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Pufftmw



Member Since: 23 May 2012
Location: London & Carmarthenshire
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey
Disco Sport

Anyone got any experience of them? What's "the one" to get?

Thinking about getting rid of the XC70 (though loathe to do so) because its a EuroV diesel, which because I live inside South Circular will fall foul to Ulez in Oct 21. In addition my local council are going for emissions based parking permits + £50 for any diesel just because. So I would prefer to get something that is not going to cost me quite as much in just being.

Needs to be good at motorways, comfortable ride (getting old), 35+mpg at high m/way speeds, AWD and Ulez compliant. A Mitsubishi Outlander is also a contender but I think its butt ugly. Anyway, eye currently on Disco Sport, what can anyone tell me?

Or alternatives and depending on finances a Tesla3 4WD might be the one to get.

Post #594148 Sat Feb 01 2020 6:08pm
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SRE



Member Since: 16 Jan 2010
Location: Alicante Prov Spain + Hampshire UK
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You need to borrow a Disco Sport for a week, (even hire one) prior to spending your hard earned. I have had a DS as a courtesy car Big Cry In Spain - 2018 F Pace - Frightened away from the Sports due to crank failures
Gone - A couple of RRS, A couple of Disco's. Plus loads of cars, some I'm too ashamed to mention.
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Post #594165 Sun Feb 02 2020 8:33am
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DrRob



Member Since: 23 Feb 2011
Location: Hampshire
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Buy a phev xc40 Thumbs Up Visitor from fullfatrr.com
* GONE. 2012 RR Sport HSE SDV6 Orkney Grey. Now being piloted by RRSTDV8
* Current: 2011 4.4 TDV8 Full Fat. Amazing piece of kit.
* GONE. Freelander GS TD4 Manual MY2013. Orkney Grey with privacy, cold and clearview packs, armrests (a must!) and a spoiler.
* Current: Range Rover Classic '93 200Tdi Factory fit
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Post #594167 Sun Feb 02 2020 9:07am
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RRT



Member Since: 26 Mar 2018
Location: South Coast
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Having previously owed an Evoque and been given a Disco Sport as a courtesy car, unless luggage space was a priority, I wouldnt consider the DS. I felt the DS was nowhere near as ergonimically refined as the Evoque. Likewise the road handling of the Evoque felt so much better.

Only problem with both is the well known diesel Ingenium engine oil dilution problems and there are not many petrol versions in the UK (unless buying new to order). MY17 RRS 4.4d V8 Autobiography - Aintree Green (also referred to on Topix as British Racing Green)

Post #594175 Sun Feb 02 2020 11:06am
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Disco_Mikey



Member Since: 08 Apr 2012
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Oil dilution is only a concern on the Ingenium models, with is EU6

The older 2.2 lump is much more reliable, and doesn't suffer from the same issues, but is only EU5

The only thing I don't really like with our DS is the ride. It's a little firm on 20's, but otherwise, it's a nice place to be Thumbs Up

Post #594182 Sun Feb 02 2020 11:59am
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Rusty Ranger



Member Since: 03 Jan 2020
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The ride on the latest DS is supposed to be superb. I've not driven one myself, but this did make the DS tempting, along with the spacious interior.

Post #594215 Sun Feb 02 2020 8:48pm
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Tyrefitter



Member Since: 19 Jul 2015
Location: Bridlington East Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Fuji White

When my sport went in for its last service I took the new model DS out & it is a big improvement over the old one. Andy.

2015 RRS AB Fuji.
2014 Evoque D-Lux Fuji.
Previous motor.
2014 RRS SC Santorino,coris roof.
2016 VW Amarok Highline,candy white
2014 RRS AB FUJI
2012 RRS Dynamic red edition Fuji
2012 RRS SE santorino
2015 Navara White
Subaru wrx sti widetrack
2008 RRS white TDV8
2007 RRS black TDV8
2002 RR Vogue
1996 P38 2.5 HSE.

