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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Buying an Approved Used Land Rover From a Dealer - What You Need to Know! / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

Here's the resulting guide from my 10 month long experience of buying an owning an approved used landrover (Discovery Sport), my top tips of what you need to know and do before you buy that hopefully will make your choice to buy or not a much easier and better experience.

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ConsumerWatch

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Britain's Unreliable Railways - Transpennine Express to Manchester Airport / ConsumerWatch / Travel & Holidays

By: Anika_Walayat

Strikes and power failures have become the norm for Britain's increasingly unreliable failing rail network as illustrated on a grand scale recently which saw the whole of the South East rail network being brought to a shuddering halt for over 6 hours leaving passengers scrambling for alternatives to reach their destinations on time, especially stressful for time critical appointments such as catching an airplane.

Therefore we were playing russian roulette in our choice to go by train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport to catch our easyjet flight to start our 10 day holiday in Turkey. We allowed plenty of time for the Transpennine Express to screw up, so what could go possible wrong? Find out in our latest video.

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ConsumerWatch

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Olympus Tough TG-5 Water Proof Camera Under Water Test / ConsumerWatch / Reviews

By: HGR

In this seres of videos we put the compact Olympus Tough TG-5 waterproof under water use camera through it's paces. Where in this vide we conduct it's first water proof test to see what happens when one submerges a TG-5 camera under water for over a minute. So find out in our third video what happens and what to expect from a TG-5 camera that costs in the range of abotu £320 to £400, as set against an average price of abotu £300 for for waterproof cameras.

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ConsumerWatch

Saturday, September 29, 2018

How Often to Change Engine Oil and Filter Land Rover Discovery Sport / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

The latest video in my Land Rover Discovery Sports series answers the question of how often should Disco Sport owners change their car's engine oil and filter. Which is not as obvious as it should be for Land Rover sales pitch is to change your engine oil once every 2 years or 21,000 miles, which ever comes first. But as my video reveals that may not work in real world, so owners could be putting their cars engines at risk if they relied just on the sales pitch and left the oil change for the 2 year service.

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ConsumerWatch

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport 'Approved Used' Bad Paint Job - Inchcape Chester / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

Following my Land Rover Discovery Sports 1st service at 15,000 miles at a Land Rover dealer (Guy Salmon, Sheffield) I now have another item to add to my Inchcape list of issues, including fixes promised that would be rectified at time of purchase that never were, such as a ripped door fabric. However, this may be the most serious to date, as apparently at least one of the panels has a bad paint job that is now disintegrating.

So watch the video which acts as a warning to all those who are thinking of buying an APPROVED USED Land Rover, because "Approved Used" is just a sales pitch Land Rover dealers successfully use so that customers let their guards down. For instance the 'bad paint job' should be fixed under warranty but of course the dealer says its no, which means APPROVED USED is just a hit or miss sales pitch, either that or Land Rovers factory paint sucks.

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ConsumerWatch

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Witty Teen, With the Help of His Parents, Steals from a Maltese Online Casino / ConsumerWatch / Gambling

By: John_York

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lucozade Win Larazade Lara Croft Tomb Raider Prizes - Don't Bother! / ConsumerWatch / Freebies and Comps

By: HGR

Lucozade's latest promotion aptly named Larazade seeking to capitalise on the success of the latest game in the Lara Croft Tomb Raider franchise, with the promo featuring a healthy list of potential prizes to be won all for just entering the code off of a Larazade lucozade bottle. Such as £1000 X40, 100 XBox One consoles and 200 Tomb raider games. All of which sounds good on paper, however there is a fly in the ointment which is that when one comes to trying to decipher the codes on the bottles as our following video illustrates of why this promotion is probably one to give a miss!

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Car Pricing For Large Model Vehicles in 2018 / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: Dylan_Moran

Big cars are as popular as ever, but if you’re looking to buy a brand new big car in 2018, you need to know about the current value and costs of these bigger car models. Let’s take a closer look at some of the common big car model pricing for this year, along with what you need to keep in mind when shopping for a new car.

