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CSMnorman
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165 point used car check

Post by CSMnorman » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:11 pm

Not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but does anyone actually have a copy of the checklist that dealerships are meant to work through before a LR is classed as 'approved used'?
I have recently purchased a MY17 DS SEtech 150 that is classed as 'approved used' but because its mileage was so low (48miles on collection) I was wondering if they would have actually gone through that particular list. I think theres an issue with headlamp alignment and tyre pressures were all over the place when I picked the car up...about 42psi on fronts and 36psi on rears.
Would be grateful for a copy or a link to that list if possible.
Many thanks


Badgerface
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Re: 165 point used car check

Post by Badgerface » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:18 pm

In my experience, the only checklist point seems to be chucking a bucket of water over it.

One dealership didn't even bother checking the engine oil level, and tried to charge me a week later when it was back with them for a minor niggle to be sorted. They tried to tell me that despite only covering 77 miles from collection, it was perfectly normal for the engine to have used .7 of a litre of oil.

Needless to say, they are no longer trading.....
MY17 HSE Luxury TD4 Ingenium 180ps - Aintree Green with Black Pack
MY13 HSE Lux FL2 2.2 SD4 190ps. - Baltic Blue with NO Oil dilution issues!


green genie
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Re: 165 point used car check

Post by green genie » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:50 pm

They even fail to do the P.D.I. (Pre Delivery Inspection) correctly, Most (ALL?) new cars usually need the AdBlue filled within a few thousand miles.
With such very low miles I hope you got a good explanation of its "history", Low, but more than just the transporter load/offload. ie be suspicious.
Make a list as far as possible within your ability, and give them a written copy, demand a loan car for free while they do it.,
Built # March 2016, 180 HSE AINTREE GREEN / ALMOND.
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Chippy
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Re: 165 point used car check

Post by Chippy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:22 pm

Here's a link to the list which may help you even though it's for the US.

If any dealer says he actually did all the checks I'd definitely not believe him.

https://www.landroverusa.com/Images/LR_ ... 183257.pdf
Evoque MY18 TD4 SE 180hp. Loire Blue.
DS MY17 (Rejected B pillar ticking). Aintree Green.
DS MY16 (Rejected B pillar ticking). Corris Grey.


CSMnorman
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Re: 165 point used car check

Post by CSMnorman » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:52 am

Thanks for the responses and the checklist.

Checklist was interesting but at the end of the day, its only a checklist and doesn't mean that all checked items are actioned I guess.

I'm happy with the mileage. I don't think there's anything suspicious. The original ad stated it had done 6500 miles, which seemed quite reasonable for a July 17 used vehicle. When I looked at the ad in more detail, I spotted that dash photo was dated 13th November and the reading was only 7 miles. When I had test drive it was on 29 miles to start and 39 on return. I picked up vehicle 2 weeks later with 48 miles on the clock. All seems reasonable to me. Happy its not a rejected car being sold on.


Chippy
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Re: 165 point used car check

Post by Chippy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:37 pm

Glad to hear that everything is alright with the car which you will no doubt enjoy.
Evoque MY18 TD4 SE 180hp. Loire Blue.
DS MY17 (Rejected B pillar ticking). Aintree Green.
DS MY16 (Rejected B pillar ticking). Corris Grey.


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