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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Performance Mods, SUV
#4328 of 5002 First Time Car Buyer
Aug 28, 2005 (11:30 am)
Hello, I am a highschool student looking to invest in a Land Rover as my first car. The problem is not deciding on what SUV I want, but on how to convince my parents that the Land Rover Discovery II SE 7 (1999) is worth the investment. If you guys could help me by naming a couple of high (ie. good interior, nice ride)and lows points (ie. leaking fluids, maintnance costs) of a Land Rover it would be very appreciated. I really want to be driving a Land Rover, and any help in this worthy cause would be appreciated. I know all of you once had a first car, and I am really looking forward to mine no matter what it is.
#4329 of 5002 Re: First Time Car Buyer [rszanto]
Aug 28, 2005 (12:04 pm)
Forgot to add that the LR is $14,447, $2,000 under the Kelley Blue Book Value.
#4332 of 5002 Re: First Time Car Buyer [steve_]
Aug 28, 2005 (2:26 pm)
Could someone also check the VIN number of the vehicle please, it's SALTY1245XA212918. Thanks for the help so far.
#4333 of 5002 Re: ugh need alot of help [discoman]
Aug 29, 2005 (7:15 pm)
"In order to shift from AWD to 4WD all you do is shift the differential shifter (the front one) to the right. You will notice a little orange picture light on the instrument panel. This means you have locked the differential and are now in 4WD. If you need to shift to 4WD LOW you will have to slow to 5 Mph or less, and put the transmission in NEUTRAL, then put the differential shifter all the way forward, and shift back into DRIVE, and you are now in LOW 4WD, you can shift into LOW AWD by moving the shifter to the right. Follow this procedure in reverse to go back into HIGH. "
While the maneuvers you've listed are correct, the things they do are not!! There is no AWD on a Discovery. Just 4wd high and 4wd low. Yes, moving the lever left/right will lock the center differential. Do NOT drive on firm surfaces with the differential locked. You WILL cause massive damage. ONLY lock the differential if you are driving on very slippery surfaces without many turns. You are always in 4wd in a Discovery. Moving the lever up/down will put you in 4wd high/low. The lever is a transfer box selector. A transfer box is a 2nd transmission with 2 gears.
#4334 of 5002 buying a 02 disco??things i should look 4
Aug 31, 2005 (9:17 pm)
I am planning on buying a disco this week, is there anything I should check before I drive it off the lot. I know the usuall stuff what about stuff specific to the disco. it's a certified 02 SE for $21k. Is this vehicle worth it to ya
#4336 of 5002 Re: Rear-Ended [odiopus]
Sep 07, 2005 (6:21 pm)
"What kind of damage would a GM have sustained?" you ask.
None. It would have been at the dealers on a recall and not on the road.
#4337 of 5002 Doing my own brakes, what will I need?
Sep 08, 2005 (5:56 am)
I have a 2004 Discovery with 28,000 miles. I need to replace my front brake pads. I'm buying the pads from NAPA. Which pads should I buy - semi-metallic, metallic?
Also, Sears has brake tools; spring removers, pad compressors, etc. Which tools will make the job easier and which do I absolutely need to buy?
Thanks for any info>