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ConsumerWatch

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport 90% Motorway Driving MPG Fuel Economy in ECO Mode / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

This is the latest video in out Land Rover Discovery Sport's series that answers the question of what to expect in terms of fuel economy for this great looking Land Rover model as compared against Land Rovers sales pitch of 53.3 MPG, which in reality no one really expects to achieve. Still here is what to expect from a 2 year old Land Rover Discovery Sport in the month immediately after a full dealer service, with 90% of the driving down on Britain's motorways such as the M1, M6 and A1 roads on road trips from Sheffield to London, Warrick, and Blackpool and back.

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ConsumerWatch

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport 1st Dealer Oil Change Service - What to Expect / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

Land Rover's sales pitch is that the Discovery Sport's first service is due at 21,000 miles or 2 years, thus saving owners on expensive annual services. That and their service packs only tend to cover for 1 service every 2 years which may be the reason for the 21,000 miles service sales pitch. Unfortunately on the one hand there's the sales pitch and then there's the reality of what to actually expect when owning and driving a Land Rover Discovery Sport as the two don't quite tend to match.

For instance, the internet is littered with comments about how warnings are popping up on owner dashboards requesting an oil service for a potential multitude of reasons such as diesel getting into the engines? which in some examples oil change services are being requested at less than 7,000 miles!

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ConsumerWatch

Monday, August 06, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport Oil Change Service Dash Warning Message / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

Land Rover's sales pitch is that the Discovery Sport's first service is due at 21,000 miles or 2 years, thus saving owners on expensive annual services. That and their service packs only tend to cover for 1 service every 2 years which may be the reason for the 21,000 miles service sales pitch. Unfortunately on the one hand there's the sales pitch and then there's the reality of what to actually expect when owning and driving a Land Rover Discovery Sport as the two don't quite tend to match.

For instance, the internet is littered with comments about how warnings are popping up on owners dashboards requesting an oil service for a potential multitude of reasons such as diesel getting into the engines? which in some examples oil change services are being requested at less than 7,000 miles! So I decided to track the service indicator for my HSE Black for when the car would request a service and this is the resulting video that all DISCO Sport owners should take note of, that they should NOT rely on the 21k sales pitch but check their oil service mileage indicator on a regular basis, else risk being in for an unexpected dash shock message that an oil service is now due!

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport Oil Dash Service Warning Message / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

Land Rover's sales pitch is that the Discovery Sport's first service is due at 21,000 miles or 2 years, thus saving owners on expensive services. That and their service packs only tend to cover for 1 service every 2 years which may be the reason for the 21,000 miles service sales pitch. Unfortunately on the one hand there's the sales pitch and then there's the reality of what to actually expect when owning and driving a Land Rover Discovery Sport as there exists a wide gap between the two.

For instance, the internet is littered with comments about how warnings are popping up on owners dashboards requesting an oil service for a potential multitude of reasons such as diesel getting into the engines? which in some examples services are being requested at less than 7,000 miles! So I decided to track the service indicator for my HSE Black for when the car would request a service and this is the resulting video that all DISCO Sport owners should take note of, that they should NOT rely on the 21k sales pitch but check their service mileage indicator on a regular basis, else risk being in for an unexpected dash shock message!

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Alton Towers vs Thorpe Park, Car Parking and Exit Driving Experience / ConsumerWatch / Theme Parks

By: N_Walayat

Were now well into the summer holidays so families will be busy planning multiple day trips to Britains theme parks, where the number 1 UK operator is the Merlin group with it's 32 theme parks and attractions including 10 or so in and around London, where there two biggest and most popular theme parks are Thorpe Park situated in Stains. And Alton Towers near Derby. However, motorists need to be fully aware that the car park facilities are not all the same, as this video illustrates the difference between Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, especially when visitors attempt to leave the park after it closes.

