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Old August 23rd, 2016, 06:52 PM
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I would say Im hooked now on Land Rovers! I just sold my 911 and my #1 vehicle is my D90....though admittedly, Im thinking about the forth-coming winter as its quite cold with limited heating in the Defender... So, Im considering a Disco. 2004 HSE: SALTP194X4A836928. How does anyone gauge any opinions on these trucks? I understand a few issues these trucks have like window regulators and head gasket leaks.... any other opinions or thoughts? Thanks in advance!

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Old August 23rd, 2016, 07:07 PM
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I had one and loved it. Nothing special just the usual LR stuff. They do overheat so make sure you check out the motor or get it checked unless you have a good maintenance history. It was a beast in the snow.
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 07:28 PM
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Had an '04 G4 Disco. Loved it.

Typical issues are head gaskets, 3 amigos (google 3 amigos Landrover).

If it ever overheats, there's a good chance you will end up dealing with a cracked block, or dropped liner.

Like anything, previous service records are golden!
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 08:41 PM
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Appreciate the responses so far! I know CarFax is good to a point but there is only limited info and I doubt the dealer will know the finite details..... Anyways, here is CF - any further thoughts are appreciated!

Big time miles...162,451 (listed after each date) so I dont expect in any way perfection. Just hoping all the big things are replaced once or twice - lol!


Date:
Mileage:Source:Comments: 11/21/2003 4 Land Rover Hoffman Estates
Hoffman Estates, IL
847-252-7800
billjacobs.com Pre-delivery inspection completed 12/16/2003 Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold 02/23/2004 60 Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hinsdale, IL
Title #T4054654655 Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle 08/09/2005 15,066 Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale 08/20/2005 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept. Vehicle purchase reported 08/20/2005 Service Plan Co.
Pittsburgh, PA Service contract issued
Owner 2Purchased:2005Type:PersonalWhere:Pennsylvania, OhioEst. miles/year:11,784/yrEst. length owned: 12/19/05 - 3/26/11 (5 yrs. 3 mo.) Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.

Date:Mileage:Source:Comments: 12/19/2005 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pittsburgh, PA
Title #62715426TR01 Title issued or updated
New owner reported 01/31/2007 33,648 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 02/04/2008 46,601 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 11/10/2008 54,453 Service Plan Co. Electrical system serviced
Service contract claim 01/02/2009 55,995 Baum Blvd Automotive
Pittsburgh, PA
412-682-1866
baumblvdauto.com Maintenance inspection completed
Air filter checked
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Body lubricated
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Windshield washer checked 01/27/2009 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pittsburgh, PA
Title #62715426TR01 Registration issued or renewed 03/12/2009 58,356 Pep Boys
Pittsburgh, PA
412-578-0478
pepboys.com Light bulb(s) replaced
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed 03/12/2009 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 07/14/2009 63,325 Bobby Rahal Jaguar Land Rover Volvo
Wexford, PA
724-940-3500
bobbyrahal.com Electrical system checked 07/21/2009 63,550 Pep Boys
Pittsburgh, PA
412-578-0478
pepboys.com Brakes replaced 09/12/2009 66,192 Bobby Rahal Jaguar Land Rover Volvo
Wexford, PA
724-940-3500
bobbyrahal.com Vehicle serviced 10/22/2009 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pittsburgh, PA
Title #62715426TR01 Registration issued or renewed 02/01/2010 69,748 Baum Blvd Automotive
Pittsburgh, PA
412-682-1866
baumblvdauto.com Maintenance inspection completed
Air filter replaced
Engine oil/fluid leak checked
Oil and filter changed
Windshield washer checked 04/06/2010 72,074 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 04/09/2010 Baum Blvd Automotive
Pittsburgh, PA
412-682-1866
baumblvdauto.com Maintenance inspection completed
A/C hose/line replaced
A/C refrigerant recharged
Engine oil/fluid leak checked
Intake manifold gasket(s) replaced
Refrigerant added for leak check
Tire valve stem(s)/core(s) replaced
Tire(s) replaced
Valve cover gasket(s) replaced
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed 06/22/2010 74,458 Baum Blvd Automotive
Pittsburgh, PA
412-682-1866
baumblvdauto.com Vehicle serviced 10/19/2010 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pittsburgh, PA
Title #62715426TR01 Registration issued or renewed 12/17/2010 79,623 Baum Blvd Automotive
Pittsburgh, PA
412-682-1866
baumblvdauto.com Maintenance inspection completed
Crankshaft position sensor replaced
Light bulb(s) replaced 12/23/2010 79,767 Foreign Traffic Import Sales & Service
Allison Park, PA
724-449-9999
foreign-traffic.com Computer(s) checked
Water pump replaced 02/15/2011 81,443 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pittsburgh, PA
Title #62715426TR02 Title issued or updated 03/26/2011 82,561 Dealer Inventory
Wexford, PA Vehicle offered for sale 03/28/2011 82,562 Billco Motors, Inc.
Wexford, PA
724-940-1000
4billco.com Fluids checked
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed 03/30/2011 #1 Cochran VW Mazda North Hills
Wexford, PA
724-940-1000
cochran.com Fluids checked
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed 04/04/2011 82,570 Auto Auction
Pennsylvania Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction
  • Millions of used vehicles are bought and sold at auction every year.

