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Old 04 May 2005, 14:09   #21
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yeah, but I love 'em, too
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Old 04 May 2005, 14:45   #22
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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!

I wonder sometimes if the dealers don't make work for themselves deliberately??? Did YOU actually notice a problem with the tyres??? As to the warped discs did you have a bad judder or did they say you did???

Mine is currently on 48,000 miles with no problem although sometimes I get a minor niggle with the alarm imobilising the car when I want to start it - just turn everything off - lock and unlock the doors and away to go.

As I said before when we used to hire loads of vehicles they nearly all had problems - even the Audis and VWs!!!

My old Rover 420 tdi which has been reduced to being a spare company hack is now on 149,000 miles and is still going strong - no problems at all and just as nice to drive as the A4s and Passats I had on hire - SERIOUSLY!!! Does 48mpg as well.........
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Old 04 May 2005, 17:06   #23
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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.
The new Discovery is the first Land Rover produced under the Ford management team, that's how.

The Octavia won its category, The Discovery was the overall winner.

Now lets not get carried away here, I think it's great, but I'd still rather have a Rib and walk to work
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Old 05 May 2005, 02:54   #24
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If I had wanted a reliable car I would have gone for the Nissan Pathfinder but for me it was not a patch on the Disco bought with my heart not my head!
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Old 05 May 2005, 03:28   #25
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...... bought with my heart not my head!
Ditto

Bought this in Jan this year.

I have absolutely no rational / logical explanation - I'm chuffed to bits with it
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Old 05 May 2005, 06:21   #26
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I wonder sometimes if the dealers don't make work for themselves deliberately??? Did YOU actually notice a problem with the tyres??? As to the warped discs did you have a bad judder or did they say you did???
They don't willingly undertake warranty work because Land Rover tuck them up on the hours they allow them on specific jobs and of course they don't make any profit on the parts. When they replaced my front diff (after 13,000 miles ) Land Rover charged themselves just 200 for the whole part!

You bet I noticed the tyre problem, sounds like a badly worn wheel bearing! HR Owen told me it's a recognised problem but there's no fix for it. It can become evident at as little as 12,000 miles. Apparently they've only had complaints from V8 customers because the diesel customers can't hear the tyres above the sound of the engine Re. the discs, yes there was a discernible judder. By the way, how are you doing on brake pads? Mine were replaced at 15,000 miles and evidently that's not uncommon.
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another one duped. Why did you buy that can of rubbish??
Just tell me in 6 months - how many times will it back to the garage under warranty

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another one duped. Why did you buy that can of rubbish??
Ahh - At least I can find some comfort in the knowledge that I'm not the only one incapable of rational / logical explanation.

Thanks for those kind words
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another one duped. Why did you buy that can of rubbish??
Just tell me in 6 months - how many times will it back to the garage under warranty

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Well I like my can of rubbish as you call it, I have changes from a merc E240 which is supposed to be a very good car (which I would agree with) & the new Disco is even better to nicer to drive!
That car would you chose & what car do you drive?
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I make no bones about it - A KIA SORENTO 200 hp (LPG) - WHY?
( in belgium LPG at 25 p a liter)

Because it is cheap AND EXCELLENT BUILD QUALITY
and it costs practically nothing in maintenanace
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can tow 2800 kgs which your Discovery or your Range Rrover cannot do
legally.

I use to have an A6 but this kia knocks the spots of it and the BM X3 or XL costs 2.5 times as much.

You can always trade yours in for something decent

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