Bought from a dealer. Got it home and immediately the alternator went.
Had to replace both batteries a week later.
Water reservoir split and needed replacing.
Cylinder head block cracked in 6 places (that was an expensive one).
Both front suspension bushes needed replacing.
Drive shaft boot replaced.
Anti-roll torsion bar replaced.
Radiator split, had to be replaced.
Let's face it - I bought a dog. I've spent thousands on my L400 getting major jobs done. It's honestly been one of the most unreliable vehicles I've ever owned and there's hardly a month goes by that it's not in the garage being repaired (believe it or not, it's in there right now).
But you know what? I don't care.
It's the best vehicle I have ever driven. And believe me, I've thought nothing about going out and spending over £20k on cars in the past.
Comfort, size, general performance on and off-road (when it's actually working) mean that even though I've got a lemon, when it comes to time to let it go, I will just go out and buy another one - and hopefully one of the reliable ones that the other people in these reviews seem to have got.
With the problems I've had, if this was any other vehicle, I would have got rid of it long ago. But with the L400? I guess it's here to stay.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st July, 2009