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Yondersafari
 


Member Since: 19 Apr 2024
Location: Hampshire
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[Wanted] - Disco 2, 3 or 4

Hi all, this is my second only post and am a brand new member currently without a Disco (but do have a modified 1964 Series 2) but very much in the market for one. I’m open to the right vehicle be it a 2, 3, or 4. I want to get it ready for greenlaning and off grid camping with roof tent etc. I’m not bothered by high spec as I want (don’t we all) a reliable fault free, relatively low hassle, car. Tax is an issue though so don’t want to spend more than £450 per year on that so the model is important on that front. I’m new to the wonderful world of Discos so any advice and pointers hugely welcome.

I hope it’s ok to ask for advice about ones I spot to get a learned perspective on ads. Where is the best place here to ask that?

Thanks in advance and happy motoring.

YS
  
Post #236692619th Apr 2024 8:44 am
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gstuart
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Hi

Would first start off by deciding what ur budget is plse , then what engine be it petrol or diesel , if u go for the later 3/4 a scanner , multimeter and charger is very useful to have as part of ur tool kit

Other expenses are of course if u will be doing all the work yourself or having to rely on garages

Can only personally speak about the D3/4’s , they will wear out quicker being heavy brakes , wishbone bushes etc so have to factor in those expenses, along with timing belts every 7 x years ( diesel )

Would buy one from other forum member as then at least u know it’s been looked after , with it being a Land Rover and full of electronics it won’t always be fault free , another reason to get a scanner , the gap iid is the best which are around £460 but pay for themselves very quickly

There’s of course crank issues in diesel models, they are extremely nice to drive , plenty of room but do need looking after one way or another , hope that helps a little
   
Post #236694519th Apr 2024 9:53 am
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gstuart
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Here’s just a few links ref buying , plenty more on the forum if u search for “ buying a D3 “ or D4 in the search bar alot more will come up

https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/buying-advi...ght=Buying

https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/information...ght=Buying

https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/newbie-look...ght=Buying
   
Post #236694619th Apr 2024 9:58 am
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Yondersafari
 


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Thank you very much gstuart. I’ll read all that continue my thinking…
  
Post #236694719th Apr 2024 10:03 am
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gstuart
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Ur so welcome , forgot to add insurance has seriously increased this year , seems the higher u go up in the trim level the higher the premiums

Hope u find what ur looking for, tons of info on here along with very knowledgeable members
   
Post #236694819th Apr 2024 10:06 am
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NavyDoc
 


Member Since: 11 Jan 2009
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2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Commercial XS Auto Indus SilverDiscovery 4

If you want to pay less than £450 a year tax your options are a Discovery 3 registered before March 2006 or a Discovery 4 Commercial (which has front seats only) although aftermarket rear seat conversions are available.
  
Post #236697619th Apr 2024 4:18 pm
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Moo
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Ukraine 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Go into this with your eyes wide open. You can't run and maintain these beasties on the 'cheap'. Whilst these is much you can do at home if your a good mechanic it can get very expensive very quickly if you get a wrong un.

As for road tax, bear in mind the cheaper tax cars are now between 18-20 years old.

Having said that, get a good one and look after it and they are the best car LR has built. 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 #236698119th Apr 2024 5:12 pm
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gstuart
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Plus 1 Moo Thumbs Up

Can’t believe in the way it still drives so nicely after turning 20 x years old next year, still my favourite landy so far
   
Post #236698619th Apr 2024 6:14 pm
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Yondersafari
 


Member Since: 19 Apr 2024
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Thank you all for your help so far folks, this is by far the best forum I’ve ever been on!

What do you make of this one:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202403077320080

(need to readjust my budget as now need to replace my wife’s car too! Sad Shocked )
  
Post #236698719th Apr 2024 6:33 pm
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Moo
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Ukraine 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Looks OK. Sell the Roofrack and roof tent and there's £1500 back. 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 #236698819th Apr 2024 6:53 pm
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gstuart
 


Member Since: 21 Oct 2016
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Good call ^^

Must confess I was surprised at the price for one that’s done nearly 200k

As a side note any that are fitted with sidesteps would check the sills for rust as they can become a water traps
   
Post #236699019th Apr 2024 7:10 pm
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Yondersafari
 


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Thank you Moo and gstuart and NavyDoc!
 

Last edited by Yondersafari on 19th Apr 2024 8:57 pm. Edited 1 time in total 
Post #236699719th Apr 2024 8:36 pm
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Moo
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Location: Wiltshire
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Ukraine 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Agree. Get the side steps off 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 #236700319th Apr 2024 8:49 pm
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Jimbob42
 


Member Since: 23 Mar 2022
Location: Leicester
Posts: 139

2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Tonga GreenDiscovery 3

Will be selling this soon. 94k, full history with a lot of recent engine maintenance including glow plugs and gaskets known to leak! Being a GS it’s fairly basic, but mechanically it’s very good and drives well. Gearbox is mint and drives spot on. No advisories. Not sure which wheels it will be on yet, but they will be in very good condition with good even wear premium tyres.
Click image to enlarge
  
Post #23679461st May 2024 9:26 pm
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Yondersafari
 


Member Since: 19 Apr 2024
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Hi Jimbob42, thanks for the post. Have the belts been replaced recently? Got some more pics? How much do you want for it?
  
Post #23679491st May 2024 9:42 pm
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