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    Quote Originally Posted by Yster1979 View Post
    Very interesting that you mentioned the diesel vs petrol as I just quickly did a quick search on Cars.co.za and searched country wide for Discovery's (4) from 2010 to 2014 and found the following:

    Petrol - 20 vehicles available
    Diesel - 142 vehicles available.

    I'm just wondering if this is normal trend when comparing diesel to petrol engines?

    Please don't kill me as I haven't own any Landy's but was wondering if this info is relevant?
    There were probably so many petrol vs diesels sold in that ratio as well...

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    That would make sense why the V8 would hold a bit more value than the diesels, lot of car for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yster1979 View Post
    That would make sense why the V8 would hold a bit more value than the diesels, lot of car for the money.
    Actually the V8 doesn't hold that well. There's just few of them for sale as there were fewer sold (fuel consumption theories) and also those that have them, don't really want to sell them.
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    i think a lot more diesels are sold compared to diesels. but in the long run a diesel costs more to run then a petrol, as far as the prices go, i have no clue of the diesel, but i can tell you the price of the v8 has gone up, i was thinking of selling mine a while ago, and because of the price offered changed my mind. looked the other day what they cost again. i was looking at getting SWAMBO a white one and doing a few more mods to my old one. and was shocked at the high prices and high mileage. plus there are not so many petrol out there for sale. just out of interest to you as you have never had a landy. if you look at a petrol one. from 2010 upwards they are almost if not all the same. the diesel had a few major changes.

    the water pump on the petrol needs changing, if you buy one. that is the v8 soft spot. cost a few grand compared to the diesel crank if it goes. service on the diesel i think is more than the petrol and more often unless you change oil every 10000 on your petrol. the rest i think is the same to maintain. for me the risk of the crank going was just to scary so i have the v8.
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    To the OP:

    Regardless of whether you buy petrol or diesel, Land Rover, Toyota, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, BMW, Volvo or whatever. ANY top of the range vehicle that cost around a million new and are now being sold for R250k -R300k is NOT going to be cheap to maintain.

    Lots of these "bargains" have not been maintained - due to the cost thereof.

    So regardless of Make, if you want to buy - have the vehicle scrutinized very thoroughly by someone that comes recommended by lots of people on this forum.

    Then do your homework: find out how much major and minor services cost, how expensive parts are and what needs to be replaced at certain stages (not according to the manufacturer but according to owners).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yster1979 View Post
    Very interesting that you mentioned the diesel vs petrol as I just quickly did a quick search on Cars.co.za and searched country wide for Discovery's (4) from 2010 to 2014 and found the following:

    Petrol - 20 vehicles available
    Diesel - 142 vehicles available.

    I'm just wondering if this is normal trend when comparing diesel to petrol engines?

    Please don't kill me as I haven't own any Landy's but was wondering if this info is relevant?
    I worked at a large bank. One day I counted well over 30 TDV6's and only 2 V8's in one portion if the parking block.

    At the end of last year quite a few of the D3/4's had disappeared and D5 diesels were in abundance.
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    Do some (proper) research and educate yourself, as suggested in this thread (there's so much available on D3/4 issues). But try to keep perspective (nb. good news doesn't make headlines).
    Personally, I acknowledge the risk (increased with diesel), but these cars are so comfortable and able I'm prepared to take the risk (perhaps only til I'm burned ;-).
    So far, 1 x D3 and 1 x D4 (diesels) over a 12 year period, the only major issue was the transfer case on the D4 (replaced under warranty).
    The D3 had '07 180k kms when I sold it, the '12 D4 has 125k kms (not my daily drives). Good luck.
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    Long term ownership was mentioned, in favour of the petrol

    I disagree,

    Distance 300k km
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    You will have some money leftover for a crank and a bit more. Plus I prefer the feel of a diesel in a big SUV
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    Quote Originally Posted by m0lt3n View Post
    Long term ownership was mentioned, in favour of the petrol

    I disagree,

    Distance 300k km
    kmpl petrol 7 Diesel 10
    Liter used 42857liter 30000liter
    Randelas gone R686k R480k



    You will have some money leftover for a crank and a bit more. Plus I prefer the feel of a diesel in a big SUV
    That's a very good point and if you are fortunate the crank doesn't snap and you can spend the money on something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter bee View Post
    i think a lot more diesels are sold compared to diesels.
    Agreed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    Agreed
    Mmmmm had 2010 V8 Hse best vehicle I have owned.... and wait for it ...it was better on petrol then my V6 Hilux . my 2 cents..
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    I have a 2009 D3 TDV6 SEwith 220 000kms on the clock. I bought it 6 years ago with 70 000kms on the clock, belonged to family so knew history. I took the advice of Roverland to have it serviced every 12500 kms from Roverland. I have read subsequently that there are issues with the injectors over-fueling resulting in the oil being diluted, thus thinning out the engine oil. So if you you only change oil every 25000kms I assume you pick up issues. I am not a mechanic so I stand to be corrected, but it makes sense. Also I flush my gear box every 40 to 50000kms at a specialist like ZF. Apparently the manuals say do not change gearbox oil until 250000kms [info from Roverland] so this could contribute to gearbox failures. I used the vehicle as a daily driver until I retired in Dec 2015 and have done a number of overlanding trips towing a camper caravan. Maybe I have been lucky, but I think the servicing regime has helped and I have not modified ot "chipped" the engine - it has more than enough torque standard. Everything still works in the vehicle. I have had issues with air compressor, door locks and the like. If I keep it, these sorts of costs will be less than paying off a replacement. I can't afford a new LR but I must say my D3 is a superb vehicle, it goes anywhere that I would want to go off road and is well mannered and comfortale on the tar. But if a good petrol V8 D2 or D3 crosses my path I may be tempted.

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    ok so first go and get a bicycle, then go and buy a d4, so when you break down you still have something to get around on. there is no way you can buy a million rand thing and expect repair and service bills of a nissan bakkie. if you think you can't pay for a service or the repair bills, you properly cant, so what's the point of asking everybody to debate it. everything is going to break, if you willing to accept that then buy whatever you think you have the cash to buy.one think you should not do is go and buy something to impress your mates, because when the crap hits the fan and you don't have the cash to fix it you are going to lose a hell of a lot more than your ego.
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