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  1. If it was a Disco 1, I know exactly where to poke it... Disco 2 likewise, but Disco 3/4? What are the weaknesses that I should look for? Tomorrow I will be driving the length of the country and on the way I will be looking at a D4 that is way outside my budget, but I am passing close by so I thought I would have a look - just for laughs and giggles https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/60-REG-LAND-ROVER-DISCOVERY-4-3-0TDV6-HSE-AUTO-LOW-MILEAGE/183421268124?hash=item2ab4c2709c:g:y8IAAOSwLEVbkpWi
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    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    Phew - I am pleased about that Hopefully it's also an old wives tale about the service schedule requiring that the body is lifted in order to remove the gearbox's sump pan?
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    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    Been watching youTube vids and you are right - it appears that a slightly different mindset is needed, but it appears that people have worked out ways around the worst of the "designed for easy assembly rather than easy maintenance" aspects of the car. By the way, the best example I found of the above mindset is the "sealed for life" autobox! What penny-pinching accountant came up with that idea? I guess it's ok if your vehicle "life" is only meant to extend through the initial buyer's ownership... (sorry if there are now any offended accountants out there, I haven't forgotten that an engineer put the design together, but I bet he cried himself to sleep after agreeing to that! ) But even with the sealed box there is a way around the problem So currently my thinking is to keep the rusting D2 on the road as long as I can, as both a spare car and for RTV trials if I get time. Then look at getting a D4 (since they seem to be a lot better than the D3) if possible within my budget. Talking of D4s, there appear to be some commercials around - since I only want two seats, is it possible to get one of these and then tax it as a two seat private car? (is that still called PLG?) ?? Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this discussion so far... You really are helping me enormously! Rog
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    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    Hmm, on the other hand - these guys are doing pretty well:
  5. ThreeSheds

    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    so many well made points follow that it made me feel like a week willed floating voter... I am sold sir (for now )
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    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    To be honest and on reflection, if I went for a D3/4 I probably wouldn't trial it - a D2 on the other hand So I guess that is a (much needed) tick in the D2 column...
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    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    Damn! That's annoying...
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    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    Currently I am with the Buchan Off Road Drivers Club, but to be honest, since I joined I've not been able to attend anything due to a combination of other commitments and the current car being off the road a lot of the time. I used to do RTV events with The Yorkshire Off Road Club though and decided that as long as you are not too competitive and don't mind pulling out when a section gets too iffy, and have bumpers and rock/tree sliders, it's fun to drive around the course. Although over the years, my RRC did get rather 'modified' The other thing I am thinking of is joining The Highland 4 Wheel Drive Club, who have 'drive-outs' that look like fun. As you are probably aware there is no such ting as 'green lanes' in Scotland, but from what I have seen the H4WDC get permission to drive the estate tracks that are in abundance.. At the end of the day I have seen some interesting utube vids of D3/4 doing some amazing things and would like to give it a go. Not sure how far I will go along that way, but would like to try.
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    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    That surprises me! I'll look into that as well then. Thanks
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    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    Thanks for all that Mr D.. Interesting and well argued points. Sadly the RRS or similar is not an option since one of the important uses for this car will be to sleep in the back when touring abroad... One of the things I like about the D3/4 is the extra space in the back. Me and my partner can sleep in the back of the D2 but only just... The rear locker would be nice, but I've never had one anyway (although always had central lockers) so hopefully the 'terrain response' will be enough, but I too have noticed the lack of them in advertised cars. After driving my current (automatic) D2 I really want to get back to a manual, so will be looking for that whatever the model I choose. The amount of work involved in changing the autobox filter is off-putting too! The car will be used mainly on the road as a main car, with occasional RTV trials, foreign tours and snow and ice thrown in, so I think either the D2 or D3/4 will be excellent for me... Decisions decisions!
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    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    Derail the thread? This is exactly the kind of discussion I was after when I started it - like a few lads chatting down the pub! This is proving to be (for me at least) a most worthwhile read. Thank you one an all - keep it coming! Yes - just recently I have been thinking that a D4 might be a better choice... (but still considering all options) I am hoping that this car will be the 'it'll see me out' one which is why I want to spend so much on it (previously I have never spent more than £3k on a car), so FSH, low mileage and no rust are primary requirements, but space and comfort follow close behind. Oh and of course I HAS to be a Land Rover
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    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    Ooohhhh... Now I am swinging the other way!!! I really do like the thought of the D£ (sorry typo, I meant D3)
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    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    I am liking the way this is going - re-chassis and refurb all the iffy bits like ACE and air suspension (which I like), but it's a lot of wok for an old man with a full time job... Maybe I could get somebody else to do it... <<musing>>
  14. ThreeSheds

    Disco 2 or Disco 3 ..... Discuss!

    Good point...
  15. Got up to maybe £12k to spend, want another Disco (started chasing rust on the current TD5), so the options are a really good TD5 or a not quite so good TDV6. I am not in a hurry and will be looking for less than 80,000 on the clock. I am interested in ALL opinions, even trivial ones like 'I don't like the shape', but technical reasons would be nice. Cheers Roger p.s. I don't like rust... I really don't like rust!

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