W211 Rust issues

joderest

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we had a Landrover Discovery TD5 for 10 years, it was a brilliant car, tow vehicle, work horse, only let us down once in all that time, which was fuel pump gave up the ghost. It died due to chassis rust in the end, ( so much so it was not worth welding) People used to moan about their reliability, we only had good things to say.
We bought the W163 as a replacement, it only had 35,000 miles on it, but had loads of issues i had to sort out in first month of ownership, but since then, except for a dreaded water ingress issue, been very good ( now i have said it). These cars also have a reputation of not being reliable.
I some times wonder if peoples expectations are just too high
 

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we had a Landrover Discovery TD5 for 10 years, it was a brilliant car, tow vehicle, work horse, only let us down once in all that time, which was fuel pump gave up the ghost. It died due to chassis rust in the end, ( so much so it was not worth welding) People used to moan about their reliability, we only had good things to say.
We bought the W163 as a replacement, it only had 35,000 miles on it, but had loads of issues i had to sort out in first month of ownership, but since then, except for a dreaded water ingress issue, been very good ( now i have said it). These cars also have a reputation of not being reliable.
I some times wonder if peoples expectations are just too high
You get a "good one" or a "Normal one" when you buy a Discovery... ;) or any JLR product for that matter...:shock:
 

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You get a "good one" or a "Normal one" when you buy a Discovery... ;) or any JLR product for that matter...:shock:
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SWTA= Dyslexic SAWT team member or... Stop With the Acronyms :) Why oh why can't we speak English instead of ACRO-nese? :D:D
 


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