Customer dumps faulty Range Rover covered in graffiti outside firm’s Mayfair dealership 0

Customer-dumps-faulty-Range-Rover-coveredA furious Range Rover owner has dumped his graffiti covered car outside a Mayfair dealership and is threatening to torch it unless the car maker resolves the numerous glitches.

The car cost Dev Bath more than £70,000 and has been causing quite a stir since he parked it, covered in graffiti outside one of London’s richest districts.

The graffiti, bearing phrases such as ‘don’t trust Range Rover’ and ‘Range Rover cheat & lies’ was scrawled all over the bodywork in red and black paint.

The interior windows have been covered in signs saying ‘Be careful, don’t buy from Range Rover. I got ripped off. They sold me this junk’ and ‘Car not fit for purpose. Range Rover don’t care’.

Mr Bath says he has got into a stand-off with Range Rover who has contacted him asking to move the vehicle because it is ‘damaging its brand’.

Mr Bath has refused however, until the company agrees to fix the problems and has threatened to set fire to the car if no action is taken.

Mr Bath said: “The dashboard of this car is like a Christmas tree with all the lights and I want other people to know what a terrible car it is before they buy it.

“I’ve only had it for 10 months and we’ve had nothing but problems. We had had it for six weeks when the yellow light first came on saying I had to drive the car for thirty minutes at 50mph.

“No-one told me this when I bought the car. Where can you do that in London? Range Rover haven’t done anything to help me so I thought what better place to park it than on Berkley Street in Mayfair?

“I bought it from the [Stratstone of Mayfair] showroom across the road so I thought I’d park it outside. I keep going in and they just tell me it’s a legal matter.

“Range Rover has said they will repair the car for free for me, but what they don’t understand is that the car isn’t registered in the UK so I have to pay £25 per day for parking, £11.50 in congestion tax and hire a car. This in total costs me £1000 so it isn’t free.

“If they don’t do something in the next few weeks, I will hire a film studio, invite the media and burn it live on camera.”

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Mr Bath, 30, is an Indian diplomat and regularly travels abroad for work. He is currently out of the country, but has been informed by friends about the controversy his car has caused.

He said: “I knew the graffiti and signs would attract a lot of attention and I wanted to warn people not to buy a Range Rover. This is the perfect place to park to get them to do something.

“It cost me over £70,000 and I’m really upset with the way they are dealing with me. I’ve had many calls today from Range Rover asking me to remove the car because it is damaging their brand. For work, I travel around a lot and I’m often out of the country.”

A spokesman for Land Rover said: “The customer is complaining of a full DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) owing to the urban cycle the vehicle has been used on, which would be the case in any diesel with a DPF.

“There is no fault with the vehicle. Land Rover is trying to work with the customer to bring the situation to a mutually satisfactory conclusion.”

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