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Land Rover Discovery Sport

  • 13-05-2021 6:10pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ ineedeuro


    Was looking for a large SUV with 7 seat's, seen a couple of these around and like the look of them. Of course said it to a mate who gave the barstool opinion "they are a ball of s**t" I expected Land Rover to be a good brand?

    Just wondering if anyone has one? good/bad experience?
    Was looking to spend 30-40k on it.
    Any advice would be welcome. Thank you


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ Turbolounge


    Very dated looking for a 30k car, looks very similar to an earlier 2005 discovery you would pick up for around 5k


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,239 ✭✭✭ pippip


    Well Land Rover and reliability surveys don't have the best relationship


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,749 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs


    ineedeuro wrote: »
    Was looking for a large SUV with 7 seat's, seen a couple of these around and like the look of them. Of course said it to a mate who gave the barstool opinion "they are a ball of s**t" I expected Land Rover to be a good brand?

    Just wondering if anyone has one? good/bad experience?
    Was looking to spend 30-40k on it.
    Any advice would be welcome. Thank you

    Hmm.. normally don't listen to the barstool talk bit I think your friend is stone cold sober and making sense here. I know too many that got burnt with land rover. My father (discovery)my cousin (range rover vogue) my workmates and aunt (evoque)


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ Turbolounge


    pippip wrote: »
    Well Land Rover and reliability surveys don't have the best relationship

    95% of all land rovers ever made are still on the road... The other 5% made it home


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ ineedeuro


    So I guess the feedback is they are not the most reliable vehicles on the road?

    Pity as I do find them lovely looking


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,749 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs


    ineedeuro wrote: »
    So I guess the feedback is they are not the most reliable vehicles on the road?

    Pity as I do find them lovely looking

    https://www.whatcar.com/news/revealed-the-10-most-unreliable-suvs/n21061

    Have a read of that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,969 ✭✭✭ NSAman


    ineedeuro wrote: »
    So I guess the feedback is they are not the most reliable vehicles on the road?

    Pity as I do find them lovely looking

    Dont mind them... Have a RR for the past three years, apart from a few glitches when new, nothing has happened since.

    Had more issues with Audis than with this car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,140 ✭✭✭ webpal


    ineedeuro wrote: »
    Was looking for a large SUV with 7 seat's, seen a couple of these around and like the look of them. Of course said it to a mate who gave the barstool opinion "they are a ball of s**t" I expected Land Rover to be a good brand?

    Just wondering if anyone has one? good/bad experience?
    Was looking to spend 30-40k on it.
    Any advice would be welcome. Thank you

    Funny you said that as I’m in the same boat, I mentioned it to a friend a while back and he said the same. I asked him again recently and he said it again but both times he never said why. Could anyone here give a reason as to why and why they would be different from any other car? 35k is a bit much to be buying a bag of sh1te

    Edit: just seen link above, a lot of Land Rovers in the top 10


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ ineedeuro


    From the website
    Reliability rating: 81.9%
    Some 43% of Land Rover Discovery Sport owners experienced trouble, with issues spanning all of our categories apart from the steering


    At least the steering works :-)
    To be honest still not really turned off them. Just get a decent warranty on them and off you go.


  • Registered Users Posts: 164 ✭✭ Frankie19


    I have a 191 disco sport 5 seater. While I absolutely love it.....its been in 4 times for issues.


    1. Car 4 weeks old Roof rack rail cover came off and wouldnt stay back on. Fixed under warranty.

    2. 1 year ago a very loud noise coming from car when going up hills. To be fair engineer came with me on a quick drive and knew what it was straight away. Something to do with heat sensor in exhaust. Fixed under warranty

    3. 4 weeks ago engine check light came on. Dropped it in to them only fault they could find was it needed an oil change. Charged for the oil.

    4. 2 days after getting car back after change of oil engine check light came on again....back I go to the garage. They find a major fault with the dpf sensor....apparently I'm not driving the car enough but they fixed under warranty.


    I have been told I need a good motorway drive at least once a week which it's not getting at the moment due to WFH and Mat leave . There is 6 months left on the pcp and even with the issues I have had I'm thinking of getting an evoque.....i am probably mad but to be fair I had a VW Tiguan before the disco and it had even worse issues.

    The only brand I have had no issues with is Mercedes....had an A class and CLA with not a single fault. Tempted to check the EQA out if I don't go for the evoque.


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