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Old 26th October 2012, 19:10   #76
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Thanks @dkaile

The service was just fine, no problem. I had posted about it earlier as well. The LR is doing GREAT, it is way more fun than the Q5 that I was driving - all in all a very capable vehicle ! In off road situations it is incompareable. But also a great on road vehicle


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Old 20th December 2012, 11:51   #77
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Hi Guys. I have booked a Freelander 2 SE a few weeks ago and am looking to change the wheel rims.

I am keeping them the same size (17 inches) but thinking of changing to MSW black alloys. The problem i am facing now though is should i be ordering 17x7.5's or 17x8's.

I asked the dealership but they could not give me a satisfying answer and since i am ordering these from overseas i obviously do not want to order the wrong size. Does anybody know?
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Old 23rd December 2012, 12:26   #78
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The stock size of the rim would be given on the website / handbook. Check out the stepney, the size would be embossed on the rim



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Hello Ricky.

Can you please tell me how your experience with the LR after sales service has been so far , and how has the car held up, any major issues ?
Land Rover has earned a very bad rep recently, thanks to all the horrific ownership stories on the forum.

We are planning to replace our Fortuner by this years end.
Options are the upcoming facelifted BMW X3 , and the new Freelander called the Discovery Sport which is expected to be revealed in October.
Budget is up to 55.
This is gonna be my Dad's primary car so its gotta be reliable.
We had a F10 5 series and replaced it with a F02 7 series, and our experience with BMW's after sales service has been very positive so far.
So by sticking with the X3 I know it would be a safe bet, but I can't seem to "connect" with the X3 for some reason.
The spy pics of the Discovery Sport (New Freelander) on the other hand look amazing.

Now my only concern is the reliability of a Land Rover, because if the car breaks down I'll have to do a lot of explaining.
Please share the highlights of your ownership.
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Now my only concern is the reliability of a Land Rover, because if the car breaks down I'll have to do a lot of explaining.
Please share the highlights of your ownership.
Any car can break down.
For example you can buy a car where 1 cars in 10,000 breaks down and you are 1 in 10,000.
Or you can buy a car where 4 in every 5 cars breaks down and your's doesn't.

The trick is probability and risk.
Are you willing to risk?

Lets say hypothetically, 5 out of 10 break down. Ricky's didn't. Will that mean its reliable?
It really does not mean anything.

If you are interested in minimizing risk, you have to play the probability game and buy a car which has lower probability of breaking down than others.
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If you are interested in minimizing risk, you have to play the probability game and buy a car which has lower probability of breaking down than others.
Absolutely correct.
Hence I was trying to find out if there is at least one Land Rover owner who is fully satisfied with his car.

According to my current calculations there is a 100% probability of the Discovery Sport giving problems , as I haven't come across a single LR owner who has had a trouble free ownership.
Nobody in my immediate circle owns a JRL product, hence resorted to Team BHP.

Head says X3 , heart says Discovery Sport.
So the question is, am I willing to risk it ?
I don't know yet
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Any updates on the car Ricky? Been almost 2 years since the thread was updated.
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Ricky, congrats on the beautiful ownership. I found a FL2 SD4 HSE, done 58000 kms and asking for 25.5L. Pics look mint condition. Insurance is valid for 9 more months, changed brake pads and discs. Recently serviced. Requesting Suggestions/Inputs. Should I buy it? Is the price right.
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