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Hello People,
My name is skUte - am from jersey, and serioulsy considering buying
a 2000 Discovery. Might go and test drive it tonight. I think it has
70k milage, and they are asking $13k for it. Supposedly is in very good
condition - the outside is very clean, interior looks it as well.

I would appreciate any at all advice on this car or LR's in general.
Also if you peeps could point me in the right direction where I can see some
pics, mods done ect....

One thing I have heard already is to take the Warranty as they are expensive cars to repair, true?

thanx!
 

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hey JS,

I have a 2000 Discovery. Hopefully it has had teh hub sensors replaced. I had to bring mine in 3 times because of faulty hub sensors from LR, but they fixed the problem last year. It was some lame sensor that made the traction control, abs and hill decent(?) light come one. That prob is gone.
if you like the series II, make sure you get 2000 and newer because they changed from lucas electrical to bosc at 99 and a half (safe to buy 2000) and I have had no electrical probs (knock on wood).
I recently replaced the shocks with old man emu stiff ride and the rig is a whole new beast over speed bumps. Eventhough it has 70k miles, I would factor in 530 bucks for new shocks.
Make sure the tires are 4 ply sidewalls are thicker, I just had mine replaced because Americas tire had no idea how heavy these buggers are.
If you pay 13k, try and get them to go halvsies on lojack (350 to you) since they probably picked the rover up for around 7k.
Tell me more about the one your looking at , what color model etc....
im going to post new picks om my new tires and rims on sho it off section.
Laters JS
 

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BTW,

find a landrover mechanic that drives landrovers himself.

Im in So Cal, and I go to Inland Rovers. Gordon and his wife nita both drive land rovers as do all of his mechanics.
His prices are usually half that of dealers.......

I made the mistake of going to a old friend mechanic when I first got my rover and it was cheaper but one hell of a hassle everytime he did work on it. Nothng worked right the first time, dont make that mistake.
 

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Get the Warranty. It is a good investment it if you plan keep the vehicle for a while. You might have no major problems, but they are quirky vehicles and you never know what might go wrong. I was hesitant when buying my first Land Rover product, but now we have three in the family!
 

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When I bought mine with 44k miles on it I opted for the 3500 warranty that covered almost everything.
I used it a lot with those damn hub sensors (thats why I said see if all 4 have been replaced yet) and I had a main seal done and some other deal.
But it was a wash by the time I hit 99k miles and the warranty expired.
 

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Yes,

look on Ebay.
those sellers usually post every pic they can take.

things to think about, getting a good low miled one with 70k miles and a full market price is not a better financial decision then buying teh same year, high miled Discover that has a fresh rebuild on the main seal, top/bottom end of teh engine including valve job and new driveshaft.

Ford has discontinued the manufacture of land rover parts now and sold all the rights to a very large independent parts dealer.
So parts are expensive and going to be harder to come by fo rthe next year or so until the new parts makes (that holds all the patents and trademarks now) starts his mass production of land rover parts. Then parts prices should actually be cheaper then they are now.
This is per my mechanic who knows way more about Land Rover then I do.
 

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Hailsharky said:
Ford has discontinued the manufacture of land rover parts now and sold all the rights to a very large independent parts dealer.
So parts are expensive and going to be harder to come by fo rthe next year or so until the new parts makes (that holds all the patents and trademarks now) starts his mass production of land rover parts. Then parts prices should actually be cheaper then they are now.
This is per my mechanic who knows way more about Land Rover then I do.
I'm not sure where your mechanic got his info from, but LR began a new parts company to support Classics and early Discos. Rovers North is an official supplier for Land Rover Classic Parts. There has been no mention by Land Rover of discontinuing the supply of any parts for the Series II Discovery, which is what the original poster was considering buying. LR hasn't made much for the Series 2A and Series 3 trucks for years, but there is no shortage of any of those parts, from a multitude of suppliers, such as Rovers Down South.
I'm not exactly new to Land Rovers, having had 16 in 35 years. I can't think of a single occassion where I was unable to get the part I was after, although I will admit to often sourcing an aftermarket part in lieu of a more expensive Genuine.
 

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Agreed, I dont know where people are getting their info from...Just the other day one my co-workers' father was here and he was saying how he read that LRs will not be made anymore...and i asked him "what a sec did you say ALL LRs". He said "Yes, all of them, LR has gone bankrupt". I couldn't help but smerk and hold my laughter in.
 

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Series II is 98-2004

As far as the comment on the discontinued parts on Land rovers series II I just heard on the radio that not only will the parts become hard to find for a short while, but many people are encouraged to lock up there land rovers in secure concrete structures to dafe guard them from roaming bands of rover thieves.

It sucks.


Anyhow, I was saying from memory what my mechanic told me.
He said people that need say a new engine core are paying top dollar right now because the shortage in supply.
I will hit him up more on the deal next time I see him, which will be for my lift in a few....
 

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jerseySkute said:
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But what makes a Discover a Series II? Is it any Discovery after a certain year?
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Minor detail, but the Series II Disco came out, in the US, mid year, 1999. There are both '99 series 1 and series 2 discos.

All the deals on 4.0 short blocks dried up about a year ago, They were excess when the Disco went 4.6 only in 2004. There are still some out there, but the $1300 price has gone up alot. There are some good deals on 4.6, crossbolted Bosch engines.
I'd love to hear that radio station, wonder what they were smokin that day, that's too funny. Yeah, I'll run out and buy a load of cinder blocks tomorrow.
 

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parts

If you cant find parts at Rovers North you can definately get anything you could imagine from Paddock Spares in the U.K.It may be a distance,but it can be with you in the same time. They have everything!! Shame to hear that ford has bailed,souds strange.... :)
 
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