Rejection Confirmed!

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BootneckShuffle
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Rejection Confirmed!

Post by BootneckShuffle » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:49 pm

Hi guys

Got a call from the finance company today.

My 12 month old Velar SE has been rejected.

Got to take it back to dealership with V5 and hand it over.

Question now is what next?

Wife still loves the Velar, even although it’s had loads of issues. Her thinking is that we get another one and hope it doesn’t have issues again. I on the other hand, think we will have issues again, there’s just far too many things going wrong with them so it seems. I’m thinking BMW X3 or X4, not saying that BMW don’t have issues too but surely can’t be as bad as RR.

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Re: Rejection Confirmed!

Post by Haybrd » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:09 pm

Hey Bootneck. I was wondering how you were getting on with the process. I’m glad it’s sorted for you.

I guess I’d be interested in what the dealer would offer you if there was a deal to be done. You know what to look out for so if you ordered a new one you could give a good going over before accepting.

I test drove the X3 before deciding on the Velar and I enjoyed the drive a lot. Also, in terms of cost (on PCP) it was cheaper to have similar spec items. I didn’t like the dash and TFT display (it’s a poor offering compared to all the others) and the residue values were low so the chance of having any equity at the end of the finance were limited. Ultimately my head said X3, but my heart chose the Velar.

Go test driving and see what you (and the good lady wife of course) prefer but I won’t be too put off the Velar. There are some good ones out there.
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BootneckShuffle
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Re: Rejection Confirmed!

Post by BootneckShuffle » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:22 pm

Hi Haybird, thanks for the comment

Yeh, I guess it’s just a case now of going to see the dealership and see what they want to offer, if anything of course.

Think we’ll have a look at the BMW for sure, really can’t see anything else jumping out at me at the moment

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Re: Rejection Confirmed!

Post by P380NarvikEclipse » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:30 pm

Bootneck, happy to hear of your resolution.

I’ve only had limited experience in a recent model BMW (a 2020 M340i xdrive) and all I can say is to be wary of wireless CarPlay. I rented the bimmer for 10 days, and literally every time I drove, CarPlay would freeze, disconnect and reboot. To make it worse, there’s no option for wired CarPlay, and they charge you £85/year for the service. I have an iPhone 11 Pro and was on the latest software at the time. I did some googling when it started happening and found multiple threads on BMW forums about similar experiences, so I know it wasn’t just my rental. They may be able to improve stability through updates, but I wouldn’t count on it. I loved the car otherwise, but have to say I was more frustrated than happy by the end of the 10 days.

On the velar end, perhaps I’m a lucky one, but I’ve had mine since Oct ‘17 as one of the first deliveries, and all my issues (mostly software glitches with screens) were resolved by Feb ‘18. Getting CarPlay for free was a nice plus last year, and has been 100% stable ever since. If your heart still loves the Velar as your wife does, I’d give it another go and know what to look for in your PDI before signing anything.

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Re: Rejection Confirmed!

Post by Nunp » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:11 pm

I’ve had my Velar for 12 months and other than realignment of some body panels / boot it’s Ben reliable. I also own a BMW X4 and it too had some realignment of body panels. ACP works a lot better in the velar whilst in the X4 it drops quite often. Though the Refinement is far superior in the X4 so is the build quality which is noticeably better too. But some how the velar feels that more special and has more presence so swings and roundabouts.
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Re: Rejection Confirmed!

Post by Milky400 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:57 am

I really struggled when I rejected ours. Audi, BMW, Volvo, Merc, Porsche and VW all were dull and just didn’t even touch the Velar. As much as I was reluctant, I went for another Velar.

JLR and the dealer should want to retain you in the brand so should offer you a deal. I was offered a deal with JLR contribution and dealer wiped there margin off and got some servicing thrown in as well (goodwill gesture as they had messed finance up)

My previous Velar was a 2018 car and plague with issues, and we had lost all faith and love for the car. The new 2020 has been far better. Because of the discounts and refunds I was able to go 3 litre diesel HSE, which is worlds apart from the D180 S we had previous. 4 months in and not a single regret for staying within the brand, nothing out there compared, and when you look into the premium suv cars once optioned the Velar isn’t over priced one bit.

Good luck in your search.
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Previous R-Dynamic D180 S with a few extras successfully rejected

BootneckShuffle
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Re: Rejection Confirmed!

Post by BootneckShuffle » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:07 am

Hey guys thanks for all the input, full appreciate it

Milky hit the nail on the head for me, thats exactly what I am feeling here, having already looked online at some of the other prestige brand SUV's and I am not seeing anything really that holds a light to the Velar, certainly looks wise and interior.

Milky, you say you went from D180 to 300, do you notice much difference in fuel economy etc, especially short trips, school runs, round the doors etc?

I know no one has a crystal ball and if we did opt for another Velar, maybe we wouldn't have any of the previous issues that have plagued us for the last 12 months, maybe we will who knows, surely couldn't be that unlucky!

Decisions, decisions.

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Re: Rejection Confirmed!

Post by Clairedieselbear » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:40 pm

Good news!! I’ve just submitted a rejection request, waiting to hear, how long did it take for the process to confirmation ? Mine is almost 12 month old and has had a catalogue of issues since new, affecting safety systems.
What did you submit rejection on ?
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Re: Rejection Confirmed!

Post by KIZZYP » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:34 pm

Just had the first service on our D275 SE... 12 months old and 9000 miles ....had some speaker crackle in the first few weeks , registered it with dealership but nothing since?! . Absolutely no faults in the first year of ownership , love the car and the V6 diesel is just stunning .
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BootneckShuffle
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Re: Rejection Confirmed!

Post by BootneckShuffle » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:50 pm

I’m glad you’re one of the lucky ones Kizzy

I unfortunately haven’t been so lucky

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