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Discovery 4 or Range Rover ?

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by mickdee947, Sep 20, 2018.

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  1. mickdee947

    mickdee947 New Member

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    I am looking at buying either a Discovery 4 or L322 or L405 Range Rover, and was wondering what the passenger seat heights are , when in LOWEST suspension height (access mode). I ask this as my wife has mobility problems, and we are undecided between a Discovery 4 or full fat L322/ L405 Range Rover. It will be the lower seat height of the two that we will be buying. Therefore , i would appreciate especially anybody that has had both cars for there experience. Thanks. Mick.
     
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    Datatek Well-Known Member

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    If you need reliable transport, I wouldn't buy any of them.
     
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    There’s plenty of boot space in any to carry about an orange box to stand on when getting in or out :D
    I’d plump for the rangey with ever model, personal preference though just don’t like the a*se end on the disco, looks like a hearse :rolleyes:
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    How very dare u, u saying my landy has a big arse ;):p:p, lmao
     
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    Datatek Well-Known Member

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    The D3/4 were the last real station wagon multi role vehicles. Shame they are so difficult to maintain.
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    Do u think, maintainence wise , don’t mean that disrespectfully, haven’t found them that bad to be honest

    But suppose it’s also down to the individual where one would think it’s a lot of work where someone else wouldn’t
     
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    Cam belts? Suspension bushes??
     
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    Grrrrrr Technician, Bodgit & Scarper Ltd

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    Could always get a P38 and then just chuck £50 notes on the fire. Same result but slightly less painful.
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    Cam belts are only every 7 x years / 105,000 miles and bushes should last 40-50,000 miles

    Don’t think that’s really a difficult maintenance schedule , considering many other vehicles also need there cam belts replacing

    Of course many jobs can be done without lifting the body off

    Maybe I don’t mind those schedules because I like the vehicle, lol
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    Maybe JLR should have a built in credit card machine built into the dashboard , lol
     
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    Can a mod not merge this with the thread in the Disco forum?
     
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    So buy one at 80K miles and you are in for a body off job to do the cam belts PDQ, the best part of €2K at a dealer over here. Suspension bushes on my P38 have done 133K miles and are still fine.
    You are welcome to your Disco.
     
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    Hi

    Ouch , why they taking the body off , don’t need to , timing / aux / rear belt, tensioners , oil pump cover, water pump can all be done in 4 x hours , cost £800 , that was done by 2 x mechanics from the D3 forum

    Done my rear upper arm for £150 , inc drop links and brake hoses , alas it’s normally the front lowers and rear uppers that go, then 4 x wheel alignment after

    May i ask is the p38 the same weight as a D3 please, D3 brake pads are also suppose to last around 30-50,000 miles

    Indeed each person prefers a particular model , did look at the L322 but insurance was very expensive
     
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    I'm not saying @Datatek is stuck in the past but he has an epic phonograph collection.
     
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    My mate does a full D3 service and both belts in a week end body on for under 900 maybe less he has done so many now he reckons he could do the belts in a single day.
     
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    I quoted a dealer price for the belts etc. the last 4 x 4 I had with a belt driven cam it was 2 hours work and cost £60.
    You need deep pockets to run a modern disco.
    P38 = 2.24 tonnes. Brake pads have done about 40K miles and are not in need of replacement, just the bludy pipes:(, but the pipes fail on the L322 as well and at an earlier age.
     
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