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Old 03-21-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Land Rover LR3 or X3

They're the same price (2006) I'm just wondering whats more truck for a family with two kids,besides the gas on the LR3 I'm torn
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:16 PM   #2
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LR3 has a terrible reliability record.......
.Never banned but came very close..three times
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:35 AM   #3
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X3 believe it or not is an awsome handling vehicle being perfectly balanced 50/50.. plus safer for the family.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:12 AM   #4
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Since you have 2 kids > LR3
You can have infant seat in the 2nd row middle seat and still have 2 full size adult sitting on each side. Small kids can fit in the 3rd row.

Yes gas is more but is $2,000-4,000 more in fuel cost will put a dent in your budget?

x3 is way too cramped in for family with 2 when you have to haul the stroller and other gears.

LR3 has improved in reliability but I would look at the LR4, much nicer and more simple design than LR3
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:32 AM   #5
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I wouldn't waste my money on either or the two.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:13 AM   #6
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I purchased a 2004 BMW X3 for a family relative not to long ago, I would definitely recommend it.

Overall, I think it is very spacious, easily fit 2 adults in the back, with a big enough boot to fit a couple of strollers, and some kid bikes if you stack em

The one i purchased is a 2.5L, I guess it shares the same drive train as the E46 325, with the 330XI components. It corners and handles like a sedan, does not drive like a sloppy SUV. Ride height is great. 12.5L/100KMS average fuel consumption. Pretty reliable so far.

I like it
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:35 AM   #7
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PS - thats little strollers, like, those small fold up ones that cost 20 bucks? plus the two bikes!

Just wanted to straighten that out Two massive, full blown strollers.. I don't see why not. But, forget the bikes!
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:51 AM   #8
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Have a buddy that has an LR3. He's looking to get rid of it. Lots of problems. Just my 2 cents!
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:10 AM   #9
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Depends what you are looking for, they don't realy compare.
LR3>>>X3 in pretty much everything, perhaps the reliability may be a little iffy for a higher mileage one.
The X3 is ugly, has a TERRIBLE plasticy interior and drives like a Honda CRV. I would rather visit the shop once a month than drive one of those X3's.
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