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Fatsue87
 


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Buying a disco 3 or 4

Hi there been looking at adisco 3 on a 2009 I was wondering if land rover had changed much on it for reliability compared to a older one I had to sell my 54 plate disco 3 it was driving me mad and we were moving house so got rid that was a mistake il tell u so now it’s time for a new one . Also I’ve looked at a 09 disco 3 for 12000 am I better off buying a 4 for around 15000 on a 10 plate xs model and do thy same similar problems many thanks
  
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professorpool
 


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There is a marked improvement from the D3 to the D4, no question, but then you are playing the "what if" game. If you're going to buy a D4 then hold out for the extra £5k and get a 2012 one with the beter engine and 8 speed box. So the question is one of budget, for example, if you are on a tight budget then it may be the case that the best well maintained and serviced late D3 would be a better than the cheapest D4.

It's as long as it is tall but at the end of the day, Land rover didn't go from the D3 to the D4 for no reason..
 D3 K300NJH- still going strong
D3 K400NJH- gone to car heaven
FL1 - gone to Romania
D3 HD05- gone to a divorce diet
D1 V8 manual - gone but not forgotten
RR Classic - gone but not not forgotten
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Fatsue87
 


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Thanks for by our reply want to spend around 12000 max there a few 1012 d4 but they have 10000 plus on the clock but that’s 16000 but the higher the price the longer it takes to save the cash
  
Post #19122628th Feb 2018 1:56 pm
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kajtzu
 


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Remember to budget for service and repairs, too. Don’t spend your last cash on the vehicle. Thumbs Up
  
Post #19122768th Feb 2018 2:25 pm
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professorpool
 


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Yes very true. I always get my mechanic to look over/service a new purchase and also there is the bling to add like rock sliders etc Thumbs Up
 D3 K300NJH- still going strong
D3 K400NJH- gone to car heaven
FL1 - gone to Romania
D3 HD05- gone to a divorce diet
D1 V8 manual - gone but not forgotten
RR Classic - gone but not not forgotten
Too scared of listing the other marques for fear of ridicule 
 
Post #19122808th Feb 2018 2:27 pm
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robpenrose
 


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professorpool wrote:
There is a marked improvement from the D3 to the D4, no question, but then you are playing the "what if" game. If you're going to buy a D4 then hold out for the extra £5k and get a 2012 one with the beter engine and 8 speed box. So the question is one of budget, for example, if you are on a tight budget then it may be the case that the best well maintained and serviced late D3 would be a better than the cheapest D4.

It's as long as it is tall but at the end of the day, Land rover didn't go from the D3 to the D4 for no reason..


the engines are the same, just a slightly different map with 10hp more Thumbs Up
 

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Post #19123148th Feb 2018 3:28 pm
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kajtzu
 


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Some people got 0.6 liters more of an engine Whistle
  
Post #19123188th Feb 2018 3:35 pm
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Fatsue87
 


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Has anyone remapped one of these ?ive got a.2014 Passat (sorry) I had that done it’s quick now but it’s not a disco can’t get a weeks shopping in the boot and have 2 kids and a beagle
  
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kajtzu
 


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Search for BAS remap here on google. Seen it in some people’s signatures here, too.
  
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