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euangibson
 


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Scotland 2012 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Firenze RedDiscovery 4
Drove one for the first time today...

My friend got his yesterday (3L V6 HSE) and I had a drive today....
Purely my thoughts after a good rummage about, and a short 20 mile run......
Interior: Build quality is excellent, and a big step up from the D4....top notch materials which are nice to the touch, and a much enhanced feeling of overall quality, not quite RR but not far off. Excellent storage ( with some nice touches, like the sliding cup holders that reveal a deeper storage area underneath.
Fronts seats are very supportive and comfortable, middle row leg room was very good.
The electric folding rear seats (using the App or the buttons) were a nice touch, and I can imagine would be very useful, as was the electric towbar. Being able to start the car and adjust the interior temperature from indoors using the App was a nice feature I thought.
Driving: Really nice to drive, and it felt a lot livelier (and lighter) on the road, hiding it's bulk very well. The gearbox reacts very quickly and smoothly.....the car had only 350 miles on the clock so I would imagine it will improve even further when the engine "loosens up"
It handled very well on a quickish B-road, with a lot less roll and cornered very positively, feeling planted. I was a bit disappointed in how it dealt with broken surfaces though, transmitting more of a "shudder" into the cabin than I was expecting.
I know it's designed for motorway driving, but don't forget to cancel "Lane assist" (or whatever LR call it) once you leave the motorway as it was a deeply unpleasant, and slightly unnerving experience on a country road Embarassed
Camera quality was very good, and although I didn't delve into the Sat nav and infotainment system too much, it seemed to be very good also, and I'm sure after a bit of familiarisation, intuitive....a big step forward.
Overall: I really liked it, so a big thumbs-up from me....I was far more impressed than I expected to be....(secondary ride aside), and having perhaps unjustly rejected it as a possibility next time round, I'd have to say it's now on the list....I just need to hope second hand values plummet quickly in the next couple of years Wink



 "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool,than to speak out and remove all doubt" ?.....what rubbish...

Locking rear E-diff
RLD spare wheel protector & sump guard
Extended roof rails
Series 111 mudflaps
Black side tubes,grill and vents
Timed climate remote
Hids4u interior lights

D4 Firenze my2012 HSE
D3 Java 2005 SE manual (sold,sadly,thanks for the memories)
1966 '88 Series 2a....still starts in the morning better than I do... 


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Post #181345710th May 2017 3:27 pm
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Russell
 


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Once a few moe people drive them they will take off like hot cakes Thumbs Up
The more I drive mine the better I like it
 MY17 D5 1st Edition Namib Orange
MY15 D4 HSE Kaikoura Stone
MY12 D4 HSE Nara Bronze Sold and gone
MY11 D4 HSE Stornaway Grey Sold and gone
D3 S spec Silver Sold and gone
Tow bar, full length roof bars, side steps, tow bar storage unit, surround camers.
D4 camera club 
 
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Criffel
 


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Scotland 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Kaikoura StoneDiscovery 4

So Euan, changed your mind on the XC90 then? Thumbs Up
 Richard
2014 Discovery 4 Kailkora Stone
2011 Discovery 4 Nara Bronze - Gone but never forgotten
2007 Discovery Rimini Red - thanks for the memories
1994 Defender 300tdi; Rutland Red - money pit
1994 Defender 90 300tdi Hard top, Rutland Red.

No one warned me Land Rover are not cars but an obsession! 
 
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euangibson
 


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Not exactly.....but I've changed my mind on the D5 Wink
 "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool,than to speak out and remove all doubt" ?.....what rubbish...

Locking rear E-diff
RLD spare wheel protector & sump guard
Extended roof rails
Series 111 mudflaps
Black side tubes,grill and vents
Timed climate remote
Hids4u interior lights

D4 Firenze my2012 HSE
D3 Java 2005 SE manual (sold,sadly,thanks for the memories)
1966 '88 Series 2a....still starts in the morning better than I do... 
 
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Lane assist was switched of on my one before I left the dealers.
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euangibson
 


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I'm sure it's probably in the menu somewhere, but while rooting around later I found a couple of buttons under the dash to the right of the steering column....I'm pretty sure one of them looked like the Lane assist button.....I wasn't pressing it just in case it wasn't Whistle
 "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool,than to speak out and remove all doubt" ?.....what rubbish...

Locking rear E-diff
RLD spare wheel protector & sump guard
Extended roof rails
Series 111 mudflaps
Black side tubes,grill and vents
Timed climate remote
Hids4u interior lights

D4 Firenze my2012 HSE
D3 Java 2005 SE manual (sold,sadly,thanks for the memories)
1966 '88 Series 2a....still starts in the morning better than I do... 
 
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J77
 


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Yeah in the menu or under the dash Thumbs Up

Just don't hit the tailgate one, you can do some damage when that thing opens Laughing
 18MY Velar R-Dynamic SE D240, Fuji White  
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On my Jag you can change the sensitivity of the feedback - presume the D5 is the same?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peyiqaJrmMU 
 
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ruben
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I think you've been bitten by the bug!!

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Russell
 


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DiscoStu wrote:
On my Jag you can change the sensitivity of the feedback - presume the D5 is the same?


No you cant or not that I have found yet, whish you could
 MY17 D5 1st Edition Namib Orange
MY15 D4 HSE Kaikoura Stone
MY12 D4 HSE Nara Bronze Sold and gone
MY11 D4 HSE Stornaway Grey Sold and gone
D3 S spec Silver Sold and gone
Tow bar, full length roof bars, side steps, tow bar storage unit, surround camers.
D4 camera club 
 
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There's 2 lane departure systems, the basic system which is standard is "lane departure warning" which gives you a vibration through the steering wheel when you cross the white lines, you can turn this off but not change sensitivity. The second system which is a cost option on some specs is "lane keep assist" which helps to keep you in the lane by applying steering correction, this can be quiet a shock first few times it occurs and sensitivity can be adjusted.
  
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Russell
 


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I have that on my D5 you can select the vibration or the steer back, but I haven't found how to adjust the sensitivity yet
 MY17 D5 1st Edition Namib Orange
MY15 D4 HSE Kaikoura Stone
MY12 D4 HSE Nara Bronze Sold and gone
MY11 D4 HSE Stornaway Grey Sold and gone
D3 S spec Silver Sold and gone
Tow bar, full length roof bars, side steps, tow bar storage unit, surround camers.
D4 camera club 
 
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Andy Metropolis
 


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Never mind lane assist nice soft top series 2 in the background
 Disco Sport HSE Lux
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Disco 3 Metropolis gone
Freelander ES sadly gone
Ant 1963 SWB Series 2
Audi A4 gone 
 
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DG
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Euan you can't like the D5.... the number plate that you never see while driving is in the wrong place mate ...sorry to disappoint Whistle


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Winger
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Russell wrote:
I have that on my D5 you can select the vibration or the steer back, but I haven't found how to adjust the sensitivity yet


Russell, there is no sensitivity adjustment
  
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