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Ordered my 2016 Discovery Sport a few months back. It's supposed to be coming in the next couple of weeks. I've been really excited for this car to come. Lately I've been reading reliability ratings on car brands. Land Rover seems to always score at the back of the pack. Many people who own other models say that they have had to bring their cars into the shop multiple times. Dreading the time when their warranty ends. The theory is that Land Rover doesn't care to make their cars reliable because their cars are always in demand anyways. Why waste the money? This post is for people who have had their discos for a little while. Have you guys noticed any initial or long-term reliability/quality issues? I have always thought of Land Rover as being the best of the best when it comes to car quality and workmanship. I just want to hear it from the people who actually own a Land Rover.
 

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First of all, I like the look and interior design of DS, and that's why I bought it after all.

So far I have not had mechanical issues yet (knock on wood!!!), but there are many build quality issues and I do have concerns over reliability after owning my DS for just over a couple of months.

Here are the issues my DS have had so far:
1. Infamous B-pillar ticking rattle noise (is still being fixed the 4th time).
2. Tailgate does not lift up sometimes with smart key fob or external release button (is being fixed the 2nd time).
3. 2nd row seat rattle (fixed per dealer report).
4. Squeaky driver door when opening/closing (fixed per dealer report).
5. Faulty fuel gauge/instrument panel (fixed per dealer report).
6. Loose outside plastic cover for driver door (next visit).
7. 2nd row USB socket falls off (next visit).
8. Anything else???

My DS is still in the dealer today, and the total number of days my DS has been in repair is over 25 days (out of ~70 days of my ownership)!

I know the dealer is doing their best to try to fix the issues, but I have raised my concern to LR USA's customer relations department over these issues.

If you search UK's DS forum, you will find almost all of my DS' issues happen to other DS' as well, so they are not unique to mine.

I will leave you to interpret the reliability part.
 

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Can't say much about the Discovery Sport as it is so new...
I am still not sure of the reliability of this DS either so I am leasing it so I don't have to be stuck with mounting repair costs.

But can say something about the Land Rover LR3 which I had for a short time.
The 2007 LR3 was not a problem free car - it was always in the shop - after it hit the 40K mile mark.

Got rid of it quickly as the costs mounted with very expensive repairs: air suspension, transmission, cylinder misfires, 4WD system, etc...

Sort of reminds me of the BMWs I have owned - the very first generation BMW X5 2001 I owned was lots of repairs but then fast forward 15 years and now I have the BMW X5 diesel with no problems.
I am going to buy the current X5 lease out at maturity because it is so reliable...

I think it's a safe bet that the DS will be a better bet than the early LR3 Discovery Sports ???
 

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Well this is my first LR. I chickened out of an LR3 in 2006 because of the reliability issues. Instead I bought a Jeep Commander. That was the biggest POS Ive ever owned. I couldnt get rid of it fast enough. So maybe I was damned either way but for every "bad" LR3, theres a few good ones..LOL.

As for the Disco's problems...LR is very interested in making sure these build quality issues are fixed with the Discovery Sport and they will not be ignored. Ive had some of the same small problems.... as most owners will. I believe many of the 2016 vehicle orders are coming out of the factory slowly as LR is trying to address the issues ASAP.
As far as the isssues go? Meh, I love the vehicle so I'll put up with a few niggles. The engine and trans have been around for awhile and the US models have the old drive train so Im not very concerned about it leavng me stranded.. Knock wood. Also as long as the eletronics hold, Ill be fine.

But as far as reliability in general, yeah, these are NOT ultra massed produced cookie cutter vehicles and some may have some ...uhm...character. :)
But you know I see other brands in the news about MAJOR problems,,,,Toyota accelerators for instance. 126 people killed over faulty igntion switches..Hello, GM. How about Chrysler being mandated to buy back thousands of their own vehicles over safety issues. List goes on....
Ive never had any brand that has been completely trouble free. As mentioned, Ive had a few "reliable" brands turn out to be real POS's ...And I dont keep vehicles long so it wasnt from high milage wear and tear.

Keep it in perspective. Youre buying a Land Rover. If you want the supposed Honda reliability, go buy a Honda.

Good luck!
 

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Also, I think LR turned a corner around 2010. Their vehicles started to get a lot better.
 

