Syd. Morn.Herald tests new Disco - It breaksdown

Submitted: Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 10:00
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This morning there was a big test on the new Disco , but as you would expect , the disco bleep itself . The air suspension failed after it developed a leak on "mild off road conditions "

What can I say !

Cheers ,

Willie
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Reply By: Cabbage - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 10:56

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 10:56
What a bloody let down!!

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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:00

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:00
Willie.

Seems to me that most of our new 4wd's these days are made more for the blacktop not the dirt.
Market forces I guess.

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Reply By: Member - John C - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:45

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:45
Come on!!...... it's not meant to be a real 4wd.

Like the IFS 100 series....:)))

As mentioned before the late series II Disco will be the pick.

I'm not biased either...

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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:40

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:40
John ,
How can you say that about the IFS ! Well it doesn't breakdown anyway - so there ! !
Cheers ,
Willie
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:11

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:11
Well Buggar me!!!! So what are you saying.... it not reliable.. your kiddin....
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:44

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:44
How much do they reem you for this wonderful genurine onroading 4wd? LMAO...

Older 4wds are growing in value.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 15:08

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 15:08
Truckster

The Disco SE is over $80,000 .

It has an 86 litre fuel tank and uses 20.3 litres / 100 klm which gives it a range of less than half that of the Prado. How many gerry cans would you need to carry to do the CSR !

It weighs in at a tad over 2.7 tons - Prado wighs 2.1 tons .

Ooops ,

Willie
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 15:09

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 15:09
make that 2.2 tons for the Prado
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 20:35

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 20:35
The Disco SE is over $80,000 .

LMAO!!!
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 16:14

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 16:14
Quite an interesting read.
I think the writer gleefully mentioned the holed rubber suspension hose in the Disco about six times.
Reminds me of when my LX470 died because the fuel line parted (a slightly more significant event because we were a long way from anywhere and without repair we would have lost all our fuel, and I was doused in petrol trying to fix it).
Punters on this list will remember a couple of years back when in a popular 4WD magazine the test Prado had its fron diff bleep ter. Again, slightly more catastrophic than a hole in an air suspension hose, but true to form, the writers, not wishing to upset Toyota, excused this in the Prado, got a replacement vehicle and continued the comparo.
Obviously there are many out there who believe the cash for comment genre exemplified by Laws, Jones and the motoring press (including the SMH).
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 16:39

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 16:39
Bob and John C ,

Don't take it to heart . I'm sure that the Discos that break down are just dead unlucky .

What did you think of the range of 400 klm Bob ? Perfect for Tassie .

I could only see where they mentioned the suspension failure twice , but to a disco owner I am sure that seemed like six times .

Cheers ,

Willie .
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 06:40

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 06:40
Willie,

I read it again and counted. Eight separate mentions - each in a separate paragraph. Plus:

"In its British home market, Land Rover is patriotically regarded as the off-road king. In Australia, it's a different story. Here, Land Rover has long battled an image of poor build quality and reliability - and subsequently weak resale values. And Land Rover knows it.

You only need to head outback once to see that Australians who need to travel vast distances in remote areas (and actually reach their destinations) rely on Japanese-built four-wheel drives, namely Toyotas, Nissans and Mitsubishis.

With this in mind, every time a new Land Rover comes out, the local boss says something like, "Yes, yes, we admit there may have been some problems years ago, but we've seen the error of our ways, we've really got the problems licked this time." It sounded plausible the first time, but becomes a bit repetitive after a few Land Rover launches."

The writer hasn't had a 3.0 L Nissan blow up, a LC 100 front diff fail, or actually bought or sold a 4WD.

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