1.9td dmax or discovery 4 commercial?


Livestock Farmer
The North
once you had disco 4 you will not want anything else,

get as late as possible as common faults mostly resolved,

if not getting commercial be careful which year you pick as some early 4;s are higher tax.

some have spun shells but i think its quite rare, there is a specialist engine re builder on the discovery forum he took a tally over 12 months and it really was no where near what i expected and put into perspective how in-frequent it was.
I think this was made into a big issue as LR were poor at first on sorting it and secondly the cost they were charging for a new 3.0 engine!


2.8 hilux is coming soon, I’d hold out for that. Forget the Isuzu - they’re grim in the 1.9 and a decade behind the competition.


After years of pickups Bought new Hilux 67 reg, disappointing ride, especially with trailer, by chance bought a Disco at a farm auction, changed all my perspective, Then found low mileage commercial Disco 4 ,

Life’s too short,


why do you come to that conclusion ?
Know quite a few that have done it. Stepson bought one with a blown engine for pennies. He likes the vehicle and it's a nice ride without doubt but costs him a lot in parts, luckily he can do it all himself as we have a good workshop with a ramp. LR do love to make stuff complicated and charge for parts .


Gods County
If you plan to tow then definitely a D4. Nothing rides as nice and the 8 speed auto is something else.

Definitely agree- the ride quality with the air suspension makes you wonder why the f**k others are still using leaf springs - pulling a loaded trailer it is superbly composed.

Plenty of gusto from the 3.0 motor but she does like a sip.


Mid Wales
With regards to the engines I think its just the luck of the draw my pervious D4 had done 120k miles when I changed it for the current D4. I did a lot of towing during the time I had it.
I agree it's the luck of the drawer. Our 4 year old D4 needed a new engine at 50000 miles whereas one friend's 2010 has over 120,000 on it and so far no bother and another friend has about 80,000 miles on a 2012 commercial D4 with no bother.

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...