Re: 2003 Discovery - tiny rust spots on roof - paint problems?
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> counterparts (which are disposable) but we're talking about a car which
> is about two years old, not a twenty year old shed!
Hey, don't knock 20 year old sheds! My 1984 110 has needed, from the
looks/from the invoices, 3 new doors, a few quids' worth of welding to the
chassis, a bit of hammerite on the pillars, that's it. I'm waiting for the
aluminium powder effect though, that sounds interesting :o)
> Rover's continual cover ups, build quality issues and design flaws
> simply mean that Land Rover is losing what reputation they once had for
> building solid vehicles.
I think it's either fashionable, or in the British mentality, to knock their
own. The reason you see so many people working on their Land Rovers all the
time? The reason you see so many dogs licking their b*ll*cks. 'cause it's
Most of the german/jap stuff is maintained to tighter limits, ie more
capital cost initially, more/quicker replacement of marginal parts at full
capital value, more disposal rather than repair, etcetera, covers most of
the perceived differences in 'functioning' time. Market share obviously
mounts up eventually too, allowing the giants to reduce cost that way.
Of course, I wouldn't be guinea pig for a new LR vehicle, particularly the
electronic kind, unless it was free :o)