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    Range Rover Has Been Named Britain's Most Unreliable Car




    TOM SANDERS in NEWS
    Last updated 12:57, Wednesday 13 November 2019 GMT


    The 63,000 Range Rover Sport - dubbed 'The Chelsea Tractor' - has been named as the most unreliable car in Britain.


    The gas-guzzling monstrosity was awarded just one star out of five for reliability in a recent survey of motors less than three years old for Which?.

    The survey found that 42 percent of owners had taken the car to a garage in the past 12 months after reporting major issues with the car's built-in sat-nav system, connectivity, dashboard displays and on-board computer software.


    Range Rover SportUsers also complained of serious problems with the car's suspension and parking sensors, claiming that neither were up to scratch and required repairs within a year of purchase.

    If that wasn't enough, over 11 percent of users have reported being forced to call a roadside recovery service at least once, in a survey that will no doubt prove to be a major headache for Land Rover.

    The figures reported are a massive four times higher than the average for new vehicles, which has caused many motorists to be stuck without their car for days on end as they undergo emergency repairs.


    Range Rover Sport InteriorThe 'Chelsea Tractor' was joined at the bottom of the list by fellow Land Rover stablemate the Discovery Sport, awarding Land Rover the dubious honour of being ranked the most unreliable car manufacturer for the second year running.

    Which? said: "If reliability is high on your agenda our survey suggests avoiding the Range Rover Sport."


    The Discovery Sport was found to be twice as likely to require a trip to the garage than average, with more than half of owners reporting a major problem within twelve months of purchase.

    This is more than double the average for a common road vehicle, which raises serious questions about Land Rover's quality control.


    Range Rover Discovery SportWhich? added: "Got your eye on a new Discovery Sport? If so, you might want to see if your repair garage has some sort of loyalty scheme, because you're probably going to be spending a lot of time there."


    A spokesperson for Land Rover commented on the survey's findings, saying that the company would consider the results in their dedication to improving quality.

    The spokesperson said: "Land Rover takes quality seriously and is dedicated to delivering the finest quality vehicles and listening to our customers is paramount to that.


    "We will consider these results and are dedicated to improving quality through continuous commitment, anchored throughout the design, engineering and manufacture of our cars."


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    Default Re: Range Rover named as Britians most unreliable car!

    Hasn't RR won that accolade every year since it's inception?

    Or does it alternate with LR?

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    Default Re: Range Rover named as Britians most unreliable car!

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Hasn't RR won that accolade every year since it's inception?

    Or does it alternate with LR?
    Pretty much, I don't know about the new ones, but there was nothing fundamentally wrong with the old ones they were just poorly put together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Hasn't RR won that accolade every year since it's inception?

    Or does it alternate with LR?
    They really do have a bad reputation, but the only people I know with them (2) haven't had much go wrong. One had a ride height issue that RR couldn't solve but an indy did and it was whatever it is that always causes the problem. So I do wonder if the RR/LR mechanics are just poorly trained and contribute to the problems!?

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    Twice as many issues as average isn’t terrible.

    I took my XF from about 40k to 140k miles. It’s the same make I think. It went wrong about four times IIRC. Twice needing recovery. One could have been sorted sooner if I’d read the runes correctly.

    the last problem was going to cost one to two grand to sort - on a car worth less than four. That put me off buying another Tbh.

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    Default Re: Range Rover named as Britians most unreliable car!

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    RR accolade
    Is that the 'Red Robbo' award, in lasting memory of Leyland 'workers'?

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    Default Re: Range Rover named as Britians most unreliable car!

    Google spellcheck named as Britian's most unreliable spillchucker

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    Default Re: Range Rover named as Britians most unreliable car!

    I could have told you that.

    I know people who have had them, suffered appalling reliability and then go buy another one.

    Recent Which? magazine supplement put them at the bottom, with Tesla not far behind.

    (Reliability aside, they do suffer a sort of 'footballer' image problem.....)


    Edit: That was from Which?. My apologies.

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    Default Re: Range Rover named as Britians most unreliable car!

    Dacia Duster FTW

    And they go off road

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    Default Re: Range Rover named as Britians most unreliable car!

    Quote Originally Posted by MyLittleStudPony View Post
    Twice as many issues as average isn’t terrible.

    I took my XF from about 40k to 140k miles. It’s the same make I think. It went wrong about four times IIRC. Twice needing recovery. One could have been sorted sooner if I’d read the runes correctly.

    the last problem was going to cost one to two grand to sort - on a car worth less than four. That put me off buying another Tbh.
    Were they power unit or chassis related problems?

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    Default Re: Range Rover named as Britians most unreliable car!

    Alternatively the Daily Express names the BMW 1 series as the most unreliable

    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...ota-Lexus-Ford

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Dacia Duster FTW

    And they go off road
    The Aussies have a saying, If you want to go into the outback, take a Dacia. But if you want to come back again take a Land Rover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Alternatively the Daily Express names the BMW 1 series as the most unreliable

    https://www.express.co.uk/life-style...ota-Lexus-Ford
    Yeah, but it's the Daily Express and they hate forriners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    The Aussies have a saying, If you want to go into the outback, take a Dacia. But if you want to come back again take a Land Rover.
    and if you want to do it more than once take a Toyota.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    The Aussies have a saying, If you want to go into the outback, take a Dacia. But if you want to come back again take a Land Rover.
    Have they changed it from Toyota to Land Rover?

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