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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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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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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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........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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