2008 Land Rover LR2 Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

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28 Customer Reviews
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What customers liked
Styling, Technology and Entertainment, Weather Versatility
What they didn't
Interior Space

good car, handles great

I have an lr2. It handles great, is very quiet. The awd is wonderful in dicey weather. Wonderful sound system. Mine has the technology package and light package. Fantastic adds to this vehicle. I am happy to recommend it to anyone who is looking for an suv. I average 24 mpg on the freeway, and 20.5 driving around town.

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Loved it

I absolutely loved this car. It was fun to drive, and had a much nicer interior than many other similarly priced and sized SUV's. I was hesitant about buying a Landrover due to hearing reviews about a lack of reliability, but I did not have any problems with this vehicle. The only issue I ever had was needing additional coolant, which was about a $5 fix. The things I didn't like about the vehicle were small. When the front or rear windows are open (not both, one of the other) it can be very loud. The blinker is also somewhat loud. And I wisht the car came with an power lift trunk. Other than that the car was fabulous to drive! I would definitely recommend it.

Would recommend to a friend

LR2

I love my car! It is powerfull, strong and the same time elegant. Great style and nice technology.

Would recommend to a friend

Awesome Car!!

I bought my LR2 a month ago and love it more every day. It has really great gas mileage, which surprised me for a "luxury" SUV. It came with the cold weather package, which I didnt think I would use because I live in SoCal- but have every morning and love the heated seats! Every interior detail of the car is very well designed and adds to the luxury feel of the car. The Navigation is very detailed. I have fit 5 people in my car and didn't feel cramped at all. It feels very spacious inside for a smaller SUV. The car also turns on a dime which is great. I would 100% recommend this car to anyone! You will not be disappointed.

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WOW - what a super ride!

This was a great purchase. It's a terrific vehicle, and the CARMAX extended warranty makes owning it worry-free. British automobiles have a special appeal to many, and the Continental feeling is a welcomed change to what has been (until recently) a boring result for American-manufactured products. I have a small garage, and the LR2 fits this need well. Fuel economy is questionable, but we drive very, very few miles per year, so that issue is no problem. For folks wanting a safe, solid, and winter-proof ride, this product is excellent. We always install after-market remote-start units on our vehicles, and this is costly on an LR. (It is so stupid that original manufacturers so often fail to include RS as original issue. They are bound to, before long for us folk who have snow problems in winter plus hot summers to contend with.) I traded in a '06 S-type Jaguar to Carmax, got a good price, and was lucky they had a this Rover on the lot. I think Carmax has a good business model, and wold consider buying their stock.

Would recommend to a friend

Dream Car

I absolutely love my LR2! I love the way it drives and it is just the right size for me and my family. As for space, the only thing missing is a center console for storing items and a place to put your handbag other than on the floor in the rear. I love the way the LR looks and handles. Unfortunately due to some mechanical issues within 30 days of purchase I was not able to give it a good rating on quality. It's possible that once the car is properaly repaired I would change my rating on that. That has also affected my rating on value for the money. I don't expect it to be perfect since it's a used car but for the money I didn't expect to make a payment on a car that has been in the shop for almost 2 weeks. Because I enjoyed driving it before the issues and I look forward to driving it again I still recommend the LR2 and hope to be back on the road soon!

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2008 Land Rover LR2 HSE

I purchased a 2008 LR2 HSE from CarMax almost 2 years ago. I went in to look at a different car, but this one caught our eye. Overall, it is a nice, comfortable car. It handles well and we've used the dynamic stability control up in the mountains a few times. (A nice feature, but one that we don't use a whole lot.) It has a lot of other nice features (like rain sensing wipers!) but the one I purchased did not have navigation, heated seats, nor bluetooth. It is a solid car, and I feel pretty safe in it, even with the crazy Las Vegas drivers. I marked it low on value for money because of the maintenance. At less than 30,000 miles, I needed new tires. There went $1000. I know that has nothing to do with the engine, transmission, etc. but it makes me wonder when they put tires on it that wear out so quickly. Then, there was something wrong with the sensor in the hood which kept making the alarm go off because it thought the hood was open. Luckily, my husband was able to buy the part from the dealer and fix it. Otherwise, I heard that could cost a couple hundred or so. Then, at about 35,000 miles, I needed new brake pads. He was able to replace those, too, but if I had taken it in, I bet that would have been a few hundred dollars. And, the parts alone were not cheap. Oil changes are around $100. You're also supposed to put premium gas in it and the mileage isn't great. Not horrible, either, though. Although this is a nice/comfortable vehicle, I am concerned about what else might go wrong or need replacing, so that's why I can't give it 5 stars across the board. I probably would not buy this car over again if I had that choice. I think it was kind of an impulse buy and then I thought about the maintenance of a "luxury" car.

Would recommend to a friend

Bad Vehicle!

I bought a new 2008 LR2 SE 4D SUV almost a year ago, and have had to take it into servicing at least over 15 times. Two months prior to purchasing it, I had both axels replaced. My wheels make noise and the sunroof often gets stuck and won't close. It is a shame because it is an excellent looking car. This is definatly not worth the money, and also does not have great gas mileage. It takes the most expensive gas as well.

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LR2

The vehicle is 6 months old and continues to impress. It handled the recent snow and ice superbly. In the last seven years LR has improved the mechanics to go with unmatched off road ability. A smooth 6 cylinder and 6-speed transmission with sport shift has increased power and fuel economy.

Would recommend to a friend

LAND ROVER LR2 GREAT VALUE

I DID A LOT OF INTERNET RESEARCH AND TEST DRIVES BEFORE SETTLING ON THE LAND ROVER. I WANTED THE LR2 BECAUSE IT HAS A 6 CYLINDER ENGINE AND WAS REPORTED TO GET BETTER GAS MILEAGE THAN THE LR4 WITH A V8. I ALSO NEEDED A VEHICLE WITH OFF-ROAD CAPABILITY BECAUSE I HUNT ON RANCHS IN CENTRAL TEXAS AND THE LAND ROVER HAS A PROGRAMMABLE DRIVE TRAIN, SUSPENSION, BRAKING SYSTEM PACKAGE. THE 2008 LAND ROVER LR2 THAT I PURCHASED HAS LIVED UP TO ALL MY EXPECTATIONS AND MORE. THE VEHICLE IS EASY AND FUN TO DRIVE, COMFORTABLE AND IS GETTING 20+ MPG SINCE I TOOK DELIVERY. IT ALSO RUNS FINE ON "PLUS" LEVEL GASOLINE INSTEAD OF PREMIUM! I HAVE ALSO DRIVEN THE VEHICLE ON A DEER HUNTING LEASE. EVEN THE RANCH OWNER WAS IMPRESSED WHEN WE DROVE AROUND THE RANCH IN THE LAND ROVER WITH THE DRIVE SYSTEM SET ON THE "UNEVEN SURFACE OFF ROAD". SO, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SMALL-MIDSIZED SUV THAT IS COMFORTABLE, GETS GOOD GAS MILEAGE AND HAS REAL OFF-ROAD CAPABILITY THE LAND ROVER LR2 IS THE TICKET.

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