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    JLR ordered to pay back $283K to buyer of L405

    A lemon Autobiography.

    Couple puts lemon squeeze on car dealer - bay 93.9 Geelong

    If you want to search YouTube, John Cadogen has also posted a video about this.

    The buyers are after legal fees and costs, too.
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    Pretty sad end to some nice cars!

    Re the original post, the dealers that she took the car to seem to be seriously bad. Low coolant on a brand new car does not simply require a top up! They must have had rocks in their heads. Any mechanic would know that they need to find the leak and fix it, even on a Great Wall, let alone a Range Rover. I would throw the book at them if I was LRA.

    Even for John Cadogan his scathing attack on the car was over the top and ridiculous. We all know that Vogues are incredibly over priced, even compared with a Sport, but his attack was pretty unwarranted and disgusting, even for one of his gutter talking videos, which are sort of funny for a short while.

    My L405 had a very slight coolant leak when I bought it at 42,000km last year. You could see a drop of pink evaporated liquid on the front diff but that did not change the coolant level over a couple of months. I ended up getting it fixed under the used car warranty after two different inspections and reports ordered by the warranty provider. One of the plastic pipes connecting to the block under the EGR's was dripping at probably one drip per day, which was very hard to spot apart from the pink on the diff. It was a fairly expensive job to fix it so the statutory warranty worked well for me. I suppose that kind of backs up Cadogan's claims but a little bit of the correct maintenance will fix any problems well before they reach the state that that car appeared to get to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobD View Post
    Re the original post, the dealers that she took the car to seem to be seriously bad. Low coolant on a brand new car does not simply require a top up!
    My then local LR dealer did likewise with my 1st TD5 D2, claiming that all cars use coolant. The acoustic cover couldn't be removed without risking breakage due to a spinning nut so the dealers refused to look into the loss. Eventually the head was destroyed from overheating when I couldn't keep the water topped-up on a 4 hour trip.
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    Bloody Hell! So the spinning nut was not a by-product of shonky manufacturing & fasteners that were used? Yeah right

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    They claimed they had no reason to remove the cover so if they broke it then they would have to pay for it. I subsequently took an angle grinder to the offending bolt to discover a leak near the water outlet, but after end of warranty so my loss.
    The dealership owner was a mongrel, ringing to abuse me for buying a replacement vehicle from a far away dealer stating that what I was doing was illegal. He got an earfull!
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    what a load of bull**** ....
    *A 230K plus car.
    *100K in legal costs bluh bluh..

    Did the queen of sheeba miss her manicure appointment when the Range Rover wouldnt start? or did she simply have to take one of the other poor cars .... the Audi or Merc ??

    *A actual story with a win would be the thousands of **** box Ford Focus owners that have had transmission failures getting paid out by Ford.
    *Or the countless owners of oil drinking Holden Colorados getting some form of redemption from Holden.
    *In fact any owner of **** box Holden getting anything besides endless mechanical failures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme View Post
    They claimed they had no reason to remove the cover so if they broke it then they would have to pay for it. I subsequently took an angle grinder to the offending bolt to discover a leak near the water outlet, but after end of warranty so my loss.
    The dealership owner was a mongrel, ringing to abuse me for buying a replacement vehicle from a far away dealer stating that what I was doing was illegal. He got an earfull!
    far away dealer stating that what I was doing was illegal. He got an earfull!

    Interesting!

    And the reason for that was............................................... ..................?

    The statement, not the earfull.

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    He carried on about dealers having selling rights in their local areas to the exclusion of dealers outside the area, which if was true was an illegal arrangement, not my purchasing from outside the area.
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    How many times have we heard that crap, Avon, Tupperware etc.

    It's a private arrangement but I doubt it is legal. Should have asked the ACCC for clarification.


    I knew some people here that drove to Port Lincoln just to get a better price on a vehicle. Would I do it? Not likely.

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