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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Go to ANY sh@it hole in the world and 99% of them drive Toyota Landcruisers/Hilux's they just don't break down.


Yep we have 330 of them Grin as for the Ad blue it drinks it. Oil diluted with?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oil diluted with?


Fuel.

Starter for 10 https://www.discosportforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6190&f=12#p69157
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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spongebob squarepants wrote:
Oil diluted with?


Fuel.

Starter for 10 https://www.discosportforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6190&f=12#p69157


Explains a lot, this thing was asking for a service after literally 3 weeks. Same with topping up the adblue. I hate it more by the day
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate it more by the day Floor Floor Floor
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Buy her the last of the Defenders - uber cool amongst the Cheshire set Rolling Eyes That said they aint cheap as it takes at least 30 bags to get you into one. With rose tinted specs you can say it's a classic appreciating asset Grin

Having said all that my chum has just bought another FFRR which he thinks it's his 24th what It can handle the 3 mile Mayfair commute no problem Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread has put the mockers on me chopping my Merc Daily in for a Jag Sad

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I recently changed my BMW X5 and I was torn between a Disco and another X5.(Liked the Audi Q7 but silly money) - Really like the layout of the Disco inside, comfort etc but my head kept telling me -"there is a reason why these come bottom in customer satisfaction surveys....." - went for another X5 in the end. Fingers crossed!


after 4 successive Discoveries (the last a 54 late 3 was actually quite good apart from the fuel consumption) we switched to an X5, then followed two X3s. Was so tempted to go back to LR as I loved the look of the cars and the current X5 seemed hideously expensive... ...until i realised that BMW would discount these quite heavily if you called at the right time (early January for us). Do I regret the X5? Not a jot its such a good car and has the towing capacity of an ox. We struggle to get less than 32.5mpg - I imagine it can be done but you'd have to be driving it like a nutter or never come out of sport-plus mode.

I so want to love LR again, but threads like this convince me yet again that they are not yet ready for it! I really have no idea why Autocar rates their products so highly and always higher than the comparable BMW models. I suspect if they bought one of each posing as a regular punter that they would change their mind on which was best fairly rapidly.

Oh, and sorry this is sounding like an advertisement - but BMW surely has the best warranty on the planet. i've had work done at their expense long after the warranty expired as well. Generally if they see you as a loyal customer that looks after their car, then they reciprocate without having to be pushed. Hey - that's something that Porsche could try!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am on my third FFRR. If I had to go down to two cars it would be the RR and either a Porsche or Mercedes. They can (do) go wrong, but when they are working they are great.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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mikeluke wrote:
I recently changed my BMW X5 and I was torn between a Disco and another X5.(Liked the Audi Q7 but silly money) - Really like the layout of the Disco inside, comfort etc but my head kept telling me -"there is a reason why these come bottom in customer satisfaction surveys....." - went for another X5 in the end. Fingers crossed!


after 4 successive Discoveries (the last a 54 late 3 was actually quite good apart from the fuel consumption) we switched to an X5, then followed two X3s. Was so tempted to go back to LR as I loved the look of the cars and the current X5 seemed hideously expensive... ...until i realised that BMW would discount these quite heavily if you called at the right time (early January for us). Do I regret the X5? Not a jot its such a good car and has the towing capacity of an ox. We struggle to get less than 32.5mpg - I imagine it can be done but you'd have to be driving it like a nutter or never come out of sport-plus mode.

I so want to love LR again, but threads like this convince me yet again that they are not yet ready for it! I really have no idea why Autocar rates their products so highly and always higher than the comparable BMW models. I suspect if they bought one of each posing as a regular punter that they would change their mind on which was best fairly rapidly.

Oh, and sorry this is sounding like an advertisement - but BMW surely has the best warranty on the planet. i've had work done at their expense long after the warranty expired as well. Generally if they see you as a loyal customer that looks after their car, then they reciprocate without having to be pushed. Hey - that's something that Porsche could try!!


One of the reasons for buying this heap was the seven seats, tbf the two smallest kids detested the rear two seats from day one, even though they are still 10 and 12, the position is all wrong, no longer really need the 7 seats now.

I reckon the way to go is BM or Audi. X1 is really big enough for what we need, or may wait for the new Q3. Good as the Japenese stuff is I wouldnt want ot own one!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tim993 wrote:
mikeluke wrote:
I recently changed my BMW X5 and I was torn between a Disco and another X5.(Liked the Audi Q7 but silly money) - Really like the layout of the Disco inside, comfort etc but my head kept telling me -"there is a reason why these come bottom in customer satisfaction surveys....." - went for another X5 in the end. Fingers crossed!


after 4 successive Discoveries (the last a 54 late 3 was actually quite good apart from the fuel consumption) we switched to an X5, then followed two X3s. Was so tempted to go back to LR as I loved the look of the cars and the current X5 seemed hideously expensive... ...until i realised that BMW would discount these quite heavily if you called at the right time (early January for us). Do I regret the X5? Not a jot its such a good car and has the towing capacity of an ox. We struggle to get less than 32.5mpg - I imagine it can be done but you'd have to be driving it like a nutter or never come out of sport-plus mode.

