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ConsumerWatch

Friday, March 02, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport Extreme Driving "Beast from the East" Snow Weather Test / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

The 'Beast from the East' weather from Siberia has been hitting the UK all week since Tuesday 27th Feb, with heavy snowfall fall of between 5 cm and 15cm disrupting travel, snow flurries falling every few hours soon covering gritted roads in the coldest weather experienced for the UK since at least the past 5 years. Many motorists decided to do the sensible thing and leave their vehicles parked rather than risk driving.

However, in the interests of wanting to test the Land Rover Discovery Sport's All wheel drive and for a better look at the impact of the 'Beast from the East's heavy snowfall, I decided to hunt down some of the most badly effected roads in the city of Sheffield, none more so then those going out of the city to literally within a stones throw of Derbyshire as the this video illustrates.

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ConsumerWatch

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Addicted to Virtual Reality - Dangers of VR Addiction After First Use! / ConsumerWatch / Virtual Reality

By: HGR

Samsung with their series of Gear VR headsets, typically for under £60, have made VR affordable to anyone with a high end Samsung smartphone. The key thing is the ease of use, just slot the phone into the headset and after a quick automated software install the user is immediately immersed in a surprisingly high resolution VR world.

However, what we may be seeing are the beginnings of a new addiction, one of the soon to be exploding epidemic of being addicted to exciting virtual reality fantasy worlds and impressive games rather than the far more mundane real world, and as this video illustrates the addiction can be near instantaneous, even after just the a few minutes of first use, so VR has a lot in common with many hard drugs!

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ConsumerWatch

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Free 1000 Youtube Subscribers Services - YTpals, Subpals, SubmeNow Test / ConsumerWatch / Internet

By: N_Walayat

Youtube on the 20th of January decided to cut all small channels loose from their partner programme, all those channels with less than 1000 subscribers and 4k watch time who by the 20th of February will be ejected from the Youtube partner programme that amongst several benefits included monetization of videos which in most cases for Youtubers resulted in a token return of typically about $10 per month. So the blow for being ejected from the youtube partner programme is not financial but rather Youtube effectively telling its smaller youtubers to get lost, as effectively Youtube is now no longer YOUtube but instead it's Celebtube or Adtube, really just another broadcast channel full of commercialised content full of ads and NOT what YOUtube has been for the past 10 years!

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ConsumerWatch

Saturday, February 10, 2018

How to Get Free Youtube Subscribers to Get to 1000, YTpals, Subpals, SubmeNow, Do they Work? / ConsumerWatch / Google

By: N_Walayat

Youtube delivered a bombshell to small youtube channels on the 20th of January, mainly all those with less than 1000 subscribers, who by the 20th of February will be ejected from the Youtube partner programme that amongst several benefits included monetization of videos which in most cases for Youtubers resulted in a token return of typically about $10 per month. So the blow for being ejected from the youtube partner programme is not financial but rather Youtube effectively telling its smaller youtubers to get lost, a your not wanted message as effectively Youtube is now no longer YOUtube, but instead it's Celebtube or Adtube, really just another broadcast channel full of commercialised content full of ads and NOT what YOUtube has been for the past 10 years!

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ConsumerWatch

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport, What to Know Before Buying - 2 Month Owner Drivers Review / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

This is my comprehensive review after owning and driving a Land Rover Discovery Sport for 2 months, of what to expect if your considering buying one as it does take a few weeks of real world driving before one is fully aware of the cars good and bad points, such as the pretty feeble plastic trim that tends to surround Discovery Sports, the rattling sound that many owners tend to experience again apparently from poor quality trim.

So whilst the Discovery Sport looks great on the driveway and generally also drives well, in many other respects my 11 year old Zafira was better i.e. the back two seats are seriously lacking in leg room, definitely not enough space for adults! And what's worse is that real world fuel economy performance will come nowhere near Land Rovers sales pitch of the DISCO doing 53.3 MPG. Then we have the fantasy of the first oil service change at 21,000 miles, when in reality the car will be requesting an oil change much sooner! So watch my 2 month drivers and owners review for what you need to beware of before you buy one. Where this HSE Black was bought from Hunters in Chester.

