Discovery 2017

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  • chaos_theory
    Member Since: 29 Oct 2018
    Location: Teddington
    Posts: 90
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Carpathian Grey

    Slug wrote:
    I'm not sure if I'm a bit of a "green neanderthal", but is the modern diesel really that bad??

    I'm pretty sure our European cousins in Germany are still spending millions developing new technologies..
    To me it seems that it is mainly being driven by political ignorance, keeping the green movement happy, although I'm not sure they will ever be happy!
    Rant over.
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    I don't agree with the "keeping the green movement happy" sentiment. It is no longer a fad (David Attenborough among others have made sure of that). It is because it is mainstream that they want to keep 'them' happy. That's how governments are supposed to work, isn't it? Yes, there are the nutters, but they are on both sides.

    In the same way, though, I agree with your sentiment as I would accuse the government's heavy handed approach to diesels of exactly the same 'labelling' flaw: diesel = bad, without any consideration of different applications (e.g. towing (shall I get a V8??) / light use (charge per mile?) / long range / lack of charging infrastructure ) or comparing the equivalent whole cost of electric power from generation to battery disposal.

    You've got to start somewhere and it's the usual carrot and stick. For me, the stick has come out a bit too early and there are not even places to grow the carrots yet (this analogy is floundering at this point).

    Andrew
  • mordred1973
    Member Since: 08 Jan 2019
    Location: Northamptonshire
    Posts: 576
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Fuji White

    haha Chaos, I like the analogy

    2017 HSE Td6 with Capability plus pack, wade sensing, parking heater, armest fridge, head up display and surround cameras, 4 zone climate, black pack, privacy glass, adaptive headlamps, intelligent seat fold, deployable tow bar, side steps.
  • Slug
    Member Since: 19 Jan 2019
    Location: East Midlands
    Posts: 44
    United Kingdom 





    Ok, so after a strange couple of months when I ordered, then cancelled the order, waited to see the new Defender, decided that wasn’t for me, so called the dealer to refund me my deposit and he told me they had a stock vehicle the same as my original order, they had followed through with the order and ordered 2 the same.
    One they sold in July, which I guess was my original order and another that they got in stock last month.
    Anyway it was the perfect spec so after much deliberation and a very good deal indeed I decided to give a D5 a try.
    So far so good.
  • DieselRanger
    Member Since: 12 Oct 2017
    Location: God's Country, Colorado
    Posts: 584
    United States 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    Love the black roof. I have a Silicon Silver HSE Td6, body color roof, only regret is I didn't get the black wheels. I like that style of wheel though.

    You'll know when your brakes are getting due for a change when your wheels suddenly seem to always have brake dust on them....
  • RDR
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Derbyshire
    Posts: 164
    United Kingdom 

    Like that colour

    @dieselranger we lost our black roof Due to a mess up on the order form. I’m taking mine into a vehicle graphics firm Saturday to get a quote to have the roof wrapped in Black he said it shouldn’t be to expensive we will see!

    Current: D4 HSE Luxury (MY16)
    D5 HSE Luxury Si6 22" Dynamic - Cancelled gonna wait for the LWB bigger boot version !
  • jimbg
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Devon
    Posts: 1299
    United Kingdom 

    I had my Silicon Silver roof wrapped for £160 after delivery in 2017.
  • RDR
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Derbyshire
    Posts: 164
    United Kingdom 

    Cool he did guesstimate about £200 he wants to have a good look at the pano roof to see the detail and firm up the cost.

    Current: D4 HSE Luxury (MY16)
    D5 HSE Luxury Si6 22" Dynamic - Cancelled gonna wait for the LWB bigger boot version !
  • DieselRanger
    Member Since: 12 Oct 2017
    Location: God's Country, Colorado
    Posts: 584
    United States 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Silicon Silver

    RDR wrote:
    Like that colour

    @dieselranger we lost our black roof Due to a mess up on the order form. I’m taking mine into a vehicle graphics firm Saturday to get a quote to have the roof wrapped in Black he said it shouldn’t be to expensive we will see!


    Interesting...did that price include removing and refitting the rails?
  • RDR
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Derbyshire
    Posts: 164
    United Kingdom 

    I think that’s why he wants to see it, I did tell him there are rails and a pano roof to work around. When you look there isn’t a lot of wrap to go on it’s going to be mainly labour.

    I’ll report back.

    Current: D4 HSE Luxury (MY16)
    D5 HSE Luxury Si6 22" Dynamic - Cancelled gonna wait for the LWB bigger boot version !
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