So we have a first here. A car that can't be parked outside. I am not making this up.
We have had our new 2020 LR Defender since the beginning of July, and as such we were up at our lake house for the summer. There is no garage and there has never been a need for a garage there.
We have had a long list of vehicles that we've parked at the property over the years: Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Mercury, Land Rover, Honda, Jaguar and Mazda. Probably some I'm missing as well.
It is a treed property and as such twigs and small branches typically fall on our cars during windy days. We've never had anything significant fall and we've had absolutely no damage on any vehicle from anything other than some sap to clean off.
Our Defender is RIDDLED with dents in the tops of the front fenders, the hood, and the header piece between the top of the windshield and the main part of the roof.
There are at least 8 dents that I have found so far.
During this time, neither my wife nor I have noticed any branches of significance falling or resting on the Defender.
Our previous LR3 was parked in the same exact location for 12 summers and it's bodywork is absolutely pristine in those same areas.
Keep in mind the new Defender is a car that is supposed to be ruggedized for offroad use.
I'm emailing the dealership now. I'll be calling JLR Canada on Monday as well as informing my insurance company.
This car is full of all kinds of issues, but this is problem comes down to just schit quality.
I may just get the damage fixed and put it up for sale.
Any thoughts/suggestions would be helpful.