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    Just think what would be happening in Aust with our car consumer laws, having to deal with JLR (Aust) and not having a Youtube channel.

    Car companies do not walk away from disasters like this, particularly when you already have a poor reputation for reliability and quality.

    I think this car along with the D5 will kill Landrover.
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    Certainly a lot of talk going on but not much action.


    May be a resurgence in Series Vehicles? At least we knew they were unreliable.

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    To me, this is just another classic example of how the advancement in today's vehicles technology has gotten to the point where not even the local dealerships have the knowledge or know-how in how to fix technical issues... This then begs the issue as to how confident would one be in taking these advanced tech vehicles to far-away places throughout the world...
    For me, I'll stay with my more "basic" mechanical 4WD's for my remote touring...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robmacca View Post
    To me, this is just another classic example of how the advancement in today's vehicles technology has gotten to the point where not even the local dealerships have the knowledge or know-how in how to fix technical issues... This then begs the issue as to how confident would one be in taking these advanced tech vehicles to far-away places throughout the world...
    For me, I'll stay with my more "basic" mechanical 4WD's for my remote touring...
    I think the issue is also Land Rover, particularly, seem to have this need to overcomplicate everything.
    Why they do this is beyond me.
    Some say they are 'innovating',but the result is the vehicles can not only not be repaired successfully by their own workshops, but they become unreliable due to being so complicated.
    The more complications, the more chance of failures.
    Surely they would realise this?


    The dealership down the road from here, had 5 vehicles they couldnt sort with continual issues, and the owners wouldn't give the loan cars back.

    A look through the recent 'Lemon law" cases, it seems LR are pretty well represented, even though they sell very few vehicles in Aus compared to other brands.

    For us, this is one of the reasons we moved on from LR for our latest purchase.And they also didn't have a vehicle that suited us.
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    Maybe Land Rover have employed some of those former B737 Max "engineers".

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    A look through the recent 'Lemon law" cases, it seems LR are pretty well represented, even though they sell very few vehicles in Aus compared to other brands.
    Where would find a summary of these cases? My recent experience with the D5 has me interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteD3 View Post
    Where would find a summary of these cases? My recent experience with the D5 has me interested.
    I don’t know,I saw an article in the Australian about it and it mentioned a few brands.
    Maybe Google?
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    Seems the D2 TD5 was the last DIY serviceable and roadside fixable family touring car LR has built.

    We have seriously considered a newer Landrover for our next lap, but we will either be sticking with our D2 ( which has gone through its mid life refirb) or we’ll be getting the last of the 3 litre Prados. Will be a step down in some ways but we’re not prepared to be stranded.
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    I just cant get over the "irreplaceable loom" OMG, so if a main dealer cant fix it how do you repair it if a rat nibbles it while your asleep?
    Throw in the 2 coolers behind each corner of the bumper in front of the front wheels, and its a defender id be scared to take on a country road at night let alone of it!

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