In August 2016 a LR CRC rep. said they were getting a 'plan together' and: "Land Rover as a goodwill gesture will be contributing to the cost of the oil service."
I put the full quote in VDS' Diesel Dilution thread.
simon wrote: ↑Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:40 pmWe should not need to do our own oil testing ! This is the 21st Century FFS !
The engine management system should test the oil accurately and request an oil change or the damn engine and DPF system, needs to be sorted so that it will safely run for the 21K miles it was designed to do between changes!
Yep I thought I'd made a good choice but 2 rejections down the road I don't ever want to buy another landrover.Woolmeister wrote: ↑Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:40 pm
I contacted my supplying dealership on Friday, copying the "Land Rover Customer Relationship Centre", citing oil dilution as a reason for rejection alone, Barnsh. I honestly feel as though I've been miss-sold this car on the basis of long (21,000 mile) service intervals. Even today, I still wish I had my old Discovery 3 back (without DAB radio as well). At least I could change the oil and filter myself every 5,000 miles, without screwing-up some retarded oil condition algorithm. I await their response to my email.
My car will have done ~45,000 miles when it comes to the end of the PCP (if it lasts that long). I won't be buying it and goodwill oil changes will only be good up to 50,000 miles, after which, I'm on my own. It's unlikely at this stage that I will buy another Land Rover vehicle.
"Driving style" was cited as my primary reason for dissatisfaction for the gearbox issues I've experienced. Apparently, I'm "driving it wrong". If they cite my driving style to me one more time, I will set-up a website highlighting this problem - and others - so that all modern Land Rover owners can see and learn from my experience of buying a Discovery Sport.
It's a shocker of a car, it really is. In the last few years Land Rover have completely lost sight of the traditional values of the vehicles they once produced. These are now vehicles that are more at home in the Waitrose Car Park than they are in the great outdoors. It's a lifestyle brand that builds very average vehicles (possibly with the exception of the FFRR) and it saddens me to see them going in this direction. I'm sure they will continue to sell like hot cakes to those who buy into the lifestyle; hopefully more educated buyers will see through the marketing blurb and see greater merit in the other leading European brands like Volvo (hugely progressive lately, especially with regards electric/hybrid vehicles), Audi, BMW, Merc, and Skoda.
The new Volvo was very well received by the German Auto Motor and Sport Magazine. The only thing they really critised was the illogical multi media system but that's something I wouldn't care about it I was interested which I'm not