Looking for L3

mnewb1

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I have been investigating Land Rovers and would like to look for a reasonable 2006-2008 L3....new to the search but prices asked seem to be a lot higher then I expected

case in point



I was expecting something in the neighborhood of $6000-7000. Am I wrong and the used market has just gone nuts or do I need to be patient and keep looking


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Eliot

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Feb 4, 2008
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Bozeman, MT
I have been investigating Land Rovers and would like to look for a reasonable 2006-2008 L3....new to the search but prices asked seem to be a lot higher then I expected

case in point



I was expecting something in the neighborhood of $6000-7000. Am I wrong and the used market has just gone nuts or do I need to be patient and keep looking


thank you
Well, that's a seriously nice example. That interior looks untouched.

6k to 7k is certainly reasonable though.

They're good vehicles. Mine has been boring reliable.
 
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Eliot

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I’ve heard of several over 300,000 with a whole bunch over 200,000. I’d consider 100,000 low mileage at this point. About to tick over 150,000 on mine
I'm at 145,000.

I think I have more wind noise than I used to. But otherwise, it doesn't really feel any different than it did.
 
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Blueboy

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I have been investigating Land Rovers and would like to look for a reasonable 2006-2008 L3....new to the search but prices asked seem to be a lot higher then I expected

case in point



I was expecting something in the neighborhood of $6000-7000. Am I wrong and the used market has just gone nuts or do I need to be patient and keep looking


thank you
Suggest looking in Southern or Western States where there isn’t an abundance of road salt. The example Blue posted in AZ is a case in point. Newer Landys not as susceptible to rust as older ones, yet, it will be more present in Northern areas. Also buying one from a Rover enthusiast is usually better. Take your time. It took me over a year to find one of my Rovers. Good luck!
 
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discostew

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I think 6,000 is in the ballpark , but that's kind of a couple years ago price. I don't think I would pay that unless it was super low miles and in great condition.
 

Howski

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I think 6,000 is in the ballpark , but that's kind of a couple years ago price. I don't think I would pay that unless it was super low miles and in great condition.
A little surprising to hear. $6,000 would great price in my neck of the woods. They’ve even gone up in value a bit since I picked mine up
 

discostew

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I guess I only see the broken ones, but I would guess your going to buy the truck for 6,000 then a suspension compressor for 1000 then front control arms and hardware for another 800 ish with an alignment. Then maybe a shifter cause the big gulp catcher connector sucked up to much coke product. And then maybe an instrument cluster for the all to common coms failure. Then hopefully just a bunch of electrical splices and thats cheap, but time consuming.
Great trucks, just really expensive to keep right. I owned one, but it only had like 30,000 miles on it and it was 3 years old.
 

Eliot

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On a somewhat related note. How many miles are people getting out of their brakepads?

I'm at 80k, is that normal?
 

Eliot

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I guess I only see the broken ones, but I would guess your going to buy the truck for 6,000 then a suspension compressor for 1000 then front control arms and hardware for another 800 ish with an alignment. Then maybe a shifter cause the big gulp catcher connector sucked up to much coke product. And then maybe an instrument cluster for the all to common coms failure. Then hopefully just a bunch of electrical splices and thats cheap, but time consuming.
Great trucks, just really expensive to keep right. I owned one, but it only had like 30,000 miles on it and it was 3 years old.
The dealer replaced my control arms before I bought it.

I've done a transmission service.

I replaced the air compressor. It had an Arnott compressor without a cover when I bought it, and road debris took that out.

I also replaced the radiator, due to a puncture. That one was my fault though.

That's it though. No other work.
 
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1of40

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We’ve only got 75k on ours over 4 years. I like the body style and would like to hold on to here for as long as I can. I’ve decided to cut service intervals in half with hopes of hitting 300k. Just did trans, tcase and diffs this week. Not cheap but cheaper than a new trans down the road and better than noisy diffs.
 

HIDave

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$6,000 for an LR3? That is nuts. If you find one, lemme know cause I'll take 2...

I just sold a cherry 06 LR3 for 12,000 without any upgrades. That was to get our 05 LR3 with loads of issues and 92k on the dash was sold for $9800. Working through all the fixes but I am probably into her bout $4000 in work.

Depends where you are and what avaiInkedIMG_2832_LI.jpglability you might have in that area.