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Old 29 May 2009, 20:39   #11
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Thanks for the advice guys. I am sure it will end up being a disco, my wife has loved the tdi and is heart set on a newer one,. They seem to be the vehicle of choice for towing horseboxes so she has loads of confidence in them. If I get a sniff of one that fits the bill I will let you know. I liked the look of the one that codders posted the stratsone link to but its in yorkshire which is too far for me to go and look and whilst I know they will transport it if I commit to buy I would rather see it first.
Codders- nice pics of the off-roading, one question why does it look like a toy dog is driving?
That was my ex girlfriends doing - she insisted I took it everywhere!!!
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Get a Disco3 there great check this site out for all the info http://www.disco3.co.uk/
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Old 11 June 2009, 17:23   #13
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I'm looking fot a Donor Disco to rebuild my 85 110 power train and engine. When your's ready to move it let me know.

My 88 pajero 2.5 goes like a train, never misses a beat. I love landies but just for emotive reasons wouldn't use anythin other than a jap for everyday use
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To be fair my Discovery had the cheek to break down yesterday!!! The expansion tank bottle split along one of it's seams - cost me 26 for a new one - fitted it outside the LR parts place.

Annoying thing was the new tank was a fraction out on the lugs so had to enlarge the mountig holes with a knife - 20 min job took me about 45 mins.

Still it's the 1st time it has ever almost stranded me.
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If thats you driving in that second picture codders .. I now realise after many years ... that you are actually a King Charles Spaniel
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If thats you driving in that second picture codders .. I now realise after many years ... that you are actually a King Charles Spaniel
Don't be like that, it's the ex
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Don't be like that, it's the ex

Whoa! rough crowd!

Check out a diesel Nissan Patrol GU or even an older GQ if you can find one with low Kms

Last month I purchased a 20 year old GQ 4.2 L diesel with only 82,000 km (recently imported from Japan). It is a superb vehicle. The closest thing to it would be an 80 series Landcruiser, but the Patrol has beefier front axle & steering components and a more trouble free diesel engine than the 80 series Landcruiser has.

As far as body styling goes, the GQ is probably the only 4x4 out there that is almost as stylish as a Defender.
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Time for an update - thanks for the advice so far guys. It has been decided by she who must be obeyed that it will definately be a Disco. It now appears likely though that it will be a Disco 3 definately a diesel and definately automatic. Any more info help or tips of what to look out for and/or avoid gratefully recieved. Great website link already posted (cheers) but so much info it is a bit overwhelming.
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Don't get too early a one - avoid the niggles all new products have - and I would def buy from a main dealer with a good warrenty. again Stratstones seem to have good prices - a lot less than many corner garages!!!
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