Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Orange County, CA
I had a nice set up with the Commander. I had fixed all the issues, noisy windshield, a/c fan rattles, miscellaneous squeaks and rattles, perfect lift and tires. Someone got a very nice vehicle, all sorted out.
But I do enjoy the Land Rover LR3. Interior space and cargo space is much improved, third row seats are usable, although I don't use them much (today I am hauling 6 people around). Gas tank range is much better, 22.8 gallons in the LR3 versus 18.5 gallons. That was a major pain for me, filling up all the time, and worrying about running out of gas on off road trips, I would carry extra gas cans.
The Commander was more fun to drive on the road. They are about equal in terms of off road fun, in my opinion.
I was happy with the Commander, 5.7L HEMI. I do like the LR3 better. One pain about the LR3 is it is very tall, and I have a roof rack, so sometimes clearance in parking garages is an issue, never a problem with the lifted Commander.
'06 Commander Ltd, 5.7L Hemi, QDII, Midnight Blue, Gibson Exhaust, Raingler Net, K&N FIPK, Remote Start, Optima Yellow, Skid plates & Tow Hooks, Rocky Road 2.25 Lift, New Rear DT Shocks, 265/70R17 REVO's, 6061-T6 Custom Wheel Adapters, 4xGuard Rock Rails/Steps
'05 Land Rover LR3 SE