Sounds like the D3 reviews in 2004 /5 - lots and lots of electrical and S/w issues
But that was 13 years ago..........
25th Aug 2017 1:38 pm
Member Since: 02 Dec 2005
Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire
...and they still can't produce a reliable version
25th Aug 2017 1:49 pm
Member Since: 23 Aug 2007
But they also said they had the same sort of issues with the XC90
And as others have said the same sort of issues with the D3 at launch
Anything new you often get teething problems with, new houses have snagging lists etcMY17 D5 1st Edition Namib Orange
MY15 D4 HSE Kaikoura Stone
MY12 D4 HSE Nara Bronze Sold and gone
MY11 D4 HSE Stornaway Grey Sold and gone
D3 S spec Silver Sold and gone
Tow bar, full length roof bars, side steps, tow bar storage unit, surround camers.
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25th Aug 2017 1:54 pm
Member Since: 19 Apr 2013
Slightly confused as to how long term we are talking about?
All those issues are known and a fix available, if he had it for an extended period then he could have had the software updated weeks ago before his trip to Cornwall.
It sounds more like the start of a long term test, in which case why did LR not make sure he was up to date with the software?
Have to say not seen any of those problems myself, but I have probably cursed myself now!
25th Aug 2017 2:15 pm
Member Since: 19 Nov 2011
Location: NYC & LA
Will only know once the D5 hits over 20K miles, that won't be for a year 1/2 for many.
DaveLR3 2005 V8 SE Bonatti Grey "The Rhino"
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25th Aug 2017 2:36 pm
Member Since: 27 Mar 2008
Location: Wirral, UK
Strange 'review'? Just came across like a bit of a rant?D4 XS, Prospeed Rack & Ladder, Drawer System, Split Charge, GG AT3s, Now with added black bits
I bought a new BMW (E46) 318 in very early 1999 and was told exactly that by a technician when I had repeated visits back to the dealer with knocking rear suspension and more worryingly brake problems - I guess not a lot has changed
25th Aug 2017 3:37 pm
Member Since: 03 Mar 2008
I don't buy all this new car teething troubles, the technology was already in other models before the D5. Should've all been fixed prior to D5 launch.18MY Velar R-Dynamic SE D240, Fuji White
25th Aug 2017 3:38 pm
Member Since: 24 Mar 2013
Was about to say similar J77 the underpinnings are well proven for this car as it in the rest of the lineup, the D3 was a totally new back in the day and very high tech platform with a lot of new tech.
Still like 90% of the car would have loved to have one.MY06 S - Gone but not forgotten
MY12 HSE - Gone
MY16 HSE Luxury - Current
D5 Si6 HSE Luxury - 22' Dynamic on order < now cancelled
25th Aug 2017 6:12 pm
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Member Since: 11 May 2006
Location: No longer in a D4 :-(
let the early adopters do the testing and build feedback into subsequent production
The cynic in me wonders how that works. We've got engines that have been failing for the last 10 years at least. LR doesn't seem even aware of the problem (well not enough to actually do something useful) never mind changing subsequent production. By the time faults start appearing on the D5 LR will have lost interest and be focussed on the D6.
11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Now gone.
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