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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Performance Mods, SUV
Aug 29, 2001 (4:14 pm)
Needing a Land Rover fix, as I await the delivery of the 2002 Discovery's, "02 Discovery" was on the prowl again. This time a "dart" to the map landed us at a land Rover dealership in New Jersey. The salesman, who I will call "John" was truly a fan of the Land Rovers which he sells. A most enjoyable visit to a fully equipped Land Rover Center. No pressures, just honest information concerning their vehicles. My Land Rover fix came in the form of yet another jaunt on the Land Rover demonstration track. I swear to you all I will never tire of going up and down that hump of a hill which they use to demonstrate hill descent control. I swear to you all, that when we took the "tilted hill" my heart was all a flutter. I'll never tire of that little demonstration course.
I'm not sure if this information has been posted previously but here goes.
As of July 20th 2001, Land Rover announced that they will be introducing the HSE model in the fourth quarter of the year. (Exactly what 4th quarter means I have no idea)
The series II HSE will feature as standard equipment a ceiling mounted Rosen DVD entertainment system for rear seat passengers. Upgraded stereo featuring a new Becker receiver with in dash CD and full function navigation. Options listed are as follows;
Cold climate package.
Suspension package. (ACE and SLS)
Rear seat package.
Java Black Paint.
Don't hold me to this but it looks like HSE models will not be available in lightstone leather with the Alveston Red exterior.
Two new exterior colors are available. Vienna Green which replaces Kent Green and Zambezi Silver. the Zambezi silver will not be abailable until October production.
Just making a contribution to this forum. I hope this information is helpful to someone. We are going fishing for the Labor Day Weekend. Leaving tomorrow at 3am. Wish I was taking my 2002 SE Discovery with rear air, SLS, ACE, cold climate package, etc, but we don't have it yet. By the way this dealer that we visited also said that he is expecting the 2002's to start arriving in the next couple of weeks.
Wishing everyone a splendid Labor Day Weekend,
#1090 of 5002 02discovery ro tincup47
Aug 29, 2001 (7:33 pm)
Will the exterior of the HSE look any different from other discoveries.
Aug 29, 2001 (9:03 pm)
#1092 of 5002 The Silvers
Aug 30, 2001 (11:58 pm)
Speaking of fishing, did you ever get into the salmon here in WA? I heard the silvers are running and we're going to give it a shot next week. I've been a huge salmon/steelhead fisherman all my life in MI and am looking forward to a little action in the sound. We're going to head out to Whidbey Island. Thanks - wasko
Aug 31, 2001 (7:03 am)
Anyone had any complaints of wind noise coming from the drivers door near the dashboard? The passengers side is quiet, but I noticed a plastic vent sandwiched between the door and the dash and that is where the noise is coming from. Is that part of the flow thru ventilation? My rig has 8500 miles on it so far and other than that no complaints. The mileage isn't that bad either.(13-16)
Aug 31, 2001 (8:56 am)
Sorry pal... you ain't gonna catch no Silvers around Whidbey island. I've got a friend with a boat and he's simply given up... he says with the cost of boat/gas/trailer etc. the price of his salmon is around $800/lb. now. He's a trout fisherman now. (grin)
If you want Silvers come on up... they are SLAYING them down in Resurrection Bay by Seward. I mean guys are catching/releasing them till their arms cramp up. I've just been fishing the rivers here and I've caught maybe 20 this year without even really wanting to. I just let the little beasties go... bye fishy... go make more...
The really fun ones are the sea-run Dolly Varden, they're as silvery as the salmon, almost as big, and have that delicate "char" taste. Mmmmmmmmmm
Have fun fishing! -Bob
#1095 of 5002 I can not remove my wife from her Discovery
Aug 31, 2001 (11:33 am)
She is constantly wanting to drive and is even racking up the miles. I can't believe this but she even said "I can't wait until it snows." This is so out of character for her (but a big turn on for me). She never said any of these things when she was driving an Acura. She must have roveritis.
#1096 of 5002 Roveritis
Aug 31, 2001 (11:40 am)
I'm afraid there is no known cure. Some have tried with older Series vehicles, some resort to new models every couple years... but to no avail.
Just enjoy it. It's not fatal, just expensive.
#1097 of 5002 re: Good Dealer Service in Mass...
Aug 31, 2001 (5:55 pm)
I've had great luck with LR Peabody's service dept.
Jeff Milne is the Service Director and he is excellent.
#1098 of 5002 Optimal time to trade?
Sep 02, 2001 (5:26 am)
I've got a question that the rest of the group may have some thoughts about....
When is the optimal time/mileage to trade a LR
and lose the least amount of money?
For example: If I drive about 20K annually
and I sell my truck at about 36K miles, I lose
about $10K, about $0.28/per mile.
If I keep it for another 10K/mi and take it up to 46,000, since there would only be about 4K left on the factory warranty, I'm guessing I'd lose at least another $3,000...ie: 0.30/per mile.(Plus
the cost of brakes, tire, and maybe shocks.)
(I do realize that if I drove a more normal 12K/per year, that I would still lose the $10K, but at least it would take three years to do it.)
In any event, has anyone else done the math and come to a different conclusion of the optimal time to trade?