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    Hi Guys,

    Looking for some advice, currently own a JKU wrangler 2013 model, have owned it pretty much from New but the maintenance and daily running costs are turning out to be quote high, have the option of getting a 2014 disco 4 XS from a friend that's leaving the country. Would you make the move, worth it to go to the Discovery?
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    It will be more comfortable and better fuel economy.

    Go do your research on the diesel motors
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    Default Re: Wrangler to Disco

    Just also bear in mind the XS is different to the normal D4.
    Coil springs, no Terrain Response, no 3rd row seats and not always leather seats.

    Perhaps ask Chukudeer here on the forum what his experience is so far.

    If I do upgrade our D3, I would definitely look at the XS as well. But it can benefit from upgraded springs to increase the clearance a bit
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    Just added a D4 to the garage and I can honestly say, I regret not doing it sooner.

    Albeit that ours is the HSE and not the XS, it is an incredible vehicle and you will definitely enjoy the fuel consumption. We did a small trip to Dullies over the weekend with dogs and all, 8.2l/100km round trip.

    So far......... it does seem to be the best 4 x 4 x far.
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    Default Re: Wrangler to Disco

    I see a member that just joined placed an ad in the classifieds for a D4 XS, if there is interest

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2beFree View Post
    I see a member that just joined placed an ad in the classifieds for a D4 XS, if there is interest
    That one has the 8 speed Auto as well. Very nice option with that mileage
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    Default Re: Wrangler to Disco

    Thanks for responses so far...
    Is the TDV6 a reliable engine?
    Would the disco be bulletproof till 200k km
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benez_SA View Post
    Thanks for responses so far...
    Is the TDV6 a reliable engine?
    Would the disco be bulletproof till 200k km
    For some yes, for others no

    Search TDV6 crank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benez_SA View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Looking for some advice, currently own a JKU wrangler 2013 model, have owned it pretty much from New but the maintenance and daily running costs are turning out to be quote high, have the option of getting a 2014 disco 4 XS from a friend that's leaving the country. Would you make the move, worth it to go to the Discovery?
    If a JKU maintenance costs are too high for your liking then you might want to reconsider....

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    Are you going to keep the Jeep? Best of both worlds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    Are you going to keep the Jeep? Best of both worlds?
    So the idea is to replace the jeep with the Disco..
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    Default Re: Wrangler to Disco

    Depends who you ask..
    Mine has been reliable and only cost me general servicing, as well as a wheel bearing that went.
    So has plenty others

    The old girl is starting to ask for some TLC now. 2007 is old enough to need some bushes etc replaced
    But we are more than happy and it is definitely one of the most comfortable vehicles I have owned

    One more thing to add.. its also a easy vehicle to do general services yourself. Especially oil change etc
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    Default Re: Wrangler to Disco

    As a long time Land Rover fan, my advice would be to just go into it with your eyes wide open.

    That Disco will also not be a cheap vehicle to maintain.

    You might score on running costs with the diesel working out cheaper, but it is an expensive vehicle from new, and as such, maintenance will not be cheap.

    Just my 2 cents worth.

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    Default Re: Wrangler to Disco

    Go for it

    I'm loving the Discovery XS, did the 50mm lift, really great car.....

    The one being advertised here looks like a very good deal. Low milage and with less electronics and the slightly detuned motor these Discovery XS models last for ever...good deal
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    If you are willing, I’d be interested to know your maintenance costs on the JKU. - if you are willing to share….

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    Default Re: Wrangler to Disco

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    If a JKU maintenance costs are too high for your liking then you might want to reconsider....
    I wanted to say this but I fear I will be branded a landy naysayer...

    Regarding the topic at hand I did a lot of reading on Disco 4 ownership, and yes there are those that have little to no issues, there are also those that are nearly bankrupted by their diesel D4. Same could be said for Wrangler owners, but the ratio seems in favour of the Wrangler.

    I have said it multiple times, the D4 is fantastic, I would love one (7 seater though), but for me personally the risk of expensive (read R150k plus) failure is just too great.

    I would advise you do proper research before jumping in, you may be lucky, then again you may not be...


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    Default Re: Wrangler to Disco

    Also interested as the itch to get a RUbi has been toying with me for a while..
    Quote Originally Posted by Therackermann View Post
    If you are willing, I’d be interested to know your maintenance costs on the JKU. - if you are willing to share….
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    Default Re: Wrangler to Disco

    What do you think you could get for the D4 in four years compared to the Wrangler?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Therackermann View Post
    If you are willing, I’d be interested to know your maintenance costs on the JKU. - if you are willing to share….
    So nothing drastic but to be honest I absolutely love the jeep just also think maybe a time for a change
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benez_SA View Post
    So nothing drastic but to be honest I absolutely love the jeep just also think maybe a time for a change
    That is an honest answer. The itch that wants to be scratched ….. Normally many warm blooded guys have the 10 000 reasons and justifications -especially to themselves and then to their wives and then to everyone else around them but in this case not.

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