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2008 Land Rover LR3 SE-Excellent Condition

Owned and driven by Thomas G. Lederer, Hauppauge, LI, NY

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a meticulously maintained Land Rover LR3 with relatively low miles.  After an exhaustive search lasting over a year, I found this LR3 on in the summer of 2015 at a Porsche dealership in NJ. It had the color, age, miles, and  equipment that I had been targeting.  The exterior is Stornaway Grey with Ebony black leather interior.

A friend at a Honda store here on Long Island acquired it for me, I bought it from him, and I was able to acquire a 2-year Land Rover factory service contract from Land Rover Glen Cove.  Whatever needed fixing was done at Land Rover Huntington, whether or not it was covered by the warranty.  I got the truck with 75k miles on the odometer and now that number is 87.7k.  I have never driven it off-road.

Some of the work that has been performed on my LR3 over the past two years (other than frequent oil changes) include:  New brake pads and rotors front and rear December 2017, New cubby box lid; new wiper blades; tie-rod ends (78k miles;) wheel alignment (78k miles); front hub and bearing (76k miles); front/rear lower control arm bushings (76k miles); battery 76k miles, Oct 2015); hood switch and latch (alarm issue, 75k miles); installed LR4-style front grille, a new fuel tank shroud, gear shifter assembly.

There is no exterior rust or body damage on the vehicle, except for some of the usual dings expected to be found on a 10-year old Rover. There is a tear–almost microscopic–in the leather on drivers door panel but the leather is otherwise in excellent shape. Rear steel brake lines were recently replaced as was the  terrain response switch on the shifter console.  Basically, over the past three years, if it’s broken or worn, it’s been replaced. Plenty of tread depth left on the 265/60R18 Toyo Proxes GT M&S’s.

When I worked for Land Rover Long Island, I drove LR3’s and Range Rover Sports for almost 10 years.  Rovers are my preferred form of transportation because of their size and rugged ride, but I just leased an Audi Q7 and a deal I made with my wife compels me to part with the LR3, as painful as that might be!  I will consider any serious offer over $8.9k.

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