Where are Discovery owners re. new model ?

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 09:49
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I have read & heard about new LR model due the end of this year. No separate chassis (now monocoque), and Puegeot V6 diesel motor (no TD5). Is this progress? I'm surprised there has been nothing about this (yet that I have seen) on the Forum from Landy afficinados. How does these radical changes affect YOU, the anticipated 2nd. hand value of your existing Discovery, and availablilty / price of spare parts for discontinued motors?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 10:16

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 10:16
How does this affect me??

DILLIGAF!
You can still get parts for a Holden 1970 202 motor cant you?

Resale on them is crap now, so that could be a blessing
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Reply By: NathanK - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 10:34

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 10:34
i'm slightly miffed. i'm selling my disco towards the later half of this year, and it's value already took a hit with the 2003 Series 3 disco release, and i don't want it to drop anymore before i sell it.
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Reply By: Baldrick - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 14:44

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 14:44
The V6 twin turbo diesel sounds sweet. 440Nm, heaps more than a standard Td5, also Jaguar 4.4 V8 petrol. Td5 has been around for a few years now. You can still buy spare parts for a 1948 Series I motor so I don't think that will be a problem.

The design is not true monocoque but some sort of integrated body/chassis structure (yeah I know that's what monocoque means), but stronger than a car based monocoque anyway. Only thing I don't like is that they have slung the spare underneath, poor design that!

The new Defender will be based on the same platform, so mine, as one of the last of the old breed will probably appreciate!
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Follow Up By: NathanK - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 15:20

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 15:20
why oh why do they do that???? when the 100 series cruisers came out with an under-slung spare, i couldn't believe it.... the loss of clearance is incredible!

but i guess with more and more 4x4's being bought for purely on-road usage it's being aimed as such and making compromises for the majority of buyers.
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Reply By: cj - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 14:50

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 14:50
They will have it at the Sydney Motor Show later in the year and it may be released by the end of the year but probably in the new year according to a Dealer I was talking to today.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 15:47

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 15:47
Hey guys, I had a Range Rover when this lot of manufactureres decided to drop the news of a Land Rover Disco onto the market and cut the resale value out of my purchase. What is new for them?

They will supply parts but they want new sales not an investment market or what you have relied on for your resale.......
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 00:43

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 00:43
cant forget the 4.4 v8
the boss is doing backflips over this model but has to wait till november to test drive one.
price is not bad for that market i guess

still a landrover though

look inside still pretty much the same
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