Well heís only gone and done it. I do feel heís done a bit of a King Henry and made a rush decision, but time will tell.
His 2006 E53 X5 was coming up with issues, seized brakes and an airbag light and itís his daily driver which added to his woes. Also bubbling wings and a subframe rusted like the Titanic. Brakes I can deal with, nothing that a rebuild canít overcome. Airbag could be a clock-spring but rust waits for no man. Once it starts itís a losing fight. Part of the reason I now use Lanogard on my Allroad and smell like Iíve been working on a farm.
So whatís he gone for? Heíd short-listed a 3.0 litre V6 Touareg and 2.0 TD4 Discovery Sport. Must be white and black wheels were his only pre-requisites. The Touareg I quite liked, but a little too much chrome for my liking. £20k gets a 2015 model with most of the bells and whistles with 60k on the clock. I also have full VCDS software given Iíve had VAG cars for over 20 years as these cars are sensor heavy. The X5 was £600 a year road tax. I know, that brings a tear to my eye, but itíll be a can of peach slices in the next few months, so who says thereís not a silver lining?
So heís chosen a 2017 Discovery Sport in white from Edinburgh with 56k miles. The sales agent on the video presentation was utterly lamentable. If I hear the words luscious leather and immaculate in the same sentence again Iíll join a monastery and commit to a vow of silence. Thereís just no knowledge any more. The guy could have been selling a sandwich toaster on a shopping channel.
Anyway, I hope my brother enjoys it. I know nowt about Land Rovers other than it is likely to cost money.