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Member Since: 15 Aug 2017
Location: United Kingdom
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2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3
D3 purchase/experience.

Wondering if with experience of running a D3 people would if they recommend purchasing one? Looking to purchase one but appreciate the thoughts and experiences of others. It would only be weekend vehicle and towing caravan so annual mileage approximately 8k.
  
Post #18660468th Oct 2017 9:42 am
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ClassikFan
 


Member Since: 02 Nov 2016
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

If you have cash set aside for the things that'll need doing and or enjoy getting your hands dirty plus spending a week reading this forum to find out how to reduce the odds of buying a bad one, then yes I would recommend one!
  
Post #18660998th Oct 2017 12:15 pm
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JohnnyNapalm
 


Member Since: 14 Jul 2017
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Isle Of Man 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

^ Good advice. Thumbs Up
 Cheers  
Post #18663728th Oct 2017 10:28 pm
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pjm-84
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Another recommendation. However I sleep a tad easier at night with a V8
  
Post #18663758th Oct 2017 10:33 pm
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2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

I don't mind getting my hands dirty SWMBO thinks car get more attention than her Rolling with laughter been driving any I can even though to expensive or a pile of poo so I have more experience of them so know what a good one drives like. Asking for proof of history not just service book stamps reading lots of post. Also check if any post prior to getting flushed transmission mentioned any problems to see if PPM not trying to fix a problem. There a machine all said and done but been doing my homework and asking lots of questions to those with greater knowledge and experience. Hopefully will progress to a full paid up member of the D3 Thumbs Up
  
Post #18760555th Nov 2017 8:42 pm
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disco_v8
 


Member Since: 22 Oct 2017
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

pjm-84 wrote:
Another recommendation. However I sleep a tad easier at night with a V8


+1 on the v8 here

(apart from frequent Shell runs)
 2005 D3 V8 SE
2005 D3 V8 HSE gone 
 
Post #18760685th Nov 2017 9:02 pm
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Johnny Oxford
 


Member Since: 14 Dec 2014
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

don't spend too much time reading this forum, it will put you off for life
 56 plate D3 HSE TDV6
Zermatt Silver
Previous : Defender 90 200tdi 
 
Post #18760695th Nov 2017 9:03 pm
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disco4ever
 


Member Since: 23 Dec 2013
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Germany 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Lux Auto Alaska WhiteDiscovery 3

DO NOT expect the D3 to be a car like X5 or ML.

It is a love hate story. Have done a lot of repair to it which was made possible by this site and its members. Without the help provided I probably would have filed chapter 11 within 6 month from owning the D3.

It is an incredible truck to drive but when faults appear it is driving you bananas Rolling with laughter First investment is a IID tool!

Even if you are a handy man you should put a few bucks aside. Always expect the unexpected and there are a lot of unexpected things down the road.

Will never reach out for a X5, ML or D5. D3 resp. D4 it will be.
 Achim

own garage certified LR tech

Disco 2 TD5 MY 2001 - gone but still driven by another owner
Disco 3 TDV6 HSE MY 2005 fully loaded and kept alive by IID BT
+ EGRs blanked
+ Timing belt done
+ front upper / lower wishbones done
+ front wheel bearings done
+ alternator replaced
+ IC replaced
+ Front diff overhauled 
 
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