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Well this is my first LR. I chickened out of an LR3 in 2006 because of the reliability issues. Instead I bought a Jeep Commander. That was the biggest POS Ive ever owned. I couldnt get rid of it fast enough. So maybe I was damned either way but for every "bad" LR3, theres a few good ones..LOL.

As for the Disco's problems...LR is very interested in making sure these build quality issues are fixed with the Discovery Sport and they will not be ignored. Ive had some of the same small problems.... as most owners will. I believe many of the 2016 vehicle orders are coming out of the factory slowly as LR is trying to address the issues ASAP.
As far as the isssues go? Meh, I love the vehicle so I'll put up with a few niggles. The engine and trans have been around for awhile and the US models have the old drive train so Im not very concerned about it leavng me stranded.. Knock wood. Also as long as the eletronics hold, Ill be fine.

But as far as reliability in general, yeah, these are NOT ultra massed produced cookie cutter vehicles and some may have some ...uhm...character. :)
But you know I see other brands in the news about MAJOR problems,,,,Toyota accelerators for instance. 126 people killed over faulty igntion switches..Hello, GM. How about Chrysler being mandated to buy back thousands of their own vehicles over safety issues. List goes on....
Ive never had any brand that has been completely trouble free. As mentioned, Ive had a few "reliable" brands turn out to be real POS's ...And I dont keep vehicles long so it wasnt from high milage wear and tear.

Keep it in perspective. Youre buying a Land Rover. If you want the supposed Honda reliability, go buy a Honda.

Good luck!
Honda - yes very reliable and awesome resale value.

Honda is the only brand I buy, every other car I have had were leased. Leasing a great way to "test drive" the car for 2-3 years and see if you want to keep it (buyout) at the end of the lease..... Something I am doing with my other ride: BMW X5 diesel.....

As a matter of fact, I sold a 2014 Honda Pilot and made money to pay for the DS ! I loved the Honda for it's reliability, low maintenance costs, and great resale value. It was just too boring to drive unless you are a grocery getter soccer mom type....

So after test driving the DS with 5+2 the wife said why not drive a car that is fun - life is too short to drive a boring car. So since DS was the only car of this size without going into a full size SUV like a GM or Ford, the DS does the 5+2...

So there I am now - smiles when I drive!>:D
 

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Honda - yes very reliable and awesome resale value.
After reading comments about issues people were having with the DS, I decided to check out the 2016 Honda Pilot in case I wanted to get rid of the DS. It seems, though, that new owners are having just as many issues if not more so than people with the DS! One poor guy had his whole infotainment system die driving away from the dealer and months later it still wasn't fixed. So, as Disco Disco said, all car dealers seem to have issues. So far, knock on wood, I haven't really had any with my DS, just a few software glitches, most of which go away if the car sits for a while and then "reboots".
 

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After reading comments about issues people were having with the DS, I decided to check out the 2016 Honda Pilot in case I wanted to get rid of the DS. It seems, though, that new owners are having just as many issues if not more so than people with the DS! One poor guy had his whole infotainment system die driving away from the dealer and months later it still wasn't fixed. So, as Disco Disco said, all car dealers seem to have issues. So far, knock on wood, I haven't really had any with my DS, just a few software glitches, most of which go away if the car sits for a while and then "reboots".
Yeah, the 2015/16 Honda Pilots are brand new design, style, and engineering. They have a lot of issues as expected.

My Honda Pilot I bought in 2014 was the last model year before discontinuing so that's why it was so super reliable but the technology was at least 6 years old!
 

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Yeah, the 2015/16 Honda Pilots are brand new design, style, and engineering. They have a lot of issues as expected.

My Honda Pilot I bought in 2014 was the last model year before discontinuing so that's why it was so super reliable but the technology was at least 6 years old!
Yep there are some models that, when they stick around long enough, can become very refined. Even still, it takes one bad part to cause big problems and you just never really know when its gonna happen.

Even still, Ive had two Ford Expeditions (loooong running production) that were almost 10 years apart that had two of the same **** problems. When you cant get it right after that many years of production.....you suck.

And of course, the first few years of new models are more prone to niggles. Thats why its very important that manufactures get them in check ASAP.
 

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