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Old May 29th 2013, 12:37 pm
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Someone I know is selling a 2009 Discovery/LR3.

Any reasons why I shouldn't buy it?
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Old May 29th 2013, 12:41 pm
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It's a Land Rover.... LOL

Take a look at Land Rover owners clubs however, if you want to be sure take it to Saluki Motorsport in Al Quoz - total and utter Landy Specialist and a proper mate of mine 04 347 6939, speak to Mark (the boss), he'll check it over properly for a few quid. If he say's buy it, then buy it.
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Old May 29th 2013, 12:52 pm
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It's a Land Rover.... LOL
Probably the most sensible thing you have said Kix....

But seriously, what he said! And this is coming from someone who has had 3 Landies.
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It's a Land Rover.... LOL

Take a look at Land Rover owners clubs however, if you want to be sure take it to Saluki Motorsport in Al Quoz - total and utter Landy Specialist and a proper mate of mine 04 347 6939, speak to Mark (the boss), he'll check it over properly for a few quid. If he say's buy it, then buy it.
I assume he is buying it from someone in the UK?
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Yes, sorry to the newbies.

I am in the UK. Former DXB expat.

I'm just toying with the idea. I can afford the petrol as I don't drive that much and live in relatively centralish London but it'll probably be a headache in the long run.

But in putting together the maths I'm wondering what the typical maintenance and repair expenditures would be for a 4-5 year old Land Rover? How reliable are they? Do they break down as often as some people claim?
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Probably the most sensible thing you have said Kix....

But seriously, what he said! And this is coming from someone who has had 3 Landies.
How do you know I've had 3 Land Rovers?

(Actually I've had a lot more but don't like to think about it)...
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How reliable are they?
Not very! Like at all! Oh and they rust.... a lot!

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Do they break down as often as some people claim?
Yes, but on the bright side older ones are cheap to fix...... newer ones on the other hand

I'll send you a PM.
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It's a Land Rover.... LOL
1st reply nails it! I say this as a North American spec d110 owner.

If I was going on long expedition type trips or into places where mechanical parts and service was more or less non-exsistent , I sure as heck would choose a LandCruiser over any LR product.
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Originally Posted by Ethos83 View Post
Someone I know is selling a 2009 Discovery/LR3.

Any reasons why I shouldn't buy it?
Come on man. You are in the London. Ban the Urban 4x4.

Unless you are going to put a couple of Purdys in the back every weekend, I'd get a hot hatch.
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I have an Audi A3. I only drive it on weekends but Mrs Ethos and I head out of London most weekends these days for various green parts.

I suppose I'm playing with the fantasy of dogs, muddy boots and (eventually) a couple little brats. A Land Rover would be handy. We can even stash the Filipino nanny on the roof if needed.

But trying to park that beast in London is a different reality.

Few cars do anything for me. But the Land Rover is one I've always liked.

What's sad is that I can afford a new Land Rover if I wanted, but the only place where I can make the money to do so is in London. Which is the worst place in Britain to have a Land Rover.

Getting back to my earlier questions, to make my excel spreadsheet happy, can anyone give me a general idea of the typical annual operating expenses for a Land Rover, 4-5 years old? Not the petrol bit but servicing, tyres, repairs?

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Come on man. You are in the London. Ban the Urban 4x4.

Unless you are going to put a couple of Purdys in the back every weekend, I'd get a hot hatch.
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actually 4-5 years old is the sweet zone

0-3 and you're wearing it in and there's a lot not covered by the warranty

6-7 and things start to fall apart again
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Mrs Ethos and I head out of London most weekends these days for various green parts.
His n hers wellies and Barbours? Like yer style
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Is it painted green? -I was going to say 'is it green?' but that might have set the environmentalists off on to one....
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as a current landrover owner.

DONT ****ING BUY A LANDROVER


caveat, parts and maintenance will be easier in the UK and when they work they are nice cars

but

you WILL experience the special landrover hell of your car breaking down, randomly, often, not often, for mysterious reasons that will go away after 15 mins, 1 day or even for 6 months you will replace broken parts that dont fix the problem you went to the garage for and so on. They are a sickness not a passion.
after 4 glorious years i am either going to burn my disco or sell it in the next few weeks, i'm done with its moods.

seriously they are nice but buy a pajero or prado (amazon in UK)
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I really didn't want to hear that.

Even though I knew in the back of my mind that would be the case.

This particular Discovery is green. Not the classic dark green of the older ones but still a silvery green that I like. Sweet! But dayyumm.


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as a current landrover owner.

DONT ****ING BUY A LANDROVER


caveat, parts and maintenance will be easier in the UK and when they work they are nice cars

but

you WILL experience the special landrover hell of your car breaking down, randomly, often, not often, for mysterious reasons that will go away after 15 mins, 1 day or even for 6 months you will replace broken parts that dont fix the problem you went to the garage for and so on. They are a sickness not a passion.
after 4 glorious years i am either going to burn my disco or sell it in the next few weeks, i'm done with its moods.

seriously they are nice but buy a pajero or prado (amazon in UK)
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