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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Mav, Jul 30, 2009.
My LR3 base camp in Moab last weekend (roof tent not yet deployed).
we had a storm the other day, the only damage was the ariel being bent. the radio didn't work anyway
How many miles on the truck?
I have seen this truck driving around town. Very nice.
What more can a man ask for in life
I started with a 1983 110 County V8 back in the 90's then late 00's came back to the fold with a 300 TDi Disco and replaced that early this year with a L322 TD6. The RR is a superb machine that runs rings around both the others on road and off road but looses out on maintenance costs:eek1:eek1
My parents have a Freelander 1 TD4 that goes places it shouldn't and a Series 1 86" which will be sold early next year. My 80 year old dad broke his leg while hiking last month so they have decided to sell the S1 and he would like to get a FL2.
Yep. Good luck with sale.
Dunkan will not get out unless the "D" is in the garage. Laid back there most of the day while I worked on the house.
MYBLUETT has that D130 priced very competitively, IMO, considering the only way to get a 130 in the USA is to build it yourself.
I'm officially a 21st century man:
Did your other stuff sell?
Cool rig, sometimes on rainy days I see one of those and wish.
Exactly. Everything a Rover shouldn't be.
Do you want to "store" one of them in PDX before you come to the PNW?
I promise to make sure the battery doesn't go flat...
Thanks for the offer, toolie -- but the diesel is currently on a transporter, the 2004 mothballed, and the LR3 towing my KTM to WA.
I didn't shrink the fleet at all. I grew it by one. Sigh.
I've done 500 miles in the LR3 in the last 48 hours, including 150 miles of USBP roads on the border, FS roads up near Oracle, and the back way up Mt Lemmon (FS-38? 28?). Nothing that really needs 33"s or low-range, but plenty of sand, rock and low traction scenarios.
This LR3 is a seriously, seriously kickass truck. The AJ-V8 is really blowing my mind. I'll probably start a thread here shortly because I don't think this vehicle is getting its due, especially now that good, low mile 2005s-2007s are below $20k.
The best part?
Here's me, Sierra Vista to Tucson AZ @ 70 mph/1900 rpm (~70 miles). This reading more-or-less matches the OEM NAV (23.0 mpg), my Garmin (23.2), and ol' gas pump calculator math (22.7 mpg), and should be considered the extreme high end for this truck. But still:
I used a few "hypermiler" tricks (coasting, slow accel, a few no brake turns etc) to achieve that number, but nothing profound or inconvenient to the driver. I was pretty impressed considering the AJ sits at 300 hp and the LR3 is fully 3 tons. With just regular ol' driving, 19 mpg at 70 mpg and 17-18.5 at 80 mph is very easy.
Oh, I also hit 115 mph indicated earlier this morning.
Everything behind the front seats folds flat. Not fake-ass flat, but straight up minivan stow-away flat. Pickup bed flat. I'm 6'2" and with the driver and passenger seats pulled up I can lie down perfectly well. And have room for another person and whatever else fits around the two bodies. I can kneel relatively comfortably (it's still the back of an SUV). It's cavernous compared to the D2.
I've been blowing off the LR3 for years but I'm really excited about this truck.
Just received an Orvis catalog and they had this advertised for sale
A snip at $125,000
Wow, that's almost as much as one of their fly rods.
Just saw this thread. This unit sell? How much?
Damn it! I just had myself talked out of a LR4 now I got to figure out if I can wait until they are sub 20K
An SAS pink pig at an army surplus store.
Series 1 and 2 taxis in Darjeeling India, don't ask me why I have so many photos of Land Rovers as I have never owned any four wheel vehicle let alone a 4WD.
A Land Rover is something every man should own at least once in his life.