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Hello everyone, ive been searching through this forum for days and read a bunch of posts on here! I bought a 2000 land rover discovery 2 with all the bells and whistles(jumper seats, ACE suspension...) for a good price i believe. BUT its and auto, and i prefer a manual... that being said im curious what you guys would think between these two rigs

my 2000 disco 2 140k miles all stock, with a decent interior, needs a thorough detailing tho haha

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a 1995 disco 1 with 110k miles and a manual trans, 2inch lift, 9000lb winch, DUI ignition system
1995 Land Rover Discovery

should i keep mine or get the 95?? and why? just curious if the 95 with the manual trans would be better, plus the interior looks alot nicer...

this is my DD and i rarely off road, occasionally camping and traveling thats it, later when i get a nice commuter ill use it as my off road rig.. much later lol

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plus the paint on mine is really faded on the roof and hood bad, and my driver door and front fender are a different color.....

mostly im curious about reliability between the twos motors and transmissions, and any computer or electrical issues....

I guess if it was between buying the two... which would yall choose!?

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The D1 is mostly mechanical, some common electrical stuff, more reliable motors, and the manual transmissions are sought out for in the D1 community. I'd go for the D1 if you truly don't like the D2, but I would first get it inspected by a Land Rover tech.
 

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thanks for the input! I already spoke with the D1 owner and it was her husbands and he was a mechanic that took care of all their vehicles very meticulously. Ive been a mechanic for years and ive worked on everything except land rovers.

So i did alot of research before i bought mine, but right after i bought it the 5spd one popped up and i want it! haha its true they are hard to find with a 5spd

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I would flip the 04. It's less of a truck I.m.o. But likely has a broader market due to its age and creature comforts. Sticks are not easy to find especially a well maintained one. I am a mechanic as well and did not have much rover experience before I bought mine. Now I have 3 of the darn things.
 

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I would flip the 04. It's less of a truck I.m.o. But likely has a broader market due to its age and creature comforts. Sticks are not easy to find especially a well maintained one. I am a mechanic as well and did not have much rover experience before I bought mine. Now I have 3 of the darn things.
mines a 2000 not 04 haha but i got it for really cheap compared to what they are selling in my area, i bought it a "mechanic special" cause the rear bags have a leak, no big deal, new bags will be here monday and ive already done all the fluids and filters, just need to detail the interior and put it back on the market in a month or so, im really tempted to go pick that 95 up!!

just need some more opinions and maybe some peer pressure!? hahaha

not saying the disco 2 i have is junk at all... its the top line model with all the bells and whistles, but.... im a sucker for a manual trans in any vehicle i drive!

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Not sure where I got 2004.
I have a similar 2000, green, with a.c.e. Etc. air bags converted to coils , and I love it. My daily driver. Had it for 2 years, cost me not too much (cat to pass initial emission test, one wheel bearing, rad and crank sensor), bought a nice full roof rack and ladder for $300. currently converting her to a d1 front bumper. That's about it . has 260,000 km on her. I also bought a 2001 se5 as a parts truck$800 (bad frame and brake lines rusted out). I have been taking the best of the to to build up and supply my 2000. Have more than doubled the price I paid considering what I have taken used and what I have sold locally (kijiji) recently bought a fair condition 1996 ( automatic, starts runs and drives o.k) for $400. Figured I could not go wrong as it is likely worth $300 as scrap at current prices. Yes I am now addicted to L.R.
 

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Not sure where I got 2004.
I have a similar 2000, green, with a.c.e. Etc. air bags converted to coils , and I love it. My daily driver. Had it for 2 years, cost me not too much (cat to pass initial emission test, one wheel bearing, rad and crank sensor), bought a nice full roof rack and ladder for $300. currently converting her to a d1 front bumper. That's about it . has 260,000 km on her. I also bought a 2001 se5 as a parts truck$800 (bad frame and brake lines rusted out). I have been taking the best of the to to build up and supply my 2000. Have more than doubled the price I paid considering what I have taken used and what I have sold locally (kijiji) recently bought a fair condition 1996 ( automatic, starts runs and drives o.k) for $400. Figured I could not go wrong as it is likely worth $300 as scrap at current prices. Yes I am now addicted to L.R.
Nice, i like my rig so far, havent done any offroading or anything yet. I like the extra creature comforts mine has.... but having a manual transmission would be optimal, i guess i could always just wait and buy another rig down the road tho:D

I have a handful or picknpulls around my area and i always see land rovers in them so parts will be easy to find for me. Anything custom ill do myself, probably will build a bumper for it in the future when it finally becomes just my offroad and camping rig. Although as for a camping rig id much prefer the pre 95 range rover classics or defender since they are larger... oh well!

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PFT, D1's have a stock 3 link rear end. Remove the rear sway and add long travel shocks and that thing will flex like crazy (in comparison to the d2's).

The D1, is smaller, which is what I like about it most, the bigger the car, the harder it is to wheel with. I keep slamming my rear bumper on everything with my D2, I'm stick of it truthfully... but nothing 35's and a coilover lift cant fix :)
 

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PFT, D1's have a stock 3 link rear end. Remove the rear sway and add long travel shocks and that thing will flex like crazy (in comparison to the d2's).

The D1, is smaller, which is what I like about it most, the bigger the car, the harder it is to wheel with. I keep slamming my rear bumper on everything with my D2, I'm stick of it truthfully... but nothing 35's and a coilover lift cant fix :)
Well considering this wont see any crazy trails for a while im not to worried bout flex or articulation lol when it comes time for all that ill get into modifications then. I unfortunetly never heard back about the D1 with the 5spd so i think it sold. But im happy with my D2, just fixing the small things on it right now(a few broken interior pieces, sagging headliner ect...) i already replaced the rear airbags and did the brakes. New oil and filter, and new trans fluid and filter. New PS fluid tomarrow and probably will do the tcase fluid and front and rear diff fluid by the weekend too.

I ordered 8mm kingsborne wires and wire holders and E3 spark plugs, im slowly going thru and doing a full tune up and fluid change.

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