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Old 01-02-2006, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Graham G
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability

Martin Ditter muttered summat about:

> 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


Father has had one since November '04, no real problems to report. He has
done 20,000 miles or there abouts without any issue. No mods have been done
to it that I'm aware of, think its had a software upgrade, but only as part
of service. Has been odd little things, like a faulty sender switch telling
him he is low on coolant, but that was more of a nuisance than anything
else. Nothing has let him down to date (touch wood). Did a couple hundred
miles in it myself over christmas break, and have to say was very impressed.
Its a TDV6 HSE, the only thing stopping me ordering one atm is the price.

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Old 01-03-2006, 09:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability


"Graham G" <NOSPAM@here.com> wrote in message
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> Martin Ditter muttered summat about:
>
>> 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!
>>>


I bought one in December and I have to say I absolutely love it, it is more
like a Range Rover to drive. The air suspension is fabulous, the engine is
sweet as a nut and I have had absolutely no problems at all. To be honest I
don't think there is a better all-round car available today,

My advice - BUY ONE!!!!!


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Old 01-04-2006, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
Martin Ditter
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability

Andrew Cooke wrote:
> "Graham G" <NOSPAM@here.com> wrote in message
> news:41tndhF1eq5l6U1@individual.net...
>
>>Martin Ditter muttered summat about:
>>
>>
>>>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!
>>>>

>
>
> I bought one in December and I have to say I absolutely love it, it is more
> like a Range Rover to drive. The air suspension is fabulous, the engine is
> sweet as a nut and I have had absolutely no problems at all. To be honest I
> don't think there is a better all-round car available today,
>
> My advice - BUY ONE!!!!!
>
>

Thanks to all, I took the general advice, sold my soul to my banker and
signed for a TDV6 Seven SE. Could not get one with nav system before
three monts so I went for the one without. I'll let you know how we get
on once we have the marvel....if ever my wife lets me drive it!

TY again. Martin
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:01   #4 (permalink)
Vincenzoni Attilio, Esq.
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability

"Martin Ditter" <mditter@wanadoo.fr> ha scritto nel messaggio
news:43bc3489$0$18313


> Thanks to all, I took the general advice, sold my soul to my banker and
> signed for a TDV6 Seven SE. Could not get one with nav system before three
> monts so I went for the one without.


You did well. The navigator is nice to see, the "pleen-plon!" voice
guidance is sympa, but the whole system is not worth the 3 KEUR it costs (2K
for the satnav and 1K for the advanced audio system). As for map details and
ease of use, my wife's 350 eur "tomtom one" is better. It might be nice to
have the premium satnav, with offroad capability and mechanical
innerworkings display (say goodbye to another 1K euro, and they make
4k)(!!).

Definitely invest that money in automatic shift instead. I have the manual
gear and with 6 speeds i'm shifting all the times as crazy. But, as the car
has so much torque, i only use the odd speeds :-|.

On road, it handles as a starship, seems to run as maglev, on an air
cushion.

> if ever my wife lets me drive it!


Wouldn't a Yaris or a Panda be more than enough for a wife? how many kids
will she being touring around?




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Old 01-16-2006, 07:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Plan to buy a new Disco TDV6 any experience on reliability

Vincenzoni Attilio, Esq. <aaavincenzoni@hotmail.com> wrote:

> "Martin Ditter" <mditter@wanadoo.fr> ha scritto nel messaggio
> news:43bc3489$0$18313
>
>
>> Thanks to all, I took the general advice, sold my soul to my banker and
>> signed for a TDV6 Seven SE...
>>if ever my wife lets me drive it!

>
> Wouldn't a Yaris or a Panda be more than enough for a wife?


'course it would - way too much. doubt she'd need much more than a
bicycle to fetch the odd bit of shopping for the evening meal.

> how many kids
> will she being touring around?


immaterial - the walk is good for them.

/gets coat

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