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Old 30 September 2014, 09:57   #31
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Whats it called?

"Soggy bottomed Disco"
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Old 30 September 2014, 10:01   #32
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Have they still arranged the peddles in the later motors the same as the older ones. After a good few miles it used to kill my back. Can't complain about the userbility of them, just not comfy and not enough grunt on a long haul
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This was good but the auto's are better
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Old 30 September 2014, 11:46   #34
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This was good but the auto's are better
I might need some glasses, but is that boat trailer attached to a trailer and then the car?
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Old 30 September 2014, 12:13   #35
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I might need some glasses, but is that boat trailer attached to a trailer and then the car?
Boat trailer attached to car, boat attached to launching trolly!
trolly sits on top of trailer, think dinghy trailer on steroids!
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Old 30 September 2014, 12:18   #36
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Have they still arranged the peddles in the later motors the same as the older ones. After a good few miles it used to kill my back. Can't complain about the userbility of them, just not comfy and not enough grunt on a long haul
How far are you going back?
My D3 with a remapped engine, auto never felt lacking and comfy to drive all day long!
My current D4 has even more grunt + 8 speed auto is very slick and even comfier too
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Old 30 September 2014, 12:36   #37
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A mate has had a Disco new every three years since they came out. To be honest the early ones were gutless and I thought badly built.
The latest one is some beast. Bags of power and a decent finish that you'd expect for around 60 grand. Anybody know why they've fitted paddle gear change?
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Old 30 September 2014, 14:13   #38
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My F in Law has the 8sp auto with flappy paddles. They are a daft idea on a big 4x4 and a bloody nuisance. He's not sure how they work, he hits them by accident, 'coz they're in the way and then gets stuck in the wrong gear until it gives him auto back!
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Old 30 September 2014, 14:22   #39
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Anybody know why they've fitted paddle gear change?

Cos they fitted the daft pop up knob (oooerr) for the gear selector, so they had to fit the paddles to give you manual control. Personally I hate both the knob & paddles.


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Old 30 September 2014, 14:26   #40
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The Q7 has the paddles as well. I thought they were just a gimmick, until, I was on a B road and having a bit of fun. The auto box (even in sport mode) is a bit ponderous especially coming out of a slow corner. Then the paddles make perfect sense. You can put the car in the correct gear and it makes it a much smoother journey.
Just don't talk to me about engine braking.
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