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Old 06-14-2003, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a newbie to LR.....I had a 90 bronco way back when. I'm going to be in need of a 4x4 since I'm moving to St Paul MN....nothing heavier than snow, and ditches if i loose it....I'm not an off road rock crawler. I was curious how reliabile the Disco or Disco II is?

Specifically I'm looking to buy one with ~80K miles on her (I'm not rich). What are the common bugs, problems with the electrical and drivetrain, and what do i need to look out for? Can these be wrenched on by myself (I'm used to my RWD volvo). At what point in miles do they start to self-destruct, or do they? Should i be looking at other types of LRs or other brands?

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Take it easy on yourself...get a 4-runner.

Sounds kind of snobby to say that, but unless you're comfortable with a set of tools, are pretty creative when shopping for parts, and if you don't know any other LR people, then you're setting yourself up for a bad experience with ANY LR.

Disco I vs. Disco II??? Dunno. Disco I has less stuff to go wrong, Disco II is a nicer 'round town' truck.

Yeah...get the 4-runner (or Sequoia).
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Fine...guess no LR for me....I'm comfortable with a set of tools....swapped out volvo trannys som many times i can do it with my eyes closed. I'm just looking for an idea what to expect....as far as finding parts, I'm great at finding parts for any car cheaply (mail order or web). I was trying to get an idea of problem areas and what to look for. I need a simple nice truck for mostly around town stuff, but capable in the winter snow
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Consider an early 90's Range Rover... or a 4-runner.

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