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Got a call from LR dealer offering me a great deal on a D5
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SafariDave
 


Member Since: 19 Nov 2011
Location: NYC & LA
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United States 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3
Got a call from LR dealer offering me a great deal on a D5

The dealer said, I have a great deal for you. A blk on blk D5 for $59K an SE that is stocked like a HSE, it was ordered by a previous buyer who decided to cancel it once he saw it. I told the dealer that the amount was a good deal, but that my lady and I own two D3's and we love them and that they are running strong. And that my lady and I are not so crazy about the new design shape. He was not happy to hear that. I also told him that I have only seen two D5's on the road in NY since its relase in the US. I asked how well are they selling? He did not answer and said well... if this is not for you then that's ok.
 LR3 2005 V8 SE Bonatti Grey "The Rhino"
De-tangoed Headlights, LR4 14-16 Style Grille, LR4 19" Wheels/ Bridgestone Alenza 
 
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Dan_NL
 


Member Since: 19 Sep 2010
Location: Home again... ..at last.
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Netherlands 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Vienna GreenDiscovery 3

I guess this offer concerns a V6 or V8 petrol, as diesel is hardly sold in the usa ? I would LOVE to buy such a car new for just USD 56k [ € 52k ],
as they cost here between 120k to 280k due to CO2 taxation.... EURO not USD...

D5 as a V6 petrol in The Netherlands...




And the Range Rover petrol versions..




Also we are asked to pay around € 1500 to € 1800 annually to be allowed to drive it on road...

As far as my 2006 HSE TdV6 is concerned ; I pay € 3000 per year just in road tax...

Enjoy your taxhaven while it lasts...
 VIN A146A395xxx 300.000+ Km's. DEFA heater 702. LR_V8 -frontdiscs
Vredestein Quatrac 5 . LED-style taillights. Clock-on-dash, 3-flash, remapped, BT-update, 4x4 info on, off-road NAV, dashcam.
AB-flushed .
& 2011 MiTo 1.4T 135hp Centenario Blue Monte Carlo 
 
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SafariDave
 


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Yikes, keeping you from the freedom of moving independently. I have better things to spend my money on and our D3's don't need replacing they work great. That's price is for the V6 the Diesel is more $, no V8 till the SVR comes out. I can wait till the Defender comes out and will see how that will look.
Dave
 LR3 2005 V8 SE Bonatti Grey "The Rhino"
De-tangoed Headlights, LR4 14-16 Style Grille, LR4 19" Wheels/ Bridgestone Alenza 
 
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Dan_NL
 


Member Since: 19 Sep 2010
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Netherlands 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Vienna GreenDiscovery 3

My D3 is fine too. She needs servicing and will get new brake lines all around. Did you replace your rear brake lines yet ?
We have cold winters in which plenty salt is used to keep the roads open. Other forum member recently needed a body-off
for replacing the engine. Found his rear brakelines severely corroded in places normally invisible...
I will replace oil pump [TdV6 issue] and multibelt... There goes another 2k out of the window...

On top of the hefty taxation, they never really invested enough in roads. They're about 15 years behind in building as we now
have 9 million cars as we had 6 million 15 years ago.... And then we already were stuck in traffic jams regularly. Censored

I returned from the south of Portugal last thursday [ 2700km's in 5 days, avoiding toll roads].

No problems with traffic untill I was about 5km from the Dutch border. Only 3-5% more traffic would put all to a grinding permenant halt. Banging Head Banging Head
 VIN A146A395xxx 300.000+ Km's. DEFA heater 702. LR_V8 -frontdiscs
Vredestein Quatrac 5 . LED-style taillights. Clock-on-dash, 3-flash, remapped, BT-update, 4x4 info on, off-road NAV, dashcam.
AB-flushed .
& 2011 MiTo 1.4T 135hp Centenario Blue Monte Carlo 
 
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SafariDave
 


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Had my brake lines checked a few months back an they were fine. I do get the bottom of the chassis washed at the car wash to get as much road salt off as I can.
 LR3 2005 V8 SE Bonatti Grey "The Rhino"
De-tangoed Headlights, LR4 14-16 Style Grille, LR4 19" Wheels/ Bridgestone Alenza 
 
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Tripe
 


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The vehicle that they dare not say its name

I was having a look for US JLR September sales figures

Year on year sales up thanks to Fpace and Velar strong demand,
A slight drop off in Disco sports sales and then general
Commentary on all other LR models sales,

Yet, a complete absence of any mention of to the Disco 5?
  
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