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DIY Ace
 


Member Since: 06 Feb 2019
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 965

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Hey Yondersafari, good evening.

In spite of my love for my 2005 D3, I am looking at a classic VW type 2 at the weekend that I'm tempted to buy. If so, my HSE will be for sale next week. I'll put up an ad on this forum as expected. A few photos here for you, it is currently a single-bed camper but everything I've done is entirely reversible and I obviously still have the two middle seats that can bolt straight back in place if needed.

Belts (both) done, new Torque Converter, brakes all good including EPB, two new keys, all generally in good working order save for a few age-related niggles.

Have a look through my posts and gallery Thumbs Up



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 2022 BMW i4 M50. Bought Oct 2022. 10,200 miles and counting...
2014 BMW 435d convertible. Bought July 2021. 58,000 miles and counting...
2005 Discovery 3 HSE Auto. Bought Feb 2019. 169,000 miles and counting...
2009 Freelander 2 XS Manual. Bought Sep 2013. SOLD Aug 2021 (already regretted!)

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Post #23679521st May 2024 10:26 pm
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Moo
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 13 Aug 2010
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 14122

Ukraine 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

You'll hate a T2 after a D3. I used to have a split screen and the romanticism was great, the reality was different - poor brakes, poor heating, low power and wayward steering, but each breakdown was an adventure! Thumbs Up Start at a T25, synchro if you can, but a T5 as a minimum. Thumbs Up
 New Defender L663 110 SE (known as Noddy!)

Sold Volvo XC90 R-Design (known as Basil)

Sold - D4 HSE (Known as Gerty)

No longer the Old Buses original owner Sad
231,000 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 #23679561st May 2024 10:46 pm
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DIY Ace
 


Member Since: 06 Feb 2019
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 965

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Thanks Moo for the feedback. Useful. The one I'm looking at is a 1980 bay fronted Devon Moonraker. It was renovated about 9 years ago and looks to be in tip-top condition with a strong engine. Set up as a four berth which is perfect for me, wife and two daughters.

My neighbour has a T6 pop top and it is very special, but I've always hunkered for one of these oldies. Given it'll be used only for occasional 1 or 2 night weekends away, I think the romance of pooltling around the countrysdie in it will be great for the kids.

The D3 is a joy to drive, though, and the alternative is a caravan perhaps, but something otherworldly is pulling towards this T2 and I'm struggling to keep away...

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 2022 BMW i4 M50. Bought Oct 2022. 10,200 miles and counting...
2014 BMW 435d convertible. Bought July 2021. 58,000 miles and counting...
2005 Discovery 3 HSE Auto. Bought Feb 2019. 169,000 miles and counting...
2009 Freelander 2 XS Manual. Bought Sep 2013. SOLD Aug 2021 (already regretted!)

https://youtube.com/channel/UCO_u_0D45x9KGfiNstzLJnw 
 
Post #23679591st May 2024 11:06 pm
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Moo
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 13 Aug 2010
Location: Wiltshire
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Ukraine 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

We bought a vintage caravan as the alternative. Great fun and we also had a car to use without worrying about the pitch. Thumbs Up


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 New Defender L663 110 SE (known as Noddy!)

Sold Volvo XC90 R-Design (known as Basil)

Sold - D4 HSE (Known as Gerty)

No longer the Old Buses original owner Sad
231,000 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 #23679641st May 2024 11:30 pm
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Yondersafari
 


Member Since: 19 Apr 2024
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 10

United Kingdom 

Hi DIY Ace,

Thank you for your post. Your Disco looks interesting, I look forward to hearing more about it when you post your ad. Good luck this weekend with your camper viewing.
  
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DIY Ace
 


Member Since: 06 Feb 2019
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 965

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Thanks, I've viewed it once and agreed a price yesterday, I'm heading to pick it up and pay on Sunday so unless there's any weird surprises, I'll have it back home over the weekend.
 2022 BMW i4 M50. Bought Oct 2022. 10,200 miles and counting...
2014 BMW 435d convertible. Bought July 2021. 58,000 miles and counting...
2005 Discovery 3 HSE Auto. Bought Feb 2019. 169,000 miles and counting...
2009 Freelander 2 XS Manual. Bought Sep 2013. SOLD Aug 2021 (already regretted!)

https://youtube.com/channel/UCO_u_0D45x9KGfiNstzLJnw 
 
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