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  • Wyvern
    Member Since: 04 Jun 2018
    Location: Cornwall
    Posts: 14
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Fuji White

    time to move on

    Hi all
    My partner has had her D5 for about 2 yrs now and has decided to move on to a new vehicle and is giving it back this weekend and picking up a 2014 2.2 TDCI defender xs - and is jolly excited about it all !

    She has enjoyed the D5 and has used it off road often as well as covering a lot of on road miles in comfort and bliss, but we have a long term plan for the future where we are looking to reduce our costs and ease of maintenance, with commonality of vehicles and spares.

    Living with the D5 in the SW has been fine - its just a bit wider than expected on the country roads, the load space hasn’t been an issue but there was a fault in the engine management system that took a few days to be sorted out in Bristol - but the Valar loan car made up for the wait!
    The winters saw it being used in anger on callouts with 4x4 response and handled snow and ice in its stride, doing several long runs in poor conditions.

    The ad blu was a bit of a pain till we found out that the garage was only topping it up with a Ltr rather than fill up to the brim.

    However she gives the D5 5 out of 5 stars for comfort and drivability (and pose value Cool )

    so pastures new, in a retro sort of way ..!

    So long and thanks for all the support from the site that I was able to pick up from the forum.

    wyvern
    (Defender2.net)
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    Last edited by Wyvern on 4th Oct 2019 3:25 pm. Edited 1 time in total

    Team Wyvern, 4x4 Response - DC126 & DC127,
    Defender 110 2.2 camper in constant use, D4 XS gone - D5 SE gone - now Defender 110XS 2.2 is the new babe ! -
  • milesg
    Member Since: 28 Apr 2019
    Location: Gloucestershire
    Posts: 42
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Indus Silver

    Good luck pal.

    Out of interest, when does the Defender arrive? Are they giving you a loaner in the meantime?

    All the best

    HSE Lux in Silver / Black
  • Wyvern
    Member Since: 04 Jun 2018
    Location: Cornwall
    Posts: 14
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Fuji White

    Hi Milesg
    ahhh - its not the newest latest shiny defender - its the traditional 2.2 2014 model - a step back to basics so to speak
    .. our long term plan is to have a less complicated model and not a new one !

    Thumbs Up

    Team Wyvern, 4x4 Response - DC126 & DC127,
    Defender 110 2.2 camper in constant use, D4 XS gone - D5 SE gone - now Defender 110XS 2.2 is the new babe ! -
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