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Debaser

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About Debaser

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    N. I.
  • Interests
    MotoGP, WSB, BSB, Real Road Racing, Road Cycling
  • Towcar
    2017 Ford Kuga ST-Line X
  • Caravan
    2016 Sterling Eccles 590

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  1. I have owned a Disco Sport HSE 2.0 180PS...…………..for all of 3 months In that time the car was back at the dealer for all kinds of faults and issues In 30 years of driving this was honestly the worst car I have ever owned Never mind the engine. Woeful interior build quality, hard brittle plastic everywhere that never stops squeaking and rattling. Wholly inadequate infotainment system. Sat nav with a mission to take you on the most awkward way to get anywhere As I said, 3 months and I had to get rid
  2. Thanks but that layout just doesn't appeal at all. Prefer a bit of separation between adults and kids sleeping quarters. I hear you but the upside is that the front double bed is a decent size when made up as there is no chest of drawers encroaching on the available space. Plus, in our current van those drawers just seem to be a magnet for all sorts of junk that never gets used or looked at!
  3. Seriously considering one of these as our next family/tow 'car' in Kombi form. 150PS with the DSG box. Any advice or reviews gratefully appreciated
  4. We are in the market for a new family caravan. Bunk beds preferred, Alde heating essential. As the majority of UK manufacturers don't appear to offer anything suitable in their mid-range caravans any longer we are considering a new Adria Adora Sava. Just wondering if anybody has any experience or can offer any advice regarding this particular model?
  5. I too once took a notion for a Land Rover Safe to say buying that Disco Sport was one of the worst decisions of my life In the 3 months I owned it the dealership had it back 6 times in total My biggest gripe was interior build quality. Every drive was accompanied by a symphony of knocks, squeaks and rattles that were sending me towards a nervous breakdown. On closer inspection the interior is chock full of cheap, hard, flimsy plastics How these cars can be remotely considered 'premium' is beyond me
  6. Have owned a Mondeo and Kuga, both fitted with the 6 speed Powershift box Towed all over the UK and France with no issues Remember, people are much more likely to complain than praise, especially online
  7. I had a 2012 Mondeo Titanium X Sport Estate Lowered and stiffened suspension as standard Yes, the nose of the caravan was a bit low but never concerned me Outfit was stable, obviously good weight distribution in the car and van is crucial
  8. Toss up between a 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport and a 1996 Alfa Romeo 155 2.0 TS Both equally horrendous
  9. I can vouch for any product by Mudbuster, or MB14 as I believe they have been rebranded.
  10. That sounds like Speedcoat. Sounds good in principle but I've heard the finish isn't great Update: After some Sterling work (see what I did there) by my supplying dealer it turns out that Swift are now willing to stand over the shower and repair it under warranty. Apparently this will involve cutting out the defective shower tray and replacing it with a new item. Obviously this will leave a seam that will have to be sealed, but I've been assured that is the only fix available. Same goes for the wall panel too. Lets see what happens I guess.
  11. MB14 Precision Polish Haven't been disappointed by any of their products yet
  12. Hi A crack about 2 inches long has developed in the shower tray on my 2016 Sterling Eccles 590. Another crack has also developed on one of the shower side panels. To add insult to injury as the van is just out of warranty Swift want nothing to do with it. The shower isn't used that much so I am at a loss as to how this has happened. Any feedback on effective repairs would be welcomed.
  13. Hi I changed to a 2016 Disco Sport 2. 0 TD4 quite recently and the jury is still out to be honest There is no doubt it tows very well but it has been back to the dealer several times for niggles and issues I wasn't expecting on a so-called 'Premium' vehicle The rear brake discs & pads have been replaced due to excessive corrosion. The rear calipers are quite badly rusted too but JLR are digging their heels in about replacing them. ...watch this space The car is full of rattles, buzzes, creaks etc which are difficult to pinpoint. ...still to be investigated When fuelling the car the pump cuts out constantly; obviously something in the filler neck is triggering the automatic pump shut off. ....still to be investigated The fuel economy is nowhere near what JLR claim. ..expect low to mid 30's The fuel tank is woefully small for a car in this class. ...expect around 350 miles per tank I'm in no way trying to scare you, just sharing my experience so far. ....Although I can't help thinking I should have considered an XC60 more seriously
  14. I have the same windows and to be honest getting them to stay open in any of the 'click' positions is a bit of a lottery I sometimes find if I close the window for a moment and then try again it seems to work
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