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Wildrover wrote:
Well except this one!
HSE 5 seater 2.0L


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Wow! A five seat model? Must be the first one! Is it actually sold or just another demonstrator?
  
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Well that makes two confirmed sales then, given the 171-KK one I've seen as mentioned up thread Cool

Don't know the model or seating config though.
  
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Finally, saw my first 171 Discovery 5 today.... Pic taken from car as I did not want to risk standing in the middle of a busy road....


  
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Another one seen, I think it may be part of a hire fleet......
  
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Yes typical, they look like very basic equipment models to rent
 Expectant to see the course of negotiations!!!  
Post #180646922nd Apr 2017 12:00 am
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Introducing the new 2 seat Discovery Commercial (Ireland)!

They do officially exist!

http://m.carzone.ie/used-cars/Land-Rover/D...7799021071



Interesting to note that the side windows do not appear to be blanked out.......??

At €51K including VAT of 23%, it is not bad value when compared to the upper end models!
  
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Looks like a good job done on the conversion.

A far cry from the butchery that used go on in that shed down in Rosslare in years past Sad

On a side note, I finally got see a couple D5's in the flesh for the first time at a dealers & took a spin in one yesterday. I think it's going to be very colour dependent, there was a Corris grey one & back end with the offset number plate look truly horrendous. Whereas the black one I took a spin in, didn't seem to look too bad.

With regard to the drive, it had the lower HP 2.0lt engine & it was just woeful Sad Like an under powered tractor, I felt it was barely able to move the D5 & I'd hate to have a trailer behind is all I'll say.

The car itself..... a good big hefty machine, loads of room inside, but certainly has lost a lot of the "Swiss Army knife of vehicles" that previous Discos were & is certainly pitched as more of a luxury people mover, than workhorse. The flap at the boot is just a joke I feel, of no use whatsoever & would be an annoyance in real life. Rather than appease the loss of the split tailgate, I think they just should have made the move to a full tailgate & not bothered with the flap.

Overall, while it is a certainly a nice vehicle, I didn't come away from it thinking "oh yes I might make moves to go back to Disco ownership again" I was left feeling very "Meh" about it. But my opinion could of course be coloured by that awful, under powered engine in the one I drove.

I've been driving Land Rovers since the early 90's. In that time I've had 200 & 300Tdi Discos, two D3's, two RRS's & until recently a D4. But I think with the new D5, Land Rover have lost me. However what I did come away from yesterday at the dealers with is that if I were to go back to Land Rover ownership, that it would be for a RRS, which I also took a drive in & absolutely loved, so I could see myself going back down that road sometime in the future. Cool

But for me at least, based on yesterday, the D5 just doesn't do it Sad
  
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Re: Introducing the new 2 seat Discovery Commercial (Ireland)!

APL wrote:
They do officially exist!

http://m.carzone.ie/used-cars/Land-Rover/D...7799021071



Interesting to note that the side windows do not appear to be blanked out.......??

At €51K including VAT of 23%, it is not bad value when compared to the upper end models!


Nice spot Thumbs Up

Looks interesting, but I wonder if that's just a mockup of a two seater? In some of the pics on the add the rear seats are visible. Also the floor looks as if it slopes up a lot towards the front. But at least it's heading towards a commercial being available. Thumbs Up
  
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I did wonder this when I saw it this morning, wondered if someone had been handy with Photoshop.... But that looks like a half-height bulkhead of some sort, and I guess the floor under where the seats are on the five seat model (from which this has obviously been converted) may not be level either, in the first instance.

My understanding is that these conversions are happening at OHM HQ at Baldonnel, Dublin. It's just on the N7 Naas Road as you approach the CityWest Bridge inbound.

As to why the windows are not covered over, maybe the regulations have once again changed?? Who knows?? The regs have changed loads of times over here, during the Discovery Commercial years!!!!
  
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"As to why the windows are not covered over, maybe the regulations have once again changed?? Who knows?? The regs have changed loads of times over here, during the Discovery Commercial years!!!!"

The first two Discoverys we had, a 200Tdi and a 300Tdi were both 5 seat with all glass and both were taxed Commercial
  
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Ah yes, there used to be ways around the tax issues in those days! During the 1990's it was easy to persuade the motor tax office that if you were using the vehicle for farming or business, it could be taxed commercially...... Sadly, not any more!
  
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Maybe doing the same as you & flipping between the sites
I've added below what i did there
I saw your post on the D3.site also...well spotted
The link to the Boland ad is interesting
The towing capacity is stated as 3000kg (with 3500kg on bigger engine size option)
I'm assuming this vehicle shown has the 2.0 litre Ingenium the same as the regular passenger one.
That has a 3500kg tow capacity from the brochure pages


You may know as you are from Ireland - are vehicles capacities derated when they are commercials in Ireland ?
Wouldn't be a viable option for me but curios about the lower capacity

Flat floor shown must have storage beneath ?


Ireland commercials were a mystery till I searched on here for the D3 D4 ones with sheeted up windows
Would you go for one ?
  
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Hi Bullova06, yes I do tend to use both sites. I've had a few of the Discovery Commercials before now and yes would go for one of these if I could get the correct specification....

Here's what I replied to your post on the other site:

Re: APL

bullova06 wrote:

The link to the Boland ad is interesting
The towing capacity is stated as 3000kg (with 3500kg on bigger engine size option)
I'm assuming this vehicle shown has the 2.0 litre Ingenium the same as the regular passenger one.
That has a 3500kg tow capacity from the brochure pages


It's the TD4 engine as opposed to the UK base SD4, hence the discrepancy.

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Wouldn't be a viable option for me but curios about the lower capacity

Flat floor shown must have storage beneath ?


Going on past examples in Ireland, probably not. I also notice that the side windows are not blanked out either, which is a first! The main point is that it is fully VAT reclaimable too....
  
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