MGR_Petrolhead said:Yes I saw this on teletext motoring. However what it doesnt show much is that none of these british built cars were built by british derived or owned companies!!! :cus:
Unless you have a Land Rover it seems.Blington said:
I thought BMW were supposed to be doing that years agoLondonbabe said:Unless you have a Land Rover it seems.
I thought Ford were sorting out the LR quality? I wish they'd hurry up!
Most surveys only cover models between 2003 and last year, I don't think the new LR3 falls under this, so it is probably the old Discovery, which wasn't exactly LR's shining light for build quality...Lord Minty said:I thought BMW were supposed to be doing that years ago
Actually I find it quite amusing that LR's quality (or lack of it) has remained a rigid part of the LR 'experience' despite the 3 different owners in the last 20 years, and even more amusing that super dooper brilliant BMW couldn't crack it, and neither it seems can the bean counters at Ford!
The neighbour of a previous work collegue had an early Disco ("H" reg if I recall). Bought it as an ex-demo and drove around all over Europe in it. I last heard about it just before I changed jobs (so 1999 or 2000) when it had it's first failure and a seal went on the clutch slave cylinder. This was with 175,000 miles on the clock. Prior to that it had never needed attention outside dealer servicing. He was well pleased with it.boxwellm said:Was anything Land Rover produced ever a shining light for build quality?
You would have thought that a vehicle launched in 1991 would have had the bugs ironed out of it by 2004. That never appeared to be the case though.
I had a friend who bought one of the very first Discoveries, back in 1991. He had all sorts of problems with it; at one point it had to go back to the garage for one week to have all the faults and recall points sorted out.