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Which Discovery to buy

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Which Discovery to buy

Post by Hurricaneplanes » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:19 pm

I am thinking of buying a Discovery up to £2500 in price. Which year or model should I be looking at please? Once bought then I will join the club.

 
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Re: Which Discovery to buy

Post by Holmesy » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:38 pm

You're looking at a good discovery 1 or a average discovery 2 at the price buddy
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Re: Which Discovery to buy

Post by Hurricaneplanes » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:45 am

Thank you for your reply. Which one of these two categories would be the better buy do you think. I read of chassis and floor panel corrosion being s problem, but is it the same for both models please. Sorry to be asking all these questions but trying to avoid buying a lemon.

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Re: Which Discovery to buy

Post by nigel3809 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:59 pm

The Discovery 1 & 2 both have their pros and cons.

When it comes to corrosion the Discovery 1 Chassis is normally quite good but the body work suffers, especially around the inner and outer sills, wheel arches and boot floor, though repairable they can build up in cost for a garage to do the work, as it is in my case. Engines are reliable and quite easy to work on as long as serving is carried out (oil change I tend to do every six months).

Discovery 2, the body seems to very good at not rusting, but the chassis can suffer especially at the rear. Again engines are good though a lot more electrics, though can usually be diagnosed with a diagnose kit like the Hawkeye or Britpart Lynx system. I think parts tend to be a bit more costly to. The engine though is much more refined and smother with its 5th cylinder (diesel model).

I have has my 1997 Discovery 1 Auto now for 9 years, and been pretty good. Has had a few mechanical break downs over the years (sort of things that can happen to any car) and has had a lot of welding over my ownership, especially this year with having both sills replaced, not to mention a 2nd hand auto gearbox and 2nd hand turbo to. Just can't seem to part with it :)
1997 Discovery 300tdi Auto
2004 Discovery 2 ES Premium
2003 Freelander Td4 Auto 5 Door Pre Facelift
2003 Freelander Td4 Manual 3 Door Facelift -
1971 Series 3 SWB
It seems I just can’t sell any lol

 

Re: Which Discovery to buy

Post by Hurricaneplanes » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:18 pm

Thank you for your replies, a lot to think about. Seems as if you can get good and bad vehicles from either Discovery 1 or 2. Thank you again.

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Re: Which Discovery to buy

Post by nigel3809 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:59 pm

Good or bad, just like with any car model from all manufactures
1997 Discovery 300tdi Auto
2004 Discovery 2 ES Premium
2003 Freelander Td4 Auto 5 Door Pre Facelift
2003 Freelander Td4 Manual 3 Door Facelift -
1971 Series 3 SWB
It seems I just can’t sell any lol


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