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mickyd4
 


Member Since: 26 Jun 2010
Location: North
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United Kingdom 
HSE LUXURY or Graphite

I have been a regular and a a member at distance for some years on here. Been a while since my last post.

I have just sold my Discovery "5" after just shy of 3 years and 35,000 miles. It has lost less than £10k in that time as prices are still so strong for new ish Land Rover trade ins, immensely proud of its resale value.

But, now I have retired the car is going to do very little mileage, I would rather get the cash out of it than it sit around in the yard costing £600 to tax etc etc and likely worsening depreciation now the market gets back to normal.....

It was fantastically reliable in this time other than one dicky TPS sensor ... so if its a good LR I should keep it..... but I just cant justify such an expensive car sitting around doing very little. I would love a 3.0 Defender 110 after my very short custodianship of the 2.0 Ingenium engined 110 I rejected before the D5. But I cannot justify the cost of this. Other hobbies such as sailing are a drain on resources and I cant keep new LR's and run a big sailing boat retired. Something has got to give, and the boat gives me more freedom than a new LR every 3 years.

We also have a L322 TDV8 we have had for just shy of 5 years. It was immensely reliable for the first 4 years of ownership, but in the last year its started eating twenty pound notes like smarties, even its lovely diesel V8 rumble can no longer excuse such wallet draining antics. So this will very soon (unless I bottle it and go all soft) be departing too.

We live in the middle of nowhere and we need one 4x4 on the fleet and our old Series III is no more than a garage ornament doing 800 miles a year... (it should really go too but will NEVER sell it).....

I am coming home.... looking for a very very last of the line Disco 4 Late 2015/2016.... Prices seem very high still .... would you go Graphite or HSE/ HSE LUX....

I am not bothered about high ish mileage (max 80k).... as this vehicle will be doing less than 8,000 a year now I am not at work, so it'll average out in time. Budget £25k.... this will be half of the L322/D5 sale proceed money .....

Thoughts please.....
 2023 Ineos Grenadier 3.0 Diesel Commercial
2022 Mini John Cooper Works Hatch
2021 Golf MK8 GTD
1978 Land Rover SIII
1993 Range Rover Classic 3.9 V8

2007- Range Rover TDV8 - SOLD
2020 - Discovery 5 3.0 SD6 Landmark - SOLD
2020 - Defender 110 D240 First Edition - SOLD
2012- Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE - SOLD
2009- Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS - SOLD
2007- Discovery 3 TDV6 GS- SOLD
2001- Defender 90 Td5 - SOLD 
 
Post #233786027th May 2023 1:07 am
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Dave T
 


Member Since: 03 Jul 2009
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 6903

England 

For me, the graphite looks better with the colour coding, had everything I needed, however both my XS and Graphite seats were not the most comfortable.
 Joined the BMWX5 45e group
1994 Defender 90

2015 RRS Corris Grey/Black roof
2016 D4 Graphite Santorini Black
2012 D4 XS Orkney Grey
2005 D3 S Maya Gold

Convoy for Heroes 2011 
 
Post #233786727th May 2023 7:55 am
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Moo
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 13 Aug 2010
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 14110

Ukraine 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

HSE Lux. Once you've had a heated steering wheel, you'll never go back!
 New Defender L663 110 SE (known as Noddy!)

Sold Volvo XC90 R-Design (known as Basil)

Sold - D4 HSE (Known as Gerty)

No longer the Old Buses original owner Sad
231,000 miles and counting
05 S manual owned from March 2005
D4 Face lifted
Still original injectors and turbo
V8 Front brakes
BAS Remap, Allisport Intercooler and deCat
EGRs blanked
T-Max split charge
Hanibal Expeedition rack
Prospeed ladder
Duratrac tyres
IID BT
BAS FBH control 
 
Post #233788227th May 2023 10:06 am
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LT
 


Member Since: 31 Dec 2005
Location: South West
Posts: 23519

United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 Landmark LE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

Might be easier to find a 2016 Landmark. Thumbs Up
 2006 D3 HSE (Original & still the best)-GONE
2010 D4 HSE (A bit bling)-GONE
2014 D4 HSE (Almost too bling)-GONE
2015 D4 HSE (A heated what?)-GONE
2016 D4 Landmark (Written Off)-GONE
2016 D4 Landmark (Surely the last!) PD1881 rims-GONE
2017 FFRR SDV8 Autobiography (now semi-retired) 
 
Post #233788327th May 2023 10:17 am
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Nasher
 


Member Since: 07 Mar 2009
Location: Clanfield, North of Pompey - UK
Posts: 2734

England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Lux Auto Loire BlueDiscovery 4

It's easy enough to have both Very Happy

I sprayed the front grill on my HSE Lux black, except the very outer edge, did the same with the side vents, then changed the wheels for a set of Black 19" ones, partly to get a better choice of AT tyres.



