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in the market for a discovery

Post by jayellay » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:55 pm

HELLO ALL,
I DONT HAVE A LANDCOVER BUT HAVE ALWAYS ADMIRED THEM FROM AFAR. SOLD MY 96 4RUNNER LIMITED TO GET MY WIFE A TURBO SUBARU FORESTER (NICE, NICE CAR, BUT NOT ME) AND I AM STUCK W A PRIUS BECAUSE OF MY WORK COMMUTE. GREAT CAR, BUT AGAIN, NOT ME. ALWAYS LOVED THE LOOK OF THE DISCOVERY SERIES 1 AND 2.

COULD I TROUBLE YOU ALL FOR INFO AND PROS AND CONS? SEEMS LIKE A VERY EXCLUSIVE CLUB. SHOULD I EVEN BOTHER?

IN NEED OF A “ME” CAR

SORRY TO BOTHER,
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP,

MAHALO,
JAY

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Re: in the market for a discovery

Post by AndyL » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:18 pm

Hello Jay,

Many thanks for contacting the club!! And welcome to our forum.

There are a number of good D2’s about at the moment at various different levels. What sort of budget are you looking at and where are you in the country?

We always welcome new people and you are assured of good conversation and tips from our members not to mention some great banter too!



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Re: in the market for a discovery

Post by Druid » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:52 pm

Hi Jay, thanks for contacting us at DOC
My preference is a late Discovery 1 300tdi. (1997-1998)
Cheaper to buy/parts and far less complicated to fix.
Jap imports are usually far better for condition but may be harder to insure; (no idea why)
Joining our club will get you a discount from one of the major insurers which covers the cost of membership; (Adrian Flux)
Many of our club members have more than one Discovery/Land Rover so its not uncommon for one to come up for sale with history.
Keep looking but don't rush into buying.
Both the Discovery 1 and 2 have their problems with corrosion.
The D1 fairs better with chassis but bodywork is more often the issue which is why I suggested the Jap import.
Jap imports have a high spec with slightly higher BHP due to emissions but as far as I know only come in auto.
The auto is generally reliable and works well off-road.
V8's sound great but you need a filling station round every corner
2.5 tdi begins low powered but there are plenty of DIY mods to give it the power you need.
Hope this helps
1997 300TDi, Auto, LPG power modification, Allisport ECU chip & full width intercooler, egr blanked, silicon hoses, ITG air filter, Cat removed, Sports Exhaust, HD Terrafirma Shocks & 2" suspension lift, castor corrected, wide angle props, polybushed, Drilled/grooved brakes, HD bumper. 500w of CREE LED lamps, Side-steps. Full length custom roof rack.
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Re: in the market for a discovery

Post by Terrierking » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:15 pm

jayellay wrote:HELLO ALL,
I DONT HAVE A LANDCOVER BUT HAVE ALWAYS ADMIRED THEM FROM AFAR. SOLD MY 96 4RUNNER LIMITED TO GET MY WIFE A TURBO SUBARU FORESTER (NICE, NICE CAR, BUT NOT ME) AND I AM STUCK W A PRIUS BECAUSE OF MY WORK COMMUTE. GREAT CAR, BUT AGAIN, NOT ME. ALWAYS LOVED THE LOOK OF THE DISCOVERY SERIES 1 AND 2.

COULD I TROUBLE YOU ALL FOR INFO AND PROS AND CONS? SEEMS LIKE A VERY EXCLUSIVE CLUB. SHOULD I EVEN BOTHER?

IN NEED OF A “ME” CAR

SORRY TO BOTHER,
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP,

MAHALO,
JAY


Hi Jay

My partner has just decided to sell her D2, a 15 year old TD5 in dark blue, worth £2k she says but would go for £1800 if asked.
Let me know if you're interested?

rog.tdv6@gmail.com
Rog #840
Discourse Editor (yet again) :pcpunch:
"Ebony" blacked out D5 ES


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