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Old 03 February 2010, 13:19   #1
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Discovery 3, X5 or Touareg..

OK, me and her have decided it's time for a new car so we are selling both our motors and having one car between us as we have a van anyway for the business. I thought a family saloon would do but she's decided she wants a Discovery 3, an X5, or perhaps a Touareg (is that spelled right).

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None of them get yourself a KIA Sorento!!

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Whats it going to be used for?
I wouldn't bother with an X5.
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Whats it going to be used for?
I wouldn't bother with an X5.
Taking the kids to school of course, why do they have another use?
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Taking the kids to school of course, why do they have another use?
Going to Tesco's.
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thats the best laff i've had in ages!
you dont know his mrs then!
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you dont know his mrs then!
Indeed, rightly or wrongly she would refer to that as a ship's anchor
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If it really is only as a Chelsea Tractor, the latest X5 is the daddy. If you want a real 4x4, buy a D3.

The OH did however, manage to get our D3 stuck in a field gateway last night.
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If it really is only as a Chelsea Tractor, the latest X5 is the daddy. If you want a real 4x4, buy a D3.
trust me, with mates like me he's gona need a good tow truck!
get the dizzy you know it makes sence
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get the dizzy you know it makes sence
indeed, maybe this would fit the bill....
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Discovery 3, an X5, or perhaps a Touareg
Any horror stories?
what to watch for etc?
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Running costs?
Model quirks?
Years to avoid?
Thanks...
D3/4...no horror stories, haven't seen the dealer since we picked them up, all the toys we could wish for, 25mpg overall from auto, can squeeze 30mpg on a run but it's hard, very hard, would go auto not manual but that's a personal comment and doesn't imply anything worng with the manual gearbox...'Autocar' magazine one or two weeks ago had an article about to buy a D3 for <£15k - included the things to look for and avoid. If you can't get hold of it and want it drop me a PM and I'll photocopy and post it Friend had an X5 but flogged it for a Lexus 4X4 He hates it...all those batteries and other shit and does no more mpg than my D4 and it isn't really a 4X4
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D3/4...no horror stories, haven't seen the dealer since we picked them up, all the toys we could wish for, 25mpg overall from auto, can squeeze 30mpg on a run but it's hard, very hard, would go auto not manual but that's a personal comment and doesn't imply anything worng with the manual gearbox...'Autocar' magazine one or two weeks ago had an article about to buy a D3 for <£15k - included the things to look for and avoid. If you can't get hold of it and want it drop me a PM and I'll photocopy and post it Friend had an X5 but flogged it for a Lexus 4X4 He hates it...all those batteries and other shit and does no more mpg than my D4 and it isn't really a 4X4

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Indeed, rightly or wrongly she would refer to that as a ship's anchor
Sorry if I have offended you by answering your thread in an honest manner. I was speaking from experience and it has been voted the best tow car more than once.
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I was speaking from experience and it has been voted the most towed car more than once.
Really?
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Sorry if I have offended you by answering your thread in an honest manner. I was speaking from experience and it has been voted the best tow car more than once.
No, not offended Jambo. All input greatly appreciated, a friend of mine has a Sorento and speaks highly of it. Unfortunately it's just not on the mrs' shortlist.
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Great thanks for that hope you get what you both want.

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Her shortlist is pretty short....
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Mollers said a fair point the X5 is a nice car... and so is the toerag .. but the VW is too dam small , but the X is no off roader, so if you need to mount a kerb in the tesco car park, the disco it is ... I just dont like bits falling off my motors though and neither do I like expensive repair bills, so I bought german since 2000, and my piggy bank aint seen any action since then .. ok so all my motors have been nearly new .. but thats the way to buy em IMO As an old army general remarked to my dad many years ago "You can say what you like about the Bosch, but they dont half know how to build a motor" (spoken whilst twiddeling handlebar moustache)
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ok so all my motors have been nearly new .. but thats the way to buy em IMO
That's my aim, not buying new....
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That's my aim, not buying new....
I had 3 big BM diesels in a row inc. an X5. All three were bulletproof. The D3 spent a week at the main dealers last week with a niggly seat memory module issue which took some tracking down. They hit me for 2hrs labour which was reasonable. LR parts are also reasonable, BM are expensive, Mitsubishi are criminal.
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