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    D3 Quick rundown for the uneducated?

    Looking at a new family car, don't have a huge budget at the moment.I am considering a D3, whats the general consensus on engines etc? Will be used for running around and soft touring, to the snow etc. I have a 130 300tdi so don't need another project, just something reliable (enough) for the wife to mostly drive around.

    My parents have a later model Disco 4, which I like and has been good to them. Unfortunately out of my budget though!

    Any advice welcome!

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    Would look at a Petrol as opposed to a Diesel , less complcation and problems .

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    Yeah right, downside just being the ecconomy? They seem to be alot cheaper too

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOR View Post
    Looking at a new family car, don't have a huge budget at the moment.I am considering a D3, whats the general consensus on engines etc? Will be used for running around and soft touring, to the snow etc. I have a 130 300tdi so don't need another project, just something reliable (enough) for the wife to mostly drive around.

    My parents have a later model Disco 4, which I like and has been good to them. Unfortunately out of my budget though!

    Any advice welcome!
    I love the V8, yeah economy is no where near like the diesel but it’s awesome, and when I was looking it was cheaper than the diesel.
    - randy

    2003 Disco 2 TD5 (Now the wife's car)
    2005 Disco 3 V8 HSE

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    Along comes me... the harbinger of death.

    Last time this question was asked, it became a long winded thread and apparently I turned the potential Discovery 3 buyer off and they got a **** heap Pajero instead.

    So here we go (again).
    Great vehicle on road and off road, when they are actually running.
    Other vehicles in the same year model are often tractor like in comparison, but again only when a Disco 3 is running.
    I wouldnt recommend a 2.7lt TDV6 Discovery 3 unless its already had a engine replacement or you are going to allow that in your budget.
    Other engines are more trouble free, as in they don't have total catastrophic failures.

    If you do a search on AULRO, this topic has been well covered.
    Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by DazzaTD5 View Post
    Along comes me... the harbinger of death.

    Last time this question was asked, it became a long winded thread and apparently I turned the potential Discovery 3 buyer off and they got a **** heap Pajero instead.

    So here we go (again).
    Great vehicle on road and off road, when they are actually running.
    Other vehicles in the same year model are often tractor like in comparison, but again only when a Disco 3 is running.
    I wouldnt recommend a 2.7lt TDV6 Discovery 3 unless its already had a engine replacement or you are going to allow that in your budget.
    Other engines are more trouble free, as in they don't have total catastrophic failures.

    If you do a search on AULRO, this topic has been well covered.

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    Every time I turn off the car I quietly say “not this time Dazza” D3 Quick rundown for the uneducated?

    May the force be with you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavinwibrow View Post
    Now you tell me!!
    Your Disco is a 4... we are all hoping the last of the 2.7lt in the Disco 4 is like the last of the 2.7lt in the Ford Territory and will be catastrophic failure free

    Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerthDisco View Post
    Every time I turn off the car I quietly say “not this time Dazza” D3 Quick rundown for the uneducated?

    May the force be with you all.
    Regards
    Daz


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOR;[URL="tel:2940229"
    2940229[/URL]]Looking at a new family car, don't have a huge budget at the moment.I am considering a D3, whats the general consensus on engines etc? Will be used for running around and soft touring, to the snow etc. I have a 130 300tdi so don't need another project, just something reliable (enough) for the wife to mostly drive around.

    My parents have a later model Disco 4, which I like and has been good to them. Unfortunately out of my budget though!

    Any advice welcome!
    Get a petrol engine. I know it uses lots more fuel then diesel, but it will take many years to make up the price difference and that’s without taking into account extra servicing costs for the diesel.

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