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Old 11-17-2012, 05:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Im going to go look at a 1998 Disco I, the guy says hes selling it for his uncle who was a GM technician. Looks clean from the pics. $2900 sound like a good price?
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Is that a good price?
Depends.
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I've not had much time behind the wheel of a disco 1, but had an 04 for a while and love how these trucks ride and look. I was in the same position as you, if you want comfort and features go disco 2, but from what I've found so far if you want less crap to deal with and more off road capability and still comfortable on the road find a good low mileage disco 1. I just bought a 1998 50 th anniversary edition with 75,000 miles on it for 1500.00, granted I think I stole it, but irregardless there out there if your patient. It has a few issues but it's drivable, the biggest problem is it needs paint work.
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IMO '95 is the best year disco. Distributor ignition is stupid easy to sort out problems with.
Swivels have drain plugs.
No alarm spider to flake out on you.
Emissions is easy to pass, if you have it in your area.
In most places you can do an engine conversion if you want, without emissions issues.
Available with a 5-speed if you're interested in that.

Having owned a post '95 Disco I can honestly say I'd never buy another one newer than '95.

I like the older RRC also, but they aren't available with the 5-speed.
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I like them all for different reasons. RRC is a whole different animal even though the chassis and running gear is largely the same. RRC seems taller geared, less wind resistance and more comfortable on the highway. Mine is a 94LWB with the 4.2 which feels between the 4.0 in my 98D1 and the 4.6 in my 03D2. Seats in the RRC feel more comfortable than the 98 LSE which has different seats than the standard D1...D1 does feel like a tougher truck than the RRC. RRC is more stationwagon like in all aspects, D1 more SUV.
The early trucks have a more coach built feel to them wheras the D2 feels more mass produced. More molded plastics and more gadgets. The drive really is not much different at all between the two other than the D2 having a lot more power if it is a 2003-2004 with the 4.6 which is also it's achilles heel. By the time the 4.6 came out, the molds were so worn that the castings were less than acceptable. Many suffered pourosity issues and common head gasket issues. Ours has been good, but it is a risk on any of them. As with anything else, if you can turn your own wrenches, it's not a big deal nor prohibitively expensive. Good luck in your search. One word of caution, I started with one Land Rover and now have 5... They have a tendancy to breed lol.
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