Originally Posted by codprawn
I think you will find it has rather a lot to do with them being totally different kinds of vehicle!!!
I admit that the TD5 isn't my favourite engine - but it is a damn site better than many others!!!
For true performance in a Discovery go for the new one - ugly as sin but really goes well.
However at low speed still prefer the older model.
I had a new TD5 Discovery on lease last year which didn't really start to give it's best performance until it had been run in at about 8,000 miles. I found it would easily cruise at 100mph - not bad accelareation either for a diesel auto. Towing at LOW speeds was amazing but never tried towing anything over 30mph(no towbar)!!!
A couple of my mates have had them chipped and they really do help a lot - van aaken - Rimmer Bros and Jeremy Fern spring to mind.
would love the new disco but not prepared to fork out that kind of money on a shopping/town car, by the way the new discos seriously chip up some hp which is cool.
Codders, how can you tow without a towbar, and how could you say it tows well at low speed without a towbar? was this ropes etc?
landys are fantastic at low speeds and on slipways etc but on the open road......ugh...they suck. come to a hill and down the speed comes.
mine has ace as well, i know why they developed it, it is because they are so slow that when you get up to speed it means you dont have to slow down so much for the corners so you dont have to scrub off so much speed.;-)
well i have done quite a bit of research on chipping landys and you can get a serial reprogram, chip replacement or a box thingy that goes in parallel, on the new 2004 models these can have a serial reprogram giving around 34-40 hp increase and torque as well, with a box you get 24 to 29.
chipping is a very cheap way to getting a better car with a bit more go so if anyone has done it and can give views that would be cool.