i have a td5 es as a second car (mrs car) and it is nice but if it is going to be your main car then make sure you are happy to plod around in them as they are not as nice to travel in as a normal car, (main car is a 740 so is a bit chalk and cheese)
had tdi 200 and 300 series before and both are crap compared to the td5, the auto box on a tdi 300 overheats when towing up big hills or at speed etc, (not meant for towing is the unofficial word from landrover ha ha) td5 gearbox never given any issues and is brill
i think ours has every extra possible which is nice and has 18inch low profile wheels which along with the ace really helps the handling, ace seems to come in if you throw it around and push into a corner, drive reasonably aggressively and it will seem to handle ok. ours is auto with down hill decent and air suspension and remote key fob for lowing and raising the car remotely for hitching up.
if you are getting an 03 plate then dont worry about faults as it will have 3 yr warranty so can get dealer to fix any problems, if buying private haggle any probs in terms of price then get main dealer to fix under warranty
getting the extra warranty from landrover is expensive cos landrover know they are a bit unreliable but dont let that worry you as they are nice enough cars
we have the harmon kardon upgrade and the system really is good, rear speakers in the rear door can rattle or boom when you whack the base up a bit but otherwise they are good enough
if i was you get it chipped straight away as the landy diesels are quite unexciting and not brill at towing at speed, yourl see what i mean, hit a hill and watch the speed fall away with anything reasonable on the back, hence get it chipped
otherwise nice car
faults we have had with ours over 2.5 years
new battery, 85 quid
microswitch for reverse failed twice warranty
heater in driver seat failed and replaced under warranty
ignition switch started failing in could not turn switch 125 quid
sunroofs when clunky, tracks replaced in both roofs warranty
steering box started leaking, recon box fitted for 150 quid
tyres.....quite expensive at 150 each as wide low profile
side steps fitted
new rubber mat in rear and inside fitted
ooo and towing a large heavy boat out at low speed on slippery gravel up a steep slip, not a problem at all, no slip or wheel spin, dont need low box or anything
Originally Posted by osprey__viper
Now then, rather than change me boat we have decided to keep KeyMar for a bit longer. So, I have decided to uprate me tow vehical. The old vectra SRI has served me well but it is time we stopped playing with the winch cable at Levington and got ourselves a proper tow car.
I have been to look at several 03 plate Disco TD5 ES autos. I love em. But are there any faults or things I should know about, like leaky sun roofs etc. Whilst I will welcome all input, please bear in mind that this is the car that I want, (allways wanted one!!!) so please dont try talking me into Mitsubishis etc.
Thanks in advance