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Old 28 July 2004, 03:13   #11
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I had a Discovery TD5 and thought it was superb until the engine blew up when it got to 3 1/2 years old and 95,000 miles. Warranty was up and I took the bill on the chin. I have since learnt that there is a common problem with them!

I swapped it for a Nissan Patrol. It is awsome. 2 1/2 years old and I got it at good money. It has every thing on it and is generally a far better car than the Discovery. I tow big loads frequently and it is in a different league to the Disco. It has a 3.0L TD Intercooler and is pretty good on fuel. I don't know the stats but its only fault is acceleration.
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Old 28 July 2004, 03:22   #12
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..... Steyr Daimler Puch factory which made the Pinzgauer 4x4 and Mercedes G-Wagon, and even the transmissions for the Freelander! They also make the Chrysler Voyagers there, too.
....and the ultimate 4X4.. the mighty Panda!.. actually a brilliant little car...
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Old 28 July 2004, 03:24   #13
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Panda

Jono....was'nt this one called the Puch???
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Old 28 July 2004, 03:27   #14
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Yep I'd agree with you! The only 4 x 4 I covet is David Mannings old Patrol. It goes on and on and on,,,,,a bit like the missus!

I also had a Tooper that I thought was really good and super reliable but the constant immersiono the slipway dissolved it. It know leads an interesting new life on a retirement home for badly treated 4 x 4's

I also have a Disco and a 110., my favourite is the 110 but I have found the Disco reliable considering the abuse it gets.

but for towing a Patrol or Landcruiser every time
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Old 28 July 2004, 03:35   #15
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I used to have a 90CSW 300tdi, apart from the lack of comfort it was a great tow vehicle. Have had a TD5 disco for last 2 years, not 100% with it even though had it superchipped!!
Going back to a 90 soon hopefully.
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Old 28 July 2004, 03:59   #16
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Fiat banged out a 4 wheel drive Panda sometimes called the Sisley, cute little thing bit like my girl friends Lada Hussar but Italian

Now the ultimate gross out motor for the RIBster who, even if bankrupt would still have more money than sense has to be the Lincoln Navigator what a beast.
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Old 28 July 2004, 04:09   #17
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For what it's worth, I bought a cheap 97 Discovery 4.0 V8 a couple of years ago and to my utter amazement nothings ever gone wrong with it.
It's great for towing and launching the Rib and quite fast, but heavy on petrol.
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Old 28 July 2004, 04:33   #18
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For what it's worth, I bought a cheap 97 Discovery 4.0 V8 a couple of years ago and to my utter amazement nothings ever gone wrong with it.
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You really need one of these:

http://www.lynchhummer.com/Custom.html

Might be a tad thirsty tho and will certainly fill the slipways!!
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Old 28 July 2004, 05:12   #20
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Ok.. that brings us full circle..time for some trivia.. who drives a Hummer... was born by the Steyr-Daimler-Puch factory... and can never, despite his marriage, become president?......
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