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Old 23 July 2006, 16:10   #91
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had oil coming out of my loom, all cos landrover did not block off an extra cable running from the loom in the head rocker area, so oil is forced down you loom into all the critical engine electrics...nice


landies have some poor designs and can be quite unreliable, have had 3 so know all about their faults and traits across the 200/300/td5.....but when they go wrong they are usually fairly cheap to fix yourself if you can turn your hand to it
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Old 23 July 2006, 16:45   #92
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I've got 2, an 89 Defender V8 and an 04 Disco 3, The Defender so far in 4 years has never broken down but did need a cab crossmember renewing ( 200 fitted) f/o/s brake caliper and a new radiator, good I'd say for a 17 year old vehicle. The disco 3 has been all but faultless except the dealer servicing in an indicated handbrake fault which he needed 2 goes to get right The D3 quite simply is a superb all round car which nothing else I've driven can match, would I have them again? Too bloody right I would
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Old 23 July 2006, 17:24   #93
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I've got 2, an 89 Defender V8 and an 04 Disco 3, The Defender so far in 4 years has never broken down but did need a cab crossmember renewing ( 200 fitted) f/o/s brake caliper and a new radiator, good I'd say for a 17 year old vehicle. The disco 3 has been all but faultless except the dealer servicing in an indicated handbrake fault which he needed 2 goes to get right The D3 quite simply is a superb all round car which nothing else I've driven can match, would I have them again? Too bloody right I would
But you do have a good local recovery service
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Old 23 July 2006, 17:35   #94
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But you do have a good local recovery service
You mean Torey Canyon Bob and his Toyoilta?
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Wish I'd got a Land Rover

But no a nice new Nissan Navara and during the first six months it's had

new prop shaft as possible problems with it falling off

new transfer box, they tried to fix the sensors in the old one 6 times

new prop shafts as the old one's could of fallen out ??

rear lights failing, put down to the tow bar electrics being a mess (dealer fitted)

gaitor around the gear stick split and replaced

rear tail gate not locking on both sides and fitted off centre(now locking but off centre) best they can do

drivers door locks as and when but not a known fault so it has taken weeks to get the dealer to order the parts and last week they had it for a day only to tell me on collection that the wrong parts had been sent from Japan service manager's advice was" I should check the doors after locking the car on the key fob"

but best of all four new cooling fans as they keep hitting a bracket on the rad and smashing.
This was finally traced to the radiator not being in the bottom fixing holes which was my fault as I had fitted spot lights to the front????
Despite the fact they had had the car on 4 occasions for over six days in total and each time it left they said it was 100% I had to pay 566.00 before they would release the car and I never did find out why I would remove the rad to fit spot lights??

but on the bright side my mate has got a nice shinny 350z convertible and my Nissan has been a dream compared to his

But we can confirm all five of the local dealers are 100% t*****s in shinny suits
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If the dealer can't fix it, sounds like you may have a strong case for formally rejecting the vehicle.
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Wish I'd got a Land Rover

But no a nice new Nissan Navara and during the first six months it's had

new prop shaft as possible problems with it falling off

new transfer box, they tried to fix the sensors in the old one 6 times

new prop shafts as the old one's could of fallen out ??

rear lights failing, put down to the tow bar electrics being a mess (dealer fitted)

gaitor around the gear stick split and replaced

rear tail gate not locking on both sides and fitted off centre(now locking but off centre) best they can do


But we can confirm all five of the local dealers are 100% t*****s in shinny suits

I wonder if Gavin will now search the net all day long for problems with Nissans and keep telling the whole world not to buy one? Don't think so somehow!!!
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if you dont wanst to pay out the bucks and need something that does'nt breakdown---- get a KIA SORENTO - tows 2800 kgs as well, and is extremely well built. mine is at the 40000 mile mark and never seen a garage.

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mine is at the 40000 mile mark and never seen a garage.
Do you not think it wise to get the oil changed?
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I've got 2, an 89 Defender V8 and an 04 Disco 3, The Defender so far in 4 years has never broken down but did need a cab crossmember renewing ( 200 fitted) f/o/s brake caliper and a new radiator, good I'd say for a 17 year old vehicle. The disco 3 has been all but faultless except the dealer servicing in an indicated handbrake fault which he needed 2 goes to get right The D3 quite simply is a superb all round car which nothing else I've driven can match, would I have them again? Too bloody right I would

I'm glad you like the D3, particularly as I was keen to like it when I was looking for a good tow car/family lugger/allround toy. I drove the D3, XC90, X5, Cayenne, RR Sport and a few others before buying my VW Touareg and I'm afraid that if you can't match anything to your D3 it's simply because you haven't driven much else. The Cayenne/Touareg is as capable off-road (unlike the XC90 and X5 and yes I have driven them off-road in comparison) and is FAR better on the road than all of them. Mine is also more economical than the D3 TD6, faster and better VFM (10k more for the equivalent D3 spec and servicing costs of nearly double that of the VW despite VW dealers uplifting their prices for Touareg servicing). It ended up being a no-brainer!
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