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Russell
 


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Take a read

https://disco5.co.uk/forum/post7086.html#7086

Good and accurate write up Thumbs Up
 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.
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Fitzy73
 


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Not really sure I would consider it to be a glowing review to be honest.

For me personally, the elephant in the room will always be the way it looks, as nothing can distract me from it and I could never bring myself to buy one. Even though I have now seen more of them (not many though), if anything I find it even worse now and certain colours really don't help.
 Andy

 
 
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Beno2
 


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It has no identity anymore just the same as all the other cloned models
 D3 HSE
 
 
Post #184986622nd Aug 2017 6:47 am
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Pelyma
  


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It's horses for courses, I quite like the car but the platform doesn't work for me, you can't stand on it to look out over the top of the car or to load things on the roof which is how I use mine. I can take an umbrella or coat to protect me from the elements but I can't do anything with a tailgate over the top of me.

The backside is weird full stop, everything else seems to be ok but not that. The howls of derision were loud with the D3 but I'm not sure they will stop and change to adoration like they did for the D3, probably in the main because there is too much out there so similar.
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DS3 TDV6 HSE- Silver with Alpaca (new one) Gone
D4 HSE Lux - Montalcino Red 
 
Post #184986922nd Aug 2017 6:55 am
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Red Merle
 


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I have every reason to be very grateful to LR for launching the D5.

I've been checking the residual values of my own late D4 regularly over the last 6 months and I've never know an "obsolete" car hold its value this well. Thank you Gerry McGovern, don't let all the criticism get you down, you really do have a use after all! Thumbs Up
 

Two glorious D4’s, but I have now defected to the Footballer / Drug Barron camp - with a L405 FFRR Wink 
 
Post #185049523rd Aug 2017 7:43 pm
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James W
 


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I will own a D5 one day, and am looking forward to it ... but I'm still waiting for that rear-end design to magically make sense. I think calling it the 'elephant in the room' is accurate for how I feel.

I thought LR were brave with this tweet today, and the responses seem to show that the design of the rest is a common sore point amongst the public - well, to be fair, amongst those who felt the urge to reply.

https://twitter.com/LandRover_UK/status/899635880306110464

James
 D4 XS, Prospeed Rack & Ladder, Drawer System, Split Charge, GG AT2s  
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armalites
 


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2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

D5 is like talking to someone who sounds attractive on the phone and meeting them and finding they are a munter.

Thr front is the phone call the rear is meeting them. Rolling with laughter

Herefordshire has always seen D3/D4 everywhere since day one but there are very few D5 about and a lot of end of line D4
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J77
 


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Twitter Rolling with laughter enough said
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jjvd21
 


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CAD dog was used in the design Rolling with laughter
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2005
V8 HSE
Java Black
THE original D4 spotter 
 
Post #185056424th Aug 2017 12:19 am
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Red Merle
 


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So, Land Rover publish some advertising on Twitter and get a backlash that they couldn't have expected. Just how many negative comments do they need to receive before they realise that Gerry McGovern just wasn't up to the job?

While there may be more dedicated, stronger stomached, diehards than me, who will defend just about anything that LR choose to call "Discovery", it's made a lot of owners look elsewhere - me included. It's just so very sad to see the Discovery line come to an end in this way Sad
 

Two glorious D4’s, but I have now defected to the Footballer / Drug Barron camp - with a L405 FFRR Wink 
 
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Farmer Chalk
 


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This is a far better page to read.... Very Happy https://disco5.co.uk/forum/thread438.html


And then if you want to see a different spotted page then:




Wish our spotted page was so international! Shocked

Not many spotted since March though......
  
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J77
 


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Red Merle wrote:
So, Land Rover publish some advertising on Twitter and get a backlash that they couldn't have expected. Just how many negative comments do they need to receive before they realise that Gerry McGovern just wasn't up to the job?

While there may be more dedicated, stronger stomached, diehards than me, who will defend just about anything that LR choose to call "Discovery", it's made a lot of owners look elsewhere - me included. It's just so very sad to see the Discovery line come to an end in this way Sad


Depends how many are actually LR owners and not just those jumping on the bandwagon who have no intention of buying one or haven't tried one.
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jimbg
 


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Red Merle wrote:
It's just so very sad to see the Discovery line come to an end in this way Sad


What makes you think it has come to an end? Thud
  
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110CSW
 


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Best of luck to current owners and future owners of the D5 as I genuinely hope that you like your cars. For me I do not like it and everytime I see one my feelings get stronger.

I was side by side with one today in roadworks on the A90 and realised that it is not just the rear end (which I instantly did not like) but a lot more of the shape that just does not work. Vertically there is too much metal from the A pillar back, the rear lights are too small and the front grill shape is just strange. I want to like it but can't so will be shopping elsewhere in a couple of years time. This isn't knocking copy but a post from previously loyal, disappointed LR owner who has done loads if miles in a Defender, D3 and now D4.
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RDR
 


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James W wrote:
I will own a D5 one day, and am looking forward to it ... but I'm still waiting for that rear-end design to magically make sense. I think calling it the 'elephant in the room' is accurate for how I feel.

I thought LR were brave with this tweet today, and the responses seem to show that the design of the rest is a common sore point amongst the public - well, to be fair, amongst those who felt the urge to reply.

https://twitter.com/LandRover_UK/status/899635880306110464

James


ouch if its anything like the marketing teams i have to work with their morning meeting tomorrow will be painful Laughing
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MY12 HSE - Gone
MY16 HSE Luxury - Current
D5 Si6 HSE Luxury - 22' Dynamic on order < now cancelled 
 
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