04/06/2011 Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept. Vehicle purchase reported 04/09/2011 82,632 Online Listing Vehicle offered for sale 05/05/2011 82,916 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 05/17/2011 Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brook Park, OH
Title #1809236092 Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
Owner 3Purchased:2011Type:PersonalWhere:Ohio, PennsylvaniaEst. miles/year:13,821/yrEst. length owned: 5/19/11 - present (5 yrs. 3 mo.) Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.

Date:Mileage:Source:Comments: 05/19/2011 Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept. Vehicle purchase reported 05/20/2011 Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oakdale, PA
Title #1809239048 Title issued or updated
New owner reported 05/27/2011 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oakdale, PA
Title #62715426TW03 Vehicle purchase reported
Title issued or updated 05/28/2011 84,626 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 06/18/2011 85,480 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 09/13/2011 87,520 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Fluids checked 10/29/2011 88,459 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Front differential fluid flushed/changed
Oil and filter changed
Rear differential fluid flushed/changed
Transfer case fluid flushed/changed 04/21/2012 91,250 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 05/03/2012 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oakdale, PA
Title #62715426TW03 Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed 06/02/2012 93,053 Inspection Station Emissions inspection performed 07/12/2012 94,296 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 08/01/2012 94,925 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 10/18/2012 98,339 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Oil and filter changed 05/18/2013 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oakdale, PA
Title #6271542603 TW Registration issued or renewed 06/08/2013 105,401 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 12/11/2013 115,145 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 01/24/2014 116,692 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 05/02/2014 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oakdale, PA
Title #6271542603 TW Registration issued or renewed 06/14/2014 122,842 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 04/09/2015 138,210 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 05/23/2015 139,760 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com
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Old September 25th, 2016, 08:26 PM
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Thanks for the carfax
I bought this D2 on Saturday 24 September 2016, Yes it need some things but it is solid.
I now have 3 D1's 2 D2's 1 LR3, 1 LR4, and 1 LR2(girlfriend drives)

Ed Stephan



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Appreciate the responses so far! I know CarFax is good to a point but there is only limited info and I doubt the dealer will know the finite details..... Anyways, here is CF - any further thoughts are appreciated!

Big time miles...162,451 (listed after each date) so I dont expect in any way perfection. Just hoping all the big things are replaced once or twice - lol!


Date:
Mileage:Source:Comments: 11/21/2003 4 Land Rover Hoffman Estates
Hoffman Estates, IL
847-252-7800
billjacobs.com Pre-delivery inspection completed 12/16/2003 Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold 02/23/2004 60 Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hinsdale, IL
Title #T4054654655 Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle 08/09/2005 15,066 Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale 08/20/2005 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept. Vehicle purchase reported 08/20/2005 Service Plan Co.
Pittsburgh, PA Service contract issued
Owner 2Purchased:2005Type:PersonalWhere:Pennsylvania, OhioEst. miles/year:11,784/yrEst. length owned: 12/19/05 - 3/26/11 (5 yrs. 3 mo.) Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.

