Discovery 2017

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  • simonej
    Member Since: 01 May 2017
    Location: Wakefield
    Posts: 32
     

    Slovakian Discos

    Just wondering how people are getting on with their Slovakian built Discos and whether anyone is noticing a drop or (hopefully) an improvement in build quality and reliability? Anyone had any major problems yet?

    I’ve now got 1500 miles on mine and so far so good! (Touch wood!!) No creaks or rattles and very happy so far.
  • gavinadams
    Member Since: 25 Nov 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 78
    Australia 
    2019 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Loire Blue

    Hi Simone,
    My MY19 was built on 24 March. Delivered to me on 5th June. (After a very slow and long boat ride from Hamburg to Sydney)

    I’ve done 8500km so far. Including two big trips and also have dine the LRE day.
    No real problems, touch wood.

    Only real issues have been with iPhone connectivity.
    Car was delivered with 18D. Currently on 19A waiting for 19b to come through.
    These aren’t Slovakian problems just tech issues.
    I think the bigger thing is the changes to the MY19 from lessons learnt from my17 and my18 to make a more stable/reliable vehicle

    D5 MY19 HSE SD4 Loire Blue - Ebony seats / Ebony headlining - Dark Satin brushed aluminium trim - 7 seats - Heated and cooled front seats - Privacy glass - Black roof rails - 360 cameras - Capability plus pack
  • nickground
    Member Since: 25 Mar 2017
    Location: Dorset
    Posts: 17
    United Kingdom 

    Apart from a PDi on handover issue mine has done 11500 miles since May with only the tiniest little chirp from the trim (and only when driving down the unmade track to my home- i.e. off road).

    A far cry from the Land Rover experiences back in the 80’s.....

    Nick

    D5 HSE Lux SDV6
    D3 2005
  • chaos_theory
    Member Since: 29 Oct 2018
    Location: Teddington
    Posts: 82
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Carpathian Grey

    All good at 6500 miles Thumbs Up

    Andrew
  • simonej
    Member Since: 01 May 2017
    Location: Wakefield
    Posts: 32
     

    Interesting. Maybe, as mentioned, it’s because they’ve had a couple of years of development now and so have ironed out a few of the issues. Fingers crossed!
  • Qwertyd5x
    Member Since: 25 Aug 2018
    Location: Highland
    Posts: 29
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Corris Grey

    Are all D5s built in Slovakia? I’ve ordered a new Commercial, but salesman says it is built in UK?
  • simonej
    Member Since: 01 May 2017
    Location: Wakefield
    Posts: 32
     

    As I understood it the whole line has moved. Can’t see why the commercial variant would be any different. I initially saw it as a downside but mine is definitely better put together than my Dad’s 2017 model.
  • Cradgebank
    Member Since: 11 May 2019
    Location: Nottingham
    Posts: 15
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) S Corris Grey

    Think they are built in the Slovakian factory then sent to Solihull SVO for conversion to the Commercial variant.
  • Qwertyd5x
    Member Since: 25 Aug 2018
    Location: Highland
    Posts: 29
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Corris Grey

    Mine has a build date of 29 Nov. I didn’t think about being sent back here for conversion. That’s likely to add some time to delivery. Anyone got experience of build time to delivery, for a commercial?
  • simonej
    Member Since: 01 May 2017
    Location: Wakefield
    Posts: 32
     

    Build to delivery for mine was three weeks, so add a bit on to that for a short stop in Solihull!
  • Bursztyn
    Member Since: 18 Apr 2017
    Location: Wiltshire
    Posts: 50
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Corris Grey

    Mine with SD6 engine was delivered 30 April and has so far clocked almost 5000 miles. I know it was built in the new JLR Nitra, Slovakia plant. Overall very nicely finished with no rattles or squeaks and very quiet under all road conditions.
    Have to say wife and I are thus far very pleased with it.
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 184
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    Early days, but impressed so far.

    Misaligned lower bumper trim on delivery (haven’t got around to getting it sorted yet) , but that could be delivery damage.

    Occasional break up/muddy bass on the hifi at higher volumes - processor/amp issue as the same song can be fine later at the same time? It’s also shut down three times in similar circumstances. Not really a build issue though.

    Shudder through structure over motorway potholes (terribly worn lane 1) let’s down the quality perception a little - but that’s design and engineering, not build.

    Subjectively, I think the actual manufacturing quality is fine. And the perceived quality is outstanding.

    Almost 3k miles, I love it, what a car! July build btw.

    Drives MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier
  • Dangerdave
    Member Since: 15 Feb 2017
    Location: Ross-shire, Highlands, Scotland
    Posts: 511
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Santorini Black

    Part of the reason for buying LR was it was a British firm and the vehicles were made in the UK. Now that’s all but gone I feel no affinity with the firm, so next time I’ll see what’s on offer irrespective of this.
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 184
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    I know what you are saying Dave. I was drawn to the brand for the same reasons. I still feel some of that as they retain a large manufacturing base here, plus R&D. My Slovakian disco coins will help support that, just not as much as before. Better than lining the pockets of Trumptown and Munich with another BMW Smile

    Drives MY2020 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier
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