Originally Posted by Scary Des
I think this vehicle stands the best chance of any Land Rover produced over the last few years of shedding the bad quality label
Which is precisely what they said about the new Range Rover.
Mine covered the first 12,000 miles entirely trouble free, since when it has had close on £3,000 worth of warranty work undertaken in 8,000 miles! An acquaintance of mine had his first one virtually rebuilt with 48 registered faults on it
Indeed, HR Owen have only just delivered my RR back today after fitting four new tyres.....under warranty because, and I quote, 'the 4-wheel drive system has worn the outside edge of the tyres in such a way as to induce excessive road noise'
Oh, and they had to replace the rear brake discs on the same visit which had warped, presumably because I'd braked too hard
And all this after publicising the fact they'd spent £5 billion developing it!
So quite how the new Disco, which has had less time and money spent on its development, costs £25,000 less than a Range Rover, has controversial styling to say the least, and has had no design input from German engineers, is going to cure all Land Rover's problems, I fail to understand. And as for winning 'Car of the Year' awards, they're voted on by motoring hacks who drive them for a day and don't have to live with them on a day-to-day basis. If my memory serves me correctly, even the Skoda Octavia, admittedly no bad car, has won the 'What Car' award