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Old 04-12-2002, 05:43   #1 (permalink)
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mad 2003 Disco

Ok the pics show a modern looking Disco, but what is going to happen when I load it up with the bullbar, lights, aerials, snorkel, sidesteps, roof rack.. u know the usual stuff, will they all fit ok.
And talking fit, where the %#@{ do you fit the UHF and HF radios, and the GPS. It does not look like the inside will accomodate any of these.

Once again a nice looking city vehicle, but in the bush ??

And lastly will the 2003 come with the TD6?
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Hello and welcome.

I guess they can all be made to fit, but that is another question. What your saying is that they have lost the plot and not allowed for the fitting of these items.

I not that the diff lock has returned so that has to be a good thing.

Has the console changed to make the fitting of radios and sat nav a problem?
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Old 04-12-2002, 15:37   #3 (permalink)
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To be honest. I personally think that the Rovers are now being designed more so for the American SUV soccer mom. I really hate that.

Hopefully they will get back to basics.
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I don't doubt the brand has changed to cater for the American market. The size increases and all are directed at the USA.

But out of the box I still don't believe you are going to get a better off road machine. The crusier and patrol in this country are the leaders in sales but off road the segment is still headed by Landrover.

The M series and the X5 are very good machines and can achieve alot off road but they can't match it in the real rough and they aren't marketed in this area in the first place. The test will be when these new model cars reach AUstralia where they are tested by some of the worlds toughest conditions. They need to pass out here and not on some concocted Landrover test track to prove they haven't gone soft. Secondly the Aust press can be brutal in their assessment

The dependence on electronics in off road conditions being removed from the 2003 disco is evidence landrover are listening to their core buyer group.
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Old 04-13-2002, 19:45   #5 (permalink)
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No doubt time will tell how the new disco does in the bush, and it is good to hear that there will be less dependence on electronics in the future.

What troubles me, and a lot of other people who live in the bush, is that the new models, and this also applies to other makes as well, is that trying to fit extras in the interior is a nightmare.

There just is not room to fit the needed extras like UHF radios let alone HF radios with their large boxes.

It would appear that the new vehicles are being made for the suburban driver who does not need any extra's but for those of us in the bush it takes a bit of modifying to fit in the everyday requirements.
This also applies to the outside of vehicles as well, on my 97 Disco I have had to make modifications to have adequate recovery points, which you would think would be standard, but no they are not.
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