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LT
 


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J77 wrote:
Never realised a number plate could cause so much distress to so many.


I don't think it's distress as such, more annoyance that the design really isn't very good and looks rubbish. That could be forgiven, at least by me, if it was a replacement for the D4. Sadly, it's not (for my needs) and that's why I bought a used Landmark earlier this year instead of a new D5 to replace my smashed up Landmark that I'd bought new last year. Sad
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By no means the D5's biggest failing in my book but the rear end does not look good IMHO, this is a clever insert that does improve the aesthetics to me. Just need a coach builder to raise the roofline and add a proper split tailgate Laughing
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That’s what I’m getting at, there are other things that need improving but most people seem focused on the position of the number plate. The D5 is by no means a bad car but there are areas that need improving.

I’m enjoying mine at the moment, had a few build quality issues but I think we’re over that now. Hopefully. Even treated it to a full wash and polish.
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People focus on it because it's the focal point of the rear of the car and it looks Censored So it's always going to be commented on and discussed.

As I said, I could live with it were it not for the other compromises. Sad Thumbs Up
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Still doesn’t stop the tailgaters though Laughing
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Lots of masochists about. Laughing
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2014 D4 HSE (Almost too bling)-GONE
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2016 D4 Landmark (Surely the last!) 18" Compomotive PD1881 rims. 
 
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Top gear now joining in https://www.topgear.com/car-news/suvs/star...mber-plate
   
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Topgear’s definition of cheap is very different to mine, those London folks obviously have too much cash.
  
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Wouldn’t it be cheaper to buy a Ford Explorer and change the badges Whistle
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D5 Number Plate Fix

Big improvement

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/suvs/star...mber-plate

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I'm sure it is technically very capable and an improvement on the D4,

but...........

Overall it is still a hideous looking car, so bad that I bought one of the last D4's rather than a D5. The proportions of the back end are awful, the front looks like the cartoon of a fat guy with his belt up round his nipples, I found it awkward getting in and out of the drivers seat because of the design, why on earth spend that amount on a car that you think is just pig ugly.
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Dave T wrote:
the front looks like the cartoon of a fat guy with his belt up round his nipples


That's new! Laughing

The number plate mount is a big improvement, but it has a downside; untreated number plates draw attention away from that back bumper Shocked and now, without that distraction, the rear bumper/nappy really stands out as looking deformed! Shocked
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Not quite sure get the nipples reference Laughing



To me I think the size of the plate is the key. The UK plates in general ain’t pretty.
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