New Discovery 3

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 17:22
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G'day all,
Got to see the new discovery 3 in the flesh yesterday as there are finally two available for the public to view here in Melbourne.Only the V8 was on offer at the moment.There are about twenty running around the country in the hands of the motoring press who are giving the new model quite a workout on and off the road.This new model is very square almost Volvo like and very stylish with huge rear tail lights and looks too classy to venture off road.The air suspension is unreal as the car is automatically lowered for entry and then raises for travel,and then if travelling at high speed will lower again.The second and third row seats are trick as they fold completely flat to make a flat floor in the back two metres long and with the tail gate up it almost resembled my HQ panel van from 1973.The motoring press had given the V8 a hard time and apparently as stated on the trip computer it had returned 15/100 and the diesel 12/100 but this V8 sounded smooth like a commodore not grunty like an 8.Love it or hate it there will be plenty running around on April 1 when the cars are released to their new owners as plenty of orders are being taken.
cheers mark
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 17:57

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 17:57
Very fitting that Land Rovers make or break model will be released on April 1 .......
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 10:37

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 10:37
It did break in a test in Sydney newspapers LMAO it got dragged home on a flat bed truck!!!!! YET IT WAS STILL VOTED #1 in the test. shows the sh it it was up against! Or who has the biggest wallet.
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 16:07

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 16:07
Truckster,
it was a rubber air supension hose. Not like a whole engine or something - something a Nissan fan would be more familiar with.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 18:51

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 18:51
How is 5th gear in the GU Nissan by the way still giving probs is it, we could go on for ages and name faults with ALL cars but where would it get us nowhere, just enjoy what you drive and don't bag other peoples choices, i don't unless it's tongue in cheek.

Baz.

Oh well said Bob!!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 22:54

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 22:54
The nissan never once died in the hands of magazines before hitting the streets... Apparently it only had a few 100klms on the clock?

Nope no 5th gear issues in TD6's.
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:06

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:06
Saw one parked outside a dealership here in Adelaide.

Looked very nice in the metal. Might have to call in for a closer look one day!

Muddy
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:40

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:40
saw one (silver) in George St, Sydney on Friday. At a glance from 30m, finished like a Porsche product. Very flash. Mate has a 95 Disco TD and went out, offroad with one the other day, no report yet but will find out what they did.
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:51

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:51
Hey guys this was a day out i had last weekend with some of the guys from AULRO
Aces BBQ II you will notice the Disco 3 in the bunch.

Still reckon it looks like a Ford Transit van

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:55

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 21:55
G'day Baz,

AULRO won't let me see the photos but could be the same day I was referring to....did the group include a deep blue TD with RFS badges?

Jeremy.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 22:22

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 22:22
Was it a TDi Disco, there were 13 vehicles SII Disco TD5 mine fawn, 3 cruisers 2 80s 1 white 1 deep blue, 1 100s white, 2 white SI Discos, 1 deep blue SI Disco, 1 green SI Disco, 1 SIII Disco silver, 3 Defenders 2 white 1 grey (love that grey Defender,) 1 Range Rover white.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 22:28

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 22:28
Jeremy is this him.
Larry
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 19:20

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 19:20
Yep, waiting on email reply from him. He had sent me other photos from the day.

btw, how spooky is the face on that rock he is passing!?

Thanks Baz.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 07:39

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 07:39
WOW that looks great!!! might look at blowing it up, the photo not the rock :o)

One of the other guys is doing an anthology of the day as he put it, using everyones photos from the day and video.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 07:50

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005 at 07:50
For the benefit of other readers,

the D3 on the day was a pre-production model and driven by one of their engineers. So he was not afraid to push it, probably didn't even have to wash it.
Looking forward to seeing that report Baz.
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