If you want the latest possible D4 then most of them were HSE, HSE Lux or Landmark and will be easier to find.
 Heaven doesn't want me, and hell is afraid I'll take over.  
Post #233791327th May 2023 7:03 pm
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Gary_P
 


Member Since: 03 May 2016
Location: Kent
Posts: 1559

Ukraine 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

The date range you state for your car hunt starts with 2015. If it is a 2015 I would look for a car that is a 2016 model year , so latter part of 2015 . It will then be a Euro 6 model, have Adblue and a full size spare. With low emission zones popping up everywhere now I believe the Euro 6 category will become more and more important both in UK and Europe ( if you plan to venture there).
Good hunting
 Gary
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Discovery 4 HSE 2016MY 
 
Post #233794528th May 2023 9:21 am
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mickyd4
 


Member Since: 26 Jun 2010
Location: North
Posts: 786

United Kingdom 

****UPDATE*****

Well..... I ended up buying a 2022 X5 30D M-SPORT. It is very fast, has air suspension so a decent ride, has a service pack on it and will do 43 MPG on a run.

Not a proper 4x4 .... I know but I do like it. I have done the opposite of what I intended to do. I wish I had never test drove it. It sounded too nice and was too fast and nice to drive. I caved. Big Cry
 2023 Ineos Grenadier 3.0 Diesel Commercial
2022 Mini John Cooper Works Hatch
2021 Golf MK8 GTD
1978 Land Rover SIII
1993 Range Rover Classic 3.9 V8

2007- Range Rover TDV8 - SOLD
2020 - Discovery 5 3.0 SD6 Landmark - SOLD
2020 - Defender 110 D240 First Edition - SOLD
2012- Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE - SOLD
2009- Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS - SOLD
2007- Discovery 3 TDV6 GS- SOLD
2001- Defender 90 Td5 - SOLD 
 
Post #234558120th Aug 2023 1:14 am
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Moo
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 13 Aug 2010
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 14110

Ukraine 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Laughing Enjoy. Makes a change from the normal XC90 alternative. Thumbs Up
 New Defender L663 110 SE (known as Noddy!)

Sold Volvo XC90 R-Design (known as Basil)

Sold - D4 HSE (Known as Gerty)

No longer the Old Buses original owner Sad
231,000 miles and counting
05 S manual owned from March 2005
D4 Face lifted
Still original injectors and turbo
V8 Front brakes
BAS Remap, Allisport Intercooler and deCat
EGRs blanked
T-Max split charge
Hanibal Expeedition rack
Prospeed ladder
Duratrac tyres
IID BT
BAS FBH control 
 
Post #234558920th Aug 2023 11:19 am
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mickyd4
 


Member Since: 26 Jun 2010
Location: North
Posts: 786

United Kingdom 

It was a close second the Volvo XC90. Really nice car. Well priced too... the growl and performance of the BMW 6 cylinder diesel was too alluring ... however. Laughing
 2023 Ineos Grenadier 3.0 Diesel Commercial
2022 Mini John Cooper Works Hatch
2021 Golf MK8 GTD
1978 Land Rover SIII
1993 Range Rover Classic 3.9 V8

2007- Range Rover TDV8 - SOLD
2020 - Discovery 5 3.0 SD6 Landmark - SOLD
2020 - Defender 110 D240 First Edition - SOLD
2012- Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE - SOLD
2009- Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS - SOLD
2007- Discovery 3 TDV6 GS- SOLD
2001- Defender 90 Td5 - SOLD 
 
Post #234572821st Aug 2023 10:27 pm
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mickyd4
 


Member Since: 26 Jun 2010
Location: North
Posts: 786

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Well the X5 lasted 3 months. Wonderful wonderful car...... too posh and footballery for me. Traded it in and took a large hit. But joined the Ineos crowd .... its been an alluring prospect for some time. But had to be done. 3.0 diesel in an old defender with just enough modernity to make it a daily driver. 5 year warranty. I love it.
 2023 Ineos Grenadier 3.0 Diesel Commercial
2022 Mini John Cooper Works Hatch
2021 Golf MK8 GTD
1978 Land Rover SIII
1993 Range Rover Classic 3.9 V8

2007- Range Rover TDV8 - SOLD
2020 - Discovery 5 3.0 SD6 Landmark - SOLD
2020 - Defender 110 D240 First Edition - SOLD
2012- Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE - SOLD
2009- Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS - SOLD
2007- Discovery 3 TDV6 GS- SOLD
2001- Defender 90 Td5 - SOLD 
 
Post #23522064th Nov 2023 12:17 pm
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MattC3156
 


Member Since: 15 Mar 2019
Location: Lee-on-the-Solent
Posts: 28

United Kingdom 2015 LR4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Zambezi SilverLR4

Very nice that!
  
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