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#455 of 5001 poor sale experience
Apr 27, 2001 (10:18 pm)
hi there to all! I last posted a message Mar 02 but have been reading this message board and soaking up all the great info and advice from true lovers of their Discos on a constant basis.I have learned a great deal and decided to make my first step into purchasing a 2001 Oslo blue Disco II SE with Ace and light stone leather (yep I was really serious about buying this one). So I visited the dealer in New Orleans for a trade-in appraisal on my 98' BMW M3. (For the complete story goto the COUPES,CONVERTIBLES,SPORTS message board -topic BMW M3- title INSULTED M3 OWNER.)To make a long story short they offered me approx. $10,000 less than the listed trade-in value as determined by Edmunds.com. I was very shocked with this offer.I thought sales were down with Land Rover and expected them to work with me. I felt this dealership was too greedy which really turned me off so they now lost a sale. Does any one know of any decent and fair dealers near Louisiana (i live in Baton Rouge)? I just thought I'd share this experience with y'all to see what you thought.I hate having to post a negative message but at least it's not aimed at the Discoverys( it's not their fault!) Happy Rovering to Y'all! Disco ownner/driver wannabe Jim
#456 of 5001 to jbannister
Apr 28, 2001 (7:18 pm)
Jim, I believe that selling your used car by owner will always get a better price than ANY dealer would offer you. Sell it yourself to someone that really wants an M3. I just picked up my SE7 Silver/Lightstone yesterday and love it to death. What a machine!
#457 of 5001 gpvs (bike rack), and nanuq
May 02, 2001 (8:24 am)
gpvs- I have been looking into bike racks for my Disco, and am impressed w/ LR's version that holds 4 bikes. I'm not familiar w/ the Yakima bike rack-can you give me more info?
nanuq- I love the QE2 idea. Where are you from/do you live? I ask because of the interesting names you have and because of other messages you have left. Is it Alaska?
Does anyone know of a cheap way to get some Hellas? My brush guard just seems naked without them. Will LR install them if I purchase them from somewhere other than at the dealer?
#458 of 5001 bike rack
May 02, 2001 (8:51 am)
I believe the Roc'n Gate by Yakima is similar to the one from Land Rover. It also holds 4 bikes max. (www.yakima.com) I think Thule has something similar to Yakima. I have used Yakima products and they're great. My friends Disco has the LR rack and he loves it.
May 02, 2001 (10:48 am)
I have the Rhode Gear bike rack, it plugs into the hitch and holds 4 bikes. If you remove the pin it folds down so you can get into the back hatch... it's a sturdy piece of work. The only problem is one bolt at the top rubs against the spare tire when the plastic cover biscuit is in place... so I removed mine (which gave me the perfect excuse to buy the fabric Land Rover Anchorage rhino cover).
Yep, I'm here in Alaska. I'm not a "native" native but I've been here since I was knee high to an oogruk.
Hey, here's another idea for a name... "Sichuk". It means "mud puddle". Not sure about the spelling though... I haven't seen many native words with the "ch" combination.
#460 of 5001 Disco II stuck in Park
May 02, 2001 (7:31 pm)
I have a 00 Disco II with what were 17,500 trouble free miles. I was considering myself lucky. Well today while driving the warning light for the locked diferential came on only when I applied pressure to the brake peddle. When I got home I called the dealer to schedule to bring it in. I went out move my Disco after the call and could not get the car out of park when depresing on the brake peddle. The brake lights also were not working. Called the dealer and he stated that the switch on the brake peddle that allows you to leave park must be broken. Makes sense. I am having it towed (thank god for hte warrant). Anyone else have this problem?
When I bought the truck I told myself I would allow two mechanical breakdowns that could leave me somewhere stranded. The reason being is that I duck hunt in the middle of nowwhere sometimes and do not want to get stranded. Well, one down and two to go. The reliability of a Toyota Sequoia is looking good.
#462 of 5001 Important question!!
May 02, 2001 (8:38 pm)
My '96 Disco has a strong odor of gasoline near the RT rear wheel well.... not just after fill-ups either! I brought it to the dealer and they said they'll have to do research, because they don't know what it is!! I had the problem back in Sept. and it was a vacuum line... but now they don't believe that's the case... yet they're not sure. Any input appreciated.... other than that she's wonderful!!! at 63k!!
#463 of 5001 Disco II stuck in Park
May 03, 2001 (1:08 pm)
My bad. I had just washed my boat trailer off at a car wash. The water caused a short in the trailer wiring therby blowing out a fuse on the Disco for its brakelights. The weird thing is, when you blow the fuse on the Disco's brakelights, it kills the brake switch on the shifter and you can't get it out of park. A quick tow and fix at the dealer did the trick.
Interestingly, the Disco II has a warning light for having a locked differential, but the dealer said there is not locking differential, which is true but I didn't think of it. It is apparently a useless warning light for that, but it is a warning light that there is something wrong with your breaklights. FYI if this happens to you.
Oh well, Land Rover proved me wrong. I still maintain 17,500 trouble free miles.
#464 of 5001 Problems
May 03, 2001 (3:18 pm)
Bdonelon: I'm glad you found the problem. How odd that a lack of rear taillights could disable the ability to get out of park! I wonder if that only happens when BOTH taillights are out... hopefully a rare condition? About the locking diff, I believe the DII has the same transfer case as the DI, which is indeed lockable. You just don't have the interior locking lever since the ABS system manages your wheelspin for you. I bet if you crawl under and look you'll see there is linkage for the transfer case, it's just not connected to anything.
Ocean: I wonder if it's your fuel filter? I believe it's in that area and it (or its connections) may have sprung a leak.