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  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 111
    United Kingdom 

    Order Freebies

    I’m bored waiting for my car to be built.

    What’s the story on freebies when ordering. I recall reading of valve caps and leather bound books - are these normal or unusual and not to be expected?

    Also, when I was looking at the RRS last year, i remember that you got a free LR experience day. Is that still the case for the Disco?

    I could bug my dealer, but trying to give him a break Very Happy

    Drives BMW 440i.
    On order MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Portofino Blue
  • milesg
    Member Since: 28 Apr 2019
    Location: Gloucestershire
    Posts: 23
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Indus Silver

    You get a 1/2 day LR Experience (maybe full day for a new car)

    I would also push for as much as you can get from....

    Rubber Mats
    Service Pack
    Alloy and Tyre insurance
    Extended Warranty
    Umbrella & Cap

    Maybe too late, best to do this when you are wrangling over finances....

    HSE Lux in Silver / Black
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 111
    United Kingdom 

    I got what seemed a good deal at the time (haggling was back in Feb, hence the boredom!). Managed 11% which has morphed into 13% and better APR due to deal delays, plus a rubber boot liner. Service pack is/was unavailable, didn’t think about the other stuff but when pick up day comes my wife won’t leave the showroom without a teddy bear for our toddler Laughing

    Thanks for the info, much appreciated.

    I might look into a haggle on extended warranty between now and pick up day - there’s got to be a point where there is something in it for me and them.

    Rich

    Drives BMW 440i.
    On order MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Portofino Blue
  • chaos_theory
    Member Since: 29 Oct 2018
    Location: Teddington
    Posts: 73
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Carpathian Grey

    When does the LR Experience day materialise?

    Never got any book or anything (not that I'm that bothered)

    Andrew
  • RDR
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Derbyshire
    Posts: 111
    United Kingdom 

    for the 5 discos I have bought over the years I have mainly been advised at collection or on occasion surprised with a letter shortly after. Normally on collection get Flowers, an umbrella or similar and once got 3 jumpers for the kids laid out on the back seat too. I think it depends what mood the dealers in !

    Mats, flaps etc are usually negotiated to clinch the deal.

    Current: D4 HSE Luxury (MY16)
    D5 HSE Luxury Si6 22" Dynamic - Cancelled gonna wait for the LWB bigger boot version !
  • Dangerdave
    Member Since: 15 Feb 2017
    Location: Ross-shire, Highlands, Scotland
    Posts: 382
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Santorini Black

    The half day LR experience days can take over a year to materialise. I once bought a new car and sold it before I got an invite letter!

    That said, you can phone up the Experience Centre and they will add it to your account. I’ve got 5 or 6 half days built up on the computer. I was going to give my 18 year old a couple to make up a full day. I checked and they’ll take him. I’ve got no intention of going on another.

    I also got those crappy alloy valve caps sent to me. I binned them, people I know have used them and they corrode and get stuck on the valve.
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 111
    United Kingdom 

    Thanks all. Having never done any off-roaring, the experience half-day appeals to me. Good to know it still exists.

    I read the same about the valve caps sticking. For me it would just be nice for ‘something’ to drop through the door as that sounds like a nice touch that I haven’t seen before with other brands.

    What I really want is for Johnny Slovak to get his spanners out and build my car Very Happy

    Drives BMW 440i.
    On order MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Portofino Blue
  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 1505
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    Bit of vaseline or copper grease on the valve should do the trick. Thumbs Up

    All mine had to be dremilled off as were stuck solid, on my last car, even pliers and mole grips would not budge them.

    Car went in for a service and indicated on the service sheet that all 4 tyres were checked for pressure, which was impossible as were stuck solid.

    Needless to say the garage lost my business after that as I had words with the service manager, and asked how can I trust you even did a full service on the car?

    Was adamant that they were checked, but when I asked for the mechanic to show me, he could not take them off, leaving him with a red face.

    Said I must have been driving too fast and the heat had welded them on. Absolute cobblers.

    Plus the dash cam review showed them cursing as can clearly hear them saying they are stuck.

    Should have just wrote down on the paperwork that valve caps could not be removed instead of telling blatant lies.

    I just stuck the ones I got on the new trailer instead, along with a drop of grease Laughing

    MY17 First Edition - 3L Diesel Td6 - Farallon Black.
    MY18 Hse Luxury - 3L Petrol Si6 - Santorini Black.
  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 1505
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    Re: Order Freebies

    Equilibrium wrote:
    I’m bored waiting for my car to be built.

    What’s the story on freebies when ordering. I recall reading of valve caps and leather bound books - are these normal or unusual and not to be expected?

    Also, when I was looking at the RRS last year, i remember that you got a free LR experience day. Is that still the case for the Disco?

    I could bug my dealer, but trying to give him a break Very Happy


    If you push them hard enough you may get a tin of shortbread and a keyring Laughing

    MY17 First Edition - 3L Diesel Td6 - Farallon Black.
    MY18 Hse Luxury - 3L Petrol Si6 - Santorini Black.
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 111
    United Kingdom 

    Shortbread, you say? I’m off to the dealer to order a second Disco for the wife if they come with shortbread!

    Drives BMW 440i.
    On order MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Portofino Blue
  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 1505
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    The shortbread must be a Scottish thing.
    (I actually got 2 boxes and 2 key rings)
    No tightfisted jokes now Rolling with laughter

    MY17 First Edition - 3L Diesel Td6 - Farallon Black.
    MY18 Hse Luxury - 3L Petrol Si6 - Santorini Black.
  • Dangerdave
    Member Since: 15 Feb 2017
    Location: Ross-shire, Highlands, Scotland
    Posts: 382
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Santorini Black

    Got mine in Manchester, no Shortbread, but a couple of key rings and a full tank of fuel. I watched as they filled it, it was £90 plus. Thumbs Up
  • LancsLad
    Member Since: 22 Aug 2018
    Location: Lancs
    Posts: 121
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    Not sure if its been posted on here but the new top trumps set aint bad for nowt.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details....toptrumps
    Install the app and then claim a pack. Cool

    Santorini Black MY 18 HSE Dynamic BLACK TDV6
  • Dangerdave
    Member Since: 15 Feb 2017
    Location: Ross-shire, Highlands, Scotland
    Posts: 382
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Santorini Black

    Er, got Top Trumps, couldn’t see the point so it got binned.
  • LancsLad
    Member Since: 22 Aug 2018
    Location: Lancs
    Posts: 121
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    Kids...kids... Whistle Laughing

    Just think how much they'll be worth in 40 years times.. Laughing

    Santorini Black MY 18 HSE Dynamic BLACK TDV6
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