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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Performance Mods, SUV
Mar 22, 2001 (3:55 pm)
This is a question for "sineef" [#6 of 350 1997 DISCO by sineef Jun 27, 2000 (12:40 am)] who said:
"1996 Land Rover Discovery": I use a shop locally in San Jose that services Land Rover, Jaguar and Mercedes. They have two ex-Land rover mechanics that are excellent and their prices are affordable. Additionally their service is much better than the crappy dealer service we have experienced in the past.
Can you please let me know who/where this San Jose mechanic is? Any names would be very helpful!
#362 of 5002 Follow-up
Mar 24, 2001 (4:47 am)
Greetings all. The other day I stated to those of you who are interested in seeing the 02 Range Rover to go to the LR web site. I apologize for the miss leading info. This is the correct site www.rangerovers.net/rrnews.htm After that click on the "Latest Spy Photo"
#363 of 5002 Thanks tincup
Mar 24, 2001 (8:28 am)
I appreciate your help with the production date- I haven't been online for a while to say thanks previously. If you got it from LR NA, I'm not sure how, they told me they don't have that info there. Before I purchased Lizzie, I checked her history with my local LR dealer ( they are already turning out to be fantastic) and found that her service had been maintained and that leaks had been fixed. She's at the dealer now due to the ever famous "lean" they experience, but I knew she had that and it is covered under the warranty I bought with her. They gave her the once over and she's good to go other than that.
If she was built on a Friday, then they managed to install the engine before leaving for the pub. I'm eternally grateful. She's a great truck and brings me joy.
You seem to know a lot about Rovers. My goal is to work on her myself and to learn as much as possible about her.
Again, I really appreciate your help on the VIN.
#364 of 5002 LR Discovery II
Mar 24, 2001 (5:12 pm)
I looked at this message board a year ago and got mixed messages. We went with our hearts and got a LR DiscII with 7 seat/cold weather package. Only have had 1 minor problem since with windshield wipers. Otherwise, by far the best SUV we have ever driven. We have a 2000 4 runner and the Disc II blows it away in terms of ride, feel, etc. Only downside is poor gas mileage, but worth every penny. Remarkable that the Disc II is priced at same levels with other SUVs that are nowhere near the same level of value. It is a steal. Buy one if you are thinking of a SUV in the 30K range!
Mar 24, 2001 (7:05 pm)
I had no problem getting it from LRNA, I looked it up myself. (I work there ) Glad to have been of assistance.
#366 of 5002 Checking in
Mar 24, 2001 (9:33 pm)
Just checking in - I've been silent for a couple of weeks!
DI seems to be running well - one slight issue. After I'm out around town for awhile and stop, when I get back in, it idles super-low and occasionally dies. Always idles proper when I first start it, but after it's warmed up a bit, it gets funny idle syndrome.
Couple of other things...
Sporin - 96 and 97 aren't bad at all - take the VINs by the dealership and they'll print the history for you.
Lester - welcome aboard - great to have some International folks here as well! I would love to hear some stories of cruising around on the outback.
Thanks and Happy Rovering to all!
#367 of 5002 Bainbridge Island - Home of the Big Hill :)
Mar 24, 2001 (9:57 pm)
Nanuq - went out to Bainbridge Island (made a day of it with my wife and son) and took the '73 SIII for a spin. It was hopeless - I fell for the vehicle right away. The wife and son really liked it too. Talk about getting back to the basics - the vehicle is absolutely perfect for tooling around town and taking short trips on the weekends. My rover madness grows greater by the day ...
My 11 year old is getting as bad as me - we're in Borders and he goes straight to the magazine rack to buy the current issue of Land Rover World (we subscribe to LRM). He even shells out his hard-earned allowance each month for the £4.99 cost (about $7US).
My wife is even contemplating putting a deposit down at the dealer to reserve a Freelander in December/Jan for herself. After seeing it at the Detroit Auto Show, she's convinced that it will be her next vehicle. We're hopeless
Anyways, the nice gentleman who we're buying the Series III from let us take it around the island for as long as we liked, so we were out and about for 2 hours. Stopped at Ruby's but they were closed! It was Sun. around noon and plates were set, so maybe they open later? When I go back for the final purchase, we'll try again. I put a deposit on the Rover and am hopeful that the house in MI sells w/in 60 days so the SIII will be mine.
Saw the hill that you bike up - that thing is a beast. I'm getting ready to start biking in to work 1-2x a week (10 miles each way) and I was complaining to my wife about the 1 mile hill coming up to our house but after seeing that hill on Bainbridge, I'll be silent Only biking 1 or 2 days because I've got hockey Wed & Fridays, and need to do something with my new SIII
If you want to see the vehicle, check out:
http://communities.msn.com/WaskoandHuntPicPlace and click on Series III LandRover on the left.
Take a look at the odometer - 56k original miles (never rolled). Vehicle is in excellent shape and I'm very excited to add it to the collection. Man, if my wife does get a Freelander, that will be 3 Rovers. Maybe I'll get a Rover Mountain Bike too For those that don't believe there is such a thing, checkout http://www.pashley.co.uk/landrover/landrover.htm.
Thanks - wasko
Mar 25, 2001 (12:16 am)
What a gorgeous SIII, and those pictures look so familiar! With the raised bumps in the road, and the south-bound direction, I can think of a couple places on the Island where it's sitting. Was that out in Port Madison, or down around Rolling Bay? What memories those pics bring back!
Hey if you get back and Ruby's is closed again, go down to the marina in town, and find the Thai restaurant right on the water. "Teddy" is the owner, he makes wonderful chicken galanga soup and pad thai. Have him mix up some of his special hot sauce... the red thick stuff with all the seeds in it.
Congratulations on the SIII !! -Bob
#369 of 5002 DiscoII, need advice...pending purchase.
Mar 25, 2001 (6:43 pm)
I am in the market for a II with all the options, and I have recognized the authority of options on this board. Of course I have a few questions that I would like to offer for general discussion points for a perspective slightly different that the dealer's sales approach and my own.
Could someone provide thoughts or comments on ACE option?
Another caveat in my buying decision is the fact that I commute almost 100 miles daily and I am concerned about that many miles with permanent 4WD. How do these vehicles typically wear with many miles?
I have done limited research into the residuals that the II might offer and it seemingly compares to most other Subs. Does this seem accurate by most of your accounts?
What are your overall thoughts on the lack of overall horsepower as compared to respectively to the other SUVs in similar price ranges?
Any additional information would be helpful because I am in love with the looks and overall thoughts of purchasing this vehicle.