Fun but costly
By NorthWestern on
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4dr SUV AWD
We love the car until you need work done- dealership repairs are eye-watering. (parts are reasonable- labor is rediculous). Cupholders are useless, even with small drinks. Gas mileage (14 all-around) is terrible- motor seems underpowered for weight of vehicle. (no wonder new LR3 has 300hp!) Great off-road, I'm sure most people don't use it as such, but as capable or moreso than a jeep. Front windshield is too short, difficult to see red lights if first in line, constantly ducking head to see light change. Rear view mirror not in a good spot- creates a blind spot in view of right hand turns. (I'm 6'3" so this may be biased.)
Upholstery is excellent, heated seats, Harmon Kardon stereo is amazing, off road ability, kids can see out back seats, and overall it's like driving an off road capable luxury vehicle.
Power, windshield size, cupholders, fuel economy ("requires" premium but able to use mid-grade with no detonation), wider seats in front, non-dealer service department would be nice!