New 2018 & 2019 Discovery 5 Purchase...

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  1. jaguardoc504

    jaguardoc504 Full Access Member

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    For any in stock 2018 Discovery HSE or HSE LUX I would verify it has the Brembo Calipers and brakes installed up front.
    Not sure why this is not a bigger advertised point got LR.
    There was a switch over for the 2018 models, no one is sure exactly when this took place (build date??). But all of the newer 2018, not the 2017/early 2018 models, have the Brembo's equipped.
    Also verify your 2018 has the TFT Instrument Cluster. Some of the early build HSE and HSE luxury models still had the "analog" gauge cluster, even though Land Rover claimed all 2018 HSE and HSE LUX came with the TFT displays
     
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    Thanks ... very helpful!
     
  3. Hayseed_LR4

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    Are they red or how to identify the Brembos?
     
  4. jaguardoc504

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    They look completely different.
    They are silver/gray in color without any markings, but easily identifiable, as they are a solid caliper, as opposed to sliding.

    The D5 with the red caliper below is a RRS retrofit, but they are the same calipers only in gray.
    The other D5 is a 2017

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    You may be able to score a better deal these days, LR is shutting down in Solihull for 2 weeks due to poor sales (globally, not necessarily the US) and concerns over Brexit uncertainty.

    https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/live-updates-jaguar-land-rover-15254264

    In a statement outlining the abrupt two-week closure scheduled for October 22, JLR said:

    As part of the company’s continued strategy for profitable growth, Jaguar Land Rover is focused on achieving operational efficiencies and will align supply to reflect fluctuating demand globally as required.

    The decision to introduce a two-week shutdown period later this month at Solihull is one example of actions we are taking to achieve this.

    Customer orders in the system will not be impacted and employees affected will be paid for the duration of the shutdown.”
     
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    Thanks. Yes they are completely different. I have the larger ones on my D5.
     
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    Oooooooh. That's not a good sign. When companies start playing those games, they are done in lieu of a layoff.
     
  8. Sliksunny

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    I ordered a 2019 Discovery on 9/25 from Landrover DFW. Intially delivery was set up for around 2/25. In November the dealer told us its going to be March delivery now. I requested a update yesterday and was told by the dealer that they are not producing any 2019s and he doesn't have the ETA on the car orders and for us to buy a 2018. I don't want a 2018 as the exact vehicle with the features i want with the options is not available out there and i think the dealer is trying to play us into purchasing a 2018. The dealer is basically told us they will refund our deposit so screw yourself after waiting all this time. Any one else know anything more on the 2019 Discoveries?
     
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    Land Rover are super popular here in Colorado. You might ring a dealer up this way to check on 2019s. If they have one fly up, ski, drive home!
     
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    Good idea coming up there to ski Super Bowl weekend anyway
     
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