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Red Merle
 


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Thanks for posting those photos J’

That’s the roof bar obscured and the lights nearly invisible, but there’s a great point to mount some rear facing LED lamps on the inner face of the tailgate (lamps that would otherwise point at the boot floor when the door is shut).
 

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Granted it ain’t as visible as it could/should be but I’ll try it down the field one night and see.
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LRs official police D5 image


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Red Merle
 


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It’s interesting that they’re showing the light bar without the roof rails to mount them on. I wonder if Land Rover aren’t above a little PhotoShopping themselves Rolling Eyes
 

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My neighbour is in the police and he told me BMW charge them less a month for their X5's than Vauxhall charge for their Astra's as people think if the police use them then they must be reliable!

Maybe LR are at it too........but surely it'll take more than the police/highways using them to convince people they are reliable Shocked Laughing
   
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So is that where the extra sales are going ? Police & highways .
  
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Red Merle wrote:
beanie wrote:
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I see that they’ve managed to source a proper flange tow bar to mount a jaw on; I’m still struggling to find one for the FF!

That electric tow bar is a work of genius - build an off road car, with a 3.5 tonne towing limit and then offer it with a tow bar that’s restricted to 1 tonne off road! Evil or Very Mad

With the tailgate open and obscuring the roof lights, half of the tail light’s not fitted and most of what’s left mounted on the tailgate and pointing skywards, I wonder if they’ve added any additional rear lighting to make it safe when they’re working and the tailgate is open?


There were additional ones mounted on the D4 tailgate so would tjink there were on the D5 as well
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Iceman08 wrote:
My neighbour is in the police and he told me BMW charge them less a month for their X5's than Vauxhall charge for their Astra's as people think if the police use them then they must be reliable!

Maybe LR are at it too........but surely it'll take more than the police/highways using them to convince people they are reliable Shocked Laughing


The fire brigade are looking at new cars and have been offered Jags cheaper than Vauxhalls but will probably not go with the Jags as the public view of the brigade driving round in Jags would not be good.
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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.
D4 camera club 
 
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J77 wrote:
I’ll do a test one night down the field, but then again the way I feel about my D5 at the moment I may just leave it there.


What's happened Jamie ?
  
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Just minor niggles but it’s the constant inconvenience of taking it in to the dealers. It’s been in 3 times so far for service warning, A pillar trim adrift, 3rd row exterior window trim adrift (away for a week) now got a rattle coming from the B pillar area, which I think is the plastic trim around the window interior, seems better since I stuck a loan car document in it Rolling Eyes
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Sorry to hear about your issues which shouldn't really be happening in a car that price Shocked hopefully you get it all sorted out soon. Thumbs Up
  
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A few pics Wink
















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Red Merle
 


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Thanks for the photos Thumbs Up

It looks a lot better with the battenburg on it; it breaks up the large areas of bodywork and gives it a purposeful look missing from the standard car.

It’s interesting to see the roof rails that were missing from the Land Rover’s original PhotoShop image and a more dignified tow bar / Dixon-Bate jaw too. I wonder it will be offered for sale alongside the odd ball electrical thing? It’s taken over a month, but I’ve found a proper one for the FF now too! Thumbs Up

It does look terribly badly lit from the rear with the tailgate open after all though Sad What is it with getting rid of perfectly good vertically stacked tail lamps, lights that are fully visible with the tailgate either open or closed? Fashion over good design, I guess?
 

Two glorious D4’s, but have defected to the footballer / drug barron camp - with a L405 FFRR Wink 
 
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Agree with your comments on the rear lighting.

I have a friend who's a TO so will let you know how it goes once they are in service.

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Red Merle
 


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Iceman08 wrote:


Maybe LR are at it too........but surely it'll take more than the police/highways using them to convince people they are reliable Shocked Laughing


After a 20 minute chat with two Highways Agency staff, about the reliability of their D4’s over 3 years and 250,000 to 320,000 miles and I was convinced enough to buy my first one in 2015 Thumbs Up
 

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