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Old 18 March 2006, 12:26   #1
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land rover

ok guys and girls, im in the mood for a change, getting rid of the merc and concidering a landrover disco or an audi a6 avant [estate] quattro tdi . i now a little of the audi as my brother has one but no nowt of the discos [apart from the ones i do 4 a living]. buget is 8- 12k .i will be useing it as a general car towing the boat and mybe a bit of offroad as a beginer . any advice welcome got to be diesel wat to look out for good and bad cheers ste
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Old 18 March 2006, 12:37   #2
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Old 18 March 2006, 13:55   #3
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hi stedj

about 12k will get you a nice series two TD5 with the upgrated lights
es/gs model any lower will be series two square head lights 8 k is the top end 300TDI model range

what to watch out for
1.rear air cambers and pumps ASP
2.ABS faults
3. driver heated seat and heated screen
2. any thing that don,t work

full dealer history low miles a must

its a landrover its going to full to bits and cost the earth pic of my 2005 defender front seals after 6 thousand miles and its need a new water pump
that leaks as well

good luck

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Old 18 March 2006, 14:02   #4
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IMHO you can't do better than turning Japanese - Toyota Land Cruiser with the 4.2 diesel - lovely!
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IMHO you can't do better than turning Japanese - Toyota Land Cruiser with the 4.2 diesel - lovely!
Technically Japanese 4x4s are probably more reliable, will do higher mileages and give their owners an easy life. However, they aren't Landrovers and generally haev very little character which is what you get with a Landy
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i had a l200 warrior which was a bit bling but 40 thousand mile in two years
and not a bean went wrong just add fuel and service auto or have a look at

new shogun 3.2di auto

ads have you seen the new defender advert posters only. shows a speedo clock with millions of miles

must be a series three or early defender 200tdi
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Old 18 March 2006, 14:13   #7
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TD5 auto low miles - they are lovely to drive and VERY good offroad. They are pretty quick for a diesel but if you want more power they respond well to chipping.

They can suffer from gremlins but with some TLC will last forever.

Was talking to a bloke last week who uses a TD5 Defender to deliver boats all over Europe. He uses massive trailers and his last Defender did 165,000 miles in 2 years with no faults!!!
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Old 18 March 2006, 14:23   #8
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sorry mate its a defender but its a total rip off 26k with the vat for the xs double cab leaks like the met police. heater is crap designed by the bloke that build the ark at least that had no leaks

but it looks cool green wellies and all old chap
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Defender heater IS crap but Discovery's isn't!!!

Mate of mine did Gap Road in all the snow in his new 400 RangeRover - it is obviously a wreck at that price but it rescued a lot of prepared other make 4x4s. I wish I could have made it!!!

The TD5 auto I had did Gap several times no probs!!!

And to prove it again - notice stuck quad - it is a lot steeper than itb looks!!!
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And they hold their value REALLY well......
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