he actually seems to like it, but doesnt want to like it.Believe this to be a spot of bad luck but then again luck is what you make it right?
If this was Toyota or Honda etc would this happen?
In 2003 bought an Audi TT, which was two months old as they had more customers than vehicles they were selling like hotcakes. Bought one finally and you wouldn't believe it if I was to tell you in the two months owning it spent more time in the dealer's garage, From tracking being out to lights on the dashboard coming on, etc.
The final straw was when I was told by a neighbor's worker working there in the garage as an apprentice that they had to take the whole engine & gearbox out. Why? because engine oil was going into the gearbox if I remember correctly.
The garage didn't tell me other than they will fix it. Totally dishonest Audi dealership. They offered me a courtesy car and I refused. In finding out I called citizens' advice and they said I can ask for my money back so I did with a written formal letter saying there was no trust in Audi and this product even though they offered me another vehicle.
Got my money back never looked back. Went to the Honda dealership and bought a demonstrator S2000 model for less money and a whole lot of better service, trust, and the vehicle you couldn't even compare.
My thoughts are Japanese vehicles last the test of time, German vehicles do not as to their makeup. In less throwaway societies abroad Japanese vehicles are sort after and people keep their vehicles much longer than 10 plus years easily.
We got my mum one of those for her funeral, she was a bit of an adventurer and was what she wanted. Looked pretty good TBH I don't think you'd have guessed it was cardboard.I have a plan to get with the times and go green when i purchase my next vehicle , i'm in no hurry though
JLR have been diligent in their potential end user research ....99% of new Defenders will never venture further off road than a verge or pony club paddock .it will be interesting when they get the defender on the same trail as that bronco. it does seem to be pretty capable off road. always looks awkward to me, lifts a wheel off the deck at the drop of a hat, which the press seem to love. no doubt down to its relatively poor articulation.
its also reactive rather than proactive due to its computer controlled traction devices. it looses traction then responds in a juddering searching for grip kind of way. where as with our manual centre/front/rear diffs locks, where possible, we can engage them before a potential situation maintaining momentum.