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Old 04-18-2017, 07:48 PM   #26
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Default Re: Coming up to a dillema D1 or D2

Forgot watts link, and plastic rear bumper. Add those to the list.

If you demand more comfort without getting a D3, get a D2.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:09 PM   #27
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I've had good experiences with both my D2's. For a DD or light trail duty a D2 is great, for a dedicated wheeler a D1 is probably the ticket. I definitely ran into some limitations with my built D2 - the rear overhang, CV's and watts linkage.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:47 PM   #28
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I bought my first Disco when it was 3 yrs old and had 60 ish on it. I paid like 13 grand if I remember. Defenders already had climbed in price cause it was a couple yrs since they stopped bringing them to the states. So by that time people could sell a defender for more than they paid for it new. I think people hoped the Disco would hold its value like that but it didn't. I told a guy I would buy a Disco when they got closer to 10 grand. He said I was going to be waiting a long time for that. But that was the year I got a Disco for close to 10
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:52 PM   #29
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plastic rear bumper
I got rear ended twice in my 04.

First was low speed at a right turn stop. I was creeping to see if it was clear, guy thought I was going and bang. Broke the lights, but just a small cut in the bumper. Basically a free $800 from his insurance.

Couple months later (new lights , same bumper) going ~35mph in rush hour a lady in the right lane decides I don't exist and tries to switch into mine. I all but stop to keep from hitting her and BANG, I get smoked from behind by some other lady.

Bumper I think had another little cut, but pretty much fine, so i replace the lights & basically another free $800 from her insurance.

So, yeah, they're plastic, but they're pretty tough and pay well
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Old 04-22-2017, 12:15 PM   #30
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Idaho car......doubt there is any rust

1995 Land Rover Discover 4x4

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Old 04-25-2017, 12:54 PM   #31
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Idaho car......doubt there is any rust

1995 Land Rover Discover 4x4

Thanks for that.. I am looking at one in SC that was kept inside with really low miles but Black, I may have to change my other project to white.. Also did these come in any other color interior besides Camel beige, and Mushroom?
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:22 PM   #32
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A clean Disco 1 with low miles is a MUCH better investment if you ever intend to sell it.

I personally prefer the handling characteristics of the DII by a large margin, but there's something to be said about values, in the end. A D1 is significantly better, in that regard. They also enjoy somewhat more thorough aftermarket support.

Values, though. One is rising, and the other hasn't moved anywhere but down in quite some time.

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Old 04-25-2017, 04:34 PM   #33
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Values, though.
This wasn't my reading of the OP's intent. If you're approaching a vehicle choice as a financial investment, then a RRC or rust-free LHD 200TDI D110 imported from Spain are far better choices.

Anyone who factors the investment value of a Discovery into his purchase calculus is deluded. Unless it's an unobtanium special edition like a competition truck from Camel Trophy.
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Old 05-03-2017, 12:46 PM   #34
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Hi,
I enjoy both D1 and D2, but if I had to choose I would keep D1



There is a little doubt as both are diesels, and Td5 engine makes a difference. I think in case both were V8's there is no doubt.

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Old 05-04-2017, 03:32 PM   #35
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This wasn't my reading of the OP's intent. If you're approaching a vehicle choice as a financial investment, then a RRC or rust-free LHD 200TDI D110 imported from Spain are far better choices.

Anyone who factors the investment value of a Discovery into his purchase calculus is deluded. Unless it's an unobtanium special edition like a competition truck from Camel Trophy.
As often as some of you guys swap Rovers, I should think it would be at least a minor concern.

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Like RRCs, unmolested and rust free D1s are getting harder to source.

Personally just like the size of a D1 and their proportions.

Also like the RRC, the D1 is a classic LR design.

So D1 for me.
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Also like the RRC, the D1 is a classic LR design.
Couldn't agree more. Which is why I own one of each.
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Anyone who factors the investment value of a Discovery into his purchase calculus is deluded. Unless it's an unobtanium special edition like a competition truck from Camel Trophy.
D1 5spd clean with no rust, no sunroofs, manual seats and lower miles are starting to get harder to find. I feel if any Disco is appreciating, it is that one.
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Couldn't agree more. Which is why I own one of each.
Yep, same here!

The D1 is totally stock '96 SD with 76k miles and 0 rust. And will remain totally stock.

The RRC, well, basically stock with the exception of the RPI Stage III 4.6 engine and a few off-road accessories.
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