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Old 05 February 2012, 12:01   #1
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Disco 3

The XC90 is due to go back (end of contract hire) early June, and looking to replace it with a Discovery 3 or possibly RR. Can't justify spending for a D4, and don't really want to open the old debate of "don't buy a D3 buy a Jap car...!"

So....I've heard people say that the later D3 is more reliable / better than the early ones - now how late do I need to go to get one of these?

Are big miles are worry with these?
Is full dealer history worth much more that a good independent?
Whats the top size of wheels before they lose all off road ability / comfort?
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Old 05 February 2012, 12:05   #2
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Had a D3...no problems. Space, security, comfort. Had D4 and got RRS now...all the same. Terrific
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Old 05 February 2012, 12:18   #3
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It's worth Putting your hand deeper In your pocket for a D4 there are some good deals to be had at the mo even look at joining NFU for vouchers off land rover
You can get more gear in a D3 or 4 than a RR , the later D3 are good either but am sure someone will come along and slag them off like any motor they can let you down , we have done thousands of miles in them with no let downs.
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I had a D3 & didn't think it could get any better, then I got a D4, incredible towing machine. Had problems early on with the D3 but this was down to software Once that was sorted (warranty), all we had was an EGR valve fail after 4 years. D4 has 16k miles on it, & not missed a beat. 37mpg on a run if I'm gentle, 22mpg towing the boat.
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Old 05 February 2012, 12:57   #5
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I had a D3 & didn't think it could get any better, then I got a D4, incredible towing machine. 37mpg on a run if I'm gentle, 22mpg towing the boat.
My sentiment exactly unbelievable although I am on MTRs at the mo so it knocks mpg a bit.
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I had a go in a D4 HSE off road last weekend, brilliant!! D3 just as good, but suspension a bit softer, but probably not that noticeable for most of the time. Had a day out off road in a RR Vogue SE yesterday, again was brilliant, but no better than the D4, so save your money boat fuel!! I think the biggest rims for AT tyres are 19", but I'm sure someone will know better than me I would go for the black leather trim, easy to wipe the mud off almost as nice as my 90, but not quite
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Thanks for all the info so far - budget was circa 25K.

I had heard that LR did an offer a while back on some vehicles, whereby you paid 50% upfront and the balance after 24 months with no interest - could be a route into a D4 if its still around.

Whats the scoop with the NFU discount?
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I think you can get either 20 or 22 " with cooper ltz 12 ply a pal has some on his
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I think you can get either 20 or 22 " with cooper ltz 12 ply a pal has some on his
i knew someone would know better than me

doesn't 20/22" make for a harsh ride off road, not much tyre wall flex
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