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Old 19 November 2009, 14:49   #41
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The Discovery 1 is pretty agricultural - the best is the Disco 2 as it still has been axles and a proper chassis but is a lot more refined.

The Disco 3/4 is incredible - far far better on road but in extreme conditions beam axles are much tougher - less likely to get hung up and work better over boulders etc.

Someone pointed out the integrity of the tow hitch. That is a very good point. A proper chassis/rear crossmember is essential for a tough attachment point. On road towing is ok with modern towbars but offroad its a different story as they get lots of sideloads they were never designed for.

As to the Mer ML a mate of mine bought one after his Discovery 1 - much more refined and much nicer to drive - but crap at towing his horseboxes over rough ground. He had a nasty shock when he took his usual shortcut out of Tesco over a concrete curb/bank. Fine in the Disco - the Merc turned into a seesaw!!!
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Old 20 November 2009, 04:09   #42
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I realise I may be repeating myself, but the V10 5 litre VW Tuareg will tow pretty much anything, has air suspension so it can be raised and lowered and their second hand values are the lowest of anything else - don't ask me why as they are as reliable as any other VW!
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...second hand values are the lowest of anything else - don't ask me why as they are as reliable as any other VW!
Loony fuel consumption Cookee. A Disco 3 will do the air suss thing with a little better mpg. The residual on a D3 is strong though.
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The Disco 3/4 is incredible
Just picked up a D4 (to go with our boats d2 and d3...nice). The D4 is the dogs bolox and some
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Loony fuel consumption Cookee. A Disco 3 will do the air suss thing with a little better mpg. The residual on a D3 is strong though.
On a trip up to Northumberland and Edinburgh with lots of varied driving from motorway to single tracks stuff in National parks I got over 25mpg over the week - not bad for what you get I think, and the performance is outstanding to say the least!
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On a trip up to Northumberland and Edinburgh with lots of varied driving from motorway to single tracks stuff in National parks I got over 25mpg over the week - not bad for what you get I think, and the performance is outstanding to say the least!
Yep, not bad. We'd expect 30 on a long trip from the D3, 24ish around town.

Keep a close eye on tyre pressures Cookee, it helps considerably. I run between the recommended unloaded and loaded pressures
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The Discovery 1 is pretty agricultural - the best is the Disco 2 as it still has been axles and a proper chassis but is a lot more refined.

The Disco 3/4 is incredible - far far better on road but in extreme conditions beam axles are much tougher - less likely to get hung up and work better over boulders etc.

Someone pointed out the integrity of the tow hitch. That is a very good point. A proper chassis/rear crossmember is essential for a tough attachment point. On road towing is ok with modern towbars but offroad its a different story as they get lots of sideloads they were never designed for.

As to the Mer ML a mate of mine bought one after his Discovery 1 - much more refined and much nicer to drive - but crap at towing his horseboxes over rough ground. He had a nasty shock when he took his usual shortcut out of Tesco over a concrete curb/bank. Fine in the Disco - the Merc turned into a seesaw!!!
Do you mean this thread Codders?
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ge+rover+sport
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Amazing how many members of this forum seem to own land Rovers but dont like to admit it?? Come on comrades, own up and admit you own the very best that British engineering can offer, the ultimate drive!!
Im not biased though!!!
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Amazing how many members of this forum seem to own land Rovers but dont like to admit it?? Come on comrades, own up and admit you own the very best that British engineering can offer, the ultimate drive!!
Stop talking pish and get down to a multifranchise dealer and open your eyes
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