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Posted: 8/20/2017 8:49:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2017 8:50:29 PM EST by Tachyon_01]
Sold my 04 Discovery II Rover today. Was a little sad to see her go. Many camping trips, brought my son home from the hospital in it 9 years ago. But the thing I'll miss the most is pulling out my friends Hemi's and F150 from the mud/sand :). Luckily she went to a good home and is getting restored, something I was in the middle of.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:00:15 PM EST
Disco 2s are cool. Loved mine and never had an issue with it.

That said, the knee room in the front was absolute shit.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:01:53 PM EST
How were the electronics/electrical?  Wanted to buy one as a daily driver to spare my Defender 90, but was scared off by their "iffy" reputation.  Looking to G4 a LR-3 instead. 
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:04:41 PM EST
I have some relatives who had one. It gave them all sorts of trouble, but damn was it a cool ride.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:10:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By COCKEDANDGLOCKED:

How were the electronics/electrical?  Wanted to buy one as a daily driver to spare my Defender 90, but was scared off by their "iffy" reputation.  Looking to G4 a LR-3 instead. 
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I was lucky with the electrical but I had the valve rebuild and coolant system rebuilt at 80K. Otherwise it was great.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:12:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By fettesbrotde:
Disco 2s are cool. Loved mine and never had an issue with it.

That said, the knee room in the front was absolute shit.
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Yes, the legroom was my biggest complaint, if it would have just gone back a few more inches it would have been perfect. Only affected me on long trips though.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:14:17 PM EST
Mine is headed to the scrap yard soon.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:14:20 PM EST
Waiting for the supposed re-release of the 90 series in North America...
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:15:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By flightmed:
Mine is headed to the scrap yard soon.
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Sell it now, there is a market for the 04's still.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:16:18 PM EST
I had a Disco I, loved it.

Gave me less trouble than the K1500 I owned of the same era
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:17:54 PM EST
I was all excited I thought they made a sequel.

Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:22:04 PM EST
I picked up an '04, pulled the heads to do headgaskets, sent the heads out, got one head on, performing final torque on second head's bolts I found out someone put a helicoil in the block. 
So it sits while I decide if it's worth getting a time-sert kit, ARP head studs and finishing it up.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:22:06 PM EST
The rover disco's were the British version of a 4door CJ (if they existed) with leather.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:24:28 PM EST
My Disco I is an awesome camp vehicle. And the story still blows cold as hell! Just about impossible to get stuck. The one time was when I tried to stop on the "dry" leaves, etc. yeah, it was floating ontop of some swampy shit.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:25:21 PM EST
Got rid of my '97 Disco 6 years ago and even though it was a frustrating POS at times, I was sad to see it go, and still miss it.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:26:53 PM EST
You won't miss those 7mpg OP
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:28:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By redfish86:
My Disco I is an awesome camp vehicle. And the story still blows cold as hell! Just about impossible to get stuck. The one time was when I tried to stop on the "dry" leaves, etc. yeah, it was floating ontop of some swampy shit.
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Yep, I drove across many Florida swamps in it while camping, I don't know if it was the ground clearance or what, but it would just keep rolling long after my friends vehicles just got their axles below the mud...
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:29:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Amped:
You won't miss those 7mpg OP
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True..had a few 3 gallon rotopaxes strapped to the back just in case.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:33:36 PM EST
I love our TD5 Disco II. I'm sorry you've lost yours.

