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It is well known that the JLR Ingenium engine can develop a loud whine from the Turbo or more commonly from the balancing shaft bearings requiring a major engine strip down to fix. The latest declaration from JLR is that because these problems are not considered to be of a safety critical nature they have withdrawn the use of a loan car to the customer whilst this warranty problem is fixed by the dealer. This is another decline in the level of service now offered by a failing Company to rectify a problem with this range of their engines.
No wonder a number of first time Jaguar and Land Rover customers are returning to the German brands after having to endure quality problems with the JLR product and the inconvenience of not having a replacement vehicle whilst the problem is fixed.
 

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It is well known that the JLR Ingenium engine can develop a loud whine from the Turbo or more commonly from the balancing shaft bearings requiring a major engine strip down to fix. The latest declaration from JLR is that because these problems are not considered to be of a safety critical nature they have withdrawn the use of a loan car to the customer whilst this warranty problem is fixed by the dealer. This is another decline in the level of service now offered by a failing Company to rectify a problem with this range of their engines.
No wonder a number of first time Jaguar and Land Rover customers are returning to the German brands after having to endure quality problems with the JLR product and the inconvenience of not having a replacement vehicle whilst the problem is fixed.
'Ingenium' - whichever PR/marketing clown, probably on £1,000 per diem counsultancy fee, thought that up, needs shooting.

It's all rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic though now.

On Sat'urday, around Solihull, it was literally every third car an 'Ox69' JLR self-register, and plenty 'Bx69's, most of which will be employee scheme leases.

Speth can now leave blaming it - JLR's finish - all on Corona.

Soo convenient.

No investigation into the £1 billion of public money spaffed, as Johnson would say, on Ingenium, or the tens of billions given to JLR/WMG since 2008, most of which went to Tata - there's an emergency on.

How flipping convenient.

Everyone in hysteria if they'll live or die, rather than some silly £50-100k unworking toys, and how some billionaires in Bombay made out like bandits with UK taxpayer money.

Too flipping convenient.
 

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I noticed a more than normal number of OE OY OW 69 and 20 plates in and around Solihull and Warwickshire yesterday on JLR products all obviously employees, friends and family on the scheme helping to falsely boost the new car registrations for the SMMT to crow about.
The dealers are already flooded out with these vehicles after 3 to 6 months of use at £250 a month by the fortunate user but where will it all end as surely this false boosting of the registration figures is unsustainable.
 

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I noticed a more than normal number of OE OY OW 69 and 20 plates in and around Solihull and Warwickshire yesterday on JLR products all obviously employees, friends and family on the scheme helping to falsely boost the new car registrations for the SMMT to crow about.
The dealers are already flooded out with these vehicles after 3 to 6 months of use at £250 a month by the fortunate user but where will it all end as surely this false boosting of the registration figures is unsustainable.
- 'Coronavirus'.

This is nothing new, has been going on since 2016, to cover up the implosion of JLR's real sales, with Dieselgate in UK/Europe, and China due to the national TV consumer rights exposé on the Evoque the year before.

This 4+ years nonsense happened and goes on due to JLR/Tata being backdoor propped up by the UK taxpayer, via research grants, free advertising and promotion 24/7 by the state broadcaster, all the global(UK, US) media saying how stunning all JLR's products are, further bungs via things like the NHS buying I-Paces, then the FCO, Whitehall general fleet, HRH Charlie being a glorified salesman, the Big 4 accountancy signing off JLR's joke books, Plod doing The Heist for them - there was no crime, other than 'the world's most respected police' being whores for Bombay billionaires, etc.

JLR is simply Too Big to Fail. It's political, nothing to do with profit and loss, and economics of the marketplace.

But, even 4+ years of this has some lay people noticing, not just obsessives like me, and JLR's reputation for the world's maker of the most unreliable vehicles, yet costing up to ten times a crappy Fiat 500, has spilled out into the general consciousness, almost like BL Allegros and so on from the 70s

This makes it impossible to keep up the pretence that JLR is stunningly successful - 'cognitive dissonance' - so The Virus to the rescue, which will now be the scapegoat for causing the fall of the mightily hitherto incredibly successful and world-beating JLR - as it will be for the UK's and US's phony 40 years long hitherto 'booming' economies generally.

JLR boomed, 2011-2015/16, on the back not of 'stunning product' - £50k Freelanders in a frock, aka 'Evoque' - but the explosion of house prices, most importantly, the London house price bubble, which drove hundreds of thousands of ordinary Joes into millionaires territory, via owning just one or two London properties, and they splashed out on Evoques and RRSports, and half a dozen foreign holidays a year, all on the back of 10-15, sometimes 20% annual house price inflation.

That had to end, and it did in 2016, for London, unnanounced by the media/state, but then blamed on the Brexit vote, not insane London hovels costing £1m+, when the median wage is around £20k/yr.

The Virus is just 'their' way of dropping this false, fake, insane 'economy', of the past 10, 11 years, rather 40 years, since 1979/80, without being fingered for being behind it, and lynched from the nearest lamppost.

'Plan A' was actually to blame the implosion of the world economy - UK and US's massively fake ones - on WW3, caused by the Iranians, Russians or Chinese, or all three, but Iran wouldn't play ball, with Trump's killing of Soleimani in the new year, not falling for the trap, so this is the fallback.

Companies like JLR, Intu, hundreds of thousands of buy-to-let landlords are now massively bust, but always were, just buoyed up by fake asset prices, caused by an obvious bubble, in housing, shopping, 'premium cars', caused in turn by deliberate huge credit creation - effectively creating money out of thin air - by the banks.

They had to find a way to burst this bubble, without getting the blame as the culprits for all the misery it would cause.

They got away with 'saving the economy' in 2008-9, the ordinary person falling for giving bankers trillions, to save the general economy, society, but it wouldn't work this time.
 
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