Sounds like you may have picked up a bit of a Lemon there mate. I think that this can happen to any make of car (except Toyota of course:D). However, I believe that where there's smoke there's fire so maybe Land Rovers aren't as reliable? Same as the 3.0L Patrols. There are people happy with their car, but plenty who aren't (Another one in the Cars Guide on Friday).timetogo wrote:
And I did not thrash it - it got serviced very regularly - driven mostly by my wife as a family car.
I refer to it now as my POS. ( use your imagination )
I had to get the POS towed from Darwin to Perth once because I could not fins someone to work on it. I would have had to wait approx 3 months to get an autotrans person to do the work
After I sold it I was contacted by the new owner because of his autotrans cooling line(s) blew off ( not an uncommon problem I beleive ).
An absolute POS!!!
As to what I have now - well its a whole lot more reliable ( for similar K's ) then my POS. But that is not hard. I'd even buy one of those funny SSAYNG YONG ( however you spell them ) things before I'd go Disco again
I used to belong to AULRO forum and I can tell you that compared to the LCOOL forum - there is alot more people having grief n the AULRO forum
For me, well when you buy a Toyota you know what you're going to get. You pay for it, but looked after it's good for 1 million clicks.
I wouldn't knock back a military spec Defender though.....