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Nod1



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Hi to one and all

Thought I would give you a brief update.

Words fail me for the way JLR have dealt with this matter. What started off as being a dream of a car, has turned into a nightmare.
I think we are finally getting there though, and I am going to receive an 18 model as and when they become available. They mentioned March next year Big Cry
This all came about after I arranged for my brother to visit the garage in Scotland. They were excellent and gave him a full rundown of the repairs and allowed him to photograph the car. To say that I was appalled at the sight of the pictures is an understatement. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
Made me feel very angry !!! I would put copies on here but not sure if I should…
So for them to begin by denying any damage, to the state my car was in as of yesterday…….

I have to say that part of me wants to send the whole package to Trading Standards !!!

All I can say, is I am so glad I had mine detailed……. Otherwise, I probably would not have noticed the damage done and hidden by repair !!!!!

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'Publish and be damned', as the saying goes!

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Hi Nigel, thanks for the update. Thumbs Up
Are you saying the car was quite badly damaged?
Great news for you though if they give you the new SVR, 575bhp i hear . Nuisance you have to wait but they are not even released yet so March would be about right plus time flies.

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Nod1



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360



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I feel your pain and sympathise
I too went through similar but more the main dealer was c**p until JLRCS got involved then dealer backed down. I have returned the car and had a refund and re ordered a MY18 for delivery March. Just waiting to see if JLR are going to provide a pool car until new one arrives

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Glad you got it resolved 360, good news. Fuji white. Le Mans interior Autobiography.2011
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360



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Yes am glad it's all done
A real pity it has been a battle to get where we are. JLR need to up their game and sort their dealers out. These are expensive chunks of metal and they need to raise their game to meet customers expectations, there is a lot of choice out there
Perhaps they should slow their model expansion and concentrate on putting their house in order before moving forward, getting a bad reputation is easy, losing it is very hard

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Nod1



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360 - I agree whole heartedly. JLR and their Exec Office really are quite useless. Its almost as though they have been told to delay as long as possible.
My dealership have really been quite wonderful, a little slow but they have been pushing the right buttons and I think we are getting there.
Loan car has been promised but I won't my breath until it is on my driveway.

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I hate to say this, but the poor behaviour of some Jaguar Dealers is entirely typical of the industry as a whole. I doubt there is a single (mass market) marque available that doesn't have similar black marks (sorry) against them somewhere. Go on any BMW/Merc/Audi etc. forum and you will see similar stories.

How your dealer behaves when a real problem arises seems to be, I am afraid, the luck of the draw. MY2016 HSE D SDV6

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360



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Back in the eighties I was involved in the construction of a Mercedes dealership back when Mercedes stood for a prestigious aspirational brand. Mercedes controlled everything about their franchised dealerships from the tiles on the floor to the coffee sereved to customers. If a dealership got bad reports from customers they would send someone from the factory to investigate and if bad reports continued they would withdraw the franchise.
Bean counters took over the running of Mercedes the volume went up as did the profits but the quality and aspirational value has gone down.
When I was talking to the dealer principal at the time the same dealer group was opening its first Lexus dealership down the road, he said if you want value for money buy a Lexus, if you want a prestigious quality product buy a Mercedes. Take a look at the JD Power survey and Lexus beats most brands hands down on both his points now. Why can't a customer expect good service when spending his money Lexus seem to consistently achieve it.

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I've had Mercedes for the last twenty years, and always had excellent service (and excellent cars). Having said that, I've also been happy with my LR dealer. My biggest concern with both is just how much largesse they dish out, 'cos owners are paying for it somewhere, but they do make you feel pampered. (I certainly wish they didn't spend so much on 'events', though, as that is a huge waste of money).

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360 wrote:
Take a look at the JD Power survey and Lexus beats most brands hands down on both his points now. Why can't a customer expect good service when spending his money Lexus seem to consistently achieve it.

2016 market share: Lexus - 0.52%, Land Rover - 2.97%, Mercedes - 6.35%
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industr...car-market

Lexus don't have the sheer numbers being sold so maybe they try harder? Perhaps it's just a better company culture. Perhaps it's because some makes are popular and so sell themselves and the dealers just get lazy. I don't know.

As for your last point - I agree. If someone is spending mortgage-sized lumps of money on a car, the dealer and the manufacturer should treat them accordingly. Having said that, house building companies can be pretty poor at customer service and they are charging several times the cost of a car. 2012 SDV6
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