MY 2020

All Discovery Sport related discussions
sandbox
Posts: 120
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:41 pm

Re: MY 2020

Post by sandbox » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:31 pm

I think the initial calculated range was very optimistic.
17L x 500 miles per L = 8,500 mile DEF range.

Deleted User 1592

Re: MY 2020

Post by Deleted User 1592 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:27 pm

Unfortunately partly ley down by the dealer. No new DS available for test drive on the day I was booked in. A member of the dealership had taken it on holiday. Waiting for their return and I can have it for 24 hours. ON the good side I drove the 240D Defender. To say impressive is an understatement. Plus you get a lot more metal for the money, .....decisions decisions? Oh and it is long with that spare wheel on the back!

PedroT
Posts: 739
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:34 pm
Location: Galloway

Re: MY 2020

Post by PedroT » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:55 am

I have still not managed to lay eyes on a new Defender, did kind of fancy one when I changed to Mk. 2 DS, wouldn’t have gone for the early ones though!!
New 2020 S 150d with a few extras, kept just below £40k to reduce tax.
MY16 SE Plus Pano Roof Rev camera removable tow bar. Prev. Kia Sportage

Gilfishman
Posts: 100
Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:12 pm
Location: S.wales

Re: MY 2020

Post by Gilfishman » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:13 pm

Just bought a SE 180 bhp ,very nice,and miles better than my 2 previous ones,interior is much better,dials and instrumental panels are like the 2019 RRS!.......

Deleted User 1592

Re: MY 2020

Post by Deleted User 1592 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:05 pm

Had a vehicle for a couple of hours.....returned after 45 minutes, just couldnt get comfortable in the seat and even with the seat raised, couldn't see to the end of the bonnet unlike in my Freelander2. Thus not buying one.

PedroT
Posts: 739
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:34 pm
Location: Galloway

Re: MY 2020

Post by PedroT » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:06 pm

It is sooooo comfortable and seat adjustments mean my diminutive wife has no problem seeing over the bonnet. Lovely car!!!
New 2020 S 150d with a few extras, kept just below £40k to reduce tax.
MY16 SE Plus Pano Roof Rev camera removable tow bar. Prev. Kia Sportage

User avatar
xxtrail
Posts: 452
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:36 pm

Re: MY 2020

Post by xxtrail » Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:34 pm

PedroT wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:06 pm
It is sooooo comfortable and seat adjustments mean my diminutive wife has no problem seeing over the bonnet. Lovely car!!!
Totally agree! I had a FL2 for 7 years and it was comfy. I had an early DS for 4.5 years and it was very comfy. My new DS is extremely comfy with it's 14 way seats, so I can't get my mind around how somebody can fail to get comfy, as it's comfier than the German brands.

No, you can't sit as high as you could in the FL2, because the car is lower to improve aerodynamics, so you can't place the car as accurately on narrow twisty lanes, it being a wide vehicle, but you soon get used to it. In any case, it's far easier to place than the Velar with it's long bonnet. To get the same sort of aspect as the FL2 had, you'd need the D5 Discovery.
Sept2019: HSE P250, Fuji, Acorn + many options .
Previous:
2015 HSE 2.2 SD4 Auto, Fuji, Almond.
2008 Freelander 2 GS 2.2 TD4 Auto, Santorini Black.
2004 Nissan Xtrail 2.2 DCi Sport, Black.
1998 Freelander 1 2.0 XEDi, Black.

41jules1967
Posts: 97
Joined: Tue May 26, 2020 1:44 pm

Re: MY 2020

Post by 41jules1967 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:25 am

It's an extremely common complaint when people swap cars... and it's nothing to do with the car. It's the driver.

Manufacturers spend fortunes getting seat designs right and allowing for all shapes and sizes with the multitude of adjustments - I firmly believe that there's no such thing as an uncomfortable seat in terms of positioning. Support maybe lacking in the case of some city cars but higher end stuff adjusts for that too. If you can't get comfortable, you've set the seat wrong.

So, why do people struggle?
Dead simple. They're subconsciously trying to replicate the seat position they had in their last car. They want to sit at the same angles and distances relative to the controls. Only the new one is different. The pedals positions, wheel angle, view out of the windscreen. All are different. Replicate your old position and you'll be twisting and leaning oddly and you'll be uncomfortable in no time.
So the only way to get comfortable in a new car is to follow the 'standard setup'. Seat back straight, arms at 10 to 2 slightly bent at the elbows etc. Feels really odd at first, but funnily enough, it doesn't get uncomfortable. Keep it that way for a day or so, then tweak it slowly over time.

I've driven hundreds of thousands of miles in Mercs, nearly 100k in the Jag, a fair chunk in Freelanders and been tooling around in the DS. All felt odd at first but once I get the position right, all are very comfortable.
2019 Discovery Sport 180 HSE Lux 7 seat & spare wheel - (DIY Fitted Towbar, Mudflaps, Wireless charging pad, Side Steps )
2012 Jaguar XF-S Premium Luxury
Previous - Mercedes (Various C & E Classes), 2 x Freelander2's

badboy1984
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:00 pm

Re: MY 2020

Post by badboy1984 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:18 pm

I’ve original wanted the P200 R Dynamic S but end up going for the P200 SE. The stock car got the specs I want, if i gone for the R Dynamic SE it cost a lot because it come with all the extra options that i don’t need.

I admit the R dynamic looks good but the normal ones still looks pretty good.

StealthDisco
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:51 am
Location: SW Surrey

Re: MY 2020

Post by StealthDisco » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:55 pm

First tank to tank on mine a tad over 32 to the gallon with only a couple of runs over 35 miles, hoping for better on decent journeys
2019 R Dynamic 180SE Santorini Black,Black Pack,Panoramic Roof, 20" Black Wheels,ClearSight mirror etc. :D

Post Reply