Land Rover LR2 - New to me bike hauler

The time had come for my 2 year lease on the Ford Escape to end.  Whilst leasing served its purpose, I was keen to get away from the monthly payments and get something a little higher spec/more luxury.  Leather seats were a must as cloth seats and damp bike gear don't mix too well.

I wanted to stick with the versatility of a similar sized SUV and budgets meant that I'd be looking at cars from 2005 onward.  I looked at the likes of the BMW X3 and other makes however for the money it was hard to look further than the LR2 and of course the desire to keep things British!

So here it is my 2008 LR2 SE 3.2 6 cyclinder: