Thinking of a change

biggsy replied on 06/05/2019 09:58

Posted on 06/05/2019 09:58

I tow with Honda crv great car ,thought I might change to a Discovery sport manual has any body towed with this.i,m a bit worried about reliability Thanks

Milothedog replied on 06/05/2019 10:58

Posted on 06/05/2019 09:58 by biggsy

I tow with Honda crv great car ,thought I might change to a Discovery sport manual has any body towed with this.i,m a bit worried about reliability Thanks

Posted on 06/05/2019 10:58

If you look on many Landrover forums, there are many unhappy owners, especially with cars with the euro 6 diesel engine. early cars with the euro 5 Freelander engine were much better but being euro 5 they do not meet the criteria for many new low emission zones (London for instance) these zones will be applied in other towns and cities so it's something to consider. 

If your thinking  of buying new then its not an issue but as you say there does still seem to be a lot of reliability issues with the DS, A lot of what I have read about them is the accelerated oil dilution with the Euro 6 diesel. 

Like I said, look at some LR forums before you make your mind up.

lornalou1 replied on 06/05/2019 11:48

Posted on 06/05/2019 11:48

I think there are a lot better towcars out there than the LRDS. look at the Santa Fe or Sorento with longer warranties. have you looked at the pulling weight as it's not as big as you may think. An auto would be so much better than a manual for towing.

Milothedog replied on 06/05/2019 12:20

Posted on 06/05/2019 12:20

I have been read something lately about the Kia 7 year warranty, I have no personal experience but from what I have read and understand the 7 years is only the drive line and and there is a lot of exclusions buried in the small print under wear & tare. Some of the things I read related to suspension components needing replacement at 3 years old and around 30k miles being rejected.  

cyberyacht replied on 06/05/2019 17:34

Posted on 06/05/2019 17:34

Are you sure about Euro 5 in London? I ran my Euro 5 MH through the TfL website gizmo and it said I was "persona gratia", not that I plan crawling round Hyde Park corner anytime soon.

Milothedog replied on 06/05/2019 18:34

Posted on 06/05/2019 17:34 by cyberyacht

Are you sure about Euro 5 in London? I ran my Euro 5 MH through the TfL website gizmo and it said I was "persona gratia", not that I plan crawling round Hyde Park corner anytime soon.

Posted on 06/05/2019 18:34

As a general rule the ULEZ is euro 6 for oil burners. there are a few exceptions  where certain later euro 5 vehicles qualify based on emissions. There is a lower requirement for the LEZ

ULEZ is the same area as the congestion charge for now.

LEZ is basically inside the M25

kentman replied on 08/05/2019 22:25

Posted on 08/05/2019 22:25

I know that surveys question the reliability of Land Rover products but I can only speak as I find. A friend and I previously had Freelanders. He now has a Discovery whilst I have a Discovery Sport. After 4 and 3 years respectively, we are both very satisfied with our cars. He tows a Bailey Unicorn and I have a Coachman VIP and we both travel widely on the continent. Although not entirely disregarding surveys, I treat them warily having previously owned cars with poor reliability reputations (eg. Rover 800 and Saab 9000) with no problems whilst a Mercedes E Class was a complete dog. My experience of the Discovery Sport (auto) is that it's supremely comfortable, an excellent tow car, relatively economic for a 4X4 and has a'feel good' factor well ahead of its far Eastern competitors. As for magazine reports, look back at Cars of the Year...... Chrysler Alpine?!!!