Driver, 36, is served a legal injunction after blocking a Land Rover dealership in protest

Furious Range Rover owner, 36, BLOCKS dealership using caravan and truck plastered with angry messages in row over repairs to his £ 45,000 car – and vows ‘I’m not going away!’

  • Mike Cox parked several trucks outside the Stratstone dealership in Cardiff
  • The vehicles are covered with slogans alleging company ‘failed to fix’ his car
  • He claims he has taken his car back ‘time after time’ but has never been repaired

A furious Range Rover owner has blocked a dealership using caravans and trucks plastered with angry messages in a row over repairs to his £ 45,000 car.

Mike Cox parked a series of trucks, cars and caravans with slogans alleging the company ‘failed to fix his car’ eight times outside Stratstone Land Rover dealership in Leckwith, Cardiff.

Mr Cox, 36, said he had taken the Range Rover Vogue SE back ‘time after time’ after problems the the cooling system – but it had never been repaired.

Now the businessman has received an injunction to move the vehicles by tomorrow after parking outside the dealership three weeks ago.

Mike Cox parked a series of trucks, cars and caravans with slogans alleging the company ‘failed to fix his car’ eight times outside Stratstone Land Rover dealership in Leckwith, Cardiff

Mr Cox (pictured), 36, said he had taken the Range Rover Vogue SE back 'time after time' after problems the the cooling system - but it had never been repaired

Mr Cox (pictured), 36, said he had taken the Range Rover Vogue SE back ‘time after time’ after problems the the cooling system – but it had never been repaired

‘I’ll just move them to one of the other 74 dealerships, or the head office,’ he said.

‘I want them to get the message that I am not going to go away, they will have 74 vehicles outside their garages and one outside their head office – it is wrong what they are doing,’ he said.

‘They need to stop messing people around and instead give them the service that they expect to get. In my case, they are just trying to backpedal now and are using excuses. It’s ridiculous. ‘

Mr Cox decided to make his point by leaving the Range Rover outside the dealership – and blocking vehicles coming and going.

The car is now are wrapped with messages including ‘Don’t buy a Land Rover! They don’t honor their warranty, ‘and’ How can Thierry Bollore – the CEO of Land Rover – let it get to this? ‘.

Mr Cox bought the nearly-new Range Rover four years ago and said there had been numerous problems with the cooling system, which have never been repaired, and claimed the vehicle kept breaking down.

The cars are wrapped with messages including 'Don't buy a Land Rover!  They don't honor their warranty, 'and' How can Thierry Bollore - the CEO of Land Rover - let it get to this? '

The cars are wrapped with messages including ‘Don’t buy a Land Rover! They don’t honor their warranty, ‘and’ How can Thierry Bollore – the CEO of Land Rover – let it get to this? ‘

Mr Cox bought the nearly-new Range Rover four years ago and said there had been numerous problems with the cooling system, which have never been repaired, and claimed the vehicle kept breaking down

‘It’s the same recurring problem and it just hasn’t been fixed properly – I have been back and forth about eight times now and they haven’t fixed it, he said.

He said in the last three years he has added just 12,000 miles to the 30,000 that were on the clock when he bought it. But its engine failed last year.

‘It’s the same issue and I just want them to repair the car,’ he added.

Mr Cox said he took out an extended warranty for £ 2,500 six weeks ago, which was the ‘best package’ and ‘covered every issue’.

But he claimed the company was now refusing to pay out because the warranty is too old.

Mr Cox said he took out an extended warranty for £ 2,500 six weeks ago, which was the 'best package' and 'covered every issue'.  But he claimed the company was now refusing to pay out because the warranty is too old

Mr Cox said he took out an extended warranty for £ 2,500 six weeks ago, which was the ‘best package’ and ‘covered every issue’. But he claimed the company was now refusing to pay out because the warranty is too old

‘It’s wrong, why did they take my money and now are using that as an excuse,’ he said.

‘It’s a joke – I am not being pushed over when I haven’t done anything wrong,’ he added.

‘It’s the principle, that’s why I am protesting – I can afford it but what about others, they would be screwed.’

A spokesperson for Land Rover said: ‘Land Rover always aims to provide the best customer service.

‘We’re currently investigating this case and are in regular contact with the customer concerned.’

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