Do the Korean 4x4s come with emergency balaclavas just in case you see someone you know?I would second a Sorento or Hyundai Santa Fe, which has same floor pan and running gear.
We had 2 old school Sorentos( separate chassis low box etc) and one of current style. We got the current Hyundai as it was a better deal.
194bhp and plenty of torque so good performance. Well equipped and reliable. Pretty good economy too.
We have had 7 adults in the Kia and the Hyundai, third row not too bad for 2 grown ups and you can slide second row forward.
We don't have kids but tow a caravan hence the big car. The smaller Tucson or Sportage would do us but we like the bigger car.
Warranty is really good and our local dealer is very good. No breakdowns in ours.
Ouch! Alternator or fuel burning heater?Remember it well, I was on duty that day listening to it unfold on the radio. The crew were only trying to keep warm. the vehicle had been dragging heavies up the hill all shift.
View attachment 548676The traffic officer patrol vehicle was working to help vehicles on the M62 near Rochdale, Greater Manchester.www.google.com
Since my Disco 4 I’ve had a RRS and a Defender (Puma) ‘14.Thanks for all the various comments. Since reading through them and considering alternatives I've certainly got a choice of three that would certainly fulfil my needs even though opinion is certainly divided on them. Namely the Discovery 4 and Nissan Pathfinder. The third for me is a bit different but liking the look, interiors and insane amount of space if rear seats are not used of Japanese imports in the style of the Nissan Elgrand.
Once restrictions allow I will certainly be having a look at them and hopefully getting a test drive.
Looks like it was in the cab, the bonnet is untouched in the locations of the batteries, FBH or alternator.Ouch! Alternator or fuel burning heater?
I find myself needing to replace my current estate car that I've only relatively recently bought as my family is growing by 1 and very soon will no longer fulfil my needs.
My main requirement is to have three child seats in the back with preferably theree isofix points.
The other requirement is two extra seats that adults can comfortably sit in when needed on row three and with enough room for a pram and other things associated with a new born and two other young children.
4x4 would be ideal as I live in a reasonably hilly semi rural town which gets the snow and parking outside my house which is on a hill is difficult in those conditions.
So this leads me onto the Discovery 4 which on the face of things fills my needs, or does it? Are there any alternatives to the Discovery 4 that I've not considered and what pitfalls/common faults are there , parts/service prices excluded?
My budget would be £12k total including trading or selling my current car.
As always thoughts, comments and suggestions welcome.
Thanks to everyone for the replies and I appreciate it's been a while in replying. In that time the little one has safely arrived and have decided that I definitely do not want a Pathfinder for various reasons.
I do have one more question; is there much noticeable difference between the Discovery 4 and Discovery 3? I appreciate that the 4 has a better engine but apart from that and some styling inside the cabin is there really much difference?
Thanks once again.
Thanks for that @jagman2 I'm drawn between three; one is a specced up Disco 4 XS which is top of my now reduced budget and has what I would like namely leather, side steps and a reversing camera and the other two are Disco 3 HSE's which are well within budget.Not a great deal of difference at all.
Essentially the 4 is an updated 3, lots of very nice updated but essentially the same car.
I bought a 3. the best one I could find and I could have bought a 4 for the same money but only a mediocre one.
No regrets at all and apart from service and maintenance hasn't cost me a penny since I buht it a little over a year ago.
Lots of bad press but actually a good car. Have a look on Feabay and see how many are on the market with over 200,000 miles on them and ask yourself how bad they really are outside of the hype.
I have a mate who is in the buying and selling cars business. He loves Range Rovers, and Disco's for his own use. He does not buy either without the best warranty that comes along with one, because he knows he will need something doing at onetime, or another, usually sooner rather than later.
There is a reason that Toyotas are used as technicals.
They never used to let anything made by Landrover into parts of the outback.
Top gear tried to kill a Toyota hi-lux...........good sport.
SF use Toyota.
UN use Toyota.
Are we seeing the pattern?
Likewise, and for 'reputable' don't read LR Main Dealer.Best advice I can give is service history from a reputable garage.
Many of the engine problems can be tracked back to cheap oil and insufficient oil changes.
Mine is a Discovery 3 HSE and I'm more than happy with it.
As with any used car the trick is not buying somebody else's neglected old crock