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Thread: Which RR would you buy ?

  1. #11
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    I have been servicing my diesel disco with no trouble for 3 years. Just the normal stuff, oil and filter changes, fluids and brakes. Possibly even easier than the V8 Disco I serviced for ten years as there is no electrics (sparks, distributor etc). So I wouldn't let the servicing put you off. I'm looking to import from Japan, miles cheaper and seems pretty easy at least to me anyway. They have Disco's deefers and RR's. IO'd use an escrow service and a local importer who also does the vicroads clearance and rego. Around 2k all up. Still tossing up what to get though.

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    re: Which RR would you buy

    I've somehow got myself into the situation where I have one of each, 85 Classic, 95 P38 and 2002 L322.

    The 3.5 V8 twin carb Classic is great for chucking around off road and not really having too worry too much about. The RR purist in me thinks this one is the best, it's the real deal. However, it's loud, slow and comparably appalling fuel consumption compared to the others.

    The P38 for me is the most stylish, before it became too Range Rooney / Toorak Tractor. It has the most comfortable ride of the three and in will still tow well. If these three cars were produced now, brand new, the P38 would be my choice. However, the early versions suffer from being new enough to be electronic this / electronic that which is great in the luxury stakes, but let's face it, it's a Range Rover, and things do go wrong, and the older the cars get, the more often the quibbles are. As it is with my 95, it's at the stage where its new enough to be expensive to fix when I can't do it myself (which is more frequently than most I imagine, I'm not particularly mechanically minded), but old enough to go wrong reasonably frequently.

    This is what led me to the L322. The early models aren't vulgar like the newer ones in my opinion, I'm not a fan of the new supercharged series grill and such. The 4.4 l v8 Beemer engine is great, but would benefit from an engine balance (it's on my list to do).

    My advice based on your requirements would be a 2002 / 2003 Vogue, with the Diesel, you will be able to tow easily, get better fuel economy, and still have a decent offroad vehicle for when the mood takes you. However to my mind a RR isn't a proper Rangie without a V8 under the hood, head or heart it's up to you. However, if you're buying with your head, get a Landcruiser, but that's not why we're here

    yours, IMHO

  3. #13
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    JSP,

    The L322 diesel is a dream.. I live in the city and do about 1000km / week. Avg fuel is <10L / 100Km. It has all the power in the world; all the comfort to sit in a traffic jam; all the ability to go scrub when needed.

    Rim
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    L322 '06 Range Rover Vogue TD6

  4. #14
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    HI there,
    the l322 02-05 diesel you can't get in a vogue, only the 4.4 petrol but some diesels are optioned upwards. Diesel is cheaper to run fuel economy wise but the purchase price is alot higher to get a low km car. Another way to look at it is if you buy a 4.4 vogue for $6000 less than a diesel but with all the added extra's. If you allow an extra 50ltr/1000km travelled and X it buy $1.5 per litre = $75 per 1000 kms more than a diesel

    $6000/$75=80 x1000kms=80,000kms

    It would take 80,000kms travelled to be square with a diesel.

    Just a thought

    regards Paul

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinozcmax View Post
    I have been servicing my diesel disco with no trouble for 3 years. Just the normal stuff, oil and filter changes, fluids and brakes. Possibly even easier than the V8 Disco I serviced for ten years as there is no electrics (sparks, distributor etc). So I wouldn't let the servicing put you off. I'm looking to import from Japan, miles cheaper and seems pretty easy at least to me anyway. They have Disco's deefers and RR's. IO'd use an escrow service and a local importer who also does the vicroads clearance and rego. Around 2k all up. Still tossing up what to get though.
    Martin

    do you have any prices, I ahve been following a Facebook site called Ozzie car rip offs and I was unaware that you could import direct from Japan

    Gazz

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazz View Post
    Martin

    do you have any prices, I ahve been following a Facebook site called Ozzie car rip offs and I was unaware that you could import direct from Japan

    Gazz
    Gazz,

    Unfortunately when push came to shove I discovered you can't import unless it is an exotic sports car not already sold here.

    Martin

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