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ConsumerWatch

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport ECO Mode Real MPG Fuel Economy Test / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

In this video I answer the question of just how closely Land Rover Discovery Sports fuel economy compares against Land Rovers 53.3 MPG sales pitch, as knowing what a car will actually do under real driving conditions is a very important consideration when buying any new car. This test is of real world driving done wholly in ECO Mode so as to maximise fuel economy of what to expect from a 15 month old Land Rover Discovery Sport that has done about 13,000 miles from new.

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ConsumerWatch

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Adblue and Engine Oil Change Indicator Reliability - Land Rover Discovery Sport / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

Every owner of newer diesel cars such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport should be aware that they have a separate Adblue tank that needs topping up every x thousand miles, and that the car needs an oil change every x thousand miles, 21,000 in the Discovery Sports case, where to aid drivers there are countdowns for both of these displayed on the dashboard. However, just how reliable are these indicators when compared against the manufactures sales pitch. For instance adblue is supposed to be consumed at the rate of 1 litre per 1000 miles driven. Whilst the oil service indicator should be counting down to 21,000 for the LR Discovery Sport.

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ConsumerWatch

Monday, January 22, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport - 1 Month Driving Test Review / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

This is my review of driving a Land Rover Discovery Sport over 1 month, of what to expect if your considering buying one as it does take a few weeks of driving before one is fully aware of the cars good and bad points, such as the pretty feeble plastic trim that tends to surround Discovery Sports, the knocking sound that many experience again from poor quality trim. So whilst the Discovery Sport looks great and general drives well, in many respects my 11 year old Zafira was actually better i.e. space for the back two seats! And what's worse of all is you will all likely fall for Land Rovers sales pitch of the Discovery Sport doing 53.3mpg which is not going to happen given real world driving. So watch my most recent video of buying and owning a Land Rover Discovery Sport, where this HSE Black was bought from Hunters in Chester.

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ConsumerWatch

Friday, January 19, 2018

Discovery Sport Real MPG Fuel Economy Vs Land Rover 53.3 MPG Sales Pitch / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

In this video I asnwer the question of just how closely Land Rover Discovery Sports fuel economy compares against Land Rovers 53.3 MPG sales pitch. As knowing how a car will actually perform under real world driving conditions is a very important consideration when buying any car. So find out in my latest video of what real world MPG to expect from a Land Rover Discovery Sport as my test of using the Trip computer (A) whilst driving a 15 month old HSE Black TD4 180 for 167 miles over 4 weeks results in -

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport - Week 3 HSE Black Test Review / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

Here's my week 3 update of owning and driving an Land Rover Discovery Sport of what to expect if your considering buying one as it does take a few weeks before one is fully aware of the cars plus and minus points, such as the pretty feeble plastic trim that tends to surround Discovery Sports, the knocking sound that many experience again from poor quality trim. So whilst the Discovery Sport looks great and general drives well, in many respects my 11 year old Zafira was better! And what's worse of all is Land Rovers sales pitch of 53.3mpg fuel economy which you will never get anywhere near to in real world driving. So watch my most recent video of buying and owning a Land Rover Discovery Sport, where this HSE Black was bought from Hunters in Chester.

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ConsumerWatch

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport - What You Need to Know Before Buying - Owning Week 2 / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

Here's my week 2 update of owning a Land Rover Discovery Sport of what to expect if your considering buying one. For it takes at least a couple of weeks before one is fully aware of what one needs to know BEFORE one buys one as the various flaws only become apparent after real world use, such as the pretty feeble plastic trim that tends to surround Discovery Sports, the knocking sound that many experience again from poor quality trim for though the Discovery Sport looks great and general drives well, in many respects my 11 year old Zafira was better! And what's worse of all is Land Rovers sales pitch of 53mpg fuel economy that in no way matches the reality of real world driving experience as my latest video in this buying and owning a Land Rover series illustrates.

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ConsumerWatch

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport Very Bad MPG Fuel Economy! Real Owner's Review / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

Here's my first full week update of owning an Approved Used Land Rover Discovery Sport of what to expect if your considering buying. For it takes at least a week before one is fully aware of what one needs to know BEFORE buying one as the various flaws become apparent, such as the pretty feeble plastic trim that tends to surround Discovery Sport, the knocking sound from again poor quality trim for though the Discovery Sport looks great and general drives well. However, in many respects my 11 year old Zafira was better! And what's worse of all is Land Rovers sales pitch of 53mpg fuel economy that in no way matches real world driving experience as my latest video in this buying and owning a Land Rover series illustrates.

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ConsumerWatch

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Buying a Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Black - Interior Review / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

Thinking of buying a Land Rover? New or what about used? Well in this series I cover the real customer experience of what to expect when buying an approved used land rover. In today's video shot on day 1 of owning a 15 month Discovery Sport HSE Black we take a look at what to expect in terms of interior and what to check out for when viewing to buy.

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ConsumerWatch

Sunday, January 07, 2018

SMIGGLE Pencil Cases and Water Bottles Craze Parents Nightmare! / ConsumerWatch / Shopping

By: Anika_Walayat

SMIGGLE must be commended for being an A1 first class business, for their marketing and product line very strongly appeals to children. However, SMIGGLE's success comes at a price, and that price is paid for by parents. Our latest video illustrates how the SMIGGLE craze manifests itself that has gone far beyond pencil cases and stationary. Even the ordinary water bottle has turned into an must have accessory for parents to pay for, and not just one bottle but the crazy situation of the need for multiple bottles!

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ConsumerWatch

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Used Vauxhall Zafira B 7 Seater MPV 2005-2014 Comprehensive Buyers Review / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

Here's what you need to know if your considering buying a Vauxhall Zafira B that came out in 2005 and ceased production in 2014. This comprehensive review us from someone who has owned and driven the Vauxhall Zafira for near 10 years! So any prospective buyer will get the real run down of what to expect when owning a Zafira and how to deal with the various issues that will tend to come up such as resetting of the service lights, or ensuring the under car spare wheel carrier does not rust etc...

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ConsumerWatch

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Vauxhall Zafira 10 Year Owners Review - Top 10 Tips and Points for Buyers / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

Your not going to get a more comprehensive review than one from someone who has owned and driven a Vauxhall Zafira for nearly 10 years! So here it is my near 10 year review of what any prospective Zafira buyer needs to know of what to expect when owning a Zafira and how to deal with the various issues that will come up such as resetting of the service lights, or ensuring their under car spare wheel carrier does not rust etc...

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ConsumerWatch

Friday, December 29, 2017

Land Rover Approved Used Warranty Folder Contents - Real Customer Buying Experience / ConsumerWatch / Land Rover

By: N_Walayat

Thinking of buying an Approved Used Land Rover car? Well here in this series I cover the real customer experience of what to expect. In this video we take a look at the two folders that customers get handed towards the end of the buying process. Exactly what do these two folders contain and what could likely be omitted, find out as we compare Land Rovers Approved Used sales pitch against real customer experience of buying from a Land Rover dealer.

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ConsumerWatch

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Virgin Media Ruins Boxing Day Online Sales - Broadband Down ALL DAY in UK Wide Failure! / ConsumerWatch / Internet

By: N_Walayat

Virgin Media broadband has become progressively less reliable during 2017. With today's outage being the icing on the cake of a year of failures! At the very peak of the years sales frenzy season, Boxing Day that will have seen over 10 million of Brit's surfing online for sales Bargains to grab. Unfortunately not for Virgin media customers, where an early morning outage of a few hours has turned into a day long outage with no end on site of when virgin media broadband will start to work for its customers.

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ConsumerWatch

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Curry's Leads High Street and Online with Early Sales Big LED 4K TV's Discounts / ConsumerWatch / Shopping

By: N_Walayat

Sales for most of Britain's big retailers started Christmas Eve, however the giant household electrical's retailer Curry's / PC World got off to an early start to the holiday sales season by promoting deep discounts across its range of its household electrical goods such as Big Screen 4k LED TV's. Though many if not most had been cut in price earlier in the year for instance for Black Friday 26th November, following which prices reverted higher to once more be cut on the 23rd of December.

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ConsumerWatch

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Samsung 64GB EVO 100mbs Micro SD Card Speed Test for Galaxy Smartphone's / ConsumerWatch / Samsung

By: HGR

Here is a speed test for a popular micro SD card, the 64gb Samsung EVO that is rated as operating at upto 100mbs that many smartphone users in the Samsung Gallery range tend to aquire for their S6, S7 and S8's. However, are smartphone users wasting their money by paying extra for a fast 100mbs card? Find out in my speed test review of exactly what performance is likely to be achieved when used in a smartphone.

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