Awesome Land Rover owners

mikehzz

Well-Known Member
I watched this the other day and it struck me that these two are so Land Roverian. They love the car, the best thing about it is how it breaks down and they get to repair it. I'm not kidding....


My Landy never gave me much trouble at all over 10 years and over 300k kms and I thrashed it to within an inch of its life, but that ruins a good legend. :)
 

Decca

Member
Ahhh... True love. Sticks with it through thick and thin..
"They break reliable, they break every 2 months" ...lol..

Maybe he had a real crappy run with the mercedes he had before the Disco.. ☺
 

discomatt

Well-Known Member
LR tragic, it brakes reliably , that is the best or worst not sure thing I have ever heard, if mine needed repairs every year other than servicing it would be gone. Touch wood nothing in 3.5 years other than standard servicing, yes I do consider the front control arm a serviceable item and it has been done
 

G_ute

Well-Known Member
The guy is so right on the video - youtube and forums make ownership of such vehicles much less daunting if you can do some repairs yoursefl.
Even my uber-rare G-wagen has some very good forums and specialist parts places and parts are not expensive, but can take a while to get here.
You dont get that kind of support without a base of like-minded enthusiasts.
 

mikehzz

Well-Known Member
I like his cheery attitude about it all. Listening to him actually put a smile on my face because he was really churning out the lemonade from the pieces of lemon. They are a lovely car, there's no two ways about it in that regard.
 

cam04

Well-Known Member
There's that word - "enthusiast". I am most certainly not a motor vehicle enthusiast, rather a driving enthusiast. If I don't have to lift the bonnet between scheduled services I am a very happy person. I was an 'enthusiast' when I was a student and couldn't afford to pay somebody else to fix it. Even when we were racing and pulling all nighters to fix things, I was never in love with mechanical repairs - it makes you a slower driver when you have to live with the repercussions of your driving haha.
 

G_ute

Well-Known Member
Yes, it is a bit mad. But adds to the offroad fun, for me anyway. I enjoy all the mods too.
 

discomatt

Well-Known Member
If I don't have to lift the bonnet between scheduled services I am a very happy person.
Wow really? Regardless of what brand I have always made a habit of lifting the bonnet about once a month just to have a quick look, before every trip out bush and when out bush whether it be doing tough tracks or easy touring with the van each day.
Maybe this is why after over 30 years of car ownership they have very rarely broken down and left me scratching my head on the side of the road
 

cam04

Well-Known Member
Wow really? Regardless of what brand I have always made a habit of lifting the bonnet about once a month just to have a quick look, before every trip out bush and when out bush whether it be doing tough tracks or easy touring with the van each day.
Maybe this is why after over 30 years of car ownership they have very rarely broken down and left me scratching my head on the side of the road
I'm filthy if the windscreen washer water doesn't make it between services haha.
 

shanegtr

Well-Known Member
I certainly know how that bloke feels in regards to fixing stuff all the time. My D3 is a heavy maintenance vehicle and is the most expensive vehicle I've owned to keep on the road. In saying that since I've owned it I've had it on a tilt tray/truck twice. Once when the auto trans failed and the second time was for a failed wheel bearing. I've also had one major electrical fault in the instrument cluster can bus module which fortunately never left me stranded but it did have the potentional to be a major issue as once it faulted I couldn't start the car.
Mines now done 340,000km so theres a fair bit of my repairs are age related - I've put nearly 170,000km on the clock since 2014 when I brought it.
 

Vesko

Active Member
Yeah, I wish I had a "Vera" like him, then all the 4x4 wheeling would be fine.

BTW Vera means "believe", "hope".
 
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