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Old May 1st, 2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default Land rover or excursion

I'm looking to buy an SUV to last me the next two years or so, till we can get into a different house and get comfortable again. I'm looking at a 2000 excursion with V10, 141,000 miles, with 6" lift and fairly clean body. No trans work, but seems to shift fine. Had one of the exhaust manifold gaskets replaced, no issues with the other. I had a clean 2001 with the v8 that I sold to work on our house, so I have a little sentimental attachment.

Or 2001 land rover, discovery. 103,000. From Cali.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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Don't buy the land rover. I had an 04 and it was great until I hit 70000 miles, then all sorts of weird shit started to happen. Even though it was under warranty I traded it I with the quickness
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Old May 1st, 2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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I wouldn't buy either.
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If you're buying something nice with miles, I'd go something GM with an LS engine.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 09:06 PM   #5
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Of the two i'd go for the excursion. I always thought they were cool though.

I've heard that land rovers are problematic and are not cheap to fix, but I don't actually know anything about them
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Old May 1st, 2013, 09:14 PM   #6
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If you're buying something nice with miles, I'd go something GM with an LS engine.
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That probably doesn't fit his current budget. A budget is something that is required for people who support themselves and others. I.E. Your parents are probably on a budget.
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That probably doesn't fit his current budget. A budget is something that is required for people who support themselves and others. I.E. Your parents are probably on a budget.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 10:07 PM   #9
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That probably doesn't fit his current budget. A budget is something that is required for people who support themselves and others. I.E. Your parents are probably on a budget.
Bwahahahahaha

True story.

I am concerned about the rover as far as dependability and cost of repairs.

I am looking at envoy/rainier/bravada/97x platform vehicles, but they are difficult to find with decent mileage.

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Never EVER depend on a British vehicle. They still haven't totally defeated the Prince of Darkness.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 10:38 PM   #11
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I agree with the stick with GM statement but if you decide toward a Land Rover I have one for sale. Its a 2002 Discovery SD with just over 100k on it, a 4" lift with like new 33" BFG KM2's. I have fixed several of the common issues on it when I got it and some of the "hard to find" problems with it so everything on it works correctly now. PM me if you might be interested in it.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 05:06 AM   #12
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Excursion with v10 = gas hog $$$$
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Excursion or any ford of that era = electrical pain in the ass.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 06:41 AM   #14
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Never owned an excursion. Had some rovers.

The discovery will have a ton of interior room and drive like a british SUV. The maintenance costs will be somewhere around $700-$3000 per month depending on what part is breaking or falling apart.
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Excursion or any ford of that era = electrical pain in the ass.

really?......knock on wood no issues with mine so far
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 07:01 AM   #16
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Your windshield has probably been replaced, resealed at some point to prevent the typical elec. problems.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 07:23 AM   #17
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really?......knock on wood no issues with mine so far
Really? I recall you having problems with your OD switch.

Other common problems include the gas pedal assembly going out.
Speed sensors.
Gem Modules.
Stuck on Dome lights.
Door sensors getting stuck so the truck thinks the door is open.
Truck won't shift out of 4x4 Lo-Range
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 07:49 AM   #18
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So... Neither looks to be a great option.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 08:11 AM   #19
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I would prefer the ford by a long shot.

the cost of parts and repairs on them are killer.

I own the same era ford you are talking about and love it. almost zero issues unless it was just maintance or simple stuff.
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My only experience with Land Rovers have been negative. My roommate in college got a 2001 Discovery II and bragged about its reliability and offroad prowess. He proceded to get humiliated offroad by a bone stock 93 S10 Blazer, having me go rescue him when he broke down repeatedly, had damn near the entire electrical system replaced when the dealer drove 500 miles to the UP to tow it back downstate and fix, etc, etc. He traded it in on an Escape and never looked back.

I agree on the GM with LS suggestions. They run forever....only thing to be weary of is 4L60E transmissions with lots of miles. They tend to crap out. You mentioned a Trailblazer. My wife got a 2004 with 80k miles back in December. So far it's been a very good vehicle and we both like it, but the mileage is barely any better than what a Tahoe with the 5.3 would get if you don't drive like an idiot. Pretty sure I saw a Trailblazer on here for a really good deal within the past few weeks, I'd search the "vehicles for sale" forum for it.
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