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Tripe
 


Member Since: 28 Jun 2015
Location: Tasmania
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Australia 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3
Disco 5

I had a quick look at the new Disco 5 spec list for Australia

I cant believe that 7 seats are not standard on SE,HSE+lux models? and they want $3500 for this option?

I haven't seen it in the flesh yet, but I reckon I will be looking elsewhere for my next ride.
  
Post #182009329th May 2017 9:22 am
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caverD3
 


Member Since: 03 Jul 2006
Location: Oberon, NSW
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Australia 2012 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 SE Auto Fuji WhiteDiscovery 4

LR Australia a a pretty stupid bunch i my experience. Rolling Eyes
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garrycol
 


Member Since: 06 Dec 2010
Location: Canberra
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Australia 

The reality is that most people don't actually use 3rd row seats so I have no issues making them an option.

Why pay for something that you don't use.

garry
  
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Tripe
 


Member Since: 28 Jun 2015
Location: Tasmania
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Australia 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

it's a must have for me And LR dealers will need to throw it in for free before I would even consider buying one.


There is no shortage of unsold RRS and F paces at my local dealship. It will be interesting to see how the "baby got back" D5 goes.
  
Post #182018829th May 2017 1:35 pm
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90 Rangie
 


Member Since: 17 Dec 2007
Location: Central Queensland
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Australia 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Izmir BlueDiscovery 3

I think you will find the GVM will be higher with the extra seats so worth considering just for that reason
 Do not take life too seriously no one gets out alive anyway!
MY 8.5 Izmir Blue HSE Disco 3, ARB Bullbar, IPF HID spot lights, GME TX3440 all in mic UHF, Tripple batteries (2 x Yellow top aux under bonnet), Prodigy brake control, tinted widows, ARB compressor (under bonnet), Prem sound, Prem Nav, Electronic steering column, Adaptive lights, Center fridge, Active diff, Hybrid TV, Side moulds. 
 
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BrettKaz
 


Member Since: 11 Nov 2013
Location: Canberra
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Australia 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Spoke the dealer today - apparently 3rd row comes with air bag suspension and not coils - think that accounts for the price increase. Justification for this ... suspect?
  
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BrettKaz
 


Member Since: 11 Nov 2013
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Australia 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Sorry just to correct my beer powered previous post. The S has coil springs and they won't let you put a 3rd row unless you have airbag suspension... Which I don't think is an option on the S.... Only standard in the SE. So if you wanted the third row and you are looking at the S it wil cost a lot more than above for the privilege. Not sure if that was previously the same for the D4.
  
Post #182794218th Jun 2017 12:24 am
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Tripe
 


Member Since: 28 Jun 2015
Location: Tasmania
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Australia 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

I can remember when the D3 was released the price point moved from 55k for a mid spec diesel D2 (SE level) to roughly 75k plus on roads for an equivalent D3.

I spoke to a LR salesman and he was shocked at the new price point, but Said LR Australia had very carefully spec'ed Oz D3's (SE and above) to have air suspension, xenon lights, electrochromatic rear vision mirrors, heated door mirrors and 7 SEATS.

He commented, that they could not compete with Toyota if they didn't have 7 seats as standard!!!


It's now obvious that after 12 + years, that the D5 is not aimed at competiting with Toyota anymore, it's now aimed at competing with BMW and Mercedes.
  
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alowson
 


Member Since: 10 Feb 2005
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Australia 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

As someone who has ordered a Disco 5 in Australia I must admit to being shocked how easily it ended up at $140k on-road price.

With regard to the big Toyota the top of the line price for one of those is near $130k.
  
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Tripe
 


Member Since: 28 Jun 2015
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Australia 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Or a top of the range prado for under 90k

Or a demo Sahara for closer to 110k
  
Post #182891521st Jun 2017 2:49 am
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BrettKaz
 


Member Since: 11 Nov 2013
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Australia 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

I am sure it not news to most but I naively thought I would pop into the dealer and pick up discounted D4 ... run-out ... end of financial year sale ... that sort of thing. Nope .. apparently only under 20 new D4's in the country. Apparently 2nd hand ones sell as soon as they come in.

I have never really thought myself in a red disco4 but the dealer in Canberra has a new one (and btw no others), SDV6, blackpack ... I started thinking ... maybe red is my colour. They aren't in a hurry to sell at just south of $120k... maybe just stick to my grey D3.
  
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Pollski
 


Member Since: 22 Jan 2011
Location: Kent
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United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Indus SilverDiscovery 4

Have to say a red D4 with black pack looks smokin' Whistle It definitely gets my vote !

Even better if you can get a service pack added. Worth asking the stealer ?
 My16 HSE Landmark - 2016 - Current. Indus Silver
My11 HSE - 2011- 2016. Stornoway Grey 
 
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