Post #594217 Sun Feb 02 2020 8:58pm
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RRSTDV8



Member Since: 12 Aug 2011
Location: Northamptonshire
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

My indy replaced their fleet of FL2 loan cars with DiscoSports. I have to say that I've been happy driving one for the day when my RRS is in for servicing etc. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #594236 Sun Feb 02 2020 10:18pm
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richamartin



Member Since: 16 Dec 2012
Location: Worcestershire
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2013 Range Rover Sport 4.4 V8 Autobiography Orkney Grey

I have just bought a new DS (Collecting today!) for my father in law - his 3rd one and personally I think they are excellent and the new 2020 one is a huge improvement over his previous 2017, with 48v and lots of toys off the Evoque.

Yes, it's not a Range Rover, so it's lacking some of the luxury, but he wants it to be comfortable, usable (Everything from tip runs to family holidays and still get him to and from the golf course in style....Which it does perfectly!

New one is actually the 2ltr petrol - so a bit of a change, but a great engine and just better than the competition in my mind. Well worth a test and serious consideration. Now
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Everyday - MY19 Autobiography Dynamic & Toys galore
For Fun - 2014 DB9 Volante & 2020 Bentley Continental GT

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2018 RRS Autobiography Dynamic
2017 AMG GTS
2017 RRS Autobiography Dynamic
2016 RRS HSE Dynamic
2015 RRS2 HSE Dynamic
2013 RRS Black Edition
Aston V8 Vantage S
BMW Z4 35is
+ Many more...

Post #594260 Mon Feb 03 2020 12:27pm
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Duc750



Member Since: 27 Mar 2019
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DS for me is a game of two halves

THe FL2 was an excellent car and a lovely place to be. The DS that replaced it felt like a ford to me - a decent enough car for 20-30K but not for 35K plus.
The latest DS is a totally different car and a much nicer place to be.

This is based on having done lots of mileage in them as courtesy cars (probably a couple of thousand I guess) 2012 SDV6 HSE (technically its hers)
2000 D2 TD5 - definitely mine
Metalian Camper trailer for adventures

Post #594269 Mon Feb 03 2020 6:23pm
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SRE



Member Since: 16 Jan 2010
Location: Alicante Prov Spain + Hampshire UK
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[quote="Disco_Mikey"]Oil dilution is only a concern on the Ingenium models, with is EU6

I would add, that this issue is with engine & DPF installation. The DPF just does not get enough heat on certain installations, nothing to do with the Ingenium Power Unit.

I had some info on this from JLR a while back, I will try and dig it out In Spain - 2018 F Pace - Frightened away from the Sports due to crank failures
Gone - A couple of RRS, A couple of Disco's. Plus loads of cars, some I'm too ashamed to mention.
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Post #594381 Wed Feb 05 2020 10:12am
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SRE



Member Since: 16 Jan 2010
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JLR DPF info

As promised, DPF location is the issue, not the Power Unit.

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 In Spain - 2018 F Pace - Frightened away from the Sports due to crank failures
Gone - A couple of RRS, A couple of Disco's. Plus loads of cars, some I'm too ashamed to mention.
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Post #594383 Wed Feb 05 2020 10:16am
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Disco_Mikey



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Agreed, but when the DPF is an integral part of the engine management system, it still makes it an issue

And that is also ignoring all the other Ingenium issues Laughing

Post #594387 Wed Feb 05 2020 12:17pm
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Camelrock



Member Since: 31 Aug 2013
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Tangiers Orange

We had a 16plate DS auto lovely car only dilution problem was down to software engine was fine though I which we had the 240 h instead of the 180 but nice ride and comfy seats had a good drive down rot the south of France last year no problem. We’ve only changed it for a D5 as we wanted more towing cap 2008 G4 RRSport TDV8 current
2009 TDCi 90 current
2018 Discovery 5 HSE lux current
1994 Dakar current

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