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Old 19 January 2013, 07:15   #61
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I think the good availability of landy bits is that out of all the large amount produced since 1948, about 75% are still said to be in use.


I wonder what the % of import kit is ?.
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Old 19 January 2013, 07:20   #62
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One series 2 Disco and a newish Range Rover..........

Allowing for the fact that the D2 will be upwards of 9yrs old now.
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Driven most types of Landrover, Toyota, Mercedes, Izuzu etc off road , with the right tyres & given a reasonable driver they're all good. By the same standard they all get stuck, break down & can be an expensive repair !!
Currently running a Defender & a Merc ML. Both do what I want them to, they just do it differently. Would I want leather seats & cruise control in the Landy or Goodrich Muds on the Merc probably not.
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Its all about horses for courses....or should i say "hamburgers for courses"

I have no particular problem with LR's, in fact i have always found Defenders quite capable off-road but then again and as i previously said, how many people buy LR's and actually use them off-road for what they were intended for? Probably only a very small percentage.

I need a 4x4 for the work i do off-road around our land and on-road for the trailers i pull. For that reason i prefer a Japanese 4x4. Sure, a Defender is probably better in the thick mud but how many hours do i spend driving through boggy countryside compared to more normal on and off-road conditions?
If i needed something to use in the mud for 90% of the time i would consider another LR but because i tow all around western France, i want something with a higher level of comfort and reliability.

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Allowing for the fact that the D2 will be upwards of 9yrs old now.
And the "newish" one was an L322 shape Range Rover.....Had a private plate on it so couldnt tell how old it was.

In 2006 we bought a "Landmark" Disco 2....when we took it for its first MOT.........It fecking failed!!! With only 12000miles on the clock. Needed new shock absorber on the front nearside and something else too but i cant remember what that was although im sure it was only minor.....Its inexcusable these days for a vehicle to fail its first MOT on something relatively major like a shock absorber.

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And the "newish" one was an L322 shape Range Rover.....Had a private plate on it so couldnt tell how old it was.

In 2006 we bought a "Landmark" Disco 2....when we took it for its first MOT.........It fecking failed!!! With only 12000miles on the clock. Needed new shock absorber on the front nearside and something else too but i cant remember what that was although im sure it was only minor.....Its inexcusable these days for a vehicle to fail its first MOT on something relatively major like a shock absorber.

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Let's face it, The Discovery started out as a BL parts bin exercise. LR is a whole different beast now.
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yea thats why yesterday i passed 2 BMW being towed wish i had been quick enough to take a picture
Idiots. A BMW is the best excuse not go to work when even the first snowflake falls and the best drive when it's not!
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I suppose that if you have ever broken anything on your rib it shows the standard of your conning then?
me although I did have a sore saddle for a time but that's another story
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Let's face it, The Discovery started out as a BL parts bin exercise. LR is a whole different beast now.
Marina door handles. OMG
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Idiots. A BMW is the best excuse not go to work when even the first snowflake falls and the best drive when it's not!
Got a bmw 320d and it doesn't move in the snow apart from that I love it but it's getting changed soon, but not for another bmw due to company policy

My D2 was cheap (ish) and I rolled it in to our local 4x4 guy and he has helped me bring it up to a good level of maintenance, the next thing I need to do is sort out the slight drip now and again on the sunroofs and it'll be a great motor. Its great to drive and the TD5 is a great engine too. A lot of 4x4 for the money

I just cant justify upgrading it for a newer one
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Marina door handles. OMG
Marina/All-agro, Montego. All quality stuff.
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