Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

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

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:40 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Käsemeister wrote:IIRC it's certainly narrower than the Q, I think it is shorter too.

:hehe: just checked and it's wider and taller! It's not as long though.

I don't need chunky tyres on it but the current ones are chunkier than normal road tyres.


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

Post by thekungfury @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:53 am

Good car. Solid, with lots of very good plastic in/on it.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Il Duce @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:59 am

Sorry. beautiful but I hate those side steps. Are you disabled?
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Strawman @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:01 am

He has children ID, plus you can pretend they are for rock sliding.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:03 am

TKF wrote:Good car. Solid, with lots of very good plastic in/on it.

:D
Strawman wrote:He has children ID, plus you can pretend they are for rock sliding.


Zackly. Plus I reckon ID would need them anyway.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:08 am

Il Duce wrote:Sorry. beautiful but I hate those side steps. Are you disabled?


In fairness, compared to a lot of road biased 4x4s, it is a loooong way up into a Disco or Rangie.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by minimoog @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:10 am

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

Post by Rod Rammage @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:04 am

Is this the 2.7litre engine?
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Käsemeister @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:16 am

2.7 was the Ford/Peugeot thing in the Disco 3 and was asthmatic and like Most Frenchmen prone to blowing their bottom end off for no apparent reason whilst simultaneously being utterly underpowered and hopelessly uneconomic. An analogy that just keeps on giving.

Disco 4 has the later twin scroll turbo 3 litre which is vastly more robust.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Rod Rammage @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:26 am

I thought 3litre was from 2010...?
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Dirk @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:31 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:I don't need chunky tyres on it .

Sure?
There seems to be a fair bit of moss between your driveway blocks ;)
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by moleamol @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:34 am

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Tokyo Sexwale wrote:I don't need chunky tyres on it .

Sure?
There seems to be a fair bit of moss between your driveway blocks ;)

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

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:38 am

Rod Rammage wrote:I thought 3litre was from 2010...?

No the D4 came in 09 with the 3l on the HSE (and XS I think) and mine has it.

It's the engine from the Jaguar XF apparently.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Rod Rammage @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:44 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Rod Rammage wrote:I thought 3litre was from 2010...?

No the D4 came in 09 with the 3l on the HSE (and XS I think) and mine has it.

It's the engine from the Jaguar XF apparently.


Ooh la di fcuking da, Mr High and Mighty.

You think you're a cut above now, dincha, putting on airs and graces, you fcuking ponce.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:46 am

Rod Rammage wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Rod Rammage wrote:I thought 3litre was from 2010...?

No the D4 came in 09 with the 3l on the HSE (and XS I think) and mine has it.

It's the engine from the Jaguar XF apparently.


Ooh la di fcuking da, Mr High and Mighty.

You think you're a cut above now, dincha, putting on airs and graces, you fcuking ponce.

aloofface

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

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:19 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
WalMitty wrote:Btw TS, what did you make of the dealer?
They are local to me and seem to have pretty massive stocklist of this kind of stuff.


It was like buying from a main dealer really - very nice offices/showroom and lots of suits milling around. Nice enough guys though and the car had been perfectly prepped so no complaints.

They gave me a very good px on my Audi (although this was largely down to a misunderstanding about the asking price of the Discovery which they flexed on after a bit of talking to) and I'd be happy buying and pxing from them again.


I'll take this back and say they're the biggest cnuts you could possibly deal with. The car's OK, luckily, but this dealer is scum.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Strawman @ Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:52 pm

What did they do?
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Disastrous @ Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:48 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
WalMitty wrote:Btw TS, what did you make of the dealer?
They are local to me and seem to have pretty massive stocklist of this kind of stuff.


It was like buying from a main dealer really - very nice offices/showroom and lots of suits milling around. Nice enough guys though and the car had been perfectly prepped so no complaints.

They gave me a very good px on my Audi (although this was largely down to a misunderstanding about the asking price of the Discovery which they flexed on after a bit of talking to) and I'd be happy buying and pxing from them again.


I'll take this back and say they're the biggest cnuts you could possibly deal with. The car's OK, luckily, but this dealer is scum.



