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Subject Topic: Range Rover 2.5 / Indiana Senator Post Reply Post New Topic
27/4/2012 at 1:16pm
 Location: Rochester Kent
 Outfit: Bailey Senator Indiana Range Rover
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I am seriously thinking of pruchasing a Range Rover 2.5 Automatic diesel.

Anyone got any pro's / con's ??



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27/4/2012 at 1:37pm
 Location: Berkshire
 Outfit: Outwell Yosemite Falls +Vango
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In a word I found mine gutless, and that was driving without towing!

TDV8, now that was a completely different animal - lovely.

 

 



27/4/2012 at 8:06pm
 Location: Shropshire
 Outfit: Bailey Unicorn Cadiz
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From my LR owning time, P38 Rangies have not had the best reputation. I drove a 4.0 V8 (new) and was impressed, diesel probably a bit underpowered.

I would go for an lpg V8

Of course you could try a Sorento 25 diesel, auto or manual and all the toys. Ours is 2.5td  168bhp and lots of torque!

Ours is a manual and has all the kit (leather,climate,privacy glass etc) and cost 21K new! lt was one of the las of the old model so 5K off!

New Sorrie is very nice too.



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29/4/2012 at 9:36am
 Location: Caerphilly
 Outfit: Fleetwood Colchester & Range-Rover
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Hello,

I've towed on and off for the last six years with a Range Rover 4.6. Very stable once I'd changed the worn out shock absorbers. Never had a problem reliability wise.

I would advise you test drive a 2.5 diesel with a caravan attached if possible as they are known in standard form to be a little sluggish.

Have a look at this site-it's very good if you are not easily offended!

http://www.landyzone.co.uk/lz/

If you need any more info just ask.

Regards

Steve



29/4/2012 at 10:59am
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MJBS
Do yourself a favour as you have been looking at old discos and now a slug of a RR.
Look at either a Shogun/Pajero in your price range or a Grand Cherokee.
I am all for buying British until it comes to anything Landrover which requires a mechanic to follow you everywhere along with an understanding bank manager.

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01/5/2012 at 7:07pm
 Location: Cheshire
 Outfit: Abbey Spectrum 620 + X5
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It will be very slowwwwwww! For a short period in my life I worked at a LR main dealer. I can remember driving a P38 diesel for the very first time - it would hardly move. I'm with Scar on this one, find yourself a Shogun for the same money; no not quite as luxurios or refind but a much better bet for an older tow vehicle.
Dan

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02/5/2012 at 7:37am
 Location: Rushden Northants
 Outfit: Mercedes 614D Conversion
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The BMW diesel used in the P38 is not the most capable performer in a 2tons+ vehicle, it is only about 135bhp, while the 4.0 V8 is 187bhp.

Pajero's are great until the injection pump goes south, THEN you will need that understanding Bank Manager.

A properly looked after Land Rover is quite reliable, the problem is that most on the secondhand market are high mileage and have not been looked after in their later years. People use them until they start to need major servicing or repairs and then ditch them.

Get on top of the maintenance and enjoy! We run a 4.0 V8 Discovery 2 and we very much enjoy the vehicle. Yes it has its issues, but it is a very good vehicle to maintain, spares are cheap and information such as the full workshop manuals are available on the internet.

We run ours on LPG which makes a huge difference to the running costs.

Peter


03/5/2012 at 4:37pm
 Location: leics
 Outfit:  disco td5_ avondale corfu.
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Get yourself a manual td5.


04/5/2012 at 7:30am
 Location: Rushden Northants
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Quote: Originally posted by cambridgecockne on 03/5/2012
Get yourself a manual td5.


But make sure it has had the head changed, dual-mass flywheel replaced and oily injector loom replaced.

They are a good engine when running, but so many LR forum problem posts are for the TD5 and its problems that I'd never buy one, and I'm a diesel fitter.

Peter



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