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beniam
14th January 2009, 11:15 AM
I am looking at buying a Disco3 and am not sure whether to go an 05 V8 SE or 07 V8 SE.

Can anyone tell me if there were any major changes between the 05 and 07.

Thanks,

Ben

Scouse
14th January 2009, 12:33 PM
There's not much difference that I've seen. Maybe a colour or two difference & maybe a radio spec change but that's about it.

The 05 will be out of warranty whereas the 07 will still be under warranty.

Neil P
14th January 2009, 03:01 PM
I am looking at buying a Disco3 and am not sure whether to go an 05 V8 SE or 07 V8 SE.

What's the current prices for these two ages of vehicle ?

The '05 was a really bad build/component quality vehicle.
Make sure you have the Recall info. etc. on any '05 and that it has
all been sorted and check with the LRA service centre who did the work.
You don't want to buy a problem lemon.

Look through this site for a few hours to see what I mean ;

LR3 - Page 54 - Land Rover and Range Rover Forums (http://forums.landroverworld.org/forumdisplay.php?f=35&order=desc&page=54)

Scouse
14th January 2009, 03:06 PM
The '05 was a really bad build/component quality vehicle.
:eek::eek:
They have their problems like any new model but that's going a bit far IMO.

Besides, any 2005 D3 that had a problem would have been well sorted by now.

Neil P
14th January 2009, 03:25 PM
Don't you believe it Scott .....

There are 2 V8 HSE out of Cairns (that I know) are passed warranty and
still have cruise control failures( soft & hardware ) , plastics faults
ie. interior door and dash material , air susp. leakage , rear park
sensor intermittent , terrible fuel consumption figures , ICE freeze ups.

I'd want a complete paperwork copy of all work before
touching an '05 with a pole !

Jamo
14th January 2009, 04:04 PM
What a load of rubbish!:mad:

Same old story, "I know of.....":rolleyes:

Cruise control is a simple clock spring replacement - Not a problem I've experienced.

Rear sensors - never had a problem.

ICE - mine's never frozen.

Interior panels is a new one on me!! Mine take a bit of punishment and they're as good as new.

Air susp problems on early 05's were fixed under the 'enhancement'. (If you find one that's not been 'enhanced' then it probably hasn't been serviced either so I wouldn't touch it for that reason).

V8 fuel consumption??? Doh! It's a V8!!!!

Check your 'facts' before posting.

drivesafe
14th January 2009, 04:17 PM
What a load of rubbish!:mad:

Same old story, "I know of.....":rolleyes:

Check your 'facts' before posting.

As Jamo posted x2

My wife's 05 V6 SE D3 is one of the most reliable vehicles, 4x4 or cars, we have ever owned.

stevo68
14th January 2009, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamo https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2016/08/768.jpg (http://www.aulro.com/afvb/d3-zone/71042-discovery-3-05-07-a.html#post891418)
What a load of rubbish!:angry:

Same old story, "I know of.....":rolleyes:

Check your 'facts' before posting.

As Jamo posted x2

My wife's 05 V6 SE D3 is one of the most reliable vehicles, 4x4 or cars, we have ever owned. X3 I had an 05 HSE V8 and it was very reliable...had a few very minor glitches at the beginning...fixed with a software upgrade and sold it at 105,000 kms to my brother. He has had it since April, is over 115,000 kms and not a sniff of an issue. Not saying some might not have had their probs...but 2 "05"s does not warrant tarring all with the same brush,

Regards

Stevo

Neil P
14th January 2009, 04:22 PM
You can say what you like guys ........ that's your business.

...... and I'll say what I've seen ....... that's my business

...... and I will not enter in to any more dialogue on this thread .

Bushwanderer
14th January 2009, 04:45 PM
Thank god for that!;)

rovers1952
14th January 2009, 04:59 PM
My MY07 TDV6 "s" has been faultless (touch wood). 40K klms, 15K of which was a Sydney Kimberleys circuit which included 4K of dirt/gravel and a couple of trips thru the Victorian High Country. Serviced recently (Trivett)with a clean bill of health.

Jamo
14th January 2009, 07:12 PM
I think they altered the CANBUS/software somewhere around 2007 to remove the likelihood of cascading errors.

WhiteD3
14th January 2009, 08:08 PM
A mate of mine has an '06 TDV6 SE, 60k on it and the only issue was pitting on the alloys wheel, which were fixed under warranty by LR.

drivesafe
14th January 2009, 08:45 PM
Don't you believe it Scott .....

There are 2 V8 HSE out of Cairns (that I know) are passed warranty and
still have cruise control failures( soft & hardware ) , plastics faults
ie. interior door and dash material , air susp. leakage , rear park
sensor intermittent , terrible fuel consumption figures , ICE freeze ups.

I'd want a complete paperwork copy of all work before
touching an '05 with a pole !

Hi Neil P, In all fairness to you, you may have come across some problem D3s but in general, the consensus is that the D3s are proving to be very reliable and trouble free.

norto
14th January 2009, 08:47 PM
Oops. Double post

norto
14th January 2009, 08:50 PM
I have to agree with Neil P.
go for the 07, but not the V8..get the TDV6.
Some of you will know me from another forum
and my D3 is an 05 model which has me worried as it has just run out of warranty.
Currently im waiting for front and rear diffs to be replaced under warranty,
the brake system is, hopefully, going to be extensively repaired next month
and the upper and lower steering shafts, along with a list of other parts, were replaced just before warranty ran out at 60k

RichardK
14th January 2009, 08:58 PM
As Jamo posted, mine is now at +160000Kms no major issues, every day I love driving it:D:D:D

Scouse
14th January 2009, 10:44 PM
You can say what you like guys ........ that's your business.

...... and I'll say what I've seen ....... that's my business

...... and I will not enter in to any more dialogue on this thread .So you know of 2 problem cars. I know of a lot more as I deal with problem Land Rovers every working day & I wouldn't hesitate to buy one if I could afford it.



Currently im waiting for front and rear diffs to be replaced under warranty,
the brake system is, hopefully, going to be extensively repaired next month
Hi Norto, let me know when you're coming in & say gidday. The diffs should be here soon but the brake system problem is a bit of a worry. I would assume it can't be too bad as you're still using the car though (Peter B. has only mentioned it in passing to me).

CaverD3
15th January 2009, 06:13 AM
I think they altered the CANBUS/software somewhere around 2007 to remove the likelihood of cascading errors.

:BigThumb:

That is the main reason I would say go for the MY07.
Great cars you won't regret it. LR are good at fixing under warranty. Like most modern cars major fixes can get expensive.
If you can afford the extra go for the TDV6.

norto
15th January 2009, 10:51 AM
G/Day Scott
I'll probably be early February when the tourist season quietens down
before i can get to Trivetts. BTW it's the best service iv'e had from a dealer.
Good to see you don't just work on Land Rovers, sounds like you are addicted like the rest of us.
Don't get me wrong, i love my D3. If i just wanted something to
tow with id buy Toyota or Nissan , they are reliable, but
they are soooo bland might as well own a Hyundai:)
Good to hear you say that you would own one.
Gives me more confidence for the future.

sniegy
15th January 2009, 11:13 AM
I know of a lot more as I deal with problem Land Rovers every working day & I wouldn't hesitate to buy one if I could afford it.

Ditto.;)

As said, the 07my has had ecu upgrades & canbus modifications. Suspension has been firmed & other changes to the interior color's/trims etc also.

05's were great, 07's alot better.

These things are a damn lot more reliable than people give them credit for.