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Moo
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 13 Aug 2010
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 6323

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3
Biggest D5 advocate sells car.

Shocked https://disco5.co.uk/forum/post4860.html#4860


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Not sure this inspires much faith... Confused
 Original Owner
227,000 miles and counting
05 S manual owned from March 2005
D4 Face lifted
Still original injectors and turbo
V8 Front brakes
BAS Remap, Allisport Intercooler and deCat
EGRs blanked
T-Max split charge
Hanibal Expeedition rack
Prospeed ladder
Duratrac tyres
IID BT
BAS FBH control 
 
Post #180974030th Apr 2017 11:33 pm
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Mr.Tom
 


Member Since: 01 Jun 2014
Location: St Neots
Posts: 1625

United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Waitomo GreyDiscovery 4

Really... because some people said they did not like his car, he's flogged 50k worth of car? Must be some other reason.
 Sill protection - LED internal lights - LED reverse lights - boot liner - Dog Guard - Rock sliders

MY12 D4 HSE - been and gome
MY16 D4 Landmark 
 
Post #180974230th Apr 2017 11:35 pm
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J77
 


Member Since: 03 Mar 2008
Location: Fife
Posts: 4377

Scotland 

I'm struggling to get my head round it.
 18MY Velar R-Dynamic SE D240, Fuji White  
Post #180974430th Apr 2017 11:39 pm
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comedyharvey
 


Member Since: 04 Jul 2010
Location: Gloucestershire
Posts: 1593

United Kingdom 2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Shocked

That is bizarre. Is this the biggest toys out of pram ever?
 Arthur.
Comedy was a horse, Harvey a dog, both sadly gone. Thought I was choosing a password!

Currently;
Discovery 3 HSE 2009
101" Fwd. Control 1976
Nuffield 10/90 Tractor (10/60 with 6 cylinder conversion) 1964

Previously;
Series III Lightweight. 1976. 
 
Post #180975130th Apr 2017 11:56 pm
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Mogwyth
 


Member Since: 03 Oct 2014
Location: Pwllheli
Posts: 3561

Wales 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Very odd.

If I listened to what others said about my choice of cars I would never have ever owned a land rover
 ==================================
05 D3 HSE V8 4.4 LPG
02 MG TF 160
03 MG TF 115 Cool Blue Edition
 
 
Post #18097531st May 2017 12:09 am
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defector
 


Member Since: 23 Feb 2009
Location: Greater Manchester
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United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

WOW 😲
Can't believe that.
  
Post #18097601st May 2017 12:38 am
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Bullova06
 


Member Since: 19 Apr 2017
Location: York
Posts: 23

United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Loire BlueDiscovery 3
surprised me too

its one thing buying something new & nice + it works fine, we all sort of expect that. The way it should be
then the excitement of something new is spoilt by others having issues or its not just as good as expected.
Must be very disappointing. id be gutted.
I suppose he may be thinking the issue are pending - will happen to me.
this early in may get a good trade in.
Theres at least one other who's rejecting.
  
Post #18097621st May 2017 12:48 am
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mechtrev
 


Member Since: 05 Mar 2017
Location: N Notts
Posts: 57

United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Lux Auto Arctic FrostDiscovery 3

the way I look at things we are in a small minority here, how many owners of land rovers are there worldwide
yes they have problems, when I decided to look at a D3 I made phone calls to local indie owner and was told if you get a good un then you will be happy
I have been a forum member for about 6 weeks and nothing has hit me hard as re-occuring problems.
yes Land rover vehicles have problems reported on here but there are far more vehicles out there with owners than members on here
if a vehicle has problems then they get written about on internet if a vehicle does not have problems then nothing said.
way up the odds and Land Rover comes out on top
I love my D3 already looking to upgrade D4
if the owner did not like his D5 then ask the question did he do his homework on the vehicle first.
1 bad review does not make a bad vehicle
  
