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  • 44,000 Jaguar Land Rover cars recalled over high CO2 emissions 14 Mar 2019 (News)
    More than 44,000 cars built by Jaguar Land Rover are being recalled after irregularities were found over the amount of CO2 they emit. The British car brands have issued a voluntary recall after the Vehicle Certification Agency found that 10 models were emitting more
  • New Land Rover Defender finally revealed 29 Apr 2019 (News)
    Land Rover has revealed the new Defender and confirmed it will be built at a factory in Slovakia when production starts later in 2019. It will go on sale in early 2020. The news comes as the brand celebrates 71 years to the day that the original Series 1 model
  • 140 classics set for Brightwells Spring sale 3 Mar 2019 (News)
    . Other highlights include a Mercedes 230SL Pagoda that looks a bit on the cheap side thanks to a recent enigne swap. We're tempted by one of the (many) S1 Land Rover projects but would most like to take home a diesel Porsche... tractor.
  • Future Classic Friday: Nissan Patrol GR 8 Mar 2019 (News)
    you’ll see a Nissan Patrol GR, even today, a decade after it went out of production (for Europe, at least, where Patrols were manufactured in Barcelona). But then, this is a vehicle that is built to last, with the off-road ability and rugged mechanical constitution of a Land Rover Defender, allied
  • ‘Timewarp’ Peugeot 309 GTI sells for £14,520 at auction 5 Mar 2019 (News)
    £1,760.00 2000 Rover 75 Club Saloon £1,400.00 2002 Land Rover Discovery TD5
  • April 2019 DVSA recall round-up: Thousands of Vauxhalls hit by emissions fault 23 Apr 2019 (News)
    . >>>What is a DVSA recall and what should you do if your car is affected? Jaguar Land Rover is also recalling thousands of vehicles, after irregularities were found over the amount of CO2 they emit. Some
  • Edd China to Launch his Life Story at Beaulieu Spring Autojumble 7 May 2019 (News)
    enjoy Beaulieu’s Land Rover Rummage as everything Land Rover-related is bought, bartered, swapped and sold in a section of the show dedicated to Britain’s favourite 4x4. Also on Sunday, Trunk Traders is a popular treasure trove for surplus spares, tools, books
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 09-03-2019 Part 1 8 Mar 2019 (News)
    I have a 2005/55 Land Rover Discovery that has covered over 190,000 miles. During this period the car has been well maintained and has given excellent and trouble-free service with one notable and serious exception: the electric parking brake. This utterly ill-conceived device has given
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 30-03-2019 Part 1 30 Mar 2019 (News)
    /   Holed in one After my 2013 Land Rover Defender 110 2.2 TDC had a recent breakdown it was discovered upon removal of the cylinder head that there is a hole in the piston (photo attached). Land Rover had the injectors tested and says that they're all within specified parameters. The vehicle had
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 11-05-2019 Part 2 9 May 2019 (News)
    and is tied to the Haldex. Are there any ways of effecting a more permanent fix as my wife feels a bit uneasy driving a vehicle when it displays a fault?. It is also surprising that Land Rover has not resolved the issue, or at least advised on it? IP, Eye A lot of people don't
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 13-04-2019 Part 1 11 Apr 2019 (News)
    am on about: /carbycar/land-rover#used / Transverse Ingenium diesels are particularly bad. Longitudinal Ingeniums (as in your XF) much better because the DPFs can be close coupled. V6 diesels are starting to give trouble. JLR 2016-2018 Ingenium
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 09-03-2019 Part 2 8 Mar 2019 (News)
    .   Lesser evil Honest advice: If you had a choice of 2 cars: the Volvo XC90 or Land Rover Discovery 5, which would you buy? Also in terms of running costs and overall value. Which is cheaper to run and holds it value better . RP, via email New, possibly a Volvo
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 23-02-2019 Part 2 19 Feb 2019 (News)
    the keys of my Land Rover Defender Station Wagon and go for something less fun but more manageable for a 70-year old. I would be buying used and automatic and like the look of the Golf and BMW 1-Series. I only do short runs and therefore suspect a petrol would be a good option . I would appreciate your
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 18-05-2019 Part 2 16 May 2019 (News)
    Turbo trauma In September last year the turbocharger of my Freelander 2 failed, which resulted in the need for a replacement turbocharger. At the time the car was under 5 years old and had only done 31,197 miles. I have been in contact with Jaguar Land Rover about this and they have declined
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 20-04-2019 Part 1 16 Apr 2019 (News)
    be an auto, so altogether more comfortable. But any rust could be a very serious problem and parts will be relatively difficult to source compared to parts for a Land Rover. LandRovers are a commodity. Always worth something, whatever the condition and what they are worth depends on the condition. I'd
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 20-04-2019 Part 2 16 Apr 2019 (News)
    inches of snow with no problems at all. My question is, can I fit MCCs to my Freelander 2 (2014 with 235/55/19 v) as they are not on Land Rover’s “recommended” list? If not, which all season tyre would you recommend? MJ, via email Yes, you can get Michelin
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 13-04-2019 Part 2 12 Apr 2019 (News)
      A week ago a large Land Rover in front of me braked suddenly and I went into the back of him (it wasn't Prince Phillip). No damage to his car, but a lot to mine. He clearly wasn't insured and in a hurry to get off, so, because of the rear-ending rule, I was fine about this until I saw the damage to my
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 30-03-2019 Part 2 29 Mar 2019 (News)
    than 3mm. Or might be the dual mass flywheel. See:  /carbycar/land-rover/freelander-2-2006/good/   Repent, ye synners Is it possible to change the oil in the gearbox of the VW/Audi DQ200 7-speed
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 16-03-2019 Part 1 16 Mar 2019 (News)
    that you recommended instead because of their 7 and 5-year warranties. RP, via email In that case, here are the problem areas you face:  /carbycar/land-rover/discovery-2017/good
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 02-03-2019 Part 2 1 Mar 2019 (News)
    the nicest small crossover is a Peugeot 2008 1.2 Puretech 130. Who’s responsible? Do you agree that the government is partly responsible for the job losses at Jaguar Land Rover for not making a distinction between the old, and the new diesels with the latest emission controls
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