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  • Wildboar
    Member Since: 12 Jul 2019
    Location: UpAHill
    Posts: 12
    United Kingdom 

    Hi ..new to LR5 and have some noob questions

    I have tried the manuals that come with the car but the describe every option like it is fitted to all cars so difficult to know if something should be on my car

    I have a 2017 S spec 2.0 auto... Not as many toys as my Amarok highline that I traded but hey ho!

    Power fold mirrors? They adjust like the book says but press both buttons nothing happens...i see no option in the setup for this either., should they fold?

    Weird I don't have an upper glove box... Or slidy cupholders to reveal another compartment

    I really don't mind having manually adjustable seats/steering wheel ...it seems a bit OTT to have all this stuff electric.

    Our drive is quite a steep farm track... The disco seems to hesitate a bit coming off the flat and climbing the drive...something the rok never did -any advice ? (everything left in auto)

    Are there any options that are just enabled in the software that just need enabling by a friendly dealer?

    Bluetooth audio?...I have Spotify on my phone with music stored on it...phone paired with car OK (Android) every now and then it just loses Bluetooth music for a few minutes ... Phone still connected but not in audio section... Anyone else get this?

    Anyway only had it a few days ..really happy with the mpg- 30% better than the rok
    Comfort is great.... Being half a metre shorter it fits in a few more parking spaces
    Much more convenient for the dog Wink Dog

    There are a few items to buy...like rubber mats & bootliner


    So hello from a person new to land Rover ownership
  • Dangerdave
    Member Since: 15 Feb 2017
    Location: Ross-shire, Highlands, Scotland
    Posts: 414
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Santorini Black

    I think you S model won’t have some of the functions you are finding in the handbook like the folding mirrors, likewise the upper glove box.
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 1057
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    There were a lot of software bugs in the early days, make sure your car has all the updates applied.
    That may fix your Bluetooth problems.
  • Craigp
    Member Since: 10 Nov 2016
    Location: Hull
    Posts: 527
    England 

    Would certainly expect to be able to bring the wing mirrors in manually. Do they fold when you lock the car?
  • Chopsy
    Member Since: 05 Jul 2018
    Location: Warwickshire
    Posts: 93
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    I believe the auto wingmirror fold can be switched on or off by dealer - assuming it is available on this model.
  • Wildboar
    Member Since: 12 Jul 2019
    Location: UpAHill
    Posts: 12
    United Kingdom 

    Dangerdave wrote:
    I think you S model won’t have some of the functions you are finding in the handbook like the folding mirrors, likewise the upper glove box.


    Yeah I'm OK with it no being as well spec'd but it would be nice if the manuals told you what features were available in each spec ...
  • Wildboar
    Member Since: 12 Jul 2019
    Location: UpAHill
    Posts: 12
    United Kingdom 

    Craigp wrote:
    Would certainly expect to be able to bring the wing mirrors in manually. Do they fold when you lock the car?


    No ... Not at all...

    If they won't fold manually... I'm guessing they can't be folded automatically either
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 1057
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Wildboar wrote:


    Yeah I'm OK with it no being as well spec'd but it would be nice if the manuals told you what features were available in each spec ...


    I can email an electronic specification brochure if you PM me.
  • Wildboar
    Member Since: 12 Jul 2019
    Location: UpAHill
    Posts: 12
    United Kingdom 

    Perfect...filled in some blanks there.... Thank you

    It seems the 'S' does not power fold ... I'm sure I'll live Very Happy

    Apart from the leather seats there isn't much to tell it apart from the SE to the untrained eye
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 129
    United Kingdom 

    Slidey cupholders are only HSE/HSE Lux I believe.

    Drives BMW 440i.
    On order MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey
  • IndusD4
    Member Since: 28 Jan 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 543
    Australia 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Silicon Silver

    As for the "hesitation" coming from a flat road turning on to a hill, I have a similar situation. I find the car is in too low a gear and needs to shift down which takes a second or two to realise. You could manually drop it down a gear just before you turn onto the track and see if that cures it?

    Ron

    2018 D5 TD6 SE Silicon Silver
    IIDTool BT
  • Wildboar
    Member Since: 12 Jul 2019
    Location: UpAHill
    Posts: 12
    United Kingdom 

    Hmmmm ...yeah ...that's about right ...
    I guess the Amarok gear selection must have been Bob on.. It barely noticed the change...
    It leaves me a little concerned for when we have snow... Bogging then surging is not ideal! Recipe for breaking traction.
  • greg-g
    Member Since: 29 Aug 2018
    Location: Tasmania Australia
    Posts: 13
    Australia 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Corris Grey

    Re: Hi ..new to LR5 and have some noob questions

    Wildboar wrote:

    Our drive is quite a steep farm track... The disco seems to hesitate a bit coming off the flat and climbing the drive...something the rok never did -any advice ? (everything left in auto)


    I'm sure its turbo lag. Its a small engine with a very high pressure turbo. I don't like it but you do get used to it. Its my only real complaint about the car.

    MY17 D5 SD4 SE
  • Wildboar
    Member Since: 12 Jul 2019
    Location: UpAHill
    Posts: 12
    United Kingdom 

    I tried it a few times forcing selection of 1st gear ....much better
    It must be selecting #2 based on the start from flat too soon ...the sudden increase in incline catches it out

    The VW clearly copes much better with this scenario...

    To be honest the amarok auto is a slicker set up in general
  • Wildboar
    Member Since: 12 Jul 2019
    Location: UpAHill
    Posts: 12
    United Kingdom 

    Oops
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