Who Has One Disco 3.

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Who Has One Disco 3.

Unread post by CoBB 4by » April 29th, 2009, 5:51 pm

Hi there anybody,

Thinking of buying a new Disco 3, other options
are Prado,Pajero.
Are there any things to Know Bad or Good ETC.
It would be the the other halfs every day driver
and to sometimes tow the campervan.

CHEERS

CoBB.:thumb:

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Unread post by Prokiwi » May 3rd, 2009, 8:50 pm

alro.com.au best place to discuss D3 - Im thinking the same , just sold a 100 series Sahara and looking for new toy ...D3 seems to be out there miles in front of anything else !!! Good luck .

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Unread post by CoBB 4by » May 5th, 2009, 5:09 pm

Thanks for that PROKIWI,

I will have alook at that site.

Cheers

CoBB.:thumb:

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Unread post by tourer outback » May 11th, 2009, 8:20 pm

Just picked one up 2009 TDV6 SE, This was after test drivng 200 series, Prado, Pajero and even the old patrol. It is my wifes day driver to replace Disco 2. She has not yet fully confessed but in truth she is loving it, even though it is called Ugly Betty because she hates the look! Seriously really nice to drive. We ditched the road tyres at 300kl and bought General tyres AT2. A little noisier but no risk of off road embarrassment. Excellent deals at the moment

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Unread post by tourer outback » September 17th, 2009, 10:11 pm

Just an update,
13000 kl. 5 months and zero issues. The more we drive it the more we like it. We now have a few offroad trips under our belt and it just does it all easily. Went away with another D3. On narly bits the truck with E Diff just does it easier with less track damage. In my view E diff is great value

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Unread post by HZJ75_John » September 18th, 2009, 7:39 am

Is E-diff a locker?

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Unread post by jeeptheone » November 7th, 2009, 3:15 pm

We just bought a D3 a couple of weeks back with a great run out deal. No choice of anything but colour as the D4 is coming. We looked at another 8 or so luxo barges and the D3 gave bang for its buck and the 4wd system is unmatched. Mine will not be used for the type of offroading i do in my Wrangler but the D3 will be a great tourer etc. From the show room floor it was set up for Urban assult only but this will change!

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Unread post by Buckman » December 2nd, 2009, 7:25 am

I may get the option of picking up my brother in-laws when his lease runs out. We are looking for a comfortable vehicle suitable for longer trips interstate (Basketball carnivals!) I will keep the 80 for play and the Disco will be the 'school bus'.

Tourer, love the comment about 'Ugly Betty' :thumb: my wife hates the look of them, I personally don't mind them and having driven it, the comfort makes up for any shortcomings with the looks.

Cheers,

Matt.

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Unread post by jeeptheone » March 5th, 2010, 6:34 pm

Was going good until a spanker in a triton decided to reverse into ours. Up around the $6k mark atm

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Unread post by BFT RANGER » June 28th, 2010, 1:26 am

A bogged Disco
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Tuned by CRISPMODS

http://www.crosscountry4wd.com/


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Unread post by BMKal » June 28th, 2010, 4:52 am

A couple of bogged Rangers.

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Well Bugger Me. It can happen to any of us, hey. Never would have guessed. :crazy:

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Unread post by BFT RANGER » June 28th, 2010, 10:57 am

what do you expect they are yanks.
Tuned by CRISPMODS

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Unread post by BMKal » June 29th, 2010, 3:35 am

BFT RANGER wrote:what do you expect they are yanks.

Ahhh yes .............. but the utes that they are driving are just a re-badged rice burner made in Thailand anyway.

This is a REAL Ford Ranger ............. :p

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I've been kicking myself ever since I sold this one - not the most comfortable vehicle I've ever owned, but definitely the one with the most character - but at least I still get to see it and hear the throaty rumble of a decent V8 occasionally (it has a 6.2 litre Chev V8 diesel in it), as it still resides locally. :D

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Unread post by DVSV8 » July 1st, 2010, 11:57 pm

disco 3's. great car. can have some issues,

Tail gate actuators seem to be fairly common, you have to replace the actuator and latch and will need to destroy the trim to get to it so they will need to be replaced too.

Air suspension compressors can be dicky, and be careful not to use your jack under it. The amount ive seen squashed by owners that "didnt know" is scary, also the spare wheel winches are prone to failing.

Drivers airbag cover in some can peel at the top and stereo can play up. again relatively minor stuff that can be replaced/fixed when the time and money allows.

They also love going through pads and rotors. again relatively minor stuff, ive seen em with major problems but for the most part mechanically there very sound.

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