Why the Land Rover LR3?
Quietness: This thing is a vault with a great sound system. Very, very quiet ride, especially for an SUV.
Cargo capacity & towing: The cargo capacity with the rear seat folded down is truly amazing. You could fit a pack of tall dogs back there.
Safety & braking: TONS of airbags.
Reliability & durability: Always starts. I never have to worry about it starting or overheating.
Why Not the Land Rover LR3?
Fuel economy: 12 miles to the gallon. Say goodbye to that new pair of shoes you've been eyeing- the gas tank just ate them.
Reliability & durability: Electrical system is a joke. It's like Christmas time year round on my dashboard, with every single warning sign built into the vehicle lit up. The windows and rear gate work VERY sporadicly, often leaving me with a window down in the rain.
Insurance & depreciation: Depreciates quickly. Who wants a car that gets 12 miles to the gallon?
Warranty, scheduled maintenance cost: If you go to get something fixed with the electrical system, it usually costs a fortune and lasts for a couple of months, at best. We have just decided to live with it as-is.