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Old 24 August 2010, 15:42   #1
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4x4 choice

Hello, I am thinking getting a roomy 4x4 and a discovery fits the bill.
Due to prices I will be limited to something in the 1990`s and I was wondering if there were any "known issues" with these vehicles.
Another possibility is the land cruiser, but again, I dont know much about these vehicles.
Any thoughts?

Thanks, Nick.
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"known issues"
Exploding engines for starters. This question is likely to reboot the whole Landy versus the world argument.........
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Old 24 August 2010, 16:04   #3
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Exploding engines for starters. This question is likely to reboot the whole Landy versus the world argument.........
No it will crash the forum .. having said that.... we dont have Codders anymore ... .. where are you man ?
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the boot floor tends to rust pretty well also around the forward section of the rear arches, landys will usually need a track rod end or steering joint come mot time, other than that they are ok
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Exploding engines for starters. This question is likely to reboot the whole Landy versus the world argument.........
Go on Bruce tell him how good your new Sorento is and how happy you are to have joined our happy band of Kia owners!!

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Old 24 August 2010, 16:32   #6
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Hello, I am thinking getting a roomy 4x4 and a discovery fits the bill.
Due to prices I will be limited to something in the 1990`s and I was wondering if there were any "known issues" with these vehicles.
Another possibility is the land cruiser, but again, I dont know much about these vehicles.
Any thoughts?

Thanks, Nick.
80 series 4.2 diesel manual landcruiser with low mileage would be the car to go for. there are still a lot of good ones out there.

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Old 24 August 2010, 17:56   #8
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other than that they are ok
Try telling that to all the circa 90's Disco owners whos engines overheated, warped the head, blew the gasket and screwed up their engines.
I can only think of one out of 5 owners in my old dive club that didn't need an engine rebuild or new engine by the time they were 4-5 years old.

The jury is still out on the Kia, I like it, it tows extremely well, is comfy, economical and seems pretty loaded with toys. Ask me in a few years when I will know it it will last and is reliable.
Then I will start singing its praises, till then I'll keep quiet just in case
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The jury is still out on the Kia, I like it, it tows extremely well, is comfy, economical and seems pretty loaded with toys. Ask me in a few years when I will know it it will last and is reliable. Then I will start singing its praises, till then I'll keep quiet just in case
In a Jeremy Clarkson voice.... " And lets talk about the agents who supplied them .. with warranty (dropping tone but uplifting again)............ some say... they will support the buyers till the end ... but .. do they ? .........oh no ........ they dont .... you see .. on Rib gear .. we tell it like it is and if a Kia dealer has a problem .. Kia doesnt really like to know (pheonix Ba*tar*s)

And now back to our tame Kia owner Yorkshire Muz

Fookin ell Jezza tha was on it lad .. bast*ds they woz.. nothin in it but fo them selves

I 'ad busted aer con, fooked mirraz, ant dodgy gear shift int me sedona.... ant dealer said .. "av you been taxyin lad" ? .. fookin 200 miles I'd done ! Ah decked 'im and poot keys where 't sun do'on't shine

5 year warranty though
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Get a nice Vauxhall Monterey or an Isuzu trooper 3.1 TD, they're the same car (trooper). Brilliant and never let me down in the year I've had it with the exception of the rad falling to bits, but that was a known problem before I bought it.

It's roomy and responsive (much better than a couple of Discos I've driven) and mine returns a reliable 30 mpg (33 on a run and 28 with the trailer attached).

Loads of spares for them on ebay too, but you won't need em!
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