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My First Range Rover
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jeff C
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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I decided to lease a Velar SE Dynamic-R about 2 months ago. The look of the vehicle really got me. So far I have had zero issues with it as you would expect with it being so new. I was initially concerned about going with the 4-cylinder engine after only having V8s for the past 10 years but the turbo and power from the 4-cylinder were very impressive and adequate for me. The digital screens in the dash and console are amazing. I love being able to project the navigation across the dash. I really only have one complaint so far and that is with the Auto Start/Stop feature. It is defaulted to be on every time you start the car and I have to go into the menu and turn it off every time I get into drive. I wish it was defaulted to off and I only turned it on when I want to use it, which so far is never. I get lots of compliments on the car everywhere I go. The red with the black interior and black out kit on the outside with the 21 inch wheels really stands out from the crowd.


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Serious Velar Blues
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By V. Thomas
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)


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I purchased my beautiful (aesthetics) Velar on 1/28/2018. An eye-catching beauty that fit my personality and style. My vehicle has been to the service center 5 times, not for routine maintenance, but for the crappy HVAC, entertainment system and now the engine light is on. I was told by my service advisor that "I should rest assured that I had a very sound vehicle and Land Rover stands behind each and every vehicle". I made it through reading the first 4 or 5 reviews and immediately knew I had found a home for my Velar Blues. The best way to help you understand my issues and frustrations, please see the following list:
1. 8/9/18- Engine light came on again at 0630 on my 45-mile (one way) commute to work, I called my service advisor and left him a message
2. 8/8/18 Engine light came on at 1600, instead of going home I drove straight to the dealership, the light was cleared by my service associate at the dealer, he said it was an O2 sensor, if it came on again, call him personally!
3. Persistent issues with HVAC in the winter the windows would fog over while driving...had to turn on A/C to remedy...they fixed it (I think) but now when I turn on A/C it blows straight heat for 10 minutes then will cool
4. The seat warmer intermittently warms/cools when in off position
5. Radio was making cracking noise when Bluetooth playing through my phone...they fixed it
6. The driver side rear passenger door sensor went bad and the part was ordered from the UK and has since been replaced, but the handle is now very loose like it will fall off with the next car wash
7. LIM mode activated while car was being driven and couldn’t exceed 20mph, the instruction book indicated that the feature requires multiple steps to activate but the dealer says I accidentally activated it from the steering wheel
8. The console blanked out “went completely black” while being driven...restarting the car did not fix the issue...2 hours later after car was parked...the issue self-resolved
9. Radio will turn on when car is off and parked and will remain on when the doors have been secured and locked, I have to depress the ignition button twice to get it to turn off 10. Currently, I am waiting on a new O2 sensor AND a "part" or "update" for the HVAC to stop blowing hot air and warming the seats when it's not supposed to!
I think that’s everything...Moral of the story...DON'T buy the 2018 Velar ever OR at least wait until the kinks have been worked out.


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Breautiful Velar That's Where It Stops
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Dave Pettingill
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)


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Our Velar came with paint distortions which took the dealership 3 visits to finally get resolved. We were promised that the car had voice activated navigation however very soon after taking delivery it did not have voice activated navigation. The car is equipped but Land Rover has not provided the software to make it work. You have to type on a screen in order to hopefully find the address you're looking for. Finally after two months a new software release was installed which provided "Go Home", "Cancel", "Navigate to previous destination", that's it. The car is beautiful, it's strong, and with the 380hp engine it really moves. We are hoping to get voice activated navigation, we use that a lot. Overall the dealership was a total disappointment, hopefully other dealerships in the nation will be better for this high end car!!


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Stay away from the new Velar
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By C. Koch
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)


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Bought myself a new Velar 2 months ago. It has been in the shop 5 times, and has been at the dealership longer than it has been in my own garage. I was told twice that it had voice activated navigation. I only buy cars that have voice activated navigation..IT DOESN"T, they keep telling me there is a release coming out that will fix the problem..Air conditioning went out, the back spoiler was faded, they replaced it with the wrong color spoiler twice. This thing is the biggest piece of crap I have ever owned. I have to sell it and go with a BMW X5, and will lose money, selling a 2 month old vehicle


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NOT WORTH THE MONEY, TOO MANY PROBLEMS
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By anonymous
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)


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Unfortunately I purchased the vehicle in 02/2018 and the car has been in the dealer 3 times already with check engine and just yesterday it went into malfunction of park brak & emergency park putting the car in no driveable mode, and again leaving me stranded, worst part is calling your dealer and they have no idea how to solve the problem, just give you the roadside assistance to tow your car. The other times the car has had the sensor for the gas cap replaced already since its also malfunction giving you a check engine problem


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