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

Post by moleamol @ Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:56 pm

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

Post by Deuteronomy @ Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:37 am

>drums fingers on desk<

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

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:01 am

Naively I left without the service history and now it's proving hard to get hold of. I absolutely shat myself initially and was terrified that I'd bought a dog but after looking where the previous owners lived (within a mile of each other in Scotland) I found the dealer they both used and established a brilliant service history that I can get stamped up. The dealers don't know this as as fair as they're concerned, they've sold a car with FA history and are currently doing little about it.

There's a couple of tiny aesthetics that should have been picked up on during the supposed PDI and all in all, it's exaclty the same as buying from a private seller than having the feeling of any dealer comeback. It might not sound much but it's a 30k car and I would expect it to be perfect without having to inspect everything. As I say, a bit niave of me probably.

I'm going to bill them for all the recitfying costs (inc lack of service history) so I'll let you know how I get on.

The car is brilliant though, I absolutely love it. I drove it on 400 mile round trip on Thurs which meant 8 hours of solid driving and got out feeling refreshed and not wanting to stop - I've not had that in a car before.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:06 am

Bummer about the hopeless dealer. Nice result with the car though.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Käsemeister @ Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:06 am

Big Landies like Saabs can do that. Easy to lope along and barely be aware of the miles passing.

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

Post by Rod Rammage @ Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:51 am

Update please Sex.

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

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:28 am

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

Post by Rod Rammage @ Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:32 am

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.


Yes I have made my mind up to get an SUV. I have discounted the ghastly (but sexy) Defender. It was like driving a ruddy transit!

When I get one I am confident that I will earn the respect of others, finally ffs!
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:36 am

Rod Rammage wrote:
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.


Yes I have made my mind up to get an SUV. I have discounted the ghastly (but sexy) Defender. It was like driving a ruddy transit!

When I get one I am confident that I will earn the respect of others, finally ffs!


You will heart one I am sure. Also, I no longer use roads - I just drive as a crow would drive if it had looked at a map first, planned its flight out and then emulated that route on the road. I'm saying I just drive directly to places regardless of so-called routes such is my wont.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Rod Rammage @ Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:39 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Rod Rammage wrote:
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.


Yes I have made my mind up to get an SUV. I have discounted the ghastly (but sexy) Defender. It was like driving a ruddy transit!

When I get one I am confident that I will earn the respect of others, finally ffs!


You will heart one I am sure. Also, I no longer use roads - I just drive as a crow would drive if it had looked at a map first, planned its flight out and then emulated that route on the road. I'm saying I just drive directly to places regardless of so-called routes such is my wont.


Yeah.

Unfortch for me I will choose one based on the size of its satnav screen (i.e. the biggest, not like your little one), which is the most important consideration for me. I won't be able to go off-road at all!

What a silly sod I am!
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Disastrous @ Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:56 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Rod Rammage wrote:
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.


Yes I have made my mind up to get an SUV. I have discounted the ghastly (but sexy) Defender. It was like driving a ruddy transit!

When I get one I am confident that I will earn the respect of others, finally ffs!


You will heart one I am sure. Also, I no longer use roads - I just drive as a crow would drive if it had looked at a map first, planned its flight out and then emulated that route on the road. I'm saying I just drive directly to places regardless of so-called routes such is my wont.



:rofl:

I like the "I'm saying" we're doing now. It makes me laugh.
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Re: Disco 4s - good or terrible to own?

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:19 pm

Rod Rammage wrote:
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
Rod Rammage wrote:
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.


Yes I have made my mind up to get an SUV. I have discounted the ghastly (but sexy) Defender. It was like driving a ruddy transit!

When I get one I am confident that I will earn the respect of others, finally ffs!


You will heart one I am sure. Also, I no longer use roads - I just drive as a crow would drive if it had looked at a map first, planned its flight out and then emulated that route on the road. I'm saying I just drive directly to places regardless of so-called routes such is my wont.


Yeah.

Unfortch for me I will choose one based on the size of its satnav screen (i.e. the biggest, not like your little one), which is the most important consideration for me. I won't be able to go off-road at all!

What a silly sod I am!


Check it Rod.

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