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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Mav, Jul 30, 2009.
It's a 1995 Range Rover Classic LWB.
Re the 2002 and no CDL - not exactly true but takes some working out, some g/boxes have the internals, others don't. Our 2002 does have CDL (australia)
the the 2004 DII - YES totally agree our first was a 2004
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.
I'd only be using the truck on weekends for light family off roading and something to tinker with.
The 04 you say? Hmmm
Can you not get the td5?
The oil pump issue was worked out by 2004 and only effects a certain VIN range between 2002-2003
4.6 will get slightly better gas mileage than the 3.9 or 4.0. But don't expect much more than 15 mpg in mixed driving. 16-18 highway isn't uncommon if you keep it at 65 or below.
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
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?
I had the same Disco, same colour. Great truck but beastly mileage.
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
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?
digging the maggiolina
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.
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
head light bulbs
fixed leak on a fuel pipe REF/A/
replaced pwr steering hose REF/A/
could happen to any vehicle
my experience so far is that i am very comfortable with them
Kids can join in too....
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.
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.
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.