Date:Mileage:Source:Comments: 12/19/2005 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pittsburgh, PA
Title #62715426TR01 Title issued or updated
New owner reported 01/31/2007 33,648 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 02/04/2008 46,601 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 11/10/2008 54,453 Service Plan Co. Electrical system serviced
Service contract claim 01/02/2009 55,995 Baum Blvd Automotive
Pittsburgh, PA
412-682-1866
baumblvdauto.com Maintenance inspection completed
Air filter checked
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Body lubricated
Fluids checked
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Windshield washer checked 01/27/2009 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pittsburgh, PA
Title #62715426TR01 Registration issued or renewed 03/12/2009 58,356 Pep Boys
Pittsburgh, PA
412-578-0478
pepboys.com Light bulb(s) replaced
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed 03/12/2009 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 07/14/2009 63,325 Bobby Rahal Jaguar Land Rover Volvo
Wexford, PA
724-940-3500
bobbyrahal.com Electrical system checked 07/21/2009 63,550 Pep Boys
Pittsburgh, PA
412-578-0478
pepboys.com Brakes replaced 09/12/2009 66,192 Bobby Rahal Jaguar Land Rover Volvo
Wexford, PA
724-940-3500
bobbyrahal.com Vehicle serviced 10/22/2009 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pittsburgh, PA
Title #62715426TR01 Registration issued or renewed 02/01/2010 69,748 Baum Blvd Automotive
Pittsburgh, PA
412-682-1866
baumblvdauto.com Maintenance inspection completed
Air filter replaced
Engine oil/fluid leak checked
Oil and filter changed
Windshield washer checked 04/06/2010 72,074 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 04/09/2010 Baum Blvd Automotive
Pittsburgh, PA
412-682-1866
baumblvdauto.com Maintenance inspection completed
A/C hose/line replaced
A/C refrigerant recharged
Engine oil/fluid leak checked
Intake manifold gasket(s) replaced
Refrigerant added for leak check
Tire valve stem(s)/core(s) replaced
Tire(s) replaced
Valve cover gasket(s) replaced
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed 06/22/2010 74,458 Baum Blvd Automotive
Pittsburgh, PA
412-682-1866
baumblvdauto.com Vehicle serviced 10/19/2010 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pittsburgh, PA
Title #62715426TR01 Registration issued or renewed 12/17/2010 79,623 Baum Blvd Automotive
Pittsburgh, PA
412-682-1866
baumblvdauto.com Maintenance inspection completed
Crankshaft position sensor replaced
Light bulb(s) replaced 12/23/2010 79,767 Foreign Traffic Import Sales & Service
Allison Park, PA
724-449-9999
foreign-traffic.com Computer(s) checked
Water pump replaced 02/15/2011 81,443 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Pittsburgh, PA
Title #62715426TR02 Title issued or updated 03/26/2011 82,561 Dealer Inventory
Wexford, PA Vehicle offered for sale 03/28/2011 82,562 Billco Motors, Inc.
Wexford, PA
724-940-1000
4billco.com Fluids checked
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed 03/30/2011 #1 Cochran VW Mazda North Hills
Wexford, PA
724-940-1000
cochran.com Fluids checked
Emissions inspection performed
Emissions or safety inspection performed 04/04/2011 82,570 Auto Auction
Pennsylvania Listed as a dealer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction

  • Millions of used vehicles are bought and sold at auction every year.

04/06/2011 Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept. Vehicle purchase reported 04/09/2011 82,632 Online Listing Vehicle offered for sale 05/05/2011 82,916 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 05/17/2011 Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brook Park, OH
Title #1809236092 Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
Owner 3Purchased:2011Type:PersonalWhere:Ohio, PennsylvaniaEst. miles/year:13,821/yrEst. length owned: 5/19/11 - present (5 yrs. 3 mo.) Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.

Date:Mileage:Source:Comments: 05/19/2011 Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept. Vehicle purchase reported 05/20/2011 Ohio
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oakdale, PA
Title #1809239048 Title issued or updated
New owner reported 05/27/2011 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oakdale, PA
Title #62715426TW03 Vehicle purchase reported
Title issued or updated 05/28/2011 84,626 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 06/18/2011 85,480 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 09/13/2011 87,520 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Fluids checked 10/29/2011 88,459 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Front differential fluid flushed/changed
Oil and filter changed
Rear differential fluid flushed/changed
Transfer case fluid flushed/changed 04/21/2012 91,250 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 05/03/2012 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oakdale, PA
Title #62715426TW03 Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed 06/02/2012 93,053 Inspection Station Emissions inspection performed 07/12/2012 94,296 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 08/01/2012 94,925 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 10/18/2012 98,339 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Oil and filter changed 05/18/2013 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oakdale, PA
Title #6271542603 TW Registration issued or renewed 06/08/2013 105,401 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 12/11/2013 115,145 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 01/24/2014 116,692 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 05/02/2014 Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Oakdale, PA
Title #6271542603 TW Registration issued or renewed 06/14/2014 122,842 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com Oil and filter changed 04/09/2015 138,210 Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection 05/23/2015 139,760 Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Robinson Township, PA
412-788-4803
vioc.com
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If its from Western PA also make sure that the rear frame isn't rusted out.
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