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Let me know if the long-standing Reliability issues with LanRover have been corrected? I have always wanted one but the reviews online or horrific. Looking at a 2015, I want to know if I'd be smarter to buy the 2016 .
 

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All you read about are issues because unfortunately people with issues are usually who decide to post in many forums. I love my Disco and think it is premium quality and reliable. When I drive the vehicle it feels like I don't deserve to be in it... Winner in my book.
 

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All you read about are issues because unfortunately people with issues are usually who decide to post in many forums. I love my Disco and think it is premium quality and reliable. When I drive the vehicle it feels like I don't deserve to be in it... Winner in my book.
Agreed. A lot of people come here, and to other sites, looking for solutions to their problems with the DS. Other than some minor annoyances with the software, I've had no issues. Awesome car that I plan on keeping for as long as it makes sense!
 

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Agreed. A lot of people come here, and to other sites, looking for solutions to their problems with the DS. Other than some minor annoyances with the software, I've had no issues. Awesome car that I plan on keeping for as long as it makes sense!
^ Yes - this!

Internet forums can be deceiving as you only hear from people who gripe about issues.

Cars are like toasters - some are are fine and others are lemons.

Don't let the issues we post here as an issue with every car. That's not the truth - the truth is we are fans and sometimes picky about our cars.

What you don't hear are the majority of people who are very happy with their DS.

I am new to the brand but am living with some of the minor idiosyncrasies of the car.

Reminds me of the 1980's BMWs where they were notorious for awful wiring (copper) and electrical gremlins which were in most part resolved when they switched to serial data and fiber optic-bus for their electrical.... My current BMW is now almost perfect with no more trips to the dealers - they have come a long ways...

I love to drive the DS - it's more fun than my $70K BMW SUV - the newer BMWs are now boring, soft and disconnected. These DS are amazing - nimble, torquey, connected, grippy, and just loads of fun to toss around off roads!!!:nerd:
 

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I really must agree. I am reading the forum but my 2016.5 Discovery has no issues so far. I have no concerns with sluggish acceleration- this is a 3800 pound vehicle moved by a 2L motor- the laws of physics do apply! I am quite happy with it after 3wks, but time will tell.....
 

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Yes, the best deals now can be had for the 2016 MY DS.
If however you want the most options that the 2016 did not have, get the newest 2016.5 MY~!
 

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Don't buy a Disco Sport for another few years if you are worried about reliability. As of now, there's no guarantees. If you buy a DS, then buy it because you WANT it. It does have a lot to like.

FWIW, 9K miles and I have had a few only minors issues. Knock wood.
 

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Buying a new model vehicle is not for everyone. I bought the 4dr Jeep Wrangler when it first came out and just traded that in for my Disco. I guess I like to be a trendsetter!
 

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Buying a new model vehicle is not for everyone. I bought the 4dr Jeep Wrangler when it first came out and just traded that in for my Disco. I guess I like to be a trendsetter!
Well, Jeep Wranglers are pretty refined. So your odds were good. Its the completely new models that can be sketchy.

We had a first year model Jeep Commander. Cool vehicle but it was a total POS, left us stranded twice, rattled like a boxcar full or BBs, leaked around the front window, various electrical gremlins, sprang a fuel leak in the engine compartment....that thing didn't last with us a year.
 

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Well, Jeep Wranglers are pretty refined. So your odds were good. Its the completely new models that can be sketchy.

We had a first year model Jeep Commander. Cool vehicle but it was a total POS, left us stranded twice, rattled like a boxcar full or BBs, leaked around the front window, various electrical gremlins, sprang a fuel leak in the engine compartment....that thing didn't last with us a year.
WOW!
I had no idea Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge had that many problems in a car!

Here I had test drove the new Eco Diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee and placed it as second place to comfort & drive. Then I read of new GC with bad tranny electronics, faulty transmissions, and failing suspension (Air) during the first year of ownership.

Glad I chose the Discovery - only minor annoyances so far, glitchy electronics, but overall I can live with them for the fun drive I get....
 

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Well that Commander was a 2006 model. Completely new vehicle in the line up plus that was the years when Chrysler was really in their death throws. They were building some trash. It's funny that I chickened out of a LR3 the day before we bought the Commander....because of reliability issues.....DOH!!!

Honestly. I would not be afraid to own a FCA vehicle these days. The Jeep GC and Wranglers are pretty **** good when it comes down to it. I've had several RAM trucks since 2011 (cause I trade often lol) they've all been as solid as any of my 6 or so Fords.

The thing is, everyone has problems and growing pains from time to time. These are highly complex pieces of machinery nowadays. Stuff can go wrong with any brand or any vehicle.

That's why I buy what I want and like. Personally, I learned a lesson about putting too much consideration on a reliability reputation with that Commander purchase. Unless it leaves me stranded too many times, I'm going to stick with the vehicles I like. Lol
 

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........It's funny that I chickened out of a LR3 the day before we bought the Commander....because of reliability issues.....DOH!!!
I had gone thru the same dilemma - I also chickened out on the LR3 in 2011 - found a low mileage LR3 from a high end Mercedes dealer and was about to buy it but somehow I decided it needed to have my mechanic take a look at it so I borrowed it for the day and the mechanic found over $9,000 worth of repairs that the dealer was hiding (cleared all fault codes from the OBC).:eek:

Here is a short list of what my mechanic found:
  • Cylinder misfires (injectors were bad)
  • Air suspension failure (replacement of all 4 air bags)
  • Transmission failure (tranny replacement)
  • Electronic Stability failure (differential and drive axle sensors)

When I returned the same day to the dealer, I showed them the mechanic inspection and they acted dumb...:eek:

Needless to say I returned the car and said never ever get a Land Rover...:(

Funny, after this many years of being shy with the brand, I have taken the plunge and have to say - LR has come a long ways...:D
 

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You're right, they have.
Personally, I think that their new model strategy will have even more positive effects on "reliability" . I think that the addition of the full Discovery line, appealing to a wider buyer demo, will allow them to sell more vehicles...as a result, they will make more vehicles than ever before. They should get more refined and more "reliable" because of that.
NOT to mention the new Defender coming to the US, which I think will sell like hotcakes.

I just think we'll see exciting days ahead for LR.
 

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Well, I'm one of those who have had multitudes of problems with my new Disco and it is interesting to hear that some folks really like theirs. I wonder if they got good ones, I got a bad, their standards are low or my standards are high. One thing I don't feel is that I'm lucky to be driving one. OTOH, I'll feel lucky when I finally get mine back from the dealer. Haven't seen it in weeks.

Regardless of the fact that you'll only hear about the bad ones on the forums, had I done my homework and discovered this and the UK forum, I would not have purchased the car. Hope your experience is better. My Jag is one of the best cars I've owned.
 
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