Discovery 2017

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  • FastLaneJB
    Member Since: 29 May 2021
    Location: Bedfordshire
    Posts: 104
    United Kingdom 

    I'd also read that they have specific requirements around safety for their chips which a lot of other semiconductor makers do not require. I imagine that'll be around being able to function in lower and hotter temperatures than normal chips might be happy with. Could be additional testing or validation as pretty key you want your airbags going off in an accident whereas if your phone fails to do something it's not life or death.

    I think the chips that carry out more modern stuff like lane-keeping and infotainment aren't as old for instance. But the chips that control old skool tech that isn't nearly as complex like ABS, is there a person sat in a seat so you need to put your seat belt on and so on just don't need to be new and high tech. Actually probably safer to stay with a tried and tested design that's also quite cheap now I imagine.

    Maybe electric cars will push these things to newer chips as the power draw of a car as a whole becomes more important to manage range. Whereas on an ICE car you could just enlarge the fuel tank by another litre to keep the range at close to no real extra cost.
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 676
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    Just another litre of fuel, there speaks the man with the V12 Smile

    It’s a really interesting topic and has shown how finely balanced supply and demand is. Over on the BMW forums, a 2018 340i was linked to thats for sale for only £1k less than I paid for my factory order 440i. Incredible how the values have rocketed even on cars that are far from new.

    Has your M760 reversed its depreciation?

    Drives: 2020 MY20 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Eiger Grey/Glacier
    Departed: 2019 MY20 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier, 440i, 320d, Toyotas, Mondeo, Citroen BX amongst others
  • FastLaneJB
    Member Since: 29 May 2021
    Location: Bedfordshire
    Posts: 104
    United Kingdom 

    Not checked my M760Li for a month or so. I was going to get rid of it actually last month and just share the wife's car for a bit but then she got called back into the office so need my own car for a bit longer.

    I imagine it's not affect as much like other cars, a V12 is still a hard sell to most people in this country because of the fuel costs. I've noticed fuel is creeping up, 72.4 litres of Shell V-Power cost me £114.32 yesterday. I think that's my record in terms of cost and it's a 80-litre tank. (Only showing 30 miles left when I filled up).

    Who'd have thought a Land Rover SUV would be an economy option Very Happy
  • B50int
    Member Since: 02 Sep 2018
    Location: Yorkshire
    Posts: 105
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Santorini Black

    Motorway will give me 45k this week for my 3.5yr old (2018) 3.0HSE. It's bananas.

    I have similar views on how long the bubble will last- another year at least for the chip problem to resolve in some form. Hence I have joined the line of orders for a new HSE. Got a reasonable discount and should still be able to cash in on the relatively high resale of my current disco if i got my timing/prediction about right...
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 676
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    On economy, 81 litres went in this morning for £110. Fuelly tells me that the 28.5mpg of the previous tankful is my best yet. Also coincidentally parked up tonight with exactly 5000 miles on the clock.

    Drives: 2020 MY20 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Eiger Grey/Glacier
    Departed: 2019 MY20 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier, 440i, 320d, Toyotas, Mondeo, Citroen BX amongst others
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