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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-11-2018, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Improved reliability?

I had a RR about 10 years ago and it was a horrible experience. Ended up keeping it less than 2 months and about 75% of that time it was in the shop. I am looking to get out of my Panamera in the next week or so and love the look of the Velar but am thinking of walking away because of the terrible reliability issues I have had in the past. Any thoughts? I feel this one is so new there are still a lot of questions. (Also considering the X3 but love the RR).
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I had a RR about 10 years ago and it was a horrible experience. Ended up keeping it less than 2 months and about 75% of that time it was in the shop. I am looking to get out of my Panamera in the next week or so and love the look of the Velar but am thinking of walking away because of the terrible reliability issues I have had in the past. Any thoughts? I feel this one is so new there are still a lot of questions. (Also considering the X3 but love the RR).
As long as you don't need the "Infotainment" system, I'd recommend the Velar. The navigation system is horrible, and the ICTP constantly drops the signal from the (connected) phone (for example, listening to music services like Apple Music or Spotify or podcasts). So, if you don't listen to anything other than the radio, and don't need directions anywhere, I think you'll be happy with the Velar.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2018, 08:23 PM
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If you don't mind venturing away from Range Rover then the new Jaguar I-Pace might be worth considering. But of course being from the same company (JLR) some issues might still be present.
However the I-Pace plays a major role so JLR has even more reasons to get it right and not give the competition an edge.
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If you don't mind venturing away from Range Rover then the new Jaguar I-Pace might be worth considering. But of course being from the same company (JLR) some issues might still be present.
However the I-Pace plays a major role so JLR has even more reasons to get it right and not give the competition an edge.
Or maybe even the Audi Q8.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 02:41 PM
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As the Velar is still relatively new, it might be worth waiting out for some long term reviews. Reliability has significantly improved across JLR, but keep in mind that the Velar is only in its first generation.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2018, 12:13 PM
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I have the same concerns with the Velar, as my experience with RR has been mixed to say the least. I think it might be best to wait at least until the second generation model before buying in. There are too many unproven aspects of this new platform.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2018, 01:26 PM
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Outgoing Range Rover sport models are just about the next best thing we can choose but you will be giving up on next generation design. Is the trade off worth it? I sure think so.
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