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Nikki
 


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Thoughts on the D5

Getting my 2015 D4 serviced, the dealer generously loaned me a brand new HSE D5. My impressions continue below:-
Getting seated in the comfortable leather seat, the steering wheel seemed too skinny cf the D4. Started up OK and moved up. Surprise, the fuel saving stop/start had me fooled. Gentle pressure on the throttle allows the car to remain stationary, more and the engine stops. anyhow off the brake and onto the throttle, and the restart is instant. The cruise controls have moved to the right on the steering wheel and are mixed with the lane-change controls and the adaptive cruise, somewhat fiddly and too close together. Following vehicles on approach set off little indicator lights in the nice large rearview mirrors. The rotary gear selector seems too forward to reach easily. EPB now is totally automatic. The indoor handles have a strange capturing handle to hook your finger into. There is no longer a shelf over the glove-box. Seated, the forward and rear view is good, and of course the rearview camera, with ridiculously high resolution. The 6 turbo diesel seems smooth enough, and yet strangely thirsty (hence the stop start stuff I guess). There is an add-blue port under the bonnet. The info screen is fussy and not always intuitive. Deleting other phones was tricky, as was finding contacts.Bluetooth connection was lost with the Ac on max.
Now moving to the middle row. These seats are definitely too low in the rake, with no upper thigh support. The third row I didn't try, but they have nice electric controls.
The real deal-breaker for me is the one-price tailgate, especially those dangerous sharp lower corners. Coming from the offset spit tailgate of the D4, with it's multifunctional ability, the loss of all this in the D5 is significant. To me this is major design flaw and the devaluation to D5s MK1 will be expensive for LR to rectify in any update. What a blunder!
  
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Nikki
 


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I suspect the next Defender will be a stripped out D4, that will bring a lot of fans back to LR. They have all the presses, tooling, production line etc, and it must be soon. The LR selection has been in my view "feminised" and they have realised this.
  
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D4 line has already gone ...Defender will be based on nothing we've seen before Thumbs Up
  
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Nikki
 


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…then the D4 will become a classic….
  
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BU was the old Oldham registration. Other than this it means nothing to me-Vienna.
  
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It's been put on all wonky not acceptable on a new car let alone a D5...
 
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How can you tell what's wonky on a D5 rear end? Whistle
 2014 MY Discovery XS Indus Silver
2006 MY Discovery S Zermatt Silver Manual 
 
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Nikki
 


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for a start, not parallel to the waistline...
  
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A mess full stop.
 
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^^ Sloppy preparation! Rolling Eyes
  
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Nikki wrote:
…then the D4 will become a classic….


Which former LR vehicle is not a classic?
 07 MY D3 TDV6 HSE - Remap, Duratec A/T, RR brakes, EGR blank, upgraded hoses, rock sliders, ARB winch bumper with Warrior 9000, ladder, thule roof rack, dog guard, rear light guards, mantec upperlugga, xanadoo 450 boot basket, full width drawer system, RAI, LED spot array - front, led spot reversing, internal 12v relayed charging point, CB radio, Kenwood DAB double din ICE with Garmin nav, ipad permanent mount, reversing camera, front camera, dash camera, internal led lights, internal led spots  
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Grianaig
 


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Nikki wrote:
for a start, not parallel to the waistline...


My remark was ironical.
 2014 MY Discovery XS Indus Silver
2006 MY Discovery S Zermatt Silver Manual 
 
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professorpool wrote:
Nikki wrote:
…then the D4 will become a classic….


Which former LR vehicle is not a classic?


Freelander?
 2006 D3 HSE (Original & still the best)
2010 D4 HSE (A bit bling)
2014 D4 HSE (Almost too bling)
2015 D4 HSE (A heated what?)
2016 D4 Landmark (Written Off)
2016 D4 Landmark (Surely the last!) 
 
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Already a classic:

* It has a club (two actually)
* People like the Dunsfold Collection have several
* Organisations like LRO give them respect and coverage
* They have reached the age where it is mostly enthusiasts that buy them

In addition:

* They are entry level of a few hundred pounds thus providing a perfect entry level for LR ownership
* FL2 is widely regarded as the most reliable LR ever produced and more than capable off road
* they make great green laners as they are narrow and cheap so you don't mind scraping and bashing them
 07 MY D3 TDV6 HSE - Remap, Duratec A/T, RR brakes, EGR blank, upgraded hoses, rock sliders, ARB winch bumper with Warrior 9000, ladder, thule roof rack, dog guard, rear light guards, mantec upperlugga, xanadoo 450 boot basket, full width drawer system, RAI, LED spot array - front, led spot reversing, internal 12v relayed charging point, CB radio, Kenwood DAB double din ICE with Garmin nav, ipad permanent mount, reversing camera, front camera, dash camera, internal led lights, internal led spots  
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