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Old 05-06-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
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Buying a disco number of previous owners

looking around at disco's just wondering what people's views are on how many
previous owners cars have had, i feel that the fewer the better. my
thinking on this is if i buy a car that is reliable i keep it for year's, if
i keep having problem's with it i get rid. preferably i want a one/two
previous owned vehicle. would the number of previous owners put other people
off? i suppose when you think about it three owners on a ten year old car is
not excessive, i just tend to keep vehicles for many years.

Paul.






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Old 05-06-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Buying a disco number of previous owners

"Paul" <paul.olivier@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> looking around at disco's just wondering what people's views are on how
> many previous owners cars have had, i feel that the fewer the better. my
> thinking on this is if i buy a car that is reliable i keep it for year's,
> if i keep having problem's with it i get rid. preferably i want a one/two
> previous owned vehicle. would the number of previous owners put other
> people off? i suppose when you think about it three owners on a ten year
> old car is not excessive, i just tend to keep vehicles for many years.
>
> Paul.


But don't forget on Petrol V8's the owner factor is multiplied by 2 for
those who aren't at one with the consumption and drive pattern maker.

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Old 05-06-2005, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Buying a disco number of previous owners

> looking around at disco's just wondering what people's views are on how
> many previous owners cars have had, i feel that the fewer the better. my
> thinking on this is if i buy a car that is reliable i keep it for year's,
> if i keep having problem's with it i get rid. preferably i want a one/two
> previous owned vehicle. would the number of previous owners put other
> people off? i suppose when you think about it three owners on a ten year
> old car is not excessive, i just tend to keep vehicles for many years.


When I purchased my 96 Disco in 2000 it had had 4 owners by then. Uh oh
alarm bells, its been an absolute dream to drive and service, nothing out of
the blue except the timing belt snapping 19 miles before its service, which
was to have the timing belt done !!!

Dave


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Old 05-07-2005, 06:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Buying a disco number of previous owners

in article 3e1nirFocgeU1@individual.net, Paul at paul.olivier@ntlworld.com
wrote on 6/5/05 6:24 pm:

> looking around at disco's just wondering what people's views are on how many
> previous owners cars have had, i feel that the fewer the better. my
> thinking on this is if i buy a car that is reliable i keep it for year's, if
> i keep having problem's with it i get rid. preferably i want a one/two
> previous owned vehicle. would the number of previous owners put other people
> off? i suppose when you think about it three owners on a ten year old car is
> not excessive, i just tend to keep vehicles for many years.
>
> Paul.
>
>
>
>
>
>

Same here. We have had the old Dicovery since 1997 and it had had one
previous owner. The RR has had a few more, but the guy we bought it from in
1998 had had it for 7 years and looked after it very well. He had all LRO
mags in bound folders from issue 1 and no expense was spared on it. The
only reason he sold it was to pay for his wife's knee op.
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Nikki

2000 Discovery V8
1990 Discovery V8
1985 Range Rover V8 - FOR SALE
1979 Lightweight 2.25 petrol
1976 Series lll 2.25 petrol - in need of repair

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Old 05-07-2005, 08:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Buying a disco number of previous owners

>
> When I purchased my 96 Disco in 2000 it had had 4 owners by then. Uh oh
> alarm bells, its been an absolute dream to drive and service, nothing out

of
> the blue except the timing belt snapping 19 miles before its service,

which
> was to have the timing belt done !!!


How much damage was done Dave?
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Old 05-07-2005, 10:01   #6 (permalink)
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> How much damage was done Dave?
> TonyB


Luckily not very much at all. Even got Landrover to pay 50% of the bill :)
Thanks to Williams in Manchester.

Dave


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