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Thread: Why should I buy a rangie rather than a disco?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumbles View Post
    Q - Why should I buy a range rover rather than a disco? - UQ.
    Because they exist and because you can and because there is nothing else like them on the planet.


    Totally agree with you in regards to such a profound statement. Smooth , Comfy , Sleek and superlative .

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    I like both but for me I was after something newer and with less k's so it was either a late rrc or d1 - the diesel won.
    MY08 TDV6 SE D3- permagrin ooh yeah !
    98 TDI AUTO SE DISCO - gone and will be missed.
    2003 Dingo offroad camper trailer
    1998 Triumph Daytona T595
    1974 VW Kombi bus
    1958 Holden FC special sedan

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    Having owned 3 RRCs and now a D2, I think the heart says RRC but the mind says D2 TD5.

    I would not buy a 38A or for that matter an early L322 as every L322 owner that I have spoken to has had a transmission failure.
    I have driven a 38A and was surprised how poor the ride was compared to my RRC. The complexity and poor design just make them too much of a risk.

    The L322 seems to have fewer problems but they can be eye wateringly expensive, like the transmission, the steering column, the ignition switch, the turbo, the plastic water pump, etc .

    The D2 has a much inferior ride to an RRC and I don't know how they managed to make it so bad.LOL

    However my D2 has been MUCH more reliable than my 91RRC, and the lack of suspension articulation doesn't matter so much because traction control is excellent.
    In addition the D2 is a BIG box with the spare on the outside, and you can fit a lot of stuff in the back especially if you remove the rear seat for long trips.
    The economy of the D2 TD5 is excellent and I get about 12L per 100Km while towing a camper trailer at 100-110. This translates to a good range of over 700km while towing.

    With an early 2000s car I have gone for the simplest option of a lower spec D2 with springs, but it has climate control that works well , electric windows, central locking, reasonable sound system , IMHO all you need.

    While some praise ACE and rear airbags, I just see them as something else to go wrong, an attitude reinforced by stopping to help a bloke near Mildura whose ACE pump had done a seal and he was stopping every couple of ks to refill. It would have been a real tow out problem at somewhere remote or even if not enough hydraulic oil was being carried as the ancillary belt relies on the pulley to be there and turning freely.
    Regards Philip A

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipA View Post

    The D2 has a much inferior ride to an RRC and I don't know how they managed to make it so bad.LOL

    [snip]and the lack of suspension articulation doesn't matter so much because traction control is excellent.

    Regards Philip A
    I realise this is a really old thread, but anti-roll bars stiffen the ride up a lot in single wheel bump, (as well as reducing articulation off road) and not having a load leveller in the rear so you can run really soft rear spring rates doesn't help either.

    It's similar to the ride of an old 110 from the mid/late eighties vs a Defender, any Defender.
    There's just no comparison.

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