Post #18097631st May 2017 12:57 am
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Peakwayfarer
 


Member Since: 25 Apr 2016
Location: Peak District
Posts: 266

England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Waitomo GreyDiscovery 4

But a new car and the question always arises if you follow the forums
Should I keep it or swap it for something else that's more reliable?
My experience is that whatever car you own it has generally has major issues according to some of the owner forums
Saab 95 3 litre Diesel engine issues mine did over 176k miles and no problems and according to mid website is still on the road after over 15 years

Merc c class 250d - major issues with injectors failing, but after 92k miles when I changed it it had been totally reliable with no issues apart from one rear light bulb and new wiper blades and was still going when I recently saw it locally.
Freelander 2 diesel manual - major issues with gearbox - no problems with mine after 3.5 years, before trading in for current disco4.
Current disco 4 landmark is a fantastic car, but note the concerns on the forum about engine failures, however given the numbers of fantastic condition older D2, D3, and D4 on the road and going strong. Should I be concerned?
Looked at a Jeep but depreciation is horrible, reckon lower depreciation on the disco would cover the cost of a new engine if needed!
It's a pity there isn't a "how wonderful my car" thread on the forums to help counteract the negative issues - although LR and other manufacturers could and should be a lot more proactive in this area to reduce doubts and assure owners about long term reliability and assist owners - this proactive approach would be far more productive and cost effective than the massive advertising campaigns they indulge in.

Intend to keep mine for a good few years as so far, it's been an absolutely fantastic car, although some of the technology may be a little old hat it should by now be well proven. Fingers crossed it stays reliable.
Pity they can't make a touch up paint though!
  
Post #18097691st May 2017 3:51 am
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Moo
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 13 Aug 2010
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 6323

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

From looking at previous threads, I think this chap was a bit sensitive anyway, so I wouldn't read too much into it. However, some other owners are having some real issues and the dealers seem to be incapable of solving them and their service / support levels seem woeful. Its not great for the LR brand as a premium marque.

It'll be interesting to see how the residuals of these early cars fair. I'm not sure if the vehicle truly reflects the price tag; £70k+ is a lot of money for a generic looking SUV, even if it carries a LR badge and has the off-road capability it claims. Particularly when its given away some of the unique selling points it had over other cars, the practicality element being just one. Anyway, time will tell. I hope they get it right with the Defender, but LR's launch record isn't great.
 Original Owner
227,000 miles and counting
05 S manual owned from March 2005
D4 Face lifted
Still original injectors and turbo
V8 Front brakes
BAS Remap, Allisport Intercooler and deCat
EGRs blanked
T-Max split charge
Hanibal Expeedition rack
Prospeed ladder
Duratrac tyres
IID BT
BAS FBH control 
 
Post #18097841st May 2017 7:31 am
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Bello35
 


Member Since: 14 Mar 2017
Location: Bretagne.
Posts: 136

France 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Nara BronzeDiscovery 4

I'm certain he won't sell it...he just needed some (re) comforting that he already received! I'd also tell him to keep it!

Besides, his D5 is trouble free and is one of the best looking around (this is for you PeterW)! Wink Very Happy
  
Post #18097871st May 2017 7:59 am
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Winger
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Member Since: 15 Feb 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 3428

2016 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Aintree GreenDiscovery 4

I suspect that he was a little tired and emotional when he posted....
  
Post #18098041st May 2017 8:51 am
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Robert SausageTrousers
 


Member Since: 09 Aug 2015
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 385

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Bali BlueDiscovery 4

He's selling his car because some people on the internet said they don't like it?
  
Post #18098231st May 2017 9:27 am
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Robse
 


Member Since: 10 Jun 2014
Location: Cambridgeshire
Posts: 498

United Kingdom 

Wow didn't realise there were so many problems Shocked
 Velar MY18 D180 S Narvik
Discovery MY2015 3.0 SDV6 SE Corris - Gone 
 
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jimbg
 


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