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23rd November 2007, 01:30 PM
British is best - except when it's worst, says car study (http://news.google.com.au/news/url?sa=T&ct=au/6-0&fd=R&url=http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm%3Fid%3D1840052007&cid=1123914289&ei=jztGR_-iL5SE6APn1sjfCw)
Scotsman, United Kingdom - 1 hour ago
Six of the ten most reliable cars are UK-made Japanese models, but two Land Rover models and one Jaguar feature among the worst ten. ...

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23rd November 2007, 01:45 PM
Flandie 1 and the P38a Range Rover among the worst 10 - no real surprises there. 48 faults per 100 vehicles, against 11 per 100 to make the top 10.

When you look at the overall result, the faults in the volume sellers are what kills Land Rover. It will be interesting to see what happens when the current generation of products get out of warranty.


LAND ROVER 26th of 26
2006 position 26th of 26
Claims per 100 vehicles 47.2
Average age 4.6 years
Average mileage 52,500
Average repair cost 439
Average repair time 3.1 hours
Best model Discovery ('98-'03)
Worst model Freelander ('00-'06)

Land Rover finishes last again.

The old Discovery, Range Rover and Freelander all performed poorly, with at least 43 claims per 100 cars. Axle, suspension and electrical faults were the most common.

The average cost of repair was the third highest at 439, but at least the average labour rate of 56 per hour was no more than average.


23rd November 2007, 02:52 PM
Comment 5 from the article:

"3. Navvy
Be fair, Land Rovers are especially designed for people who like working on cars."

In addition - my thoughts:
(You don't expect a Scotsman to say something nice about a pom do you?)