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    90k isn't high mileage any more, hasn't been really for about 20 years. The days of cars falling to pieces at 100k are long gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnAHAB View Post
    90k isn't high mileage any more, hasn't been really for about 20 years. The days of cars falling to pieces at 100k are long gone
    I have to say that is not strictly true.

    And depends on how many miles you plan on doing.

    My experience is the more miles the more frequent the 1k plus bills roll in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSoles View Post
    might find more info here:
    DISCO3.CO.UK - Index

    I have a 13 year old disco 3. No major issues. ( until I said this)
    3 and 4 are very similar.

    Things to check:
    with the car locked, give each door in turn a tug, It might open ( common fault lock not engaging).

    Try to set it to off-road, then normal height then access height, cycle through these a couple of times.
    ( common fault, pneumatic suspension compressor/reservoir/valves leaking).

    Oh and check intercooler hoses for splitting, leading to smokescreen when accelerating) mine is currently held together with a coke tin, gaffer tape and jubilee clips.
    If it comes with a removable towbar, make sure you get the little keys to unlock it, then unlock it and stow it inside when you're not using it. They rust into place otherwise, there's a recall on some which rust and fall off..

    Bit too tall to get into some multi-storey carparks, and a huge car to park anyway, but I like it.

    edit: and first timing belt is due around 80K, that's a big job on a disco, need to take the shell off the chassis.
    You do know it has two chassis?

    My unndestanding is that it has a body with separate chassis unlike the crossover SUVs that are of a monocoque construction. Any 4x4 worth it's salt will have a separate chassis to allow for the flexion that will occur doing proper offroading.

    Anyhow, I'm similarly tempted myself though I'm probably going for a model that features the letters HSE on the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    Just a general observation.

    I've had a couple of cars where problems with the electronic gadgetry set me back a lot of money once they were of a certain age. Had an ECU go on a VW & stealership wanted £1k + to replace, what, a chip that probably cost a couple of quid to produce.

    Diesel engine in itself should be good for 200k miles. I'm guessing around 90k you should make sure the cambelt has been attended to?
    With things like ECUs eBay is your best friend with cars of a certain age. If you are careful you can run what were very expensive motors new for relatively reasonable money. The bottom line is cars cost money.

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    what about a Passat ?

    Milan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSoles View Post
    ..and first timing belt is due around 80K, that's a big job on a disco, need to take the shell off the chassis.
    Seriously? That's a quality bit of design then...
    Do what thou wilt

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    From experience I would never own anything from JLR that isn't either cheap enough to throw away if it fails, or still under manufacturers warranty.

    90k is probably just at the expensive point of some serious wear cycles...

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