Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Käsemeister @ Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:38 pm

Is that a grey dashtop? Which wood?
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:36 pm

Trick of the light - almond dash. I Think the wood's called piano black.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Käsemeister @ Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:38 pm

Nice.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Rod Rammage @ Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:24 am

Very nice Sex.

Does it rattle much?
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:57 pm

Nope. There's something that rattles in the lower glovebox which I need to find but other than that, it's solid.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Il Duce @ Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:11 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Nope. There's something that rattles in the lower glovebox which I need to find but other than that, it's solid.


That's the 10p change from the £500:10 you paid in road tax I expect.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:24 pm

Il Duce wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Nope. There's something that rattles in the lower glovebox which I need to find but other than that, it's solid.


That's the 10p change from the £500:10 you paid in road tax I expect.


How much is the tax in your hire car by the way?
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Käsemeister @ Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:37 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote: hire car


Guilty snort.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Il Duce @ Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:47 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Il Duce wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Nope. There's something that rattles in the lower glovebox which I need to find but other than that, it's solid.


That's the 10p change from the £500:10 you paid in road tax I expect.


How much is the tax in your hire car by the way?


I've no idea alzheimerman. It's a hire car.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:56 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Got to wait 2 weeks now till I get the MMI unit replaced on the Q7, then I'm in business for a quick PX.


This cost me £1k on the Audi by the way.

Exactly the same happened the other day in the Disco - total loss of satnav/radio/camera everything.

Luckily the battery was getting low (too many short journeys with everything on) and so the car had just decided to restrict some 'comfort' items to save itself. A quick charge and it's all working again. Brilliant, clever thing. I did shit myself though.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Käsemeister @ Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:26 pm

They do that. Worth checking how old the battery is too as they can wear out with too many ickle trips.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:29 am

Yes, like RR's they like a decent quality battery with a good charge.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:03 am

Quick charging question - in the manual it says you must disconnect the battery before charging as it can affect the ECU. Is that really necessary? If I connect up the (smart) charger before turning it on so there's no sparking at the terminals, is that ok? I've never had a car you need to disconnect it on before.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:05 am

You should be fine.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:07 am

Duke Thrust wrote:You should be fine.

Reassured. Think I'll continue to disconnect then...!
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Strawman @ Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:00 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:Quick charging question - in the manual it says you must disconnect the battery before charging as it can affect the ECU. Is that really necessary? If I connect up the (smart) charger before turning it on so there's no sparking at the terminals, is that ok? I've never had a car you need to disconnect it on before.


It always goes on about disconnecting the battery in Haynes manuals, for example changing a lightbulb. Same thing about risk of harming the ECU I once said something about that to a mechanic friend and he looked at me like I'd gone mental, he never disconnected the battery unless he was doing some welding on a car.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:19 pm

That's always been my understanding too SM but as cars get more tech on board it concerns me a little.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Strawman @ Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:24 pm

Yeah and better safe than sorry, if you don't disconnect the battery and something goes haywire you know that internet guarantee I've given above isn't worth the pixels it's written out on.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:59 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:That's always been my understanding too SM but as cars get more tech on board it concerns me a little.


Exactly, you should be fine and it'd take a reasonable whack from the charger, but are you willing to risk it...

It should save all the radio/TV/seat settings anyway.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:06 pm

I only ever disconnect my battery when I'm trying to reset the ECU idle when it decides that a light throttle means I want it to stall endlessly. I never bother otherwise - although that's probably why the ECU keeps deciding that a light throttle means I want it to stall endlessly, now I think about it.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:23 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:All good so far Rod.

I love it so much. I'd buy another if I could afford it. You should probably get one too.


Amazing how things change - I hate these cars now and think they're quite shit. Mine's been nothing but trouble this year and I'll be glad to be shot of it on Friday.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by moleamol @ Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:30 pm

Ha! I still want one a bit, what have you swapped it for?
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Käsemeister @ Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:31 pm

Oh!
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by thekungfury @ Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:47 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:I fear the LR ownership though. Rightly or wrongly

Rightly, it seems.

What are you changing it for?

I'm going to guess Lexus. New and leased.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Strawman @ Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:15 pm

thekungfury wrote:
I'm going to guess Lexus. New and leased.


Good new game,
>squints into crystal ball< I'm sensing Nissan micra (K10 iteration)
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:47 pm

Keep guessing.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by S1K @ Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:51 pm

Aixam?
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by moleamol @ Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:23 pm

If you bought another Land Rover product you would be a dick! Range Rover Sport?
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by thekungfury @ Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:30 pm

Volvo XC90
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Strawman @ Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:35 pm

thekungfury wrote:Volvo XC90


TT owned one of those didn't he? I'm ruling it out based solely on that factoid. Toyota Prius?
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