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      12-02-2010, 06:04 AM   #1
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Land Rover Discovery

Wasnt sure when my wife wanted one of these following ther snow last year..

But past few days its been absolutely amazing.

Watching her just drive off and do a 3 point turn in 2 ft of snow without the car looking like its even noticed there is any snow is pretty incredilbe.

Hail the geniuses at LandRover.....
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      12-02-2010, 06:09 AM   #2
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Mmm, the X3 isn't quite so sure-footed I'm afraid .

Next doors Freelander is zipping around nicely - good DNA .
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Land Rovers are brilliant off road and in the snow, it's a shame they don't have great reliability.

It's one brand that people are loyal to despite the fact that they know they will breakdown or cost them money to repair.
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Land Rovers are brilliant off road and in the snow, it's a shame they don't have great reliability.

It's one brand that people are loyal to despite the fact that they know they will breakdown or cost them money to repair.
Know what you're saying Jon but overall I know a mix of people who have no or very few problems (no more than some German manufacturers) to those that have had a good few electrical problems?

Woman at work had a Freelander for 5 years and bought it second hand (diesel) and it never missed a beat. She's recently bought another Freelander on a 58 plate from a main dealer and the power steering pump needed replacing. Car under warranty so she's ok with it and they admitted it was a known fault (there's a refreshing change eh!). She even knows how to use the gearbox properly in this weather.......another surpise lol. But yes she's getting about no problems and she lives out in one of the villages, but not one of the 'cut off' ones lol.
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      12-02-2010, 07:30 AM   #5
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Wish that I had one this morning! It's not meant to snow down here but we've got 6 inches.
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      12-02-2010, 07:32 AM   #6
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my brother in law swears by them had a disco 3 done 50k in it traded for the new disco 4 with the 3.0d engine HSE spec, he tows park homes with it,he rang me laughing down the phone saying his disco has a snow button,if i had the money i deal for one
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+1 - our Defender is kicking snow butt in these conditions. Trouble is, I keep having to help people out - baa humbug!
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Def agree re 'issues' had a few when we first bought ours but since then its been excellent.

Gave her a quick lesson re 'put it in snow mode, raise the suspension, chuck it in low range and use Hill Decent' and she has been unstoppable since.

I swear she is going to work just to use the car!

2 cars been up our road today... hers and a Mitsubish Shogun that was seriously moving!!
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We all love Land Rovers
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3 defenders at work working perfect no issues .

We have 3 defenders and one guy made a 65 mile trip in to kent and back before 07.30 this morning no problems in thick snow..

That said my 4x4 Mercedes sprinter has done me proud , I think i should have put some weight in the back as the rear was a little loose but she brought me home again safe and sound
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Now on our local BBC news the camera crews have been out again this time to Binbrook in Lincolnshire and other places in remote Lincs. Camera crew gone in 4x4's to get there and only cars that can get in and out of the villages are Landys and the like.

Bloody loads of them! Getting people supplies though as the village shops have run out.
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Def agree re 'issues' had a few when we first bought ours but since then its been excellent.

Gave her a quick lesson re 'put it in snow mode, raise the suspension, chuck it in low range and use Hill Decent' and she has been unstoppable since.

I swear she is going to work just to use the car!

2 cars been up our road today... hers and a Mitsubish Shogun that was seriously moving!!
The new facelifted Shogun's do look very nice (in black), although just a bit too big for me
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Might be because we have one now but I'm seeing LOADS of Defenders now! Most drivers wave too! Don't get that in a BM!
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      12-02-2010, 02:00 PM   #14
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My BIL trained as a dealer tech with Roger Young.
He now runs his own workshop (specialising in LR) and he's the first to admit they are not reliable.
Which is why his business is booming.
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Roger Young have a very good rep down here.

No they aren't reliable overall but they do stuff nothing else can do so you accept the high running costs (and tax) and enjoy their unique benefits instead.
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I think if we all read car forums we may get a surprise of what goes wrong with some supposed reliable marques also! I always check out the technical side of forums before buying a car - makes interesting reading shall we say.
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Dont know how far down you are but - Alfords in Saltash

The have been doing a bit of XC trialling etc much to the wifes dismay lol
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Will check them out! Quite far down but prepared to travel for good service. Local Landy stealer us utter crap.
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Might be because we have one now but I'm seeing LOADS of Defenders now! Most drivers wave too! Don't get that in a BM!
Thing with a BM instead of waving other drivers just give you the wanker
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Thing with a BM instead of waving other drivers just give you the wanker
Indeed they do. Even when you use your indicators.
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I had a fully loaded Disco 3 HSE and really loved it. Very capable truck and does exactly what it says on the tin. That said the engine is diabolical. Had mine remapped which helped but only mildly. They are also very utilitarian inside. When I ordered the new 2010 Range Rover last year I was SO tempted to buy the new face lifted Disco instead, especially when I saw the brand new interior and test drove the new 3.0 engine. It's now perfect in every way in my opinion and I would have changed the order if it wasn't for the high price tag. It was only a few grand less than my fully loaded RRS with all the options I would've wanted and I couldn't justify it as I personally believe the RR is a lot more car for your money. So, I will consider waiting til the prices for the new Disco drop to a sensible level and could very well see myself in one.
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my disco has done 120,000 miles and apart from the usual wear out items, new radiator etc its been 100% reliable. what really bugs me is all those arsoles, a lot of whom work as tv/ radio presenters, who kept on and on about 4x4 divers and the damage they do (which is totally untrue) to the environment are the same ones who are now calling for 4x4 drivers to help out now that many people in environmentally friendly 2 wd cars cant get around! personally i think that whole anti 4x4 campaign was orchestrated by the labour government so that Brown had "no choice" but to massively increase car tax on them. it wouldnt be the first time labour have done somthing like that.
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