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Old 25 August 2010, 10:30   #21
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Thanks for the replies, I had not appreciated the land rover had so many problems.
I will bear the isuzu in mind but the landcruisers seem to have a good rep.
This will not be doing a lot of miles by the way.

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I have a Discovery (300tdi) and its almost amusing how many niggles they have. This is my second, a friend also has the same model and they all suffer from it. It's a constant battle to have everything working, just little things like switches, lights, cruise control etc. You'll soon discover how to fix things though! In the 5 or so months I've had mine, I've had to have a new engine, and this week I've had to put a new alternator in. However it's a very comfortable car, it's second to none on the slipway (9m RIB no problem at all) and I just like the way they look
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Old 25 August 2010, 11:22   #22
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There's a lot of bllx talked about Discovery reliability - I have an eight year old Series 2 V8 which I have owned from new and apart from service items it has had very little done to it - a couple of new viscous fan couplings, a leak into the interior (cross threaded bolt in the bonnet), and probably one or two other things I forget but nothing much.

My father has a 1998 300Tdi Disco on the farm which he drives like he stole it and apart from suspension bushes (it's always used on awful roads and off-road so eats suspension bushes like all vehicles here) it has also had nothing much done to it that isn't fair wear and tear - think it had a new steering damper a few years ago and the inevitable new viscous fan every couple of years but that is about all.

I really don't know what people do to them over there find a decent one, a tame independent with good labour rates and they are great vehicles, except for the Discovery 3 which I would not touch with your barge pole never mind my own, lovely vehicle when it works, therein lies the problem...
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Old 25 August 2010, 11:37   #23
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There's a lot of bllx talked about Discovery reliability
You tell 'em Stevo! Meh next truck's gonna be a D4
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Old 25 August 2010, 11:42   #24
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Cheers Paul exactly how I felt before I hit 60!! I have now to my credit I might add baught one and for the last two years it has done what it says on the label. I must confess to being a convert especially the towing aspect as Bruce says it is effortless and the car itself is well equip and comfortable and not to sore in the pocket. Thats why I do stick up for them, plus I dont give a shit about my street cred anymore, it suits me and does the job well I mean come on it has a Merc engine and all that.
Cheers mate and happy motoring
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I am only in my 40's and don't care about a badge. Maybe its because I live outside the city but neither does anyone else around me.
If having a "badge" means a Landy then I am quite happy to do without
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Old 25 August 2010, 12:34   #25
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If having a "badge" means a Landy then I am quite happy to do without
But it's a "badge" that tells you so much about the owner!

like "Hey, I can afford the repair bills!"
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Old 25 August 2010, 12:43   #26
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Hey, I can afford the repair bills!"
As it 'appens, (now then, now then) Landy bills are not so bad. Bits are reasonable and there are plenty of Landy specialists about. Mitzy bits and main stealer prices are utter robbery.

Not sure how Kia and Hyumpi parts compare?
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Old 25 August 2010, 12:57   #27
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I have to confess to being a Kia Sorento owner and it pulls my rib up beaches effortlessly, and towing is the same.

Isn't it people with small apendages that have to have a "badge"?
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I have to confess to being a Kia Sorento owner and it pulls my rib up beaches effortlessly, and towing is the same.

Isn't it people with small apendages that have to have a "badge"?

Good one Bazza You tell!! We Sorento owners must stick together.

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I have to confess to being a Kia Sorento owner and it pulls my rib up beaches effortlessly, and towing is the same.

Isn't it people with small apendages that have to have a "badge"?
So, is a Kia considered not to be a "badge" and therefore owned/driven by big c*cks?
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Good one Bazza You tell!! We Sorento owners must stick together.
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As a support network for each other when you've collectively calculated depreciation over a 12 month period?
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