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Well I'll admit, I've been very pleased and surprised with the power train in the Disco. This coming from a militant V8 guy. This is the second 4cyl I've ever owned since my first the 4 banger in a Ford Ranger I drove for a short time around 94 when I was in college....I quickly traded it for a Ranger with the 4.0 V6. Besides those two trucks every vehicle I've owned has been a V8.

This engine has a bit of turbo lag, No doubt. That endemic to turbos. Without the forced induction this motor is a turd. So there's no wonder it won't do anything with any semblance of authority until the turbo spools up. I don't know if that'll ever get fixed unless there's some aftermarket tuning that can be done. LR will never address it. But it doesn't really bother me to badly as its my wife's vehicle.... She wouldn't know turbo lag from a kick in the ass. When I drive the vehicle, I enjoy it far more than I ever thought.

I'm also a big fan of adding gears to the trans.....as long as the tuning is right and they are not getting diminishing returns...I.e...overkill. I've loved the 8 speeds in my last two RAM trucks so I was excited about the 9 speed in the Disco. Then I heard grumbling from the evoque owners. But I think this is s great shifting trans. Just like in my RAM, which was a shock at first, you get more engine breaking. I have actually grown to appreciate it.

All in all, not bring s do called "expert" but being a guy that likes cars and "likes what he likes"...this is a nice running drivetrain so far.
 

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My only real negative about the Disco is the infotainment. I hear it's alot better than the previous system...Which must have been gawd awful...It's slick looking and I even like the smallish screen size (I think they are starting to get way too big in size these days) but.....it's still behind. That's just not acceptable for a premium automaker. I sincerely hope they can upgrade and update this system over time.
 

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What do you not like about it specifically? Is it stuff that it just doesn't work, or is it more that it is hard to figure out?
Well Junior, Im used to the very good uConnect system. Its almost seamless and it very robust. So thats my baseline. I will say that the InControl system is better than the ridiculous sync that was in a couple of our last Fords but I would expect better. Knock wood, the InControl has not mafunctionned though. It works its just...different.
Its a bit laggy. The InControl App for using music is a bit weak. It has to restart any time you get a call or if you touch anything on your phone. The App itself is way slicker than just running through the BT or wire but its just a bit weak in functionality. You cant scroll through presets from the steering wheel, which sucks.
But I will say its a WAY better looking system than uConnect and I like the swipe function. It has its pros but I just like stuff to work, work fast and do what its supposed to do.
Having spent more time with it Im getting used to navigting around in it...I think some of the other perceived weaknesses that I had have been sorted out and are not as bad as I first thought. One thing I thought would be a major pain was to switch back and forth between paired phones when they are both in the car. Well, thats been a non issue. The switch is easy. Connection to either phone is extremely fast. Voice recognition is easily on par with uConnect....its actually better when it comes to Nav. The Nav is also very good IMO. Talking hads free on the phone has been very acceptable.
Still when it comes to a premium line of vehicles, I would expect nothing but the most top shelf in infotainment, this is a step in the right direction but it still aint quite there. I wouldnt be so hard on it if I havent been living with something a step above.
InControl has real potential I just hope, hope, hope it can be upgraded with firmware, software uppdates.
 

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Well, I think that infotainment is one of the big factors in a vehicle's customer satisfaction these days. Its VERY competitive and LR should not be lagging behind. So they jut need to find the best and go with it. Its surprising that up till just this year its only been an afterthought with them.
 
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