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JLR on 3 day weeks.. #533245
17/09/18 03:27 PM
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The writing's been on the wall for a wee while it appears, but three day weeks to slow (sorry, adjust according to the PR blurb..)production until Christmas has just been announced. Beeb report here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45550025


Steve
Re: JLR on 3 day weeks.. [Re: Stringers Best Mate] #533247
17/09/18 03:32 PM
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I really wanted to give Jaguar the order for my new company car but when I compared specifications and leasing costs, the BMW 5 Series was by far the better deal in every way and I couldn’t justify the costs

Bit of a shame really


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Re: JLR on 3 day weeks.. [Re: Stringers Best Mate] #533248
17/09/18 03:43 PM
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90% JLR production is diesel - might have something to do with it?


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Re: JLR on 3 day weeks.. [Re: Stringers Best Mate] #533253
17/09/18 04:18 PM
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Yes this is very bad news. No doubt the scandal press will make it all about Brexit blah blah blah. If there was ever a demonstration of where Diesel made sense it is in the big wagons these guys produce.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: JLR on 3 day weeks.. [Re: Stringers Best Mate] #533254
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I feel really sorry for them they like us have been totally screwed over the diesel issue by our own Government not the EU or Brexit.


Regards Richard

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Re: JLR on 3 day weeks.. [Re: Stringers Best Mate] #533258
17/09/18 04:52 PM
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In a cynical mode.....did the likes of JLR lobby politicians a few years ago to promote diesel to massage mpg results?
Short term political smoke and mirrors with the inevitable U-turn?
I was a diesel convert when my commuting mileage went up. Back to petrol now.


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Re: JLR on 3 day weeks.. [Re: Stringers Best Mate] #533259
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They don't help themselves mind. The cars are still woefully unreliable (well the Land Rover stuff is anyway)

Then there is the cost of them. We went to buy a Land Rover Disco Sport to replace my run-out Freelander, but it was a fortune and surprisingly compromised. A tiny fuel tank meant the towing range was extremely limited. Then the ad-blue tank needed a dealer re-set every time it was filled.

As for practicality, we didn't want 5 seats, but we did want a full size spare and a tow bar. That was, from memory, £3,400 extra for the pair.

Re: JLR on 3 day weeks.. [Re: +8Rich] #533269
17/09/18 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted By +8Rich
I feel really sorry for them they like us have been totally screwed over the diesel issue by our own Government not the EU or Brexit.


Spot on!!!!

Last edited by Chilliblu; 17/09/18 05:30 PM.

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Re: JLR on 3 day weeks.. [Re: Lord Sward] #533277
17/09/18 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted By Lord Sward
They don't help themselves mind. The cars are still woefully unreliable (well the Land Rover stuff is anyway)


I wanted to like the Evoke I bought.
It looked fantastic, was quick enough and went round corners surprisingly well.
But it was woefully unreliable, three significant problems in 12 months, a cracked screen on delivery, one recovery home.
Dealer support was terrible...

The Sat Nav made my old TomTom look good and for some reason it was the first car I've ever owned in which I couldn't find a comfortable seating position.

So it went....along with a big loss.

Sorry JLR, your progress is impressive, but there isn't a car you offer I'd buy.


Peter,
V8s are best....
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AMG C63 Estate.


Re: JLR on 3 day weeks.. [Re: Stringers Best Mate] #533288
17/09/18 07:02 PM
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I am on my 3rd Range Rover now as they have been the most reliable car I have ever had and is a very easy place to be to do about 30-40,000 miles per year.

My most unreliable (based on time the car has been unavailable due to break downs) have been Porsche 991.2, Mercedes Benz E class and Lexus RX400.

Probably not the results you would expect.

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