I miss our TDi 300 Disco 1, but at least the Land Rover mechanic who bought it is restoring it for going on central Australia trips.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:39:12 PM EST
I replaced it with a 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R, not the same but has done well so far.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:39:28 PM EST
Don't worry it won't go far.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:41:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By whiskerz:
Don't worry it won't go far.
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Lol, the purchaser made it from Orlando to Jacksonville with no probs. The valve job really gave it back some oomph.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:41:31 PM EST
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I love how even their logo is a broken connection LOL
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:44:47 PM EST
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https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/203964/20130725153104_93671-285875.JPG

I love how even their logo is a broken connection LOL
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hehe. I was telling my wife tonight that the last time I pulled my friends hemi out of the mud I said.."MuH Hemi!!" HA!
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:11:45 PM EST
I still miss my '97 Disco, had 170k miles when I sold it...my oldest still says it was his favorite Jeep!
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:19:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2017 10:24:57 PM EST by Thunder_Stick]
Landy thread.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:13:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Thunder_Stick:
Landy thread. http://i.imgur.com/pv4glYP.jpg
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Beautiful.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:37:49 PM EST
My best friend put his 2001 Disco up for sale last week. Told my friend about it and she bought it for her son. It's in near perfect condition and a great runner.

I had a 2001 Disco for about 8 years. It never left me down and all I did was basic maintenance which was easy. It never saw a shop outside of getting my driveshaft updated. My only mistake was trading it in for a later model Range Rover, which was a huge piece of shit. That's gone now.

Now my only Land Rover is a 95 RR classic, rust free, so I'm going to sit in it for awhile.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:37:58 PM EST
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Beautiful.
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Thanks, I like it.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:39:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2017 11:39:34 PM EST by Thunder_Stick]
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Originally Posted By 986Flyer:
My best friend put his 2001 Disco up for sale last week. Told my friend about it and she bought it for her son. It's in near perfect condition and a great runner.

I had a 2001 Disco for about 8 years. It never left me down and all I did was basic maintenance which was easy. It never saw a shop outside of getting my driveshaft updated. My only mistake was trading it in for a later model Range Rover, which was a huge piece of shit. That's gone now.


Now my only Land Rover is a 95 RR classic, rust free, so I'm going to sit in it for awhile.
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Pics, I want a rr classic, or a real classic.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:44:26 PM EST
I thought I was supposed to stay away from these. Like they always break down and stuff. On paper I love Land Rovers. How are the new ones. Aren't they coming out with a convertible?
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:49:13 PM EST
Garbage asss shitboxes.....blown two head gaskets and 2 radiators in the first 20 k miles.

Lemon ass POS, Land Rover should be banned cause they are obviously a rip off POS.

If rovers had a son it was stink like Obamas asshole or that ugly wife of his

fbho and trump 2020
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 12:01:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2017 12:20:54 AM EST by 986Flyer]
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Originally Posted By Thunder_Stick:

Pics, I want a rr classic, or a real classic.
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I kind of did some "customizing" to it when I first got it about 7 years ago. The roof had a lot of clear coat peel and looked pretty rough so I said "what the hell. Hold my beer.."

Edit: I see you're in NC. I bought it in Raleigh. It had 173,000 miles on it. Flew down there and drove it home, 800 miles, with an an exhaust leak and unknown maintenance. I don't know if I'm dumb, ballsy or both but it made it to my garage where I could work on it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 12:06:18 AM EST
I miss my Disco.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:37:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 986Flyer:
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/99899/IMG_6544-285971.JPG

I kind of did some "customizing" to it when I first got it about 7 years ago. The roof had a lot of clear coat peel and looked pretty rough so I said "what the hell. Hold my beer.."

Edit: I see you're in NC. I bought it in Raleigh. It had 173,000 miles on it. Flew down there and drove it home, 800 miles, with an an exhaust leak and unknown maintenance. I don't know if I'm dumb, ballsy or both but it made it to my garage where I could work on it.
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NICE, I like the roof, rattle can or roll on?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 7:51:14 PM EST
I would but the frame has some rather impressive holes. The ones in New England being sold for parts aren't selling.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:10:16 PM EST
I had a 95 RRC that I paid less than 2k for. Kept it a couple years to play with. Was a cool, but frustrating vehicle. Sold it for what I paid, but I wish I'd just kept it.

That said, my 03 Land Cruiser is still chugging along problem free with 215k miles.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:19:08 PM EST
Found a couple pics of mine...

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