Land Rover Lust!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Mav, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. RoverGS

    RoverGS Been here awhile

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    It's a 1995 Range Rover Classic LWB.
  2. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    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 :clap our first was a 2004

    Hay Ewe
  3. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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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.
    I'd only be using the truck on weekends for light family off roading and something to tinker with.
    The 04 you say? Hmmm
  4. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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    Can you not get the td5?
  5. maloryII

    maloryII more north, more wet

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    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.
  6. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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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.
  7. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    So which trigger to pull :dunno
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    I am fortunate to have this conundrum
  8. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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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 :lol3

    Whichever you like is the one you should get :D

    I notice the Disco does not have lights in the bumper like we do? Or is it just a different spec?
  9. Patrol

    Patrol VALE 46!

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    I had the same Disco, same colour. Great truck but beastly mileage.
  10. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    base camp :ricky

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  11. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer

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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.
  12. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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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
  13. maloryII

    maloryII more north, more wet

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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. :lol3

    What's the mileage on the 04?
  14. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    This ^ :thumb
    digging the maggiolina
  15. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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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.

    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.
  16. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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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

    Hay Ewe
  17. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Kids can join in too....

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  18. maloryII

    maloryII more north, more wet

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    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.

    Epic :lol3
  19. maloryII

    maloryII more north, more wet

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    You don't have the 4.6 :lol3

    I've had very few issues with any Rover I've had. The unreliability is generally myth and then perception becomes reality.
  20. Hurley959

    Hurley959 Adventurer

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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.