can be fixed for that price
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:31 pm

There's no such thing as a "cheap" LR3.
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:58 pm

Sorry link

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201158390515?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Sure there is, there was a couple guys at the rausch trip talking bout it
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:51 pm

NONE of you want to take a stab at weather this is a repairable engine like some weird common or not so common lr3 issue?
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:02 pm

I've owned my 2006 SE-V8 since 2008 and wouldn't buy an abused one thinking it'll be cheap. The first-year problems they had in 2005 were (largely) addressed in subsequent years. For a daily driver (ie. not a trail rig) I'd look for a clean, well-maintained one from a private party and negotiate hard on the price. Buying a rough one and working through the issues is a financial gamble and a sure-fire headache.
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:24 pm

I bought mine for 8k and have already put another 2k into it and I'm not finished yet. Like jake said there is no cheap lr3.
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:26 am

Just picked up an 06 lr3 hse $4200, should be just under 5k with shipping
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:43 am

Are you buying from private seller? If so look for well maintained vehicle. Records and land rover maintained. If it's a dealership hard pressed to find anything under 8 grand. Make sure you get some kind of warrantee with vehicle and anything less then 100k would be in your best interest. "SE" is nice go for the HSE if your going to spend the money anyway. V6 heard bad reviews about them V8s are gas guzzlers. See if it has locking diffs some didn't come others did. Crawl under car and check visually. (I did before buying mine) one of the other lr are sites have pictures of what it looks like. Regular maintainance stuff like brakes oil change are easy. The technical stuff is a lot harder since regular mechanics might (most likely not) not have software for these cars. I currently have issues with GPS and control screen. I have to take it to lr bec I cannot find anyone with software. If your going to go lr3 go 06 + worked out kinks last of the lr3 the better.

Good luck eitherway.
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:08 am

Um I said I bought one last nite, post before yours Wink


Supposed to be well maintained, I know it will need work plan on buying a scanner cause no one near me works on rovers and I had a bad experience with cherry hill land rover


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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:50 pm

Congrats and hope things work out but at that price I'm not getting a warm fuzzy feeling. Just be prepared for dry anal sex when you need to fix something. It's not a d1.
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:53 pm

Congrats, I wouldn't buy the cheap Chinese parts either. It'll cost you in the long run.
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:15 pm

Expect the worst hope for the best No
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:52 pm




Here it is got to get it shipped up here
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:38 pm

Cool looks good. Need to be christened this weekend. Take 19yr old pooch.
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:28 pm

Not sure the 19 yo deaf half blind barking dog is a good idea
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:17 pm

Does it have a suspension fault?
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:24 pm

Suspension and trans are supposed to be fine, dealer replaced the pump and fixed a wiring issue for the pump
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:54 pm

gotta be honest. save for the suspension bushings, the old pumps, and the fact that it eats front pads, rotors every 10-15k miles, the LR3 is one hell of a reliable truck.

i bought a high mile truck on the cheap, had the work i knew it needed done...and never ever gave me a problem.

i would do a transmission service if it's at 100k (even though the book says no big deal) and change the diff fluid.

your last post was 9 days ago...so all this may be in vain. i'm just saying...it's a good truck
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PostSubject: Re: lr3 help us buy one   Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:15 am

All in the works, at this point I am waiting for a spot at dads probly just gonna start with timing cover and valve covers if I don't see an issue gonna pull the engine and check the crank

I know I have to buy a special tool for the timing set

Just been hitting the little things, fixed key remote, was, vacuum, lift shocks on rear glass, scrub some spots in carpet, unsieze rear wiper arm hing and make a blade

This is the smoothest running engine with a knock I ever saw
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