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    Default Discovery 4 V8 for Overlanding

    Good Morning all,

    Presently drive a Discovery 4 SDV6. Second one, both easily the best cars I have ever driven especially on long trips. The new Discovery is not comparable for Overlanding and second hand SDV6s come at a premium with a question mark over long term reliability.

    My question is how is the V8 as an Overlanding vehicle. You get a whole of car for less money. Just concerned about fuel consumption and range as we are towing a Conqueror Companion presently. Any thoughts on the V8 for Overlanding?

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    Not sure why you think the new Disco is not good for overlanding, there are quite a few owners around here who overland in them - Regard, Bruce, that I can think of.

    And Kingsley Holgate has thrashed them all over the DRC, Lesotho, etc.
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    Good morning

    I use my D4 V8 as an overlanding vehicle. In terms of range I would recommend fitting a long range tank. I will however recommend fitting the Overlandworx tank as they have sorted out the breather issues. I do occasionally experience an airlock in my Frontrunner tank that drives me mad. However when it functions I have 160l at my disposal and with careful driving on a overland trip I manage to get around 850 - 900 km of range. I do not tow a trailer.

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    Default Re: Discovery 4 V8 for Overlanding

    why dont you wait for the new defender.

    its the closest to a discovery3/4 in terms of space and superior in off road ability
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naami View Post
    why dont you wait for the new defender.

    its the closest to a discovery3/4 in terms of space and superior in off road ability
    +1

    And the petrol v6 should get around 700-800km on a tank if the numbers are to be believed
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    I tow our Xplorer with my Disco 4 V8 and get around 3.5 to 4km per liter on average when on open road.

    I fill up every 300km's just to be safe - have not pushed it to see what actual range is but it will not be much more.

    I have not fitted a second fuel tank.

    I do travel at between 110 and 120km/hour when the road conditions allow.

    Hope that helps!
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    The new Defender is an option but don't know how reliable all that electronics will be. Recent reliability surveys in the UK have Land Rover towards the very bottom. The Discovery 4 is tried and tested in my opinion.

    Think I will look for a late model V6 Discovery 4 then as I have been happy with the 2 I have had. The devil I know....
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    The numbers can never be believed.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Orxy View Post
    +1

    And the petrol v6 should get around 700-800km on a tank if the numbers are to be believed
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    I spoke with a salesman at a LR specialist company in Gauteng who said that the one could expect 14L/100km in typical town driving and 11 on the open road, obviously driving sensibly. I hardly get these with my Jeep. The drag coefficient on the Jeep is obviously an order of magnitude worse than the Discovery, but the thirst of the V8 in town is huge. What could I really expect?
    Quote Originally Posted by herbie View Post
    I tow our Xplorer with my Disco 4 V8 and get around 3.5 to 4km per liter on average when on open road.

    I fill up every 300km's just to be safe - have not pushed it to see what actual range is but it will not be much more.

    I have not fitted a second fuel tank.

    I do travel at between 110 and 120km/hour when the road conditions allow.

    Hope that helps!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    I spoke with a salesman at a LR specialist company in Gauteng who said that the one could expect 14L/100km in typical town driving and 11 on the open road, obviously driving sensibly. I hardly get these with my Jeep. The drag coefficient on the Jeep is obviously an order of magnitude worse than the Discovery, but the thirst of the V8 in town is huge. What could I really expect?
    I see around 13 to14 on average - roughly 50/50 town and open road driving.

    Mostly at speed limit or slightly below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatHuey View Post
    Recent reliability surveys in the UK have Land Rover towards the very bottom.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hamtheman View Post
    The numbers can never be believed.....
    Exactly.

    You can use the V8 for overlanding, it will cost more, it will drive nicer, it will be fantastic, it will cost more in fuel, it will be comfortable, it will be less fuel efficient than a diesel, etc.

    See where I'm going with this.

    Overlanding, expect 20l/100km, without towing, average.

    I get between 18-20l/100km town driving, 13l/100km open road @ speed limit.
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    Thank you gentlemen, I would dare to say the fuel economy of the Discovery 4 V8 would not seem to be a deal breaker for me then. Not that I expect the salesman to be correct in saying that its more frugal at 140 than 120, but hey he tried! Let's see what happens, I might find myself in a V8 before too long..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    Thank you gentlemen, I would dare to say the fuel economy of the Discovery 4 V8 would not seem to be a deal breaker for me then. Not that I expect the salesman to be correct in saying that its more frugal at 140 than 120, but hey he tried! Let's see what happens, I might find myself in a V8 before too long..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    Thank you gentlemen, I would dare to say the fuel economy of the Discovery 4 V8 would not seem to be a deal breaker for me then. Not that I expect the salesman to be correct in saying that its more frugal at 140 than 120, but hey he tried! Let's see what happens, I might find myself in a V8 before too long..
    You going from a Rubicon to a D4 V8??
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    Quote Originally Posted by douglash View Post
    You going from a Rubicon to a D4 V8??
    yep, he reckons the Jeep is too expensive on fuel and maintenance
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    yep, he reckons the Jeep is too expensive on fuel and maintenance
    Well, it all depends on the actual vehicle bought. It might cost less than the Jeep, it might cost more. Hard to tell.

    One thing is for sure though...
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    he'll be a lot more comfortable.
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    Life has interesting turns ;-)

    It all depends on how soon my Jeep would sell...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    Life has interesting turns ;-)

    It all depends on how soon my Jeep would sell...
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    Your's is a bit blue ;-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Naami View Post
    why dont you wait for the new defender.

    its the closest to a discovery3/4 in terms of space and superior in off road ability
    For the price of a New Defender 110 you can buy 3 x D4 V8s.
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