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ConsumerWatch

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Buying Used Car From UK Dealer - Alloy Wheels Trick Revealed After 1st Wash! / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: HGR

Here's what I discovered after I first washed my 16 month old Land Rover Discovery Sport that I bought from a Land Rover Dealer. One of the little tricks the dealers / sellers tend to pull on buyers. A valuable lesson learned that I am sharing with all so you also don't fall for similar tricks.

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ConsumerWatch

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Minor Car Accident! What Happens After You Report Your Accident to Your Insurer / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

So you have been involved in an minor accident that's not your fault. Initially you may be confused and bewildered by the numerous options of what to do next of which the easiest to implement is to just let your insurer handle everything from arranging the repairs, courtesy car, to claiming all of the costs off of the other drivers insurer. Unfortunately, what's easiest to implement usually turns out to be the cheapest for the insurers even if they eventually claim all of the costs back. So find out what to expect when you decide to go with your insurer in terms of repairs and the supposed like for like courtesy car that tends to be promised for you to drive whilst your car is being repaired.

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ConsumerWatch

Friday, June 15, 2018

Bumper Crash! Land Rover Discovery Sport vs Audi / ConsumerWatch / Motoring

By: N_Walayat

We recently made the fatal mistake of visiting the Thorpe Park Theme Park in London. We were completely unaware of the nightmare that becomes its car park when trying to exit the park where even leaving exiting for a couple of hours makes little difference to the ensuing chaos! CRASH BANG! Find out what happened in my latest video in our Land Rover Discovery Sport Series of just how a Land Rover fairs in an car accident when hit from behind by an Audi, which comes off worse?

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ConsumerWatch

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thorpe Park REAL Walking Dead Living Nightmare Zombie Car Park Ride Experience! / ConsumerWatch / Theme Parks

By: N_Walayat

Summer is here and families will be busy planning multiple visits to Britains theme parks, where the number 1 UK operator is the Merlin group with it's 32 theme parks and attractions including 10 or so in and around London, which includes Thorpe Park situated in Chertsey. The theme parks latest attractions feature the Walking Dead Ride and the Walking Dead Live Experience. Unfortunately the zombie nightmare continues even AFTER the park rides have closed as the park becomes a dangerous nightmare to escape! So motorists need to be fully aware of the nightmare that is this theme parks car park truly is! As was our recent experience when we visited Thorpe Park for the first and LAST time!

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ConsumerWatch

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Thorpe Theme Park London Car Park Exit Nightmare - Drivers Beware! / ConsumerWatch / Theme Parks

By: N_Walayat

Summer is here and families will be busy planning multiple visits to Britains theme parks, where the number 1 UK operator is the Merlin group with it's 32 theme parks and attractions including 10 or so in and around London, which includes Thorpe Park situated in Chertsey. However, motorists need to be fully aware of the nightmare that is this theme parks car park! As was our recent experience when we visited Thorpe Park for the first and LAST time! So whilst the theme park itself was great, especially the Walking Dead rides and attractions, unfortunately the living nightmare continued AFTER the park rides closed as the park becoming a dangerous nightmare to escape!

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ConsumerWatch

Saturday, June 09, 2018

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

By: N_Walayat

This is the latest video in our Land Rover Discovery Sport's series that answers the question of what to expect in terms of fuel economy for this great looking and Land Rover model as compared against Land Rovers sales pitch of 53.3MPG, which in reality no one really expects to achieve, still 40MPG for a fairly new car should be achievable should it not? Well find out in our real conditions world test of driving 1100 miles in ECO Mode so as to maximise fuel economy that answers what one should expect from a 18 month old Land Rover Discovery Sport where the driving was approx 50% on motorways (50-70 mph) and the balance in city driving.

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ConsumerWatch

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Land Rover Discovery Sport 1100 Miles 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 driving 1100 miles in ECO Mode so as to maximise fuel economy of what to expect from a 18 month old Land Rover Discovery Sport that has done about 14,000 miles from new where the driving was approx 50% on motorways (50-70 mph) and the balance on city driving.

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