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Old 01-02-2006, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
Martin Ditter
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Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability

Hello all,

I am dwelling on the question whether to purchase a new Disco with the
TDV6 engine. There seems to be little information on the reliability of
the car. Any experience to share would be appreciated. The model I am
looking at is the SE (French). The other car I am looking at is a Toyota
Land Cruiser.

Thank you for your help!

Martin
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Old 01-02-2006, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability

Martin Ditter wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I am dwelling on the question whether to purchase a new Disco with the
> TDV6 engine. There seems to be little information on the reliability of
> the car. Any experience to share would be appreciated. The model I am
> looking at is the SE (French). The other car I am looking at is a Toyota
> Land Cruiser.
>
> Thank you for your help!
>
> Martin


If you have not already visited you could try here:
http://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/index.php
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability


"Martin Ditter" <mditter@wanadoo.fr> wrote in message
news:43b91e77$0$29218$8fcfb975@news.wanadoo.fr...
> Hello all,
>
> I am dwelling on the question whether to purchase a new Disco with the
> TDV6 engine. There seems to be little information on the reliability of
> the car. Any experience to share would be appreciated. The model I am
> looking at is the SE (French). The other car I am looking at is a Toyota
> Land Cruiser.
>
> Thank you for your help!
>
> Martin


There are very few issues with the new Discovery. I do not own one but know
people who do and they are very satisfied with it. Much improved over the
previous model.
It is in a different league to the Cruiser with 3.0 D4D engine, which is
very 'old world' in design and driving experience. It is more compact,
lively and economical than it or the big LC 100 [which I run] which is more
of a Range Rover rival.
I would have no hesitation in buying it if you like it. The engine,
transmission and suspension are superb while the electronics provide many
advantages and 'surprise and delight' features.


Huw


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Old 01-02-2006, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability

Dougal wrote:
> Martin Ditter wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I am dwelling on the question whether to purchase a new Disco with the
>> TDV6 engine. There seems to be little information on the reliability
>> of the car. Any experience to share would be appreciated. The model I
>> am looking at is the SE (French). The other car I am looking at is a
>> Toyota Land Cruiser.
>>
>> Thank you for your help!
>>
>> Martin

>
>
> If you have not already visited you could try here:
> http://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/index.php


TY Doug, good source. A bit scary to read the problem section....

I test-drove the car today and am very impressed.

Thanks again, Martin
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability

Huw wrote:
> "Martin Ditter" <mditter@wanadoo.fr> wrote in message
> news:43b91e77$0$29218$8fcfb975@news.wanadoo.fr...
>
>>Hello all,
>>
>>I am dwelling on the question whether to purchase a new Disco with the
>>TDV6 engine. There seems to be little information on the reliability of
>>the car. Any experience to share would be appreciated. The model I am
>>looking at is the SE (French). The other car I am looking at is a Toyota
>>Land Cruiser.
>>
>>Thank you for your help!
>>
>>Martin

>
>
> There are very few issues with the new Discovery. I do not own one but know
> people who do and they are very satisfied with it. Much improved over the
> previous model.
> It is in a different league to the Cruiser with 3.0 D4D engine, which is
> very 'old world' in design and driving experience. It is more compact,
> lively and economical than it or the big LC 100 [which I run] which is more
> of a Range Rover rival.
> I would have no hesitation in buying it if you like it. The engine,
> transmission and suspension are superb while the electronics provide many
> advantages and 'surprise and delight' features.
>
>
> Huw
>
>

TY for the reaction. I drove the Discovery today, impressive indeed.
Looks like we are going for the adventure
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:01   #6 (permalink)
Martin Ditter
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability

Martin Ditter wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I am dwelling on the question whether to purchase a new Disco with the
> TDV6 engine. There seems to be little information on the reliability of
> the car. Any experience to share would be appreciated. The model I am
> looking at is the SE (French). The other car I am looking at is a Toyota
> Land Cruiser.
>
> Thank you for your help!
>
> Martin

From browsing the various sources it would seem that the suspension and
electric systems are particular sources for concern. Any indication of
changes in the production since early 2005? New type of compressor for
instance? As from when? The car is for my wife and I do not fancy
imagining her stuck somewhere with a brand nez car.

TY, Martin
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability

On or around Mon, 2 Jan 2006 13:07:28 -0000, "Huw"
<hedydd[nospam]@tiscali.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>
>
>There are very few issues with the new Discovery. I do not own one but know
>people who do and they are very satisfied with it. Much improved over the
>previous model.
>It is in a different league to the Cruiser with 3.0 D4D engine, which is
>very 'old world' in design and driving experience. It is more compact,
>lively and economical than it or the big LC 100 [which I run] which is more
>of a Range Rover rival.
>I would have no hesitation in buying it if you like it. The engine,
>transmission and suspension are superb while the electronics provide many
>advantages and 'surprise and delight' features.


longevity can hardly have been tested much yet, except by LR themselves. 's
nice to hear that there are no glaring faults, though. not that I can
afford one anyway...
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Old 01-02-2006, 12:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability

Martin Ditter wrote:
> The car is for my wife and I do not fancy
> imagining her stuck somewhere with a brand new car.


If you can find me a brand new car that is guaranteed to break down
somewhere really remote I'll take two, one for the wife, and one for the
mother-in-law. ;-)


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Old 01-25-2006, 21:44   #9 (permalink)
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Martin,
Ive had a tdv6 with air suspension, terrain response & diff lock for 12 mths- absolutely fantastic, quiet as a luxury saloon, tows 2 tonne caravan at 100kph [ legal limit ] get 13 - 15 L /100 kms.
Cruising 8.5 - 9.5 L / 100kms.
Mates with Nissan & Toyota are amazed.
No issues at all don't even compare td5 its a dinosuar by comparison.
Ive done my homework, there is nothing out there that even compares if you want off road included, if you dont then Benz or x5 BMW are also nice
DV
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Old 10-22-2007, 19:35   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability

Not to dog the Land Rover they are very capable vehicles. However as far as reliability nothing quite lives up to the toyota. It may not be as quiet or ride as smooth but they are just damn near impossible to kill. I accidently ran mine for over a month with no oil. OOPS. Don't try this at home kids. I had my oil changed before a trip and the the mechanic forgot to put oil filter on! I put on a filter filled the oil and still going strong. The vehicle had 140,000 on it at the time and now has 227,000. This is my eighth Toy. I happened to be at this site because I am replacing an engine on a Ford Expolorer for a friend of mine and had some questions. I was browsing and saw your post.
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