I so want to love LR again, but threads like this convince me yet again that they are not yet ready for it! I really have no idea why Autocar rates their products so highly and always higher than the comparable BMW models. I suspect if they bought one of each posing as a regular punter that they would change their mind on which was best fairly rapidly.

Oh, and sorry this is sounding like an advertisement - but BMW surely has the best warranty on the planet. i've had work done at their expense long after the warranty expired as well. Generally if they see you as a loyal customer that looks after their car, then they reciprocate without having to be pushed. Hey - that's something that Porsche could try!!


I’m airing towards a BM (or two) I’ve had gazillions of vdub/Audi but strangely never a BM. I like the X1/X3, and some of the mega high mileage late Model 3 series touring look really good value as a runabout. Good to hear that the dealers are well thought of, something that could never be said for JLR.

I’ll activeky encourage the kids to steal as many sweets and drinks as possible if I ever have to visit JLR in Knutsford again. That’s really the highlight of the dealership Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benjs wrote:
I should add that near when I had it I had a new android phone. As those who use android will know it will tell you how long to certain places you go to regularly as an notification (ie time to work)

3 months into Disco sport ownership it told me my time to work was 18 minutes.......I work 40 miles away from home, but as I had visited the dealership that often it thought I worked there


Floor Floor that's classic!

after 3 RR's and a Disco that then had the infamous porous block at 60K, i decided that my nerves and patience had suffered enough torment! i was totally fed up with the rattles and squeeks, breakdowns in the middle of France at midnight, suspension pioneered by 'Lurch & Wallow'...

a few friends still persist despite injector looms on their newish Discos, RRS: ehandbrake locks on whenever it feels like it and alternators that goes up in smoke at 25K miles etc etc - definitely underpowered and overrated

Bought an X5 4.8iS 7 years ago and still absolutely love it Thumb
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X1 is excellent - lost of really well specc'ed cars about and if you take a look underneath there's some proper solid engineering in them.
The new X3 (soon out) is getting great review. The current (outgoing) is excellent but avoid the 19" wheels and find one with the optional adaptive dampers.
We needed the X5 simply for the huge towing capacity otherwise it would be X1 or X3. Didn't bother with 7 seats as we simply don't need them. The boot is huge and has a hidden storage as well (where the third row seats would be). Ridiculously quick for such a tank of a vehicle and has achieved consistently higher mpg than either the 1.5 litre FIAT 500X 4x4 and 0.9litre Panda 4x4 we used to run as well. Oh and the X5 on 19s is much kinder on the tyres than an X3 on 19s.
Food for thought Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benjs wrote:
I should add that near when I had it I had a new android phone. As those who use android will know it will tell you how long to certain places you go to regularly as an notification (ie time to work)

3 months into Disco sport ownership it told me my time to work was 18 minutes.......I work 40 miles away from home, but as I had visited the dealership that often it thought I worked there


Thats brilliant!
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tim993 wrote:
X1 is excellent - lost of really well specc'ed cars about and if you take a look underneath there's some proper solid engineering in them.
The new X3 (soon out) is getting great review. The current (outgoing) is excellent but avoid the 19" wheels and find one with the optional adaptive dampers.
We needed the X5 simply for the huge towing capacity otherwise it would be X1 or X3. Didn't bother with 7 seats as we simply don't need them. The boot is huge and has a hidden storage as well (where the third row seats would be). Ridiculously quick for such a tank of a vehicle and has achieved consistently higher mpg than either the 1.5 litre FIAT 500X 4x4 and 0.9litre Panda 4x4 we used to run as well. Oh and the X5 on 19s is much kinder on the tyres than an X3 on 19s.
Food for thought Smile

Tim - agree on the tyres - our last one had 20 inch wheels which looked great but you did feel the bumps - much better with the 18 inch winter wheels.

new one has 19's and these feel like a good compromise - also went for the 4.0d this time - still the 3 litre engine but over 300 BHP - so it is no slouch
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I’ve heard Discovery sports are bidding for the Utd first team sponsorship gig Floor
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....never thought the Rexton could look better than the Disco


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At least they have put the number plate in the middle!
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We have just picked up a Skoda Kodiac for one of my Business Managers. He has previously been a Mercedes guy but recently started a family, bought his first house etc... and so wanted something practical as a company car (his merc was stolen off his drive without the keys a few weeks ago but that’s another thread) and save some cash on car tax as well.

Its a top of the range model but I was really impressed with the size of it (it felt as big as my FFRR inside) and features / build quality. It has the new Skoda infotainment system which was very flash and basically just a lot of car of the money. It was a stock car as we needed one quick so has the lower power Diesel engine (150BHP I think) but reading reviews that is the one to get and with Audi’s DSG auto box it was pretty impressive to drive. I’m betting the Audi group reliability will be much better than RR so to me it was a much better (and cheaper) buy than the discovery sport he also looked at. Nb its also 7 seats.
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I’ve heard Discovery sports are bidding for the Utd first team sponsorship gig Floor


Hand No need we have the world renowned and ultra reliable Chevi on there, we hired a Chevrolet Catapult seven seater thing on hols last year even that beat the Disco!

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