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Hi Guys,

Thinking on pulling the trigger on a DS.

So with Hindsight being 50/50, would you purchase again?

First luxury vehicle so I'm kinda excited and worried at the same time :|
 

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At about 1600 miles in...Absolutely!

The DS is fun to drive, unique looking and decently priced. Also, I think it offers the most functionality in its class - with the large, moveable backseat, 3rd row option and big cargo area.

I could have spent the same amount of money (or more) on an MDX or Grand Cherokee like everyone else around me, but love having something different.

Best of luck with your decision.
 

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Here is my summary list of similar CUV:

At about 1600 miles in...Absolutely!

The DS is fun to drive, unique looking and decently priced. Also, I think it offers the most functionality in its class - with the large, moveable backseat, 3rd row option and big cargo area.

I could have spent the same amount of money (or more) on an MDX or Grand Cherokee like everyone else around me, but love having something different.

Best of luck with your decision.
+1 ^

Exactly the same as petcha - I was looking for a driver's car but functional for the family - it replaced a boring to drive Honda Pilot. Having come from BMW for many years - it tough with almost all luxury brands being a non driver's car but rather a soft, disconnected, cushy and boring to drive...

I hope everyone test drives similar vehicles and gets an impression of what the forum members have to say about their DS.:)

This was my list - took a few months to sort it out - I made a spreadsheet when I was looking.
So here's short summary list:

  • LR Discovery Sport - best value for the price point - good standard features - limited list of options made it easier to configure and locate. Co worker and I originally looked for SE trim but ended up with higher trims. My second Land Rover product - last was LR3 and this DS shows the same electrical annoyances occasionally. I have the Discovery Sport HSE and my co worker has the HSE Luxury trim. >:D
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland - best options & features built in - same heat/cool seats as Land Rover, connected drive, good overall. Air suspension made it similar to LR4 / Range Rovers but pricing was half of RR. Ranked #2
  • BMW X3 - 35i was good - coming from 15 years of BMW - had the firm ride with overboosted EPS steering but more stiff ride with RFT tires. Ranked as #3
  • BMW X4 - 28i - same as above - less cargo space due to coupe slope rear. Ranked as #4
  • Audi Q5 - 3L - soft ride - disconnected steering - body rolls - corner dips - difficult to maintain center at high speeds. Ranked as #5
  • Porsche Macan S - priciest and offered the best ride but small inside - seats were over bolstered and uncomfortable - limited cargo space - dealer support was awful - hard to find with options / color due to popular status (2nd year). Ranked #6

  • Mercedes GLE300 - pricey for updated ML series interior - very soft - boring drive - exterior same as ML. Ranked LAST
Even with the shortcomings of the Discovery Sport, I have to say after 15 years with BMW and 1 year with LR3 HSE - the drive connection, pricing, dealer support, and ride satisfaction goes to the Discovery Sport...:D

 
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I am going to be that guy and say maybe for a couple of reasons.

1. I am a little annoyed that they pulled the blind spot monitoring and surround camera. Not too concerned about the auto emergency braking, but it probably is one of those nice to have when you need it deals. Would this make me not buy the car? No, but if I had to do it all over again, I might wait for LR to figure out their glitches and put these features back in the car.

2. The other reason that might make me think twice, the upcoming F-Pace. Pricing is similar, the looks are just as good or arguably better, more options for power train, but no third row option.

That all said, still love the car and have no regrets buying it.
 

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I am going to be that guy and say maybe for a couple of reasons.

1. I am a little annoyed that they pulled the blind spot monitoring and surround camera. Not too concerned about the auto emergency braking, but it probably is one of those nice to have when you need it deals. Would this make me not buy the car? No, but if I had to do it all over again, I might wait for LR to figure out their glitches and put these features back in the car.

2. The other reason that might make me think twice, the upcoming F-Pace. Pricing is similar, the looks are just as good or arguably better, more options for power train, but no third row option.

That all said, still love the car and have no regrets buying it.
As for the BSM and Surround camera they are nice options but not needed for the good view presented by the Discovery Sport.
The view is so wide open that you can drive with turning your head to see what is around you when changing lanes or merging into traffic. I just drive normally as I have been driving for over 30 years by "Look in mirror", "Signal", "Turn head to check blind spots", then "Maneuver".

Now on the other hand, if you get the Evoque with very limited viewing then yes you definitely would want those options.

The Jaguar F Pace definitely looks interesting for sure.
My dealer says the low priced diesel option engine will not be available on the first year - he says the new Ingenium gasoline engine will be the first year model F Pace....

I will wait for the diesel engine myself...:D
 

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Ive owned lots and lots of vehicles over the years. Mainly pick up trucks and SUVs with some Jeeps and sports cars thrown into the mix. I would definitely buy this discovery sport again.

If this is what floats your boat buy it.
 

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I am going to be that guy and say maybe for a couple of reasons.

1. I am a little annoyed that they pulled the blind spot monitoring and surround camera. Not too concerned about the auto emergency braking, but it probably is one of those nice to have when you need it deals. Would this make me not buy the car? No, but if I had to do it all over again, I might wait for LR to figure out their glitches and put these features back in the car.

2. The other reason that might make me think twice, the upcoming F-Pace. Pricing is similar, the looks are just as good or arguably better, more options for power train, but no third row option.

That all said, still love the car and have no regrets buying it.
I know they pulled those features for a short time are they not available again now in differently named packages?

Yes F pace is a pretty good looking vehicle but to me it looks almost exactly like an infinity has for years. To me that design is more than a bit played out. I like the far more rugged appearance of the disco sport. I guess it really comes down to what floats your boat.
 

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F Pace seems quite a bit pricier. I built one online, and in order to get leather seats (not the synthetic) it was around 58k with similar tech/black pack as my DS. Don't get me wrong, I like the F pace (and jags in general), but you pay more for the performance they offer.
 

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F Pace seems quite a bit pricier. I built one online, and in order to get leather seats (not the synthetic) it was around 58k with similar tech/black pack as my DS. Don't get me wrong, I like the F pace (and jags in general), but you pay more for the performance they offer.
Which engine did you choose for your F Pace build ?
 

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Almost 5000 miles in. I love it. Some things to sort out.....The back seat squeaks. I am awaiting a possible fix since this seems to be a common issue.

When I ordered mine, it was supposed to have adaptive cruise control. Between ordering and production, the specs changed and they do not offer this, nor Blind Spot. In my opinion, this will definitely hinder the resale and/or trade-in value. Quite a bummer. At the same time I purchased my DS, my wife purchased a Volvo XC60. They are nearly identical in size. The electronics on the Volvo are much more refined. I am SO JEALOUS of her adaptive cruise control as it is functions perfectly.

However, when we ride in my DS. it feels larger and there are more places to put your stuff in the cabin.

All things considered, I would purchase again. I would seriously consider trading it on for a 2017 if JLR can get the adaptive cruise control and blind spot figured out by then.
 

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All things considered, I would purchase again. I would seriously consider trading it on for a 2017 if JLR can get the adaptive cruise control and blind spot figured out by then.
I looked at the international JLR site the other day and they were offering BSM, heads-up display, and several other options that don't seem to be available in the US, or maybe aren't available now, but no ACC offered. They were even offering the surround camera again and different windwhelds that I hadn't seen before (heated vs sun attenuating; in NC I would have preferred the sun version to the heated version). So, I guess someday more features will gradually become available. I read somewhere it was supplier issues, but who knows for sure.
 

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Would I Do it Again?

19.5k miles on my Disco. Absolutely! In fact I am planning on it when the new engine comes out. I was sorry to see the Blind Spot Monitoring disappear as an option. It was available when I ordered mine but I did not get it and wish I had but I am adapting (I drove various Jeeps for 25 years and thought they had outstanding visibility).

Have I had issues? Absolutely - see my posts here - some are new and unresolved as of yet. Most have been dealer related and some product issues but as complicated as the cars have become today I think any car will have issues, particularly new models.

Compared to the F-Pace? Hard to say. Disco is taller. F-Pace is longer. My question would be which is more off-road worthy? I'm not an off-roader, per se, but I am frequently on gravel and dirt roads, driving in fields, etc., so I will keep my bias on the LRDS until we get more data on the F-Pace (wade depth, approach, departure and crossover angles, etc.).

All I can say is my LRDS has been a dream in any condition I've put her up against (haven't been in snow yet). I love driving the car and how it rides and looks. Her quirks just give her personality and character. All-in she's less annoying than my girlfriend - what more could I ask?

Best of luck!
 

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Thanks for the input.

I pulled the trigger on Monday. Huge decision. This my first new car, first luxury car, first SUV. Coming from driving 2-doors all my life. I'm getting married next year so it was time to get something bigger. That feeling of 60K instantly vanishing from your bank account is pretty new too.

I'm actually in Korea and we don't get any of the active safety features like blindspot, auto braking, and lane departure... Kind of a bummer. But the car looks safe which is the main reason I'm getting it.

Haven't seem many people mod their rides yet and pretty much a non-exisitant aftermarket, which I guess is good... I'll stay out of trouble.
 

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Congratulations!!!

Best of luck!

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I pulled the trigger on Monday. Huge decision. This my first new car, first luxury car, first SUV. Coming from driving 2-doors all my life. I'm getting married next year so it was time to get something bigger. That feeling of 60K instantly vanishing from your bank account is pretty new too.
Congrats on the new DS!



Compared to the F-Pace? Hard to say. Disco is taller. F-Pace is longer. My question would be which is more off-road worthy? I'm not an off-roader, per se, but I am frequently on gravel and dirt roads, driving in fields, etc., so I will keep my bias on the LRDS until we get more data on the F-Pace (wade depth, approach, departure and crossover angles, etc.).
We should probably start another thread specific to the F-Pace versus the DS. Your questions are similar to mine but I suspect we are in the minority as most buyers these days are just looking for a sporty crossover-suv that can handle inclement weather conditions well or "soft off roading" (I hate that term). Anyways, I'll save my overall opinions about the F-Pace for another thread.
 
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