Enjoy the Mercedes, had a C class (95,000 miles and three years), only issue in that time was one blocked screen washer jet, sorted by dealer on an unbooked and unscheduled visit to the dealer one lunchtime whilst I drank their coffee, great cars and found the dealers to be exceptionally good, although really only needed services.
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Didn't MB take back all dealerships because they had service issues, or am I dreaming? Maybe this is what LR should do?DS3 TDV6 HSE - Silver with Alpaca (old one) Gone
DS3 TDV6 HSE- Silver with Alpaca (new one) Gone
D4 HSE Lux - Montalcino Red Gone
Porsche Cayenne V8 Diesel S
15th Jan 2019 9:56 am
Member Since: 20 Feb 2006
Location: In my Bowler
All retailers have good & bad I should know lol
Truly its a people thing on both sides Peeing you all off in A Discovery 5 with a centre Plate
15th Jan 2019 10:07 am
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Member Since: 12 Dec 2005
Location: The Gaff
You're not saying that there are bad and unreasonable customers are you Ken ...tut tut
Sorry to see you leaving the fold H
15th Jan 2019 11:35 am
Member Since: 01 Dec 2011
It’s a sad feeling with no LR on the drive running or not I had to get this a couple months ago just so there’s one on the drive again
if you cant hold on dont let go , it ill come in handy for something even if you never use it.
D3 SE 05,
110 s wagon 300 tdi SOLD
h top transit
crew cab transit
ausa dumper, muck truck .
peljob 2.5 digger
06 L 200 crew cab
Didn't MB take back all dealerships because they had service issues, or am I dreaming? Maybe this is what LR should do?
MB did - but I’m not sure if it was for commercial or service improvements - I bought a new C240 from a MB ‘independent’ Dealer in 2002 - service was great, then move to an MB owned Dealer - service not as goodNow Golf GTI PP, 7 speed DSG.
Ex D3 and D4
15th Jan 2019 12:28 pm
Member Since: 29 Nov 2006
At this rate there'll be more LR defectors on this forum than there are users. 🌲🌲...in the forest🌲🌲
At some point I'll be looking to get something for me if a more local contract comes up (the Volvo is Stel's as I mostly work in London so use the train).
While I *want* to like the idea of getting an evoque and lightly modifying it, I can't help but look at the value proposition offered by the GLA. Better economy, better performance, will manage the fields I go across on my shoot.
Also just returned from driving an XC40 for a week out of Geneva and liked it even more than our XC60. Not convinced it would manage the field work however.
JLR need to revisit where their success came from. When the Freelander came out, a whole new market was opened up to them. There's only so many re-cuts of the Range Rover you can do (everything with the exception of the DS is vying for Range Rover values). There's room in their branding for an entry level family and utility vehicle, light, no low range needed with modern 9 and 10 speed autos, something they could market sub £30k with the essentials. All this talk of "we're premium" ignores the fact that ALL their premium competition span the model and price range. BMW, Audi, Merc, all offer vehicles in that lower price point and build brand loyalty from there. Conquest marketing fails the moment your brand gets a kicking in the surveys.insert inspiring/pithy remark here.
15th Jan 2019 12:56 pm
DSL Keeper of the wheelie bin
Member Since: 11 May 2006
Location: Off seeing the world. :)
They think they can just get the top of the marangue, taking the lemon and fluffy stuff, leaving others to do the buttery biscuit base for the masses. With the level of contempt they treat their top(ish) end customers, hate to think how they’d treat the peasants that would buy their “basic” cars were they to do such things.
I feel sorry for the workers - my nephew included - who just got this latest kick in the teeth. But unfortunately there's not a lot we can do, except vote with our wallets. Sadly I don't believe this'll be the last of the redundancies at JLR, because even if they were to suddenly listen to what people have been saying, it's going to take a long time to turn this Oil Tanker of a business around and rebuild faith and loyalty.LRs are a fond memory, apart from the maintenance.
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