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Submitted: Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 14:03
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I've done a few posts asking for opinions before on if this car or that car are a good buy or too good to be true, if this one's a good one I'll be out there really soon, saw it last night
93 disco, TDi, steel ARB Bull bar Spot lights tow bar, 5 speed, 189'000 km's 7 seater 2 owner recently retired guy, just done a far north Qld and Kimberly's trip, no problems.... $9'990

Just seems too cheap... or this price on the money.
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Reply By: marcus - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 14:30

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 14:30
G'day Crazy-Mik,
At 9,900 it sounds like a good cheap price and if it checks out alright you may have a bargain.They excel as a great touring vehicle with good levels of comfort,well equipped accessories ,top driving position and frugal fuel consumption for a constant 4x4.Most people that drive 'em love 'em.Off road it aint no slouch either and you can tow almost anything you want.A mate just got back from Flinders Ranges towing a camper in a '94 disco 5speed and with 280,000 klms found it to be a faultless tourer.The air cond even coped with the high temps.No wonder there are millions out there and you see them everywhere you go.Just do your services on it and it will have tons of life still in it for years.

cheers mark

life is but a journey
make sure you are in the drivers seat.
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Follow Up By: Crazy-Mik - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 14:52

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 14:52
Mark,
you in adelaide?
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Follow Up By: marcus - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 20:49

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 20:49
No mik,Moonee Ponds in Melbourne.
Have a '98 discovery td 5 manual and love it.

mark
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 14:57

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 14:57
Mik, Check that all the scheduled services have been done including the timing belt as it would be getting at the end of the second ones life. They are OK although not for me as I'm not overly mechanically minded nor do I find them comfortable. A couple of travelling companions have them and they go everywhere I can go but the maintenance can be expensive.
Check the Redbook site for pricing.Dare to Lead not to Follow
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Follow Up By: Crazy-Mik - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 15:00

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 15:00
Des
have you got that address handy?
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Follow Up By: Pradoman - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 15:43

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 15:43
Address is www.redbook.com.au

Scott
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Follow Up By: Crazy-Mik - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 15:53

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 15:53
Thanks Scott,
Site very useful.

price seems in the cheaper range. but I'm yet to have a really good look at the car.
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Follow Up By: Pradoman - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:21

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:21
Crazy-Mik

I've always found redbooks prices and kilometre estimations to be a little on the light side. I picked up my prado RV6 a couple of months ago wholesale through a friend who works in a car yard for 19k. Redbook stated that the values privately were between 21700 and 25500. I struggled to find an RV6 at 22000. They averaged around 24000 for an average example and a couple more for a better one. Just my opinion.

Scott
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Reply By: flappan - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:02

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:02
Only comment I'll make is, as long as you aren't using it as a 7 seater.
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Follow Up By: Crazy-Mik - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:06

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:06
not as an everyday thing but on the odd occasion it may get some use as a 7 seater, when we go away as a family we usually travel with the In laws, looking for a 7 seater so when away, we can go out - fishing, picnic, day trip type stuff in the 1 car so we can change our mind as to where we're going a lot easier, but in the main it would be used as a 4/5 seater.
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Follow Up By: flappan - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:35

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 16:35
As occassional use , they are acceptable , there just isn't enough room in them to be a proper 7 seater.

We dismissed them for this reason
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Reply By: dp - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 17:19

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 17:19
They can depend a bit on which day of the week they were made on, Used to work for a company that had three of them. One did a gear box at 25000 miles and the engine gave out at 35000! Another had constant electrical problems. Weird stuff like temperature guage would indicate overheating if you put the headlights on! Other guages would work intermittantly etc etc the third never put a foot wrong!!!
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Follow Up By: pathfinder - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 12:21

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 12:21
depending on the model it's extremely unusual to have engine problems in a Disco and rare to have gearbox probs...minor electrical problems are another story!
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Reply By: Poida4x4 - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 03:07

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 03:07
I've just been through a similar thing. I've just bought a '95 Tdi with 128K on it. It has OME Suspension and Dual Batts etc which is what I was after. It also has all the standard oil leaks that I expected when I bought it.
All the research I did said that the rear main seal goes, and so does the seal at the back of the transfer case. Max cost to fix these 2 is about $2,000 but can be done cheaper. A lot of people seem to not worry about it but I'm not sure if it's actually using oil yet. Apart from this it seems all good. I've had it 3days now and it's absolutely superb offroad...
check out www.discoweb.org
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