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Old 10-11-2012, 08:15 AM   #1306
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My first choice was an 04 but after reading the rover forums I heard the 4.6
had problems with the oil pump and really bad gas mileage even by rover standards.
The 4.6 pulls a lot better than the smaller engines, it's the only (gas) rover that doesn't make you notice slight uphill grades.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:08 PM   #1307
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The 4.6 pulls a lot better than the smaller engines, it's the only (gas) rover that doesn't make you notice slight uphill grades.
So which trigger to pull



I am fortunate to have this conundrum
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:36 PM   #1308
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Both look nice. I would pic the top one if only from a practical point of view. The series will be the better investment although it will probably be a money pit as well

Whichever you like is the one you should get

I notice the Disco does not have lights in the bumper like we do? Or is it just a different spec?
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:40 PM   #1309
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I had the same Disco, same colour. Great truck but beastly mileage.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #1310
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:21 PM   #1311
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So which trigger to pull

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Come' on, is there really even a debate? The series is so much cooler, and when your done with it, it will be worth more than what you paid.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:32 PM   #1312
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Come' on, is there really even a debate? The series is so much cooler, and when your done with it, it will be worth more than what you paid.
Understood, however i reckon that truck will need about 20k in mods to make it a good runner. At the very least a new power plant and drive train $$$
Don't get me wrong I'm with you but her indoors may not be cool with a hunk of money pit taking up garage space.

Going to call the pikey sellers of the series tomorrow and see what the status is.

Thanks for all the input
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:06 PM   #1313
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Understood, however i reckon that truck will need about 20k in mods to make it a good runner. At the very least a new power plant and drive train $$$
Don't get me wrong I'm with you but her indoors may not be cool with a hunk of money pit taking up garage space.

Going to call the pikey sellers of the series tomorrow and see what the status is.

Thanks for all the input
You will regret the Series. That is a pure enthusiast vehicle, not a truck you want to load the family in and drive any sort of distance. As romantic as they are, they're not comfortable vehicles in any conventional way.

And every Series owner will tell you different as he tries to sell you his.

What's the mileage on the 04?
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:16 PM   #1314
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:19 PM   #1315
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You will regret the Series. That is a pure enthusiast vehicle, not a truck you want to load the family in and drive any sort of distance. As romantic as they are, they're not comfortable vehicles in any conventional way.

And every Series owner will tell you different as he tries to sell you his.

What's the mileage on the 04?
Every disco Im seeing is about 100k more or less on the clock.
I accept that I will be working on it (a lot ) and it gets crappy mileage.
But I can use it for practical reasons straight away.

Oh btw, last time I was in Sierra Vista my bike broke down and I ended up picking up a '72 Winnebago from an RV place in Huachoocha city and drove it back to LA.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:36 PM   #1316
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Why do you think you will be working on an 2004 disco a lot?
I dont do much, oil changes when needed, general look over and keep it clean

we have had discos since 2007 and I have done the following :-

changed door locks
changed oils
changed filters
changed shocks
head light bulbs
fixed leak on a fuel pipe REF/A/
replaced pwr steering hose REF/A/

RER/A/
could happen to any vehicle

my experience so far is that i am very comfortable with them

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Old 10-12-2012, 04:18 AM   #1317
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:24 AM   #1318
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Every disco Im seeing is about 100k more or less on the clock.
I accept that I will be working on it (a lot ) and it gets crappy mileage.
But I can use it for practical reasons straight away.
Mileage isn't terrible -- even with a mild build you should be able to get 13-16 highway. It's no diesel, but it's comparable to most other mid-sized SUVs of that vintage with, in most case, significantly more capability, flexibility (in terms of aftermarket build style), and definitely more panache.

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Oh btw, last time I was in Sierra Vista my bike broke down and I ended up picking up a '72 Winnebago from an RV place in Huachoocha city and drove it back to LA.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:25 AM   #1319
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Why do you think you will be working on an 2004 disco a lot?
I dont do much, oil changes when needed, general look over and keep it clean

we have had discos since 2007 and I have done the following :-

changed door locks
changed oils
changed filters
changed shocks
head light bulbs
fixed leak on a fuel pipe REF/A/
replaced pwr steering hose REF/A/

RER/A/
could happen to any vehicle

my experience so far is that i am very comfortable with them

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You don't have the 4.6

I've had very few issues with any Rover I've had. The unreliability is generally myth and then perception becomes reality.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:29 AM   #1320
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In my experience with these things, no two trucks are the same. When shopping, evaluate the owner of the truck just as much as the truck itself. Preventative and regular maintenance will make them last forever, and if they're neglected it shows.
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