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Old 10-26-2012, 06:07 PM
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Re: New Owner - Thoughts and questions

The LR2 was on of the many vehicles I looked at before buying my Overland. I had the exact opposite feelings about its build quality and nav system, I felt like its materials were VERY low grade for a Land Rover, and that they took the "cheapest LR" stigma too far. The nav system annoyed the heck out of me, and I found it to be particularly unintuitive and outdated.

The things I hated the most about the LR2, the pano roof shades were just perforated things that would never fully block out the sun, and the stupid fake proximity key. For those who haven't seen it, it looks like a proximity key, but it's not. You still have to use the fob to unlock and lock the doors, and then when you want to start the car you have to pres it into a key slot. Now unlike other vehicles with this setup (VW/Audi) where you press the key in to start the engine, in the LR2 you have to then go press a stupid little start button. It is quite literally less convenient than just using a normal damn key.

The LR2 ended up being too small for me anyways, so it was a moot point. The new LR2 seems to have improved on all those faults greatly, and now it comes with an Ecoboost 4 banger for decent power and fuel economy. Funny how some tweaks can take a vehicle from pointless to top of the class (then again, the WK2 is pretty much the poster child for this, being at the top of its class whereas the WK was pretty much the worst in its class).

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Re: New Owner - Thoughts and questions

Thanks all... I'm glad to be here. I'll post some photos as soon as I get around to it.
Update:
- I've been getting better mileage. It's been creeping up the more I drive.
- I found out the jeep beeps when you walk away from it. Well... My buddy who was left in the vehicle did.
- haven't tried sport mode yet
- you're right about the annoying key and a few other things on the LR2... That's why I went with the GC even though the 2014 LR2s fix those problems.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:11 AM
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Re: New Owner - Thoughts and questions

I had a 1989 Chevy Beretta that had the first ever keyless driving ability. I was able to take the key out of the ignition while driving and it was just fine. To shut it off I just put the key back in and put it in park and turned the key off. That car also had a horn that would go off without warning, a trunk that would pop open at complete random times driving and not driving. It was quite interesting.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:48 PM
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I see the opposite in mileage being worse on rural roads when in sport mode as sport mode delays the upshift when you get to a constant speed. However, I like the feel of the lower ride height and suspension reaction so I try to remember to push the shifter handle to the right to force it to the upshift as soon as I hit the constant speed whether it be 45, 50, 55 or my obligatory 5-8 miles over the posted limit.
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Re: New Owner - Thoughts and questions

Like Coldcase mentionned, I'm one of the guys who just automatically spins the knob to SPORT setting every time I start the vehicle.
I've had mine for one year now, and have over 36000 km on mine. The gas mileage does improve a little. If I baby it I can get 19 mpg on highway,
on mid-range gas, but usually I use the lower octane gas.
In the city its worse, and now that I've put snow tires on, it will drop some more.

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If you leave it running and walk off with your fob it will chime periodically, driving your wife nuts as you pay for coffee at the C-store.
Thats the only downside to the fobik. I do this by habit - go pump gas or go into the variety store with the thing in my pocket, and meanwhile my DW is going nuts.
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Re: New Owner - Thoughts and questions

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I had a 1989 Chevy Beretta that had the first ever keyless driving ability. I was able to take the key out of the ignition while driving and it was just fine. To shut it off I just put the key back in and put it in park and turned the key off. That car also had a horn that would go off without warning, a trunk that would pop open at complete random times driving and not driving. It was quite interesting.

I beg to differ, my '76 Caprice Classic had the ability to start the car and remove the key and it would stay running.
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Re: New Owner - Thoughts and questions

Hard part for me is not starting, hard part is convincing the $%^&^%$ thing to turn itself off. Have to warn others that it must be in park or it will not shut down. And don't get near the brake if mean to shut off from non-running ACC or RUN or it will start instead. If in neutral it will start but not shut down, it only turns off in PARK.

Since there have apparently been a few cases of the cruise taking off by itself, is there any way other than hitting N and letting it wind (assuming the computer will let you shift to N while it is accelerating) ? If the crise control is commanding the acceleration, will the EDR differentiate between it and the driver's foot ?

Also there is mention that if moving above xxx mph, holding the start button down for a while will shut it down. This may work if you can hold it for long enough to time out before something else happens.

Am I the only one bothered that you cannot just push the button and expect the engine to stop (or not start) ?


ps was the '59 Chevy the first to have the removable key ? Switch had two wings on it & could turn off-run-start without the key bun needed it to get into or out of lock. .
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I beg to differ, my '76 Caprice Classic had the ability to start the car and remove the key and it would stay running.
Had a '48 Chevy that you could remove the key and it would continue to run. And you could turn it off and restart it without the key.
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Had a '48 Chevy that you could remove the key and it would continue to run. And you could turn it off and restart it without the key.

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Had a '48 Chevy that you could remove the key and it would continue to run. And you could turn it off and restart it without the key.
And that's the reason you don't have it anymore!
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And that's the reason you don't have it anymore!
No, it was a rare Country Club model with genuine wood and I sold it for the price of a new Overland Summit!
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If you leave it running and walk off with your fob it will chime periodically, driving your wife nuts as you pay for coffee at the C-store.
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