P290 finally arrived :)

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P3k4y
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P290 finally arrived :)

Post by P3k4y » Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:42 pm

Ordered in March, picked her up today.

Really really happy with the colour and wheels choice, it feels like a totally different car in comparison with my old D180, very happy :)

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Current: MY21 Black Edition P290 🏎 💨
Gone: MY17 DS HSE Luxury 180D, 89000 miles

Jimexpl
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Re: P290 finally arrived :)

Post by Jimexpl » Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:12 am

Nice choice. I was tempted with those wheels, but our car will off road occasionally on particularly rocky Spanish tracks and the diamond finish is more easily marked. I think that they’re the nicest option though.
It looks like you went all out with spec with items like
the head up display. I can imagine the 290 feels quite a leap from the 180, particularly in refinement.
2019MY 240 petrol HSE Luxury Adaptive Dynamics
2022MY P290 Black on order

P3k4y
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Re: P290 finally arrived :)

Post by P3k4y » Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:37 pm

Yes we specced it quite high to try and match the previous HSE Luxury, things like third row vents and power too as we do use them a fair bit and the kids really appreciate all the charging points etc!

The refinement of the car vs the diesel is outstanding , you can have whisper quiet conversations easily at motorway speeds. Can’t beat the sound of a petrol engine revving all the way to its limiter either, that’s one aspect of a Diesel engine I never really got on with - I much much prefer a petrol engine.

We were worried about the wheels vs gloss black but we definitely make the right choice, the car looks stunning. A few neighbours have even commented too this on a street full of Audi’s, BMWs, Tesla’s and xc90s!

Kids love it too, they think it’s some kind of racing car 😂
Current: MY21 Black Edition P290 🏎 💨
Gone: MY17 DS HSE Luxury 180D, 89000 miles

First Timer
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Re: P290 finally arrived :)

Post by First Timer » Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:54 pm

Stunning!

Paul41
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Re: P290 finally arrived :)

Post by Paul41 » Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:52 pm

Absolutely stunning colour combination, Think I’m going to change my order to the Firenze Red, what paintwork protection has been applied? How do you rate the new HUD compared to the previous version? (if you had it previously)
HSE MY17 Corris/black roof/privacy glass/HUD/blind spot monitor-reverse traffic detect/surround cameras/wade sensing/ACC/ towbar/full size spare/Adaptive dynamics/Entertainment pack/incontrol pro/Mem seats/ATPC/Heated steering wheel/service pack/Gtechniq

TheGavver
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Re: P290 finally arrived :)

Post by TheGavver » Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:11 pm

That looks superb in that combo. Apart from the Orange, that’s definitely on my list of replacements colours
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2017 Discovery Sport HSE Luxury D180
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Caninecapers
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Re: P290 finally arrived :)

Post by Caninecapers » Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:56 am

Great colour with the black contrast with the R Dynamic. My previous DS was a Kaikoura Stone HSE black which I thought was a great colour combination. I have an MY21 EigerGrey HSE R Dynamic, I considered the same wheels but decided on gloss black which looks pretty good with Eiger grey. I enjoyed taking the car to the red line but that was in my Subaru Imprezza days. Ive had the car for seven months and find the D200 engine very quiet and refined and is surprisingly quick. The only issue has been false theft activation with the tracker which was sorted by my very good dealership.

P3k4y
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Re: P290 finally arrived :)

Post by P3k4y » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:14 am

Paul41 wrote:
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:52 pm
Absolutely stunning colour combination, Think I’m going to change my order to the Firenze Red, what paintwork protection has been applied? How do you rate the new HUD compared to the previous version? (if you had it previously)
I got the lifeshine protection from the dealer. I did think about a professional ceramic coat but the detailer who does a neighbours car quoted £450 for exterior only, and wanted me to ask the dealer to not wash the car, and then wait however long it might take for him to get round to it when the car arrived. I do care about the paintwork (I use the 2 bucket method, decent micro fibre cloths etc) but not that much!

Now it’s had the life shine, I’ll just keep it washed, polished and waxed like I have done with all my previous cars.

The Firenze red is a gorgeous deep red though, land rover have got it spot on
Current: MY21 Black Edition P290 🏎 💨
Gone: MY17 DS HSE Luxury 180D, 89000 miles

P3k4y
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Re: P290 finally arrived :)

Post by P3k4y » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:15 am

Caninecapers wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:56 am
Great colour with the black contrast with the R Dynamic. My previous DS was a Kaikoura Stone HSE black which I thought was a great colour combination. I have an MY21 EigerGrey HSE R Dynamic, I considered the same wheels but decided on gloss black which looks pretty good with Eiger grey. I enjoyed taking the car to the red line but that was in my Subaru Imprezza days. Ive had the car for seven months and find the D200 engine very quiet and refined and is surprisingly quick. The only issue has been false theft activation with the tracker which was sorted by my very good dealership.
I do like the dark metallics with black wheel combos, but the kids insisted on red this time 😂😂
Current: MY21 Black Edition P290 🏎 💨
Gone: MY17 DS HSE Luxury